Burying Eva Flores
Author: Jennifer Alsever
Narrator: Full Cast
Published: March 14, 2023
Audiobook: 9 hours 17 minutes
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: March 25- April 4, 2023
Jessica’s Rating: 3 stars
“Everyone thinks I killed Eva Flores.
Sure, I hated how everyone was over the moon about Eva’s stupid TikTok fame. And I suppose I got a little bit carried away with vengeance after the girl tried to ruin my life.
When my friend gave me that leather journal, I’d never felt so much power in my life. It was intoxicating. Who wouldn’t have done what I did to Eva?
But now, everyone thinks that just because she vanished in a local forest in the middle of the night that, “hey, of course Sophia killed her.” They point to the blood found on the jackets. The text messages. The slightly weird thing I had with Eva’s dad. And the fire.
But the whole thing is far more complicated than you’d think.
So what happened to the horribly obnoxious Eva Flores at the end of the school year? I can’t really say.”
Burying Eva Flores is a YA contemporary mix of Mean Girls and Death Note with a bit of a paranormal take with the journal.. But unlike Death Note, people don’t die, but Sophia changes their lives in what she writes.
I was curious about this one and it has a full cast narration, so I went for it. It was a bit too much on the ‘girl drama’ end for me, and I did not like the direction that Alsever went with Sophia and Eva’s step-father. It was extremely creepy and just inappropriate. That could have been done a different way and possibly with a different character.
I was not sure how this one was going to end, and when the end came, I actually enjoyed it. The arc of certain characters changed for me.
But what would you do if you came across a journal that could change things? What would you do?
Many thanks to the publisher for granting me an audio copy via NetGalley to listen to. Overall, I did enjoy it despite some issues I had.