A review by foldingthepage_kayleigh
Paris Daillencourt Is About to Crumble, by Alexis Hall

emotional funny reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

You don’t have to have read the first book in the series to enjoy this one. But you’ll find the whole setting so enchanting you’ll want to go back and read the first one, which I am doing now!

The beginning was so cute and laugh out loud funny, but it progressively got darker and harder to read as I went on. 

Everything in this story was filtered through the lens of anxiety, and as someone who also has anxiety, this was hard to read. The obsessive thoughts and shame spirals are described effectively in an all encompassing way, which can make for a stressful read. 

That being said, I did appreciate that anxiety was not glamorized and thought the portrayal was relatively realistic as how it hinders almost every aspect of your life.

Unfortunately though, the romance didn’t really do it for me. I found the couple hard to root for, as the main character Paris said and did some things that were completely out of pocket, regarding Tariq’s boundaries and religious beliefs.

Overall, the writing style was goofy and fun, but the drawbacks from this storyline prevented me from loving it as much as I thought I would. 

Thanks so much to Forever Publishing, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, for providing us with a copy of this book!

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