mystery · suspense · Young adult

Lord of the Fly Fest – Goldy Moldavsky ★★★★

Blurb; One of Us Is Lying meets Lord of the Flies meets Fyre Fest in this wickedly addictive and funny YA thriller.

Rafi Francisco needs something really special to put her true crime podcast on the map. She sets her sights on River Stone, the hearthrob musician who rose to stardom after the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend. Rafi lands herself a ticket to the exclusive Fly Fest, where River will be the headliner.

But when Rafi arrives on the Caribbean island location of Fly Fest with hundreds of other influencers and (very minor) celebrities, they quickly discover that the dream trip is more of a nightmare. And it’s not just confronting beauty gurus-gone-wild and spotty WiFi. Soon, Rafi goes from fighting for an interview to fighting for her life. And, as she gets closer to River, she discovers that he might be hiding even darker secrets than she suspected . . .

My review; This was such a good read. A perfect YA read. What should had been the festival of their lives on a remote island soon turns into a survival story with no festival at all. Bring in the influencers. The famous. It soon becomes apparent there are those that want to leave and those to busy pretending to enjoy themselves to save their own embarrassment. Tense. Survival. Alot of people wanting answers and they’re all stuck on this island with limited WiFi. Do they call for help and get rescued? Do they stay? What will their limit be? Will they all go mad? Gripping. Fast paced. Really enjoyed it. A very likeable main character too with her own podcast who aimed to interview a famous star about his past. Will she get her answers? A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend.

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crime · Detective · mystery · suspense · Young adult

Good Girl, Bad Blood – Holly Jackson ★★★★★

Blurb; Pip is not a detective anymore.

With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her.

But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared, on the very same night the town hosted a memorial for the sixth-year anniversary of the deaths of Andie Bell and Sal Singh.

The police won’t do anything about it. And if they won’t look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town’s dark secrets along the way… and this time everyone is listening. But will she find him before it’s too late?

My Review; This is book two in the Good Girls Guide to Murder trilogy. Now these must be read in order as the start of this book follows straight on from book one so does contain alot of spoilers. I forgot how much I enjoyed book one and I loved this book just as much and cannot wait to see what happens in book three already. I devoured the majority of this book in one day. Gripping. Thrilling. Kept me guessing until the end and I never would have guessed it. Jaw dropping. Shocking. I loved it all! Huge twist. A well deserved five stars. Highly recommend.

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fantasy · suspense · Young adult

Shadow Kiss – Richelle Mead ★★★★★

Blurb; WHAT IF FOLLOWING HER HEART MEANS ROSE COULD LOSE HER BEST FRIEND FOREVER?

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

Rose knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa – the last Dragomir princess – must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken…

Then a strange darkness begins to grow in Rose’s mind, and ghostly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy’s iron gates. The immortal undead are closing in, and they want vengeance for the lives Rose has stolen. In a heart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmares, Rose will have to choose between life, love, and the two people who matter most… but will her choice mean that only one can survive?

My Review; This is book three in the Vampire Academy series and has to be my favourite so far. This book broke me. I didn’t cry but I was damn close. This book is a rollercoaster of emotions from beginning to the end. This story has so much going on and the ending just makes you want to dive straight into book four (Blood Promise). I am loving this series and the characters and cannot wait to see where book four takes us with all the characters. Highly recommend the whole series so far. All been five star reads.

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