Mini-Review: This Side of Jealousy

By Lili Peloquin
Published on August 20th 2013
Published by Razorbill

Source: Publisher
Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie. If by nothing, you mean everything. The sisters haven’t been able to stop fighting since they arrived in Serenity Point two weeks ago. Those two weeks changed their lives. And Serenity Point has changed them.

Friends didn’t. Charlie has a new group of friends and a new life. Jude and Cybill are beautiful, exciting, and dangerously seductive. And though Sasha is proving to be a friend and confidante to Alice, Alice can’t get away from the people, places, and events that mire her in the past.

Boys couldn’t. Alice loves Tommy, but the memory of Camilla, dead and gone, is driving a wedge between them. And Alice’s ex-boyfriend Patrick won’t give up on her, no matter what she says to keep him away. Jude is slowly giving up his bad boy ways for Charlie—but it’s not smooth sailing if Cybill has anything to say about it. And then Nick arrives: Dr. Van Stratten’s former intern seems to know things about last summer— things that Jude and Tommy would rather not be revealed. Alice is determined to find out what.

Their family falling apart never would. While the sisters grapple with the terrible truth about their family, the one-year memorial of Camilla’s death looms. The tension mounts and sparks fly as bright as July Fourth fireworks—and Alice and Charlie team up to find out the truth that everyone seems to be hiding.

Until they got to Serenity Point. Is Camilla their enemy and rival—even six feet under? Or is she their sister, whose memory they have to protect? And what really happened to her that night on the bridge? In a town built on secrets and lies, can the truth stay buried for long?

This Side of Jealousy is the second book of the Innocents novel. It's about two sisters, Alice and Charlie, and their new life with their mom and and step dad in the town Serenity Point. The sisters can't seem to stop fighting about everything and they are both keeping secrets from each other and the ones that they love.
Their step sister, Camilla who killed herself just a year ago, still haunts Alice for reasons that Charlie doesn't understand. Alice is dating Camilla's old boyfriend and is also hiding a secret that can break them up for good.

The secrets that Alice and Charlie's mother is hiding is catching up to her, and only one of the girls know and they have to let the other know before it comes out from someone else. Serenity Point is a town that is made up of lies and secrets that some people do not want to resurface again.

This mystery novel is written in third person and can get a little confusing who the character is in some parts. It's a great book for teenagers and young adult, it does have some foul language. But, this novel is great for anyone that loves a mystery/thriller story!

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