by Megan Gaudino
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Evernight Teen (January 10, 2018)
Publication Date: January 10, 2018
Genre: YA Romantic Mystery
Print Length: 226 pages
Seventeen-year-old travel blogger CC is stuck on a never-ending road trip with her wanderlust-addicted father. When her dad lands the job of his dreams in Sugar Lump—wedding capital of the world—CC finally finds a place to call home. Complete with two quirky best friends and a quixotic guy to crush on, Sugar Lump is more shades of perfect than she can possibly count.
But when CC accidentally overhears the mayor complaining that she has to “take out” a rogue employee for not fulfilling the terms of his contract, the idyllic town’s facade crumbles. Devastated by the possibility of having to move yet again, CC discovers everyone has been keeping a massive secret from her—including her own father.
Sugar Lump by Megan Gaudino
Maybe it was because her father was a wanderer at heart, but CC is one of those teens who seems to be comfortable in her own skin, at least as comfortable as a teen can be! When her dad finds his dream job as a baker in Sugar Lump, the wedding capital of the world, she never expected to find a small town that seemed to be like a fantasy setting! Happy people, quaint and quirky store fronts and houses, Sugar Lump seemed almost too perfect, too good to be true and you know what they say about that…
It took only hours to make two quirky best friends and discover a hot guy who definitely has her interest. Sugar Lump’s high school was almost eerily perfect and sweet, too, so being a normal teen, CC just knows something is just not normal, fascinating, but not normal. Her thoughts are confirmed when she overhears the mayor in a clandestine conversation that is anything but sugary sweet and sunshiny bright. A mystery to solve, a challenge, but CC wasn’t quite prepared for what she discovered about the tiny town that oozes happiness and cheer. Something dark and manipulative is lurking in the Sugar Lump background and CC and her friends are about to uncover a hornets’ nest of trouble.
SUGAR LUMP by Megan Gaudino is a quirky tale of life in a town that is too good to be true and a teen that is not about to drink the company Koolaid without questioning what is going on! Fun, fast-paced and very low on angst, even going to school wasn’t a tumultuous tsunami of backstabbing whining! Ms. Gaudino’s approach to this little mystery is a delight to read! When the big “secret” about Sugar Lump is revealed, it was definitely enough to take me by surprise, because, nope, I did not see that coming!
A fun read, highly recommended for a quick escape!
I received a complimentary copy from Evernight Teen!