ARC Review: The Big Rewind by Libby Cudmore || Help! IDK What to Think!

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Title: The Big Rewind
Author: Libby Cudmore
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Mystery
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 2, 2016
Pages: 256
My Rating: 3 Stars



Jett Bennett moved to New York to become a music journalist. What she found was a temp gig as a proofreader, but at least she’s fitting in with the artists and musicians in the tragically hip Brooklyn neighborhood she calls home.

But when Jett opens up her mail and finds a mix tape meant for her neighbor, KitKat, a local queen bee renowned for her “enhanced” baked goods and retro videogame collection, everything changes. Jett drops off the cassette and discovers that it’s game over for KitKat: someone bashed her head in with a rolling pin… and left her pot brownies burning in the oven.

KitKat’s boyfriend, Bronco, is M.I.A. Her sister is so desperate that she asks Jett to snoop around. Then there’s that mix tape. Jett didn’t know KitKat well, but she knows music. And a tape full of love songs from someone other than Bronco screams motive—sending Jett and her best friend, Sid, on an epic quest to find KitKat’s killer through record stores, strip joints, vegan bakeries, and basement nightclubs—a journey that resonates with Jett, and her past, in unexpected ways.

  I was given an ARC by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

  You know how when you are reading a book or when you finish a book, an opinion and some commentary forms in your mind? Well, this book is kind of an exception. There were so many things that happened in this book, but I just couldn't come to a conclusion of what I want to say about it and what my opinion is about the book and the events inside the book.

  The Big Rewind is about a Jett, who moved to New York to become a journalist. However, she only has a temp job now working as a proofreader. One day, as Jett was taking a misplaced mail to her neighbor's apartment, Jett found that her neighbor had been murdered. Nobody knows who did it, and the only clue that Jett has is the misplaced mail that she got the day she found her neighbor dead. This is a story about friendship, mystery, romance and justice.

  Because of the lack of opinion I have on this book, I decided to just give it 3 stars because that's what's in the middle of the spectrum. I can't say that I hated this book, nor can I say that I loved this book. I don't even know whether I liked it or not. And once I finished the book, I didn't have any emotions or comments. I just kind of went with the flow while reading this one and didn't really think about the story that much. I don't know, I guess I might have been distracted at that time.

  I have already waited a number of days before finally writing this review because I didn't want my review to turn out like this, but I guess I don't have a choice. I just couldn't drag out not writing a review any longer, but I still also couldn't form an opinion in my head so I just settled for this instead. Gah, it sucks not having anything to comment on, which by the way is not the author's fault. Just saying. I just didn't feel this book, that's all.

  Anyway, if you guys have read this book already, please leave a comment down below on what you think about this book. I don't know, maybe I might be able to relate to some of them? Gosh, this feeling is just so weird, so please help me out if you can, thanks!


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