murder mystery

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

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Elle and her friends Mads, Jenny, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power other girls only dream of. Every party is theirs and the world is at their feet. Until the night of Elle’s sweet sixteen, when they crash a St. Andrew’s Prep party. The night the golden boys choose Elle as their next target.

They picked the wrong girl.

Sworn to vengeance, Elle transfers to St. Andrew’s. She plots to destroy each boy, one by one. She’ll take their power, their lives, and their control of the prep school’s hierarchy. And she and her coven have the perfect way in: a boy named Mack, whose ambition could turn deadly.

Foul is Fair is a bloody, thrilling revenge fantasy for the girls who have had enough. Golden boys beware: something wicked this way comes.
(Goodreads)

If you're into dark, beautifully-written, unapologetic fiction that never dumbs itself down for you, preorder Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin right. now.

It's stunning, empowering, and cinematic. Sharp, fast-paced, and gripping. It's like reading the murderer's side of a murder mystery, except you're cheering her on. Jade (Elle) is fierce and unforgettable. Her story will sit with readers for a long time; in fact, I think about this story more often than most others.

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Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin, which I give a screaming! 5! out! of! 5! stars, is available for preorder now and will be published February 4, 2020.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin Craig

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In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls' lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.

Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn't sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?

When Annaleigh's involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it's a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.
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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin Craig was a lush, spooky, fresh story. The atmospheric storytelling was strong enough to give me chills and descriptive enough that sometimes I’d forget I was reading instead of watching everything unfold. I loved the characters dearly, but I trusted no one. It’s rare that I find a fantasy that’s engaging and unique, but House managed to be both in this world of over-saturated, familiar fantasies. Equal parts beautiful, tragic, gothic story and murder mystery fantasy, it’s hard to explain what it was that made me love this book so much, so I’ll just say it was everything.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin Craig, which I give 5 out of 5 stars, will be published August 6, 2019. Preorder here.