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Review: The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Dolls
Kiki Sullivan

Series: The Dolls #1
Genre: YA CrimeMysteryParanormal
Paperback: 384 Pages
Publication: September 2, 2014
by Balzer + Bray


Eveny Cheval just moved back to Louisiana after spending her childhood in New York with her aunt Bea. Eveny hasn’t seen her hometown since her mother’s suicide fourteen years ago, and her memories couldn’t have prepared her for what she encounters. Because pristine, perfectly manicured Carrefour has a dark side full of intrigue, betrayal, and lies—and Eveny quickly finds herself at the center of it all.

Enter Peregrine Marceau, Chloe St. Pierre, and their group of rich, sexy friends known as the Dolls. From sipping champagne at lunch to hooking up with the hottest boys, Peregrine and Chloe have everything—including an explanation for what’s going on in Carrefour. And Eveny doesn’t trust them one bit.

But after murder strikes and Eveny discovers that everything she believes about herself, her family, and her life is a lie, she must turn to the Dolls for answers. Something’s wrong in paradise, and it’s up to Eveny, Chloe, and Peregrine to save Carrefour and make it right.

◆ An ARC was provided by Harper Collins for review ◆

Eveny Cheval's life is turned upside down when she and her Aunt Bea move away from their New York home just before her seventeenth birthday. She soon meets the Dolls and joins them because they're a group of mysterious, impossibly gorgeous, privileged teenagers that rule Carrefour. From them, she learns that she is one of three Queens who possess the power of Zandra. Her life seems to be going well. But beneath the wealth and charm, Carrefour is hiding a secret, one that leads to murder and the dark truth about Eveny and her past.

The Dolls are like the Mean Girls. Peregrine is the typical high school mean girl who needs to be the center of spotlight. Chloe goes along with what Peregrine wants and can’t think for herself. All they talk about is their looks and boys. And they always get what they want. Eveny is shallow and impossible to connect with. She clings to the hot guy who doesn’t really interact with her. For her, it seems that her world will end if he doesn’t eat lunch with her, and she even starts dreaming about him. The romance is very clichéd and has no chemistry.

The storyline is intriguing at the beginning. After the initial excitement about the mysteries hiding in Carrefour, however, the pacing slows down. While there are enough mysteries to keep the pages turning, the murder mystery ends up being predictable, and there wasn't enough going on to keep me invested in the characters. If you enjoyed Mean Girls, you might also like The Dolls. Otherwise, you might want to skip this one.

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2 comments on "Review: The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan"
  1. Thanks for the review Alice!

    I get bored with mysteries when I can guess what's going to happen next. Thanks for your honesty!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  2. While I do like the cover and was tempted, I don't think this is a book for me, what with the mean girls and such.


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