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Monday, March 16, 2020

Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok

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Title: Spectacle
Series:Spectacle #1
Author: Jodie Lynn Zdrok
Genre: YA murder mystery- historical fiction
Macmillan-Tor/Forge
Pub date:Feb 12,2019
Pages :368
Rating: 5

 YA murder mystery in which a young reporter must use her supernatural visions to help track down a killer targeting the young women of Paris.

Paris, 1887.

Sixteen-year-old Nathalie Baudin writes the daily morgue column for Le Petit Journal. Her job is to summarize each day's new arrivals, a task she finds both fascinating and routine. That is, until the day she has a vision of the newest body, a young woman, being murdered--from the perspective of the murderer himself.

When the body of another woman is retrieved from the Seine days later, Paris begins to buzz with rumors that this victim may not be the last. Nathalie's search for answers sends her down a long, twisty road involving her mentally ill aunt, a brilliant but deluded scientist, and eventually into the Parisian Catacombs. As the killer continues to haunt the streets of Paris, it becomes clear that Nathalie's strange new ability may make her the only one who can discover the killer's identity--and she'll have to do it before she becomes a target herself.


My thoughts
Would I recommend it? Yes 
Would I read more of the series? Yes,  in fact I have the second book to read.
Would I read more by this author? Yes
Dark as well as twisted with a touch of the supernatural and pulls you in to the story. I mean what more can you want in a young adult mystery. You have sixteen Nathalie who is a report for the Le Petie Journal, and she starts to have visions about the crimes that is taking place and you start to wounder is she actually seen them or is it more like she's losing her  mind type of the thing,then as for the bodies and the murder himself , is it possible that it could be Jack the Ripper himself or is it a copycat, another thing is you get to see what Paris was like doing that time and the author brings that to life as well. And as for the twists and turns you find out that there might just be more going then right you think and that other people are keeping  secrets that might be good or bad and some of them might be linked to the killer themselves but are you strong and brave enough to brave this story and find out what they are. With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it and after reading it I can't wait to read the next book.

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