Blog Tour- You’ll Be The Death of Me by Karen McManus

Posted December 11, 2021 by stuckint in Blog Tours / 0 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the YOU’LL BE THE DEATH OF ME by Karen McManus Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: YOU’LL BE THE DEATH OF ME

Author: Karen McManus

Pub. Date: November 30, 2021

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 336

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, KindleAudibleB&N (Signed Edition)iBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day.

Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out–he’s been working two jobs since his family’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up…. again.

So when Cal pulls into campus late for class and runs into Ivy and Mateo, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn a bad day around. They’ll ditch and go into the city. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say…

Until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school–and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it’s about to get worse.

It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common. They all have a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something.

Now they’re all wondering–could it be that their chance reconnection wasn’t by chance after all?

From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly–and fatally–wrong.

Reviews:

“With fast pacing and her signature flair for the dramatic, McManus weaves a masterful tale of secrets, lies, and twisted intentions that will be sure to keep readers guessing whodunit, from start to finish.” โ€”Booklist (Starred review)

“A master of the teen thriller delivers again” โ€”Kirkus Reviews

“…a believable, pulse-pounding thriller.” โ€”Publishers Weekly

 


Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with bestselling author and master of suspense Karen M. McManus for the release of her highly-anticipated new YA thrillerYou’ll Be the Death of MeKaren will be joined on-screen by Courtney Summers (The Project). This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. *Signed copies of You’ll Be the Death of Me are available!* https://www.crowdcast.io/e/youllbethedeathofme/register

 

I have not read a book by Karen McManus since One Of Us Is Lying so it was fun to see how the author has grown since her debut novel years ago. Told from three distinct points of view- as is Mcmanus’ MO it would seem- the reader lives inside the heads of Ivy, Mateo and Cal. These former friends end up skipping a day of school together and stumble upon the murder of a classmate. With secrets and potential motives of their own, the three are thrust into a race against the clock to clear their names or be convicted of the crime. As with One Of Us Is Lying, the three alternating perspectives helps maintain a quick and attention-grabbing pace full of twists and turn, some expected and others surprising. Beyond an intriguing mystery, that I thought I had unraveled and was partially right about, McManus tackles some important issues within the pages of her novel. She especially addresses the opioid crisis and it’s impact on teens, parental neglect, and poverty. I enjoyed all three of the characters but found Ivy’s voice the most compelling among the three. At times her feelings toward her brother felt kind of petty, but as a kid who always felt the pressure to “prove herself” and her worth, on some level, I get it. I think my biggest complaint about the book is how far fetched a lot of it felt. I mean I know people don’t read YA mysteries for their believability, but there were just some things that made almost laugh because of their sheer implausibly, but I’ll hold off on details in order to keep this review spoiler free. Overall, I gave You’ll Be The Death Of Me 3.5๐ŸŒŸ. While it was a bit predictable and unbelievable, there was an ease to the reading experience that I can’t help but appreciate. I would recommend this one for anyone who loves a good murder mysteries like the Truly Devious series and A Good Girls Guide To Murder.

 

About Karen:

Karen M. McManus is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of young adult thrillers. Her work, which includes the One of Us Is Lying series, Two Can Keep a Secret, The Cousins, and You’ll Be the Death of Me, 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. For more information, visit www.karenmcmanus.com or @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.

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

 

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of YOU’LL BE THE DEATH OF ME, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/22/2021

NatReads

Review

11/23/2021

@readingwordsmith

Review

11/24/2021

@amysbooknook8

Review

11/25/2021

BiancaBuysBooks

Review

11/26/2021

For the Love of KidLit

Excerpt

11/27/2021

Bookhounds YA

Review

Week Two:

11/28/2021

@simplybeccamee

Review

11/29/2021

Jenguerdy

Review

11/30/2021

Thindbooks Blog

Review

12/1/2021

Midnightbooklover

Review

12/2/2021

The Book Nut

Review

12/3/2021

@curlygrannylovestoread

Review

12/4/2021

The book review crew

Review

Week Three:

12/5/2021

Kait Plus Books

Review

12/6/2021

It Starts at Midnight

Review

12/7/2021

Coffee, Dogs & Books

Review

12/8/2021

One More Exclamation

Review

12/9/2021

Confessions of a YA Reader

Review

12/10/2021

Stuck in the Stacks

Review

12/11/2021

@thebookishfoxwitch

Review

Week Four:

12/12/2021

My Fictional Oasis

Review

12/13/2021

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review

12/14/2021

BookBriefs

Review

12/15/2021

Momfluenster

Review

12/16/2021

onemused

Review

12/17/2021

emilythebooknerd

Review


What About You?

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