Kate Racculia wrote another whirlwind of a book with so many fun and quirky characters and a fascinating setting. I really enjoyed visiting this place, and having it filled with band and chorus students made it even more fun. My only complaint is that this isn’t anyone’s story. We move from character to character, circling back through them, so the story is about all of them. But there’s no lead, really, and that always makes it harder for me to stay immersed in a story. I still highly recommend this one, because the vivid writing and all the oddballs overcome that relatively small flaw.
I don’t know what to say about this book. Glorious, wild, kitschy, offbeat mystery puzzle of a story. Like Clue and Knives Out and all the best of that genre. With people I fell in love with and can’t believe aren’t going to tell me more stories and have more adventures for me to follow along. I’m so in love with this book and so very sad it’s over, and I can’t wait to read it again. This was a dreamy delight.
This one is my favorite by far of the Crow Investigations books. I feel like Lydia has really come into her own. And at the end there were twists I did not see coming, but they made so much sense! I already can’t wait for the next one even though this one just came out.
This was so good! I wish I could read it again for the first time. It was eerie, the mystery was well done, the characters pulled me right in to their stories. I loved how the clues unfolded, making me think I knew what was going on but still leaving enough uncertainty that I was happy with the reveal. I even loved the story being told in two timelines which is something I don’t always like. This was a fantastic story, and I love it!
I really enjoyed this–definitely stayed up too late the last two nights reading it. The small town setting was right on. I feel like I’ve been to that town. I would have liked more direct interaction with the monster, or at least more direct menace from the monster, but that’s a pretty minor complaint. I feel like the end set up a possible sequel, and if there is one I’ll definitely be reading it.
This was great fun. The very specific, descriptive names of the superheroes made me laugh several times. I particularly love Inspector Well Actually. This was fun and light and very enjoyable.
I really enjoyed this. It was a fun premise and has so much more to explore in sequels but still wrapped up the story that was happening in this book. I also enjoyed Cass’s voice and the problems arising from her friendship with Jacob.
I felt like the story was just getting started all through this book. Then, there was an incredibly abrupt ending, basically in the middle of a scene. I was actually startled when the “you’ve finished this book” page popped up, because I was expecting the next page of the scene. There were some really good parts, and I loved the descriptions of small town living, but I was left feeling like I didn’t get a full story.