Wednesday, June 6, 2018

I Was a Teenage Weredeer by C.T. Phipps (Bright Falls Mysteries, #1)

I Was a Teenage Weredeer
by C.T. Phipps

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Bright Falls Mysteries - Book 1
Publisher: Crossroad Press; 1 edition (September 21, 2017)
Publication Date: September 21, 2017
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Print Length: 256 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Jane Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world. Blessed with the ability to turn furry at will and psychically read objects, Jane has done her best to live a normal life working as a waitress at the Deerlightful Diner. She has big dreams of escaping life in the supernatural-filled town of Bright Falls, Michigan, and her eighteenth birthday promises the beginning of her teenage dreams coming true.

Unfortunately, her birthday is ruined by the sudden murder of her best friend's sister in an apparent occult killing. Oh, and her brother is the primary suspect. Allying with an eccentric FBI agent, the local crime lord, and a snarky werecrow, Jane has her work cut out for her in turning her big day around.

Thankfully, she's game.

I Was a Teenage Weredeer by C.T. Phipps
(Bright Falls Mysteries, #1)

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Fabulously entertaining read-check and double check-because, yes, there is a murder mystery to solve, and no, it wasn’t the butler.

When her eighteenth birthday was ruined by the murder of her best friend’s sister and her brother is the primary suspect, Jane Doe, weredeer, waitress and psychic must put her plans to escape small town life on hold, possibly indefinitely. There is a murder to solve and a brother to save, and Jane is on the case.

C.T. Phipps’s I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER gives readers license to groan, laugh out loud and still be intrigued and invested in what could be an occult murder with dark undertones in a world where the supernatural have long ago been outed by vampires.

As Jane digs into her town’s past, she discovers that even a place as kitschy as Bright Falls, Michigan there are secrets to uncover and some will hit pretty close to home. Suspects abound and even with the help of the FBI and a visit to the vampire medical examiner’s vault, Jane will find herself running into dead-ends. The question remains, who dun it and why? Who can be trusted and who is fooling who? Unlikely allies and possible romantic entanglements will find Jane up to her antlers in chaos.

Prepare yourself to be thoroughly entertained by C.T. Phipps’s wicked puns, social consciousness and a cast of characters that practically glow in the dark, they are so vibrant! Jane has attitude, snark and a talent for digging herself out of trouble, just barely. I loved her character!

Do yourself a favor, take a walk on the wild side, I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER is one of those gems that comes on like a tsumani of surprises! The entertainment value is priceless, the mystery is cozy and the pace is perfectly timed!

I received a complimentary copy from C.T. Phipps!

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