Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
Genre: YA Mystery
What did you like about the book? This story follows bi-sexual theater teen Zara Evans as she gets her dream role as Echo at the Aurelia Theater. But the theater is full of tragedy and Zara is surrounded by mystery, deaths, and a drastically abusive famous director. But there’s also love; something Zara has never found before but feels growing between her and the snarky young lighting assistant, Eli. Eli is a girl of tattoos, light, laughter, and from the first moment she sees Zara on-stage she knows she’s in trouble. This was diverse, mysterious, romantic and fun. It was a fast read and had some really great writing in spots which made it even more enjoyable.
Anything you didn’t like about it? The characters aren’t very deeply developed and the plot gets very dramatic (much like a play within a play) but it all reads quickly.
To whom would you recommend this book? Good for readers who enjoy a snappy mystery and also lovers of a good diverse romance or a really theater-focused story.
Who should buy this book? Public Libraries
Where would you shelve it? YA Fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Maybe if you need a fast mystery romance.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: April Duclos, Hudson Public Library, Hudson MA
Date of review: 12/1/17