Lizzie

Lizzie

Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the family?s B&B and her blackout episodes?a medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycle?Lizzie longs for a lif Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kit...

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Title:Lizzie
Author:Dawn Ius
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Genres:Young Adult
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Lizzie Reviews

  • Lauren loves llamas
    Apr 10, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

  • Kate
    Feb 28, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

  • Kelly
    Feb 01, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

  • Kate
    Feb 02, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

  • Crys
    Apr 28, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    Apr 22, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

  • Anita
    May 03, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...

    Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swip...

    From Mild Anxiety to Full Blown Fugue State -- In her modern day re-imagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, Dawn Ius brings a figure of childhood rhyme and folk song to life. ?Lizzie? immerses readers in the psyche of a talented but stifled young woman, whose abusive family and co...

    Read 55 percent of the book, skimmed the rest. Unfortunately, I just didn't connect with this book. The second half does seem more interesting, but not much was happening in the parts I had read. There were dramatic scenes, but they seemed out of place and not that well connected. I ne...

    Meh. Re-imagines the story of Lizzie Borden in a modern setting, but other than the author's note at the end, there really isn't explanation for her actions other than a nebulous "menstrual complaint"??? and most likely mental illness--but the illness is made into something to jeer at ...

    I really enjoyed the book because it is about the case of the Lizzie Borden murders and that story has interested me since I was a child. However, something about the fact that it's from Lizzie's perspective threw me off. ...

    Lesbian Lizzie Borden in the modern era: yes, please. The writing style is fun but favors wordplay over clarity when given the choice. The ending is 100% expected. It's probably pulpy. And I don't care. Lesbian Lizzie Borden! It was fun the whole time. ...

    4.5 Stars. I don?t know what all the flack is about?it?s wonderfully written, NOT QUEERBAITING, and has a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping twist that caught me completely off guard. Read this book if you?re interested in Lizzie Borden! ...

    I loved this book. I know a lot of things were made up but it was still so much fun to read and get into. Dawn did a really good job with reality and fiction and making me crave meatloaf! I know, I'm weird! ...

  • Samantha
    May 14, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

  • Jenni Frencham
    Dec 01, 2017

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...

    Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swip...

  • Stacee
    Mar 25, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

  • Melissa Flanagin
    Apr 15, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

  • Katie
    Jun 08, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...

    Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swip...

    From Mild Anxiety to Full Blown Fugue State -- In her modern day re-imagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, Dawn Ius brings a figure of childhood rhyme and folk song to life. ?Lizzie? immerses readers in the psyche of a talented but stifled young woman, whose abusive family and co...

    Read 55 percent of the book, skimmed the rest. Unfortunately, I just didn't connect with this book. The second half does seem more interesting, but not much was happening in the parts I had read. There were dramatic scenes, but they seemed out of place and not that well connected. I ne...

    Meh. Re-imagines the story of Lizzie Borden in a modern setting, but other than the author's note at the end, there really isn't explanation for her actions other than a nebulous "menstrual complaint"??? and most likely mental illness--but the illness is made into something to jeer at ...

  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Apr 16, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

  • Shellina Borgman
    May 15, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...

    Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swip...

    From Mild Anxiety to Full Blown Fugue State -- In her modern day re-imagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, Dawn Ius brings a figure of childhood rhyme and folk song to life. ?Lizzie? immerses readers in the psyche of a talented but stifled young woman, whose abusive family and co...

    Read 55 percent of the book, skimmed the rest. Unfortunately, I just didn't connect with this book. The second half does seem more interesting, but not much was happening in the parts I had read. There were dramatic scenes, but they seemed out of place and not that well connected. I ne...

    Meh. Re-imagines the story of Lizzie Borden in a modern setting, but other than the author's note at the end, there really isn't explanation for her actions other than a nebulous "menstrual complaint"??? and most likely mental illness--but the illness is made into something to jeer at ...

    I really enjoyed the book because it is about the case of the Lizzie Borden murders and that story has interested me since I was a child. However, something about the fact that it's from Lizzie's perspective threw me off. ...

    Lesbian Lizzie Borden in the modern era: yes, please. The writing style is fun but favors wordplay over clarity when given the choice. The ending is 100% expected. It's probably pulpy. And I don't care. Lesbian Lizzie Borden! It was fun the whole time. ...

    4.5 Stars. I don?t know what all the flack is about?it?s wonderfully written, NOT QUEERBAITING, and has a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping twist that caught me completely off guard. Read this book if you?re interested in Lizzie Borden! ...

    I loved this book. I know a lot of things were made up but it was still so much fun to read and get into. Dawn did a really good job with reality and fiction and making me crave meatloaf! I know, I'm weird! ...

    Interesting modern adaptation of the story. ...

  • Kali
    Apr 24, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

  • Lynndell
    May 16, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Mar 01, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

  • Anna Smithberger
    May 15, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...

