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Book Review: Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun (Finlay Donovan, #3) by Elle Cosimano

Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun (Finlay Donovan, #3) by Elle Cosimano is the latest installment in the Finlay Donovan book series.  It opens with Finlay needing to identify who a contract killer is before Mob Boss Feliks does or else she will be killed.  Unfortunately, Finlay thinks the killer is a dirty cop, so she and Vero go undercover at a citizen's police academy to figure out who it may be, and chaos ensues. I'd like to thank NetGalley, St. Martin's Press, and Minotaur Books for the Advanced Reader's Copy of Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun (Finlay Donovan, #3) by Elle Cosimano.  I was thrilled to be approved to receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Elle Cosimano has done a phenomenal job with this series making each sequel more believable.  After a rough start with the series, I've come to love most of the characters and the books.  I think the only character that I don't particularly care for is Finlay's ex-husband Steven.  Where I

Book Review: Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer, #3) by Kiersten White

Book Review:  Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer, #3) by Kiersten White
Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer, #3) by Kiersten White has an expected publication date of January 3, 2023 and is the third book in a middle grade series.  The Sinister-Winterbottoms are in pursuit of Edaren't and find themselves at a summer camp that is as mysterious as it is very normal.  When all the campers begin acting strange, and Theo decides to investigate.

Thank you to NetGalley, Random House Children's, and Delacorte Press for the advanced copy of Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer, #3) by Kiersten White.  I was excited to be approved to read this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

Not having read the other two novels in the Sinister Summer book series, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I thought this being a children's book, it would be relatively easy to garner the back story and keep the characters straight.  I did have trouble connecting the dots as far as the back story goes, but I eventually got the gist of it.  And, it did take me a few chapters to keep the main characters clear in my head.  I think what threw me was that Theo is a girl, not a guy.  The author finally revealed that Theo's full name was Theodora approximately halfway into the book.  It also threw me that Wil was a girl as well.

Camp Creepy has a similar vibe to Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series and Trenton Lee Stewart's The Mysterious Benedict Society series.  Because I had to play catch up in this book, it was just okay for me.  I think if I had read the first two books, I would have enjoyed it much more than I did.  What I loved about the book is that the take away lesson is to always be yourself and not be ashamed of what you like to do.  
 
Four out of five stars is what I gave Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer, #3) by Kiersten White.  I may give the first two books a whirl and will likely read the next book in the series, and there will be another book as this one ended in a bit of a cliffhanger.

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