Title: Murder in Paradise
Author: Francine Pascal, Kate William
Series: Sweet Valley High Thriller, 6
Format: mass market paperback
Length: 229 pages
Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis: Jessica and Elizabeth are living it up on a mother-daughter retreat at Paradise Spa--until a dead body is discovered in the steam bath! The manager insists the death is the result of a freak accident, but when their mother disappears, the twins are terrified that there's a murderer on the loose.
Favourite character: Lila
Least favourite character: Tatiana
Mini-review: For SVH, this wasn't bad. It wasn't my favourite, it felt a bit weird (hypnosis and stuff), but it was good. Still confused about how Katya died though...
Elizabeth/Jessica Wakefield - Lili Reinhart
Alice Wakefield - Laura Dern
Lila Fowler - Laura Harrier
Grace Fowler - Audra McDonald
Enid Rollins - Cailee Spaeny
Tatiana Mueller - Miranda Otto
Katya - Haley Lu Richardson
Chris - John Boyega
Alex - Brandon Flynn
Randall - Jacob Batalon
Book source ~ Kindle Lending Library
Lucy Swift has been let go from her job (downsizing) and caught her fiancé cheating on her. So she spends some time with her parents at an archaeological dig in Egypt then runs to Oxford to her loving grandmother to get some comfort and life advice. Except when she gets to her grandmother’s knitting shop she finds it closed and her grandmother has died. What?! But Lucy soon finds out that not all is at it seems and she must figure out what has happened or end up being the next victim.
This is a cute (except for the murder part) paranormal cozy that will not tax your brain and leave a smile on your face. I love the vampire knitting circle. What a great concept! Easy to read with wonderful characters, I have a feeling this series is going to be entertaining and maybe have some romance since there are two potential suitors for Lucy. But I hope not too soon. She needs some space first. I will definitely be continuing with this series.
I realized that one of the ebooks I recently downloaded would work for my current Snakes and Ladders square. That said, I'm not sure it's going to work out. It's the first in a series, but it's also a spinoff of another series. At least one review said that it was fine to jump in at this point, but there have already been lots of mentions of characters and events that readers are expected to know about. For example, a demon lady who can transform into an elephant-sized praying mantis and who has a tendency to decapitate men. And who seems to simultaneously be the main character's ally and enemy?
The book is set in Nairobi in 1900. At the moment, based on the characters who have gotten physical descriptions, it seems to be very, very white.