  • Dennise
    Apr 03, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

  • Genni Eccles
    May 08, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...

    Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swip...

    From Mild Anxiety to Full Blown Fugue State -- In her modern day re-imagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, Dawn Ius brings a figure of childhood rhyme and folk song to life. ?Lizzie? immerses readers in the psyche of a talented but stifled young woman, whose abusive family and co...

    Read 55 percent of the book, skimmed the rest. Unfortunately, I just didn't connect with this book. The second half does seem more interesting, but not much was happening in the parts I had read. There were dramatic scenes, but they seemed out of place and not that well connected. I ne...

  • Ari Tinius
    Oct 28, 2017

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

  • Leigh Kenyon
    Apr 13, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...

    Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swip...

    From Mild Anxiety to Full Blown Fugue State -- In her modern day re-imagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, Dawn Ius brings a figure of childhood rhyme and folk song to life. ?Lizzie? immerses readers in the psyche of a talented but stifled young woman, whose abusive family and co...

    Read 55 percent of the book, skimmed the rest. Unfortunately, I just didn't connect with this book. The second half does seem more interesting, but not much was happening in the parts I had read. There were dramatic scenes, but they seemed out of place and not that well connected. I ne...

    Meh. Re-imagines the story of Lizzie Borden in a modern setting, but other than the author's note at the end, there really isn't explanation for her actions other than a nebulous "menstrual complaint"??? and most likely mental illness--but the illness is made into something to jeer at ...

    I really enjoyed the book because it is about the case of the Lizzie Borden murders and that story has interested me since I was a child. However, something about the fact that it's from Lizzie's perspective threw me off. ...

    Lesbian Lizzie Borden in the modern era: yes, please. The writing style is fun but favors wordplay over clarity when given the choice. The ending is 100% expected. It's probably pulpy. And I don't care. Lesbian Lizzie Borden! It was fun the whole time. ...

    4.5 Stars. I don?t know what all the flack is about?it?s wonderfully written, NOT QUEERBAITING, and has a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping twist that caught me completely off guard. Read this book if you?re interested in Lizzie Borden! ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jul 12, 2017

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

  • Katelyn Egan
    Jun 16, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...

    Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swip...

    From Mild Anxiety to Full Blown Fugue State -- In her modern day re-imagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, Dawn Ius brings a figure of childhood rhyme and folk song to life. ?Lizzie? immerses readers in the psyche of a talented but stifled young woman, whose abusive family and co...

    Read 55 percent of the book, skimmed the rest. Unfortunately, I just didn't connect with this book. The second half does seem more interesting, but not much was happening in the parts I had read. There were dramatic scenes, but they seemed out of place and not that well connected. I ne...

    Meh. Re-imagines the story of Lizzie Borden in a modern setting, but other than the author's note at the end, there really isn't explanation for her actions other than a nebulous "menstrual complaint"??? and most likely mental illness--but the illness is made into something to jeer at ...

    I really enjoyed the book because it is about the case of the Lizzie Borden murders and that story has interested me since I was a child. However, something about the fact that it's from Lizzie's perspective threw me off. ...

  • ana
    Sep 10, 2017

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

  • Ann Epstein
    Jun 08, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...

    Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swip...

    From Mild Anxiety to Full Blown Fugue State -- In her modern day re-imagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, Dawn Ius brings a figure of childhood rhyme and folk song to life. ?Lizzie? immerses readers in the psyche of a talented but stifled young woman, whose abusive family and co...

  • Amy Leigh
    May 21, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

  • Ava
    May 12, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

  • Ophelia Milo
    Apr 19, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 st...

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...

    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...

    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...

    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...

    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...

    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...

    Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swip...

    From Mild Anxiety to Full Blown Fugue State -- In her modern day re-imagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, Dawn Ius brings a figure of childhood rhyme and folk song to life. ?Lizzie? immerses readers in the psyche of a talented but stifled young woman, whose abusive family and co...

    Read 55 percent of the book, skimmed the rest. Unfortunately, I just didn't connect with this book. The second half does seem more interesting, but not much was happening in the parts I had read. There were dramatic scenes, but they seemed out of place and not that well connected. I ne...

    Meh. Re-imagines the story of Lizzie Borden in a modern setting, but other than the author's note at the end, there really isn't explanation for her actions other than a nebulous "menstrual complaint"??? and most likely mental illness--but the illness is made into something to jeer at ...

    I really enjoyed the book because it is about the case of the Lizzie Borden murders and that story has interested me since I was a child. However, something about the fact that it's from Lizzie's perspective threw me off. ...

    Lesbian Lizzie Borden in the modern era: yes, please. The writing style is fun but favors wordplay over clarity when given the choice. The ending is 100% expected. It's probably pulpy. And I don't care. Lesbian Lizzie Borden! It was fun the whole time. ...

  • A. Hydra
    May 14, 2018

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...

    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...

    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...

    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...

    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...

    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...