After reading Holding Smoke, I looked to see what else author Elle Cosimano had written and so I found out about the Nearly series.
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
Keeping secrets is second nature to Nearly Boswell. Living in a trailer park outside Washington, DC, with a mom who works as an exotic dancer, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Only her best friends know about her obsession with the personal ads, and Nearly hasn’t told anyone about the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone’s skin.
Then a serial killer goes on a murder spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper. Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn’t figure it out soon – she’ll be next.
Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano
When Nearly Boswell starts working as an intern at a crime lab, she’s hoping it will give her an advantage when it comes to college applications. But on her first day, a girl from her trailer park turns up dead. Then the corpse of a missing person is discovered, buried on a golf course, with a message for Nearly etched into the bones. When Nearly finds out the corpse is the father of Eric, a classmate of hers, she starts to worry that the body is connected to her father’s disappearance five years ago.
Nearly, Reece, and Nearly’s classmates–Vince, Jeremy, and Eric–start a dangerous investigation into their fathers’ pasts that threatens Nearly’s fragile romance with Reece, and puts all them in the killer’s path.
I loved both of these books. They were an easy read so I flew through them both back to back. I liked the first one, Nearly Gone a little better than the second, but the second was still really good. Nearly has brains so she had to figure out clues that the killer leaves with her knowledge of science, which I thought was pretty cool. And of course, there’s a bit of a love story with a bad boy mixed in because, YA. I finished these over a month ago so that’s about as detailed as my review will get haha
Lady Jane Grey by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.
Same books as last time! New ones keep popping up that I want to read more so these keep being put off.
The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen
Hooked on Murder by Betty Hechtman