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I'm A Book Shark

Freelance copyeditor to all amazing self-published and independent authors. Check out my editing page for more information. <3 Mickey is the blogger behind I’m A Book Shark. She really wishes there was a better explanation for why she’s a book shark. A new twitter name was needed, and it had to be about her favorite hobby: reading! For whatever reason, sharks also came to mind, and a book shark was born. Besides reading, Mickey is a natural reddish-headed, late-twenties, tattooed, entertainment-of-all-kinds lover, wife of husband, mother of reptiles (and a cat and two puppies, all spoiled), student, employee, boss, and (mostly) raw vegan. Oh yeah, and she likes to blog. www.imabookshark.com

Currently reading

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World
Dalai Lama XIV, Howard C. Cutler
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Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors
Jenny Baranick
Budget Savvy Diva's Guide to Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% or More
Sara Lundberg
The Edge of Never
J.A. Redmerski
Selena Laurence
The Girl in the Park - Mariah Fredericks See full review here!

I received this ARC from Net Galley. Here is my honest review:

Perhaps I was expecting more, but maybe this was what I was expecting. I'm still not sure. This isn't a bad thing, really. I didn't have huge hopes because I hadn't read many reviews for this one. It's definitely a whodunit-type mystery with some twists and turns along the way. It's a quick read, so it's worth a shot!

Rain has a speech problem due to a birth defect. Wendy didn't care when everyone else did. They became friends but learned they didn't have much in common and drifted apart. This story is of Wendy's murder and Rain's subsequent feelings and actions in the aftermath. Rain wants to become Wendy's voice when she no longer has it. It's the least she thinks she can do.

New clues come forth, leaving you guessing at who the murderer is. It goes back and forth, and you never really know until the end. I kind of figured it would end up being who it was, but that's okay. It's not totally obvious so it's still worth a read.

This was an ARC, so it needs some editing. Also, some parts of the story didn't seem to fit the whole. The feel was off when Rain was expressing some of her feelings. The vibe was a bit strange there. But there isn't a lot of YA mystery out there, so this is a good place to start. It's not funny; this is a serious book. For funny, try Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday.