Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine

Review: Trouble is a Friend of MineTitle: Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Author: Stephanie Tromly
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digbys friend wasn't that different from preparing to survive the apocalypse.Her first day not in school (because she cut) in her new hometown that will soon be her old hometown (because she's getting out of Dodge as fast as she can) Zoe meets Digby. Or rather, Digby decides he's going to meet Zoe and get her to help him find missing teenager. Zoe isn't sure how, but Digby—the odd and brilliant and somehow…attractive?—Digby always gets what he wants, including her help on several illegal ventures. Before she knows it, Zoe has vandalized an office complex with fake snow, pretended to buy drugs alongside a handsome football player dressed like the Hulk, had a throw-down with a possible cult, and, oh yeah, saved her new hometown (which might be worth making her permanent hometown after all.)A mystery where catching the crook isn't the only hook, a romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a story about friendship where they aren't even sure they like each other—Trouble is a Friend of Mine is a YA debut you won’t soon forget. 

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Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly is a comical book filled with mystery. It contains an intelligent main character who is a very amusing narrator for the book. However, there are a few parts of the book that made me uncomfortable while reading and made me consider whether to continue reading on. Continue reading

Book Review: Scream by Stacey R. Campbell

Book Review: Scream by Stacey R. CampbellTitle: Scream (Lakeview #3)
Series: Lakeview #3
Author: Stacey R. Campbell
Publisher: Green Darner Press
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: July 20, 2015

five-stars
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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Book Review: Scream by Stacey R. Campbell

Scream by Stacey R. Campbell is my favourite book in the Lakeview Series. It is fast-paced and full of suspense! 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. Continue reading

Review: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Review: Damage Done by Amanda PanitchTitle: Damage Done
Author: Amanda Panitch
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: July 21, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

"Exceedingly clever and surprisingly unsettling, Damage Done is an unforgettable read." --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You"In her incredible debut novel, Amanda Panitch leaves you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be stunned. Prepare to be torn apart." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist"A brilliant thriller. Gillian Flynn for the YA set." --Amy Christine Parker, author of Gated22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.Now that she’s Lucy Black, she's able to begin again. She's even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy's forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . . 

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Review: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch is an incredibly fast-paced thriller. It is one of my favourite reads in 2015. This book is going to be a sure fire hit! With its mysterious plot, perfect protagonist and amazing attention to detail, readers will be furiously flipping pages to find out what happens next. Continue reading

Mini Review: Silence by Stacey R. Campbell

Mini Review: Silence by Stacey R. CampbellTitle: Silence (Lakeview #2.5)
Series: Lakeview #2.5
Author: Stacey R. Campbell
Publisher: Green Darner Press
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: May 5, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Searching for the answers about the father she never knew, Blakely Henry, now Queen of Tamura, takes her family on a cross-country adventure through the hill towns of Southern France. 

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Review: Silence by Stacey R. Campbell

Silence by Stacey R. Campbell is a new novella in the Lakeview series. Blakely is back in the novella and it is perfect. The book will definitely satisfy readers as they wait for Scream, the next book in the series. Silence is a quick and easy read that is sure to delight readers. Continue reading

Review: Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien

Review: Bone Deep by Kim O’BrienTitle: Bone Deep
Author: Kim O'Brien
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Publication Date: May 19, 2015

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

When Paige Patterson travels to Arizona to spend the summer with her archeologist father, she expects answers. Why did her parents divorce? Why did her father choose his career over family? She doesn’t expect to be reunited with her best friend Emily Linton, a girl she has always admired and secretly wanted to emulate, or to find herself falling for the project manager’s son, Jalen Yazzi.

But the summer takes a terrible turn when Emily vanishes. As the police struggle for answers, Paige sets out to find the truth.

The search takes Paige from the Cliffside ruins of prehistoric Native Americans to the Navajo Nation to the horrifying possibility that the answer is much closer to home. Emily, it turns out, was not the only one good at hiding things.

Her father has no alibi for the night Emily disappeared. An intern with the motive insists he’s innocent. And Jalen has some secrets of his own.

Old bones might not be the only things buried in the ruins. As Paige digs deeper into Emily’s disappearance, she realizes that uncovering the truth may cost her everything—even her life. 

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Review: Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien

Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien is an epic thriller set in Arizona. This book is a whirlwind novel that is hard to put down. With its plucky protagonist and unique plot, readers will find themselves immersed in this mystery. This is definitely a book that will be read in one sitting by most. Continue reading