by Hannah McBride
Series: Mad World #1
Published by Amazon
Release Date: October 15 2021
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Format Read: ARC, eBook
I spent the last seventeen years in a trailer with my mom as she rolled from one addiction to the next. All I wanted was to survive high school and get out of this place. Finding out I had a long lost twin sister on the other side of the country seemed like something out of a movie.
Too bad I didn't realize it was a horror movie.
Now I'm Madelaine.
We were only supposed to switch lives for a summer. But then the unthinkable happened and now I have the chance to be my twin for the rest of my life. I get the fancy house, the rich father, and the elite school.
But all of those things come with a price I don't think I can afford.
Maybe taking over my dead twin sister's life isn't as easy as I thought it would be.
Mad World is the first book in a new series by Hannah McBride . It contains dark themes (including bullying, drugs, and mentions of past/implied assault) that may be triggering for some readers.
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This is a NEW series by Hannah McBride, and it is amazing, and it is going to be available for purchase and on Kindle Unlimited on October 15, 2021.
WOW OH WOW.
I have some FEELINGS about this book.
I just have to find the words.
There is SO much to unpack in this novel.
First, it is a trilogy. But, Hannah is a badass writer lady who can pump out killer books at a break neck speed, so do not fear.
I have some insider info, that the trilogy will be complete and available to the public by the end of summer 2022.
So do not fear beginning a new series.
BESIDES, it’s so so so worth it.
For real though, Hannah McBride out did herself with Mad World.
Bully romance ✔️
Shocking twists ✔️
Cliff hanger ✔️
Alpha hole boyfriend ✔️
Enemies to lovers ✔️
Major girl power ✔️
Big “consent” content ✔️
There is so much I want to say and so little that I can say. This book was well done, but I would literally unravel the entire plot if I talked about all the WHOA, and SWOON, and WTF moments that I had while reading!!
This book is twisty and shocking and SUSPENSEFUL which I was not expecting!
I knew this was going to be a bully romance (which okay, I love)… but I was not excepting a suspense novel as well. I was on the edge of my seat while reading. And true to form, Hannah’s writing had me bitting my nails and fighting a stress headache. Because she just likes to torture her readers right up until the very last possible moment.
It was sexy, which I knew it was going to be.
The banter between all the characters was so so well done. But I think Bex’s dialogue was some of my favorite. She was a great side character.
The characters had depth and the plot was *chefs kiss*
I didn’t know how invested I would be in Madison and Ryan. But that was another relationship I that really took me by surprise, like 100+ times.
They were both incredibly complex characters and I really bought into their “relationship”.
Ryan might be an alpha-hole, but Maddie definitely punches first and apologizes later.
Those last few chapters got me… they will freaking get you too, so watch out!
I HAVE NOT STOPPED THINKING ABOUT THE LAST FIVE CHAPTERS IN THREE DAYS PEOPLE.
It has stuck with me like oatmeal left to dry on a ceramic bowl.
Poor Hannah has endured far far too many messages from me begging for more information. But the woman is like a vault.
So all I can leave you with is this warning:
I don’t know what you need to do to prepare yourself for this ending, but maybe light some incense or have a nice glass of wine, take an anti-anxiety pill. You do you, but I can guarantee you that you will need something to take that edge off.
You literally won’t ever see it coming and then… AND THEN IT JUST FUCKING ENDS!
I can not even fathom where this trilogy is going to go but I can’t wait for Hannah to take me along for the ride.
I love love loved it.
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