Monday, August 28, 2017

Shadow Lilies by Lee Ann Ward (The Shadow Lilies, #1)

Shadow Lilies
by Lee Ann Ward

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Shadow Lilies - Book 1
Publisher: Evernight Teen (August 2, 2017)
Publication Date: August 2, 2017
Genre: YA Suspense | Mystery
Print Length: 241 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Sixteen-year-old Julia Reynolds struggles with her parents’ gypsy lifestyle and the urgent need to find out what happened to her missing cousin, Aubree. Soon Julia stumbles upon the mystery surrounding the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, its banned third floor, and the blessed nails that seal its windows shut.

Solving the mystery of the Ursuline and blogging the story to the entire free world could gain more interest in the disappearance of Aubree. But there’s just one catch: the others who have explored this mystery have one thing in common…they’re all dead.

Things get even more complicated when Julia falls for Ryan Grandle, the hottest guy in her school, and he falls right back. Will she really risk her life and new love to explore an unsolved mystery for the story that could save her cousin? Turns out, staring death straight in the face is just the beginning. 

Shadow Lilies by Lee Ann Ward (The Shadow Lilies, #1)

Shadow Lilies (The Shadow Lilies Book 1)Julia Reynolds is a twenty-first century Nancy Drew, a little more suspicious, a lot more daring and maybe just a little more fragile, too. Often uprooted by her parents, Julia is always the girl that never quite fits in, but she is smart, headstrong and needs answers to questions many of us wouldn’t think to ask.

Julia has just moved back to New Orleans and she is determined to find out what happened to her missing cousin. When she learns of the Ursuline Convent, one of New Orleans’ landmark buildings, she finds there is a story behind the locked door of the convent’s third floor. No matter what, Julia is determined to find out if the story is true about the occupants locked away. Her hope? To solve this mystery and create interest in the mystery of what happened to her cousin.

What Julia wasn’t prepared for was to fall for the school hottest guy or his returned interest. Will they become the dynamic duo that unlocks the secrets of the convent? Is there a connection to her cousin’s disappearance? What if Julia uncovers more than she should have?

SHADOW LILIES by Lee Ann Ward is a wonderful young adult mystery with a feisty heroine who seems to get herself into trouble of her own making, yet never gives up, even after several warnings. There is more to Julia than meets the eye. She is a force to be reckoned with who leaps before she looks closely enough, but her tenacity makes for an excellent YA read. Scenes come to life as Lee Ann Ward takes us through a labyrinth of lies, deceit and danger, all while never giving up the answers too soon!

I received this copy from Evernight Teen in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.

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