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Book Review: One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke opens with six friends arriving in Greece to celebrate an upcoming wedding. Each one of the women have a secret, and one of them is determined to make sure the wedding doesn't happen. And, one of them ends up dead. Thank you to NetGalley, Penguin Group Putnam, and G.P. Putnam's Sons for a digital Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke. I was ecstatic to be selected to read this book in exchange for my honest review. Wow! I'm at a loss of what to say about One of the Girls because it was that fantastic. Fun. Engrossing. Well Written. Unputdownable. These are just a few words I'd use to describe this novel.  There were red herrings galore. With that being said, I had my suspicions that the "killer" was one of two people, and one of them ended up being the killer, so I was happy with my deduction. On the other hand, I couldn't figure out who the victim was going to be, and I was completely surprised b

Book Review: Sunset Kiss (Sunset Island, #2) by Cherie Bennett

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Young Adult Book SeriesThe second book in the Sunset Island book series by Cherie Bennett, Sunset Kiss (Sunset Island, #2), is a great sequel to the first book in the series, Sunset Island (Sunset Island, #1). Unlike the first book, Sunset Kiss features Carrie Alden's point of view of being an au pair and working for a celebrity. When Carrie Alden decides to shed her responsible personality and be like other young adults, she finds out quickly that being a wild child isn't all it's cracked up to be.

What I love about this book in this series is that it actually teaches a lesson . . . being a responsible person and that there could be dire consequences if you aren't responsible. The lessons are that you should never leave the children you're watching alone at the house and to drink responsibly. There is even a secondary lesson . . . be yourself! If you want more details, you'll have to read the book!

The first time I read this book series made me want to be an au pair, and I wished that I had friends like Carrie, Emma, and Sam. Although, Sam is my least favorite character of the three and Emma was my favorite character. I remember not being able to wait to get my hands on these books and read the next installment. I was always surprised at how things turned out. Reading it as an adult, it was a lot more predictable but still very enjoyable. It actually made me nostalgic rereading Sunset Kiss.

I definitely would recommend this book to tweens and teens between the ages of eleven and eighteen. In my opinion, much of the subject matter is still very relevant today. My rating is four out of five stars.


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