Genre: Mystery

Blog Tour: Sadie [Review]

Posted September 6, 2018 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Sadie [Review]

Blog Tour: Sadie [Review]Sadie by Courtney Summers
Published by Wednesday Books on September 4th 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary
Pages: 311
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher, Netgalley
Goodreads
four-half-stars
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Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

My Thoughts

Holy crap, this book. This was a definite difficult read, but it was so amazing as well. I loved the writing style of this book. It was written half in podcast form with the voice of West McCray, who has his own serial true crime podcast. And then the other half was told in Sadie’s narrative. I really loved how this book captured the story that was being told. It was amazing and it was heartbreaking.

I really loved the fact that this story was basically a mystery within a mystery. And it was just so different from so many YA books that I’m craving more books written like this. It really fascinates me when books are told in mixed media. And it honestly made me love the book even more.

I do have to mention that there are some tough subjects within this book that can be very triggering. It’s a sad story, I’m not going to lie. But it’s a story that is so worth reading. If you can handle the triggering subject matter, I highly recommend that you read this book!

About the Author

COURTNEY SUMMERS lives and writes in Canada. She is the author of What Goes AroundThis is Not a TestFall for AnythingSome Girls AreCracked Up to BePlease Remain Calm, and All the Rage.

Let’s talk about it!

four-half-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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Stalking Jack the Ripper [Review]

Posted December 30, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

Stalking Jack the Ripper [Review]Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #1
Published by Jimmy Patterson on September 20th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Historical, Romance
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion...

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

My Thoughts

Oh my, why did I wait so long to read this?! I was lucky to have gotten an ARC of this at BEA16 when it was in Chicago and I cannot believe that I not only waited to read this after it published but after its sequel published! I loved it so much that I am going to be reading Hunting Prince Dracula fairly soon within the new year.

I ended up really like Audrey Rose. I know a few people who didn’t really like her as a character, but I ended up really liking her. What I really loved, or rather I should say WHO, was Thomas. Oh my lord there were times when I was listening or reading and he said something and I just cracked up and laughed out loud. I remember driving home and he said something and a snort came out. I really enjoyed his character and I really enjoyed the developing relationship between Audrey Rose and Thomas!

I will say that the mystery aspect was fairly predictable and I had actually known who the killer was at page 56. I kid you not, I told my husband at page 56 who I thought the killer was and at the very end when it was revealed, I was correct. But even though it was predictable, it was a lot of fun to read and I really enjoyed the story itself.

I loved Kerri Maniscalco’s writing and I highly recommend this for anyone looking for an easy historical mystery with some awesome characters!

five-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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WoW [117]

WoW [117]

Posted November 1, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts What really hooked me with this synopsis was that it talks about 2 girls and the very last line says that only one will live. I love that […]

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WoW [114]

WoW [114]

Posted October 11, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts Oh my god, guys! I am so incredibly excited for this book! I just really need to finish the third book in the Mara Dyer trilogy before I […]

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Blog Tour: There’s Someone Inside Your House [Book Photography & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: There’s Someone Inside Your House [Book Photography & Giveaway]

Book Photography       About the Author Stephanie Perkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss. She has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. Stephanie lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband. Every room of their house is painted […]

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Blog Tour: Jane Unlimited [Book Look & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: Jane Unlimited [Book Look & Giveaway]

Posted September 21, 2017 by Stephanie in #PRHPartner, Blog Tour, Book Looks, Giveaway / 2 Comments

Book Look Jane Unlimited Book Look by inwonderland49 featuring round toe flat shoes About the Author Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College, and […]

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WoW [112]

WoW [112]

Posted July 19, 2017 by Stephanie in #PRHPartner, Meme / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts Oh my goodness guys! Penguin sent me a PARTIAL ARC of this and let me tell you… The first 151 pages are great!!! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT […]

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WoW [97]

Posted February 22, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts Set in the 1930s “dream school of the future”? YES. I’ve never read anything by Ms. Johnson (correct me if I’m wrong but I believe she’s mostly known […]

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