Candice reporting in with a review of Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain which released on 2021-09-07
So much to love about this YA paranormal thriller! Grey is like Bea Pearl’s older, edgier cousin from Louisiana. Where Bea Pearl has a Southern gothic, almost magical realism– (can we please come up with a term that we’re not stealing from our Latinx authors? Maybe magical existentism? Everyday magicism?) Bea Pearl has magical existentism vibes compared to DaSL’s paranormal, with a town full of psychics, (maybe a rougarou) and not your everyday ones that you see all the time. There are some really unique ones like Case’s ability to be in two places at once. I do kinda wish we had more time with the Summer Children but I understand that’s not specifically what this story is about. (a prequel maybe? Please??) There are SOOO many plot twists. As soon as you think you have something figured out, the plot lurches like Willie Nelson with a nutria and you are left reeling with the new information–this book is unputdownable. Thank you to Razorbill for the advance copy. All opinions are my own.
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