A review by ameserole
Pretending by Holly Bourne


I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

So Pretending would be my second book by Holly and honestly... I'm slightly obsessed with her books and writing. In it, you will meet April. Now she is my spirit animal in a way because I'm basically where she is at. I don't like people and I have zero desire to date. Plus we are still sort of living in a pandemic.. but I wont blame that for the way that I am right now. It's just the mindset that I'm currently in and I'm okay with life.

Unlike me, though, April has an alter ego - Gretel. Is she currently look for her Hansel in this book? No, because they were siblings and that's gross. She was, however, hoping that Gretel could help solve her problems. Ha! I mean, in a way - yes. She just had to prepare for some consequence as well.

In the end, I'm not like April at all but I definitely enjoyed watching her fall in love, dig herself into a giant hole, and then try to figure out a way out. It was cute and I went through some emotions while reading about her hot mess of a life. Plus, her and Josh were all kinds of cute so I was definitely rooting for them.

Definitely enjoyed this book and I need another one by Holly stat!