Here’s my thoughts on this popular YA mystery series.
The series follows Pippa Fitz-Amobi as she begins investigating the mysteries and cold cases that surround her small town and reveal secrets thought long buried. She starts a podcast chronicling her search and discoveries. This is a quick-paced mystery with lots of twists, turns, and reveals. If you decide to pick it up, I highly recommend the audiobook, which has a full cast used very sparingly, but effectively.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Release Date: May 2, 2019
This was an excellent audiobooks and I devoured it in one day.
I really loved the actual mystery in the story – I thought it was well plotted, and there were a few twists, so even though I was able to guess some, I still had some surprises. The overall cast of characters is large (yielding a great audiobook as stated) but it was never confusing to follow. My biggest complaint was Pip. I grew more and more frustrated with her as the story progresses, with my biggest gripe coming at the end of the story. The book does suffer from YA mystery syndrome where in order for anything at all to be possible in the plot, police and parents must know nothing, I’ve accepted this in the genre so that didn’t bother me.
Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson
Release Date: April 30, 2020
This series might be taking over as my favorite YA mystery series!
Book 2 picks up shortly after the events of book 1, but there is growth with the characters and Pip in particular makes less frustrating choices. I loved how Pip’s friends were included more throughout the story, but I do feel like Ravi took a bit of a back seat. And once again, the production of audiobook is fantastic.
As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson
Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2.5 Stars)
Release Date: August 5, 2021
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