Yay! Another one of these blog tour reviews! This time it is Secret of the Sevens by Lynn Lindquist!
This tour runs from the 8th of June to the 12th. Click here for the schedule and check out the other reviews as well! Giveaway link at the bottom.
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Title: Secret of the Sevens
Author: Lynn Lindquist
Genre: YA Thriller/ Mystery
My rating: 4.5/5, 95%
About the book:
Everyone at Singer, a boarding school for underprivileged kids, knows the urban legend of the Society of Seven. Decades ago, the original members of the secret guild for elite students murdered the school’s founder and then perished in the fire they lit to hide the evidence. Or so the story goes. Talan Michaels doesn’t care about Singer’s past. He’s too focused on his future and the fact that he’ll be homeless after he graduates in May. To take his mind off it, he accepts a mysterious invitation to join a group calling itself the Sevens. He expects pranks, parties, and perks. Instead, he finds himself neck-deep in a conspiracy involving secret passages and cryptic riddles about the school’s history. Even worse, he’s now tangled in web of lies someone will kill to keep hidden.
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I absolutely loved this book! It has been a long time since I genuinely, thoroughly, enjoyed a book. It was refreshing. This book is based on an ancient secret society and about a teenager who gets invited to be a member but has to go through a lot of exciting tests and challenges to prove his worth. I think its best to go into this story without knowing much about it as it is a mystery/ thriller with one heavy dose of comedy. This book WILL make you laugh. A lot. It has always been the sarcastic type of humor that I like and Talan was definitely a sarcastic, cocky SOB.
Part of why I loved this book was because it was so different and dealt with a unique circumstance. There is a lot of beautifully woven history and even though it is set in today’s world, it has this other-worldly feeling to it. Falling into this book was no hassle, thanks to Lynn’s amazing writing. It simple, direct and ‘not complex’ – as you might find in a high fantasy novel.
Now, the characters. This book had a wonderful set of characters, my favorite being Talan, of course. The loveline running through the book is interesting and exciting. The constant suspicion and curiosity about the mystery was nicely blended with the romance and humor. I loved that.
All in all, a satisfying, fun read. I wouldn’t mind a book 2! Byee!!
About the author:
Lynn Lindquist lives in a suburb of Chicago with two overly-social sons and a mutt named Slugger who wisely hides under the bed most days. The hordes of teenagers that regularly frequent her house (think Panama City Beach during spring break) provide fodder for her young adult novels and growing anxiety disorder. Ever since her sons broke the Guinness Record for Largest-Rager-Thrown-While-a-Parent-Was-Out-for-the-Night, she enjoys spending her free time at home entertaining friends, cooking, reading, and writing. Thankfully, her favorite things in life are her sons, words, and kids, so she wouldn’t have it any other way. She is represented by Katherine Boyle at Veritas Literary Agency.
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