Spencer’s Corner~Update Day 1 #BookTubeAThon 2014

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Synopsis: This well-plotted whodunit will hook readers from the start and keep them reading until the surprising solution is revealed.


Review: This book was chosen for me, from my mother because of the challenge in booktubeathon. I haven’t ever heard of the book nor the author so I was a little worried on how it might be. It was reasonably good. The story follows Jen as she goes to help her Grandmother at her Bed & Breakfast. Her grandmother concocted some hair brain plan on what happened to her mother who disappeared 14 years ago. I love mystery book but have found that most mystery books in the YA genre are very bland and don’t have a whole lot of action. This book followed those observations. The only action in this book was in the last 20 pages. It was a very quick read at little under 200 pages. The writing could’ve been better but overall it was average. I didn’t care for the romance in the book. I think it could’ve been displayed better, but I guess I am just used to romance taking center stage. I thought the plot and mystery were somewhat far-fetched and were very simple to figure out. The cover of this book is very interesting and I think that played a part in my mom choosing this book. However I saw nothing that would’ve connected this book and the cover together.  I would recommend this book to people who want a fast read and who like mystery books. I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars.


About the Author: Kristin Wolden Nitz is the author of three novels for children and young adults.  Defending Irene, is set in Merano, a town in the Italian Tyrol where she lived for three years.  Saving the Griffin, is set in Tuscany. It was nominated for a 2009/10 Georgia Children’s Book award and a Kentucky Bluegrass Award (grades 3-5).  Her young adult mystery, Suspect, is a bit of homage to her favorite mystery writer, Elizabeth Peters.  She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, cross-country skiing, shooting hoops, playing the piano, and rescuing worms from her driveway.


Okay, so time for a booktubeathon update. I just finished Suspect by Kristin Wolden Nitz for the “read a book someone else chooses” challenge. I am currently reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. I will be completing the Harry Potter book for the “book to movie adaptation” challenge.  I am about 100 pages in so I have fulfilled the quota for read 300 pages every day. Now I only have 6 challenges left and I can’t wait to report my progress tomorrow. Let me know in the comments down below if you have completed any challenges.

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