Genre: Mysteries & Detective Stories

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Jun 20
{Review} Killer Within by @SEGreenAuthor @simonteen #pulseit

{Review} Killer Within by @SEGreenAuthor @simonteen #pulseit

Note: This is the second book in the Killer Instinct series. If you are new to the series, you can find out more about book 1 and the series HERE Killer Within is the second book in the young adult Killer Instinct series by S.E. Green. I really liked the first book, and the second book is even crazier. There is so much going on in this book and I am going to try my best to describe this book without spoilers, but it picks up right after the events of the first story, which is a huge spoiler in and of itself. So if you are new to the series, you might be better checking out my review of book 1- Killer Instinct here. Killer Instinct totally took me by surprise with that insane ending. I did not see it coming at all. So in Killer Within Lane is struggling with the fallout of that last scene, as well as still trying to find her place not only in… Read more »

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Jun 09
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Secret of the Sevens by @LynnLindquist @Fluxbooks

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Secret of the Sevens by @LynnLindquist @Fluxbooks

Secret of the Sevens is an action packed young adult mystery adventure. I am a big fan of books that feature secret societies and I love puzzle solving and clues, so this was a great fit for me. I couldn’t put Secret of the Sevens down. With more twists, turns and reveals than you can count, a really cute developing crush romance, and a spooky boarding school setting, Secret of the Sevens has something for everyone. Ever since I saw the Life and Death Brigade on Gilmore Girls, I have become a little obsessed with the idea of secret societies. I wanted to be inducted into one so bad. I never was (or was I??), but I got to live out my secret society dreams through Secret of the Sevens. And their group, the Sevens even had a generation old murder to solve. Oh the intrigue! I am not going to spoil anything about this book, plot wise, because that would be no fun. But I will tell you this,… Read more »

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Jun 02
{Review+Giveaway} Killer Instinct by @SEGreenAuthor @simonteen #pulseit

{Review+Giveaway} Killer Instinct by @SEGreenAuthor @simonteen #pulseit

Killer Instinct is the first book in the young adult series by the same name. And right off the bat, I have to say that I love the new covers for the series so, so much. I think they are much cooler looking than the old covers, and I think they fit with the story. Killer Instinct is about a girl that is fascinated with serial killers. And not only is she fascinated with them and with the way their mind works, she thinks that she may fit the profile as one. Lane, the main character, kind of reminded me of the show Dexter. And like Dexter, she has a conscience. She doesn’t want to just go around killing people just for the heck of it. She wants to be a vigilante serial killer of sorts. Killing or torturing only criminals who she thinks deserve it. She is seeking revenge for their victims. Which I thought was a cool concept in YA because it was different than so many books… Read more »

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May 28
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Charlie Presumed Dead by @AnneHeltzel @RockstarBkTours @HMHKids

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Charlie Presumed Dead by @AnneHeltzel @RockstarBkTours @HMHKids

Charlie Presumed Dead is a young adult suspense thriller that will have you jet-setting all over the world just to find out if Charlie is really dead or not. The book starts out with Charlie’s funeral, where there are two girls who both think they are Charlie’s girlfriend. Serious girlfriend, at that. Neither one knew about the other, and as soon as they become aware of the other one, they find themselves confused by the other person’s Charlie. That was actually the aspect of Charlie that intrigued me the most. Sure he was a cheating jerk. That is obvious from the book summary, but Lena’s Charlie loved Olives and Aubrey’s Charlie Hated them with a passion. As soon as I read that, I knew this was going to be more than just a morbid scavenger hunt. There are so many layers to Charlie Presumed Dead. It is one hell of a ride. The book is told through the points of view of Lena and Aubrey mostly, with a couple of… Read more »

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Apr 21
{Review} As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka

{Review} As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka

As Red As Blood is the first book in the Snow white trilogy, or the Lumikki Andersson trilogy. I struggled with this book. It was originally written in Finnish and it takes placei n Finland, so maybe something was lost in translation, but I just could not get into this story. And that seems like a real shame to me, because I really, really liked the main girl Lumikki. I thought she was resilient, and smart. But the story was too jarring for me. The book felt kind of choppy and all over the place. The pace was brisk but the story felt like, scene. event. new person. confusing thing. scene. scene. without any explanations or time to catch your breath. I think for people that enjoy foreign or noir gritty crime thrillers might really love this, but it is not my normal read so the flow of the story was almost too big of a hurdle for me to overcome. As I said before Lumikki is a great character…. Read more »

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Jan 10
{Review} Suspicion by Alexandra Monir @TimelessAlex @randomhousekids

{Review} Suspicion by Alexandra Monir @TimelessAlex @randomhousekids

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir is a young adult Mystery thriller with a gothic flair. I absolutely loved the cover, and the idea of an old english manor and spooky maze drew me in instantly. The book is divided into three parts, and I really liked that. Each one of the parts had a different feel too it and they were good divisors for the story. I read this book in 3 days, with 1 part a day. It did take a while to actually get into the maze, over 200 pages into the book before our main character ventures inside it in fact. I have seen a lot of mixed reviews on this book. And the main critique for the people that didn’t like it, was that the book felt forced or that it tried to do too much. While I can see where they might be coming from, and I agree with them to a lesser extent, I didn’t feel like it took away from the story that much…. Read more »

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