Burying Eva Flores by Jennifer Alsever - Book Review

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The cover of Burying Eva Flores by Jennifer Alsever. The background is teal green and has a girl in the center with red x's over her eyes.

A missing Tiktok star that is presumed dead, a strange leather journal that causes things written in it to happen, and an outcast accused of murder. What happened to Eva Flores?

*I received an e-ARC of this book. All opinions are my own.*

Burying Eva Flores by Jennifer Alsever is a young adult mystery novel with a supernatural twist. A little bit Mean Girls and a little bit Death Note, it is an okay read. All of the characters are either annoying or just downright unlikeable. It is hard to root for a self-described underdog like Sophia. There is a huge theme of “absolute power corrupts absolutely” with her, but she wasn't that great of a person in the first place. The supernatural aspect of the story is barely there and only comes into play when a need for an explanation of something arises. There are a few plot holes that left me thinking “Wait a minute, I think I missed something”. After reading two chapters, I wrote down my predictions for the end of this book. I was right. I was also very much not a fan of the adult-teen flirtation that happens.

Overall, the character development is lacking, and the plot is predictable. However, the writing style is engaging and keeps the reader interested until the end. 

Rating: 3/5

Should you read it?

Burying Eva Flores is perfect for its demographic - Young Adults. While I found it to be predictable, the writing is actually quite good and worth reading just for that fact.

Book & Author Information: GoodreadsStorygraph

Published: March 14, 2022

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