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BOOK BLAST & GIVEAWAY York: The Shadow Cipher by: Laura Ruby

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York The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
Synopsis 
 

It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, dazzling machines, and winding train lines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before. Fifty-seven years later, the enigmatic architects disappeared, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher—a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. By the present day, however, the puzzle has never been solved, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction.

Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment house—until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings. Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long-held by the people of New York. And if Tess, Theo and Jaime want to save their home, they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real. Which means they have to solve it.

From National Book Award Finalist Laura Ruby comes a visionary epic set in a New York City at once familiar and wholly unexpected.

MEET THE AUTHOR
Laura Ruby
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

Laura Ruby writes fiction for adults, teens and children. She is the author of the newly-released YA novel BONE GAP, as well as the Edgar-nominated children’s mystery LILY’S GHOSTS, the ALA Quick Pick for teens GOOD GIRLS (2006), a collection of interconnected short stories about blended families for adults, I’M NOT JULIA ROBERTS (2007), and the forthcoming middle-grade trilogy YORK. She is on the faculty of Hamline University’s Masters in Writing for Children Program. She makes her home in the Chicago area.

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Dead Letters by: Caite Dolan-Leach

Dead Letters

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Brew or Die A Java Jive Mystery by: Caroline Fardig

Brew or Die Publication Date: April 25, 2017

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Her Last Breath by: J.A. Schneider

Her Last Breath

(Detective Kerri Blasco Book 2)

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My Review:

I guess I didn’t pay attention to the fact that this is the second book in a series when I requested it for review.  The good news:  it doesn’t read like a series because the series itself is about the detective.  Each case is different.

Yet another psychological thriller for me this month and it was so good.  I flew through the pages of this book and tried to figure out what the heck was going on.  I was hit with a twist at the end again.  You would think that with all of the thrillers that I read, I would be able to determine at least some of what the conclusion will be, but nope.  I guess that’s a good thing though.

I really enjoyed the story line and liked the characters.  I dislike the cover though.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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I received this E-ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The Girl from Yesterday by: Kathryn Miller Haines

The Girl from Yesterday Publication Date: April 17, 2017

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The Night the Lights Went Out by: Karen White

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I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Gone Without a Trace by: Mary Torjussen

Gone Without a Trace Publication date: April 18, 2017

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