ARC Review: Scream by Stacey R. Campbell

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I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Scream
Author: Stacey R. Campbell
Publisher: Green Darner Press
Publication Date: July 20, 2015
Pages: 260
Stars: 5/5
Kindle Edition 

Summary (from Goodreads): It’s Halle Henry’s final year at Lakeview Academy, and she is determined to make it her best year yet. But when drugs are discovered in her boyfriend Alex’s backpack and he is expelled, Halle’s life spins out of control.
Refusing to believe the accusations against him, Halle vows to get to the bottom of what really happened and bring Alex back to campus so they can graduate together.
Now, all Halle has to do is save her boyfriend, solve a murder, graduate from high school, and keep from getting killed in the process.

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Fast-paced and full of suspense! Scream is my favourite book in the Lakeview Series. Stacey R. Campbell has created another incredible mystery novel that will make your head spin with its action, feisty main character and boarding school setting.

Scream is a very quick book to read. This book has potential murderers working inside the main character, Halle’s, school. The main characters work together to solve the mystery. Like the other books in the series, Scream is full of suspense and definitely keeps readers guessing what will happen next. Since these books are companions, readers can really jump into any of the books without feeling lost. At the end of each story, all of the loose ends are tied up nicely. There is no need to know more, but readers will be hoping for another book to keep the series going.

Characters that are relatable are so important to the YA genre. Halle, the main character in the Lakeview Series is an undeniably charismatic character. Campbell has created a brave and independent female protagonist that is both believable and a role model. Halle isn’t afraid to speak her mind and has the right amount of humour to go along with it. She is a character that is easy to fall in love with.

The setting of Scream and the other books in the series is a boarding school. What really makes these books interesting is how Stacey R Campbell has created the setting from her own boarding school experiences. The descriptions and scenes are so well written that readers can easily envision the hallways and rooms as the mystery unfolds. This adds such an amazing element to the story.

Scream is a book that can be devoured all at once with its mysterious plot, well developed characters and dreamy setting. Perfect for a day of reading at the beach. If you enjoy books like the Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins, add the Lakeview series to your beach bag.

If you would like to try the Lakeview series, you can find book 1, Hush, here.

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