Saturday, August 9, 2014

ARC Review: The Dolls (Kiki Sullivan)

The DollsPaperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: 

September 2nd 2014 by Balzer + Bray
Genre: Fantasy~YA~Mystery

ARC Provided by Publisher in Exchange for Honest Review

Eveny Cheval just moved back to Louisiana after spending her childhood in New York with her aunt Bea. Eveny hasn’t seen her hometown since her mother’s suicide fourteen years ago, and her memories couldn’t have prepared her for what she encounters. Because pristine, perfectly manicured Carrefour has a dark side full of intrigue, betrayal, and lies—and Eveny quickly finds herself at the center of it all.Enter Peregrine Marceau, Chloe St. Pierre, and their group of rich, sexy friends known as the Dolls. From sipping champagne at lunch to hooking up with the hottest boys, Peregrine and Chloe have everything—including an explanation for what’s going on in Carrefour. And Eveny doesn’t trust them one bit.But after murder strikes and Eveny discovers that everything she believes about herself, her family, and her life is a lie, she must turn to the Dolls for answers. Something’s wrong in paradise, and it’s up to Eveny, Chloe, and Peregrine to save Carrefour and make it right.


Author Kiki Sullivan
Kiki Sullivan is the author of The Dolls series. Like the main character Eveny Cheval, Kiki used to live in New York and now calls the American South home. Unlike Eveny, she finds it impossible to keep her rose garden alive and has been singlehandedly responsible for the unfortunate demise of countless herbs. She may or may not have hung out with queens of the dark arts, strolled through creepy New Orleans cemeteries at night, or written the first book of this series with a red-headed Louisiana voodoo doll beside her computer.

"Boys want them.
Girls want to be them.
Someone wants them dead."

So the cover of this book just really ROCKS!!! I mean a pair of pink snakeskin stilettos with a jeweled snake running up them....ummm YEAH!!! Just seeing the cover immediately tells me there is going to be lying, deceit, and some crazy rich girls!!!!

 Wow! What an intense book! I was hooked from the first page.

The main character  of this book, Eveny Cheval, has to move to live with her aunt in Carrefour Louisiana after her mother tragically committed suicide. Eveny assumes she is going back to a normal small town with normal people but when they pull up and her aunt has to use a key to enter the "town" then Eveny immediately knows something is off. 

Eveny then meets "The Dolls" who are Peregrine Marceau and Chloe St. Pierre. The Dolls are the most beautiful, respected,  popular, and perfect girls in the town. Everyone wants to be them or be around them.

"We can have anything we want. Good grades. Fabulous clothes. Immunity from teachers’ punishments. Control over everything. Lust and love from whatever boys we choose. It’s all ours. Doesn’t that interest you?”

 The Dolls bring Eveny into their group and introduce her to parties, boys, and.....secrets. Eveny begins to realize that Carrefour Louisiana is not all its said to be. There is something happening in this town and secrets are everywhere. 

Eveny realizes that her mother's tragic suicide and a young girls suicide may not have been suicides after all...... The young girl who committed suicide was seemingly fine and perfect just a few hours before the incident. 

There are so many mysteries to uncover and secrets to discover and I definitely had to know what was going on the the little town of Carrfour! I loved how the reader found out the secrets along with Eveny, the main character! Every page I was trying to figure out who was good and who was evil. This one leaves a few questions unanswered so I am really hoping there will be a sequel!!! Kiki Sullivan really knows how to weave a mysterious story that keeps the reader engaged!! I am definitely adding Kiki to my "Authors To Watch" list!!!

**The quotes from this book have been taken from an Advanced Reading Copy and are subject to change when the final book is printed. Please refer to the final, finished copy for exact quotes!**

**I want to say Thank You to Balzar & Bray/HarperTeen for the opportunity to review an ARC of this book!!**


  1. I have been on the fence about this one. Like you, I just LOVE that cover! But your review makes me think I'll probably give it a try somewhere down the road. Great review!

  2. This cover has caught my eye so many times in the last couple of weeks, it is so cool! Your review though makes me even more excited for this book. It sounds amazing. Great review! :D

    Amber @ The Book Bratz

  3. This is the one I'm most excited to read. Now I'm even more excited! Great review.