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Review: In the Hall with the Knife - Diana Peterfreund

Review: In the Hall with the Knife - Book #1 A Clue Mystery - Diana Peterfreund - October 2019 This YA Thriller has been sitting on my kindle for years as I loved the idea of the teen book being based around the Clue murder mystery game. It has always been one of my favorite board games. The setting is a YA elite boarding school aka Blackbrook Academy and each of the students is named after the famous Clue Characters from Mrs. White - the school matron, Samuel Maestro aka Mustard, Vaughn Green, Beth Picach aka Peacock, Orchid Violet, Scarlet Mistry, and Finn Plum. During the novel there is a bad storm, most of the students have headed home but the ones above are remaining at the boarding school. During the night, the students find the headmaster stabbed. It looks like he has been murdered, but with only the students remaining at the school and with no one able to get in and no one able to leave, this means that one or more of the remaining Clue mystery people are the killer. This was

Book Blitz - Serenade by Morgan Shamy

Serenade Morgan Shamy (The Dark Nocturne, #1) Publication date: May 31st 2022 Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult St. Paul’s Academy of the Arts isn’t your usual boarding school… When November Huntington is sent away to live with her long-lost family, she’s forced to attend a music school for the gifted—which wouldn’t be a problem if November were musical. She’s an athlete through and through, and hates being different. The kids at the school don’t welcome her, they’re wary of her presence, especially Vincent, a brooding teenage boy involved with dark spirits, who can make time stop when he plays his piano. In fact, all her classmates are all obsessed with playing their instruments. And odd things happen when the do. But something is off about the school. Deaths have occurred through the years, students showing up dead the same way November’s parents were killed—with their throats ripped out. A killer is on the loose… November must figure out a way to stop whoever it

Book Blitz - The Bequest by B.E. Baker

The Bequest B.E. Baker (The Birch Creek Ranch, #1) Publication date: November 30th 2021 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Women’s Fiction Two widows, six kiddos, and a will that leaves them a massive cattle ranch, but only if they work it for a year. Abigail and Amanda may have married brothers, but they have almost nothing else in common (and really, they never did get along very well). After their husbands both pass away, they have no reason to interact. Their connection drops to an awkward phone call on birthdays and an exchange of holiday cards. Until an eccentric uncle of their husbands’ leaves a massive cattle ranch to the women’s minor children. . . if they work the ranch themselves. A ranch that’s located near a small town on the border of Wyoming that isn’t too keen on outsiders. They’re both going to turn the bequest down, clearly. It’s not like either of them could properly raise their kids or find love again in a backwater province like Birch Creek. But when

Review: Just a Little Promise - Tracie Puckett

Review: Just a Little Promise - Book #4 Just a Little - Tracie Puckett - January 2012 In Book #4 Julie says goodbye to a friend Derek as he is wanting to start a new life as his sister is headed to prison and he knows that Julie will never love him the way he wants. Julie also is still pursuing her love for Luke and he has finally admitted to Julie that he does love her but now Julie and Luke's relationship is not going forward as well as they both wanted it as Uncle Charlie isn't happy with the age gap. We also read more into Luke's relationship with his father Lonnie and why it fell apart as in the previous book - Lonnie said his son was "dead" to him. The town is also praising Luke for being a town hero with his float designed by Julie and Grace ( Luke's stepmother). Can Julie help Luke repair the relationship with his father as they nearly lost him once before?  I have read the first four books in this series and each one was a quick read and a clean YA