Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

December 1, 2020 Blog Tour, giveaway, Review 8 ★★★★★

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE COUSINS by Karen McManus Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book:

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  The Cousins by Karen M. McManusThe Cousins by Karen M. McManus
Published by Delacorte Press on December 1, 2020
Genres: YA Contemporary Thriller
Pages: 336
Source: the publisher
Format: Hardcover
My Rating: five-stars
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Find it: Amazon, KindleAudible,  B&N (Signed Edition)iBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Synopsis:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You’ll never feel the same about family again.

Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they’ve never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they’re surprised . . . and curious.

Their parents are all clear on one point–not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother’s good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it’s immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious–and dark–their family’s past is.

The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn’t over–and this summer, the cousins will learn everything.

Book Trailer:

https://randomhouse.app.box.com/s/iv6ofb2xljrodyfpcs817wxzrgwjmuj6

My Review:

Well, this was my first book by this author, which I’d been hearing a lot of good things about. And I have to say that it totally lived up to all the hype I’d heard. I was sucked in right away and there were a lot of twists and turns throughout the book that even as I was guessing what might be going on, I kept changing my thoughts, and I still didn’t get it right! The characters were all very well developed, and the background was also one that was fully detailed and intricate finding my way through as I read. I liked that not only did we get each of the three main characters’ points of view, but we got flashes back to their parents through a few chapters interspersed at just the right times in the story to keep my guesses going and evolving throughout the book.

The story seemed to deal mostly with what was happening to the characters and what they were discovering, instead of a ton of time just spent in day to day events. I liked that. It kept me intrigued and not having to skim through overly descriptive passages. The little bits of detail were there to try to give the reader hints and clues to what the characters themselves should be paying attention to, without just giving the whole story away. A great story, one I can’t wait to add to my school library and recommend to my students. Now to read more from this author in the future, and if I have time, I’ll be sure to go back and check out her previous titles as well!

 

About the Author:

Karen M. McManus is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Two Can Keep a Secret, and One of Us Is Next. Her fourth novel, The Cousins, will publish in December 2020. Her work has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. Karen lives in Massachusetts and holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, which she mostly uses to draft fake news stories for her novels.

You can find Karen at @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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Giveaway Details:

 

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE COUSINS, US Only.a Rafflecopter giveaway


Tour Schedule:

Week One: 

11/16/2020

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

11/17/2020

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt

11/18/2020

YA Books Central

Excerpt

11/19/2020

Moonlight Rendezvous

Review

11/20/2020

PopTheButterfly Reads

Review


Week Two:

11/23/2020

Nerdophiles

Review

11/24/2020

Not In Jersey

Review

11/25/2020

Cuzinlogic

Review

11/26/2020

booksaremagictoo

Review

11/27/2020

Jenguerdy

Review


Week Three:

11/30/2020

midnightbooklover

Review

12/1/2020

Lisa Loves Literature

Review

12/2/2020

A Dream Within A Dream

Review

12/3/2020

Thepagesinbetween

Review

12/4/2020

Becky on Books

Review

Week Four:

12/7/2020

Mallory Books

Review

12/8/2020

onemused

Review

12/9/2020

fictitious.fox

Review

12/10/2020

Momfluenster

Review

12/11/2020

Eli to the nth

Review


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