In The Hall With The Knife & In The Study With The Wrench-Diana Peterfreund

A new take on your favorite board game characters, from Clue!

In The Hall- Blackbrook Academy has a rich tradition of successful students. Orchid McKee, Scarlett Mistry, Vaughn Green, Beth ”Peacock” Picah, Sam ”Mustard” Maestoe and Finn Plum, to name a few. But when a terrible storm hits, this group of acquaintances are forced to band together when a body is found in the house they are forced to stay in. They are all at risk of being the killer’s next victims and are forced to work together… If they can trust each other.

In The Study- The remaining students from that fateful storm, nicknamed the ”Murder Crew” by other students, feel like they have a target on their backs. Blackbrook Academy is in shambles after the storm but the Crew has now formed a kinship of sorts. While they are trying to pull their lives back together another body is discovered which would be understandable if the killer from the storm hadn’t already been caught…

In The Hall is 298 pages long and took me four days to read.

In the Study is 327 pages long and took me four days to read

I absolutely LOVED these books. I’m giving them both 4 out of 5. They are perfect for fans of the ”Truly Devious” series. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

Thank you, Amulet Books, for sending me these copies!

Heres to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Goodnight Beautiful-Aimee Molloy

Dr. Sam Satler is going home as a newlywed with his wife Annie to be closer to his mom who has dementia. His psychiatry practice is thriving in the small New York town but his life is far from perfect. Dr. Satler has many secrets that are about to come to light and become public knowledge… when he goes missing.

Goodnight Beautiful is 289 page long and took two days to read.

I enjoyed this book so much and am giving it a 4 out of 5! It’s a perfect weekend thriller that will keep you hooked from the first page!

Thank you, Harper Books, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Leave The World Behind-Rumaan Alam

A nice summer vacation to the country is what a family of four needs. So Amanda and Clay take their young daughter and teenage son to a country oasis. Their vacation seems to be perfect when the owners of the vacation home show up in the middle of the night claiming there was a major blackout in New York City so they came home to be safe. Needless to say Amanda and Clay’s trip seems to have been ruined by the couple’s overly dramatic reaction when strange things start happening around them. Maybe the homeowners aren’t as dramatic as it seemed and quite possibly Amanda, Clay and their children could be in very real danger.

Leave The World Behind is 241 pages long and took me two days to read.

I’m giving this book a 2.5 out of 5. I really enjoyed this book at first but there is a part towards the end that involves teeth that is a HUGE phobia of mine that I couldn’t get over. I think this book is worth the read but it just wasn’t my taste and I was super bummed with the abrupt ending.

Thank you, Ecco, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London-Garth Nix

Susan is searching for her unknown father in London before she starts art school in the fall. But while she is on the hunt she stumbles into a world unknown to her. She meets Merlin a left-handed bookseller who is an assassin of out-of-line magical beings. Susan is swept into this magical world unwillingly but becomes invested in the action-packed lifestyle of Merlin and his family. The more entangled Susan is in the world, she realizes she may not be completely human and she is in very serious danger.

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London is 393 pages long and took me four days to read.

I absolutely LOVED this book and hope this becomes a series. I’m giving it a 4.5 out of 5! If you need a break from the real world, I highly recommend this funny, heart-warming and action packed book!

Thank you, Katherine Tegen Books, for sending me this copy!!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Hope Island-Tim Major

Nina needs a break from her everyday life. After her partner Rob leaves her, she decides to go on a trip to visit his parents on Hope Island with their daughter Laurie. She hopes spending some time with Laurie in a place Laurie loves so much will bring them closer. But Nina is having a difficult time leaving her job as a reporter on the mainland and finds that the islands commune has some strange rumors surrounding it. When Nina finds out there was a dead body on the beach near the commune she must decide if she should follow her journalist instincts or if this could be the final straw that causes her to lose her daughter.

Hope Island is 381 pages long and took me six days to read.

This book is WEIRD and gave me spooky dreams but I’m glad I read it and am giving it a 3 out of 5. If you like strange books you need to check out Hope Island!

Thank you, Titan Books, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

High Treason-Sean McFate

When the Vice President’s motorcade is attacked and causes many deaths, including the Vice President, Tom Locke (former military contractor) knows this is more than a typical terrorist attack. He feels in his gut that this has his former bosses signature to it. But that’s impossible since he’s dead… Or is he? Tom knows he must go back to the U.S. to find out what happened and to stop whoever is plotting against the country he loves so much.

High Treason is 369 pages long and took me three days to read.

I really enjoyed this book! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! It’s suspenseful and the stakes feel high the entire time. It feels like you’re reading an action-packed movie!

Thank you, William Morrow, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Rules For Vanishing-Kate Alice Marshall

If you’re wanting a spooky book for Spooktober, look no further!

The legend says that once a year a road appears in the small town of Briar Glen and makes those who walk it disappear. This year Lucy is determined to find the disappearing road after Lucy’s sister Becca walked it the year before. But Lucy isn’t the only one with this idea and several of her sister’s friends come to help. The only problem is her friends all think this is a joke and that Becca ran away but little do they know the disappearing road is very real and not all of them will make it out alive.

Rules For Vanishing is 402 pages long and took me three days to read.

I read this book last year and I still think about it often and get scared. I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! It is the perfect October book and I highly recommend it!

Thank you, Viking, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

And Now She’s Gone-Rachel Howzell Hall

Grayson Sykes is assigned to her first missing person case through Rader Consulting. She is being paid to find the missing girlfriend of prominent Emergency Room physician, Ian O’Donnell. But Isabel does not want to be found, or so her mystery texts to Grayson lead her to believe. The further Grayson looks into this case the further she goes down the rabbit hole that is Isabel’s life. Will Grayson be able to solve this case without losing not only her job, but also her life?

And Now She’s Gone is 525 pages long and took me four days to read.

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend to those who love thrillers. I’m giving it a 3.5 out of 5! I look forward to reading the author’s next book since this kept me thinking about it long after I was done.

Thank you, Forge, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey