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Deadly Little Scandals – Book Review and Giveaway


Title: Deadly Little Scandals

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Pages: 352

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery

Publisher: Freeform

Pub Date: Nov. 5, 2019

“Think of the White Gloves like the Junior League-by way of Skull and Bones?”

Reluctant debutante Sawyer Taft joined Southern high society for one reason and one reason alone: to identify and locate her biological father. But the answers Sawyer found during her debutante year only left her with more questions and one potentially life-ruining secret. When her cousin Lily ropes her into pledging a mysterious, elite, and all-female secret society called the White Gloves, Sawyer soon discovers that someone in the group’s ranks may have the answers she’s looking for. Things are looking up… until Sawyer and the White Gloves make a disturbing discover near the family’s summer home–and uncover a twisted secret, decades in the making.

No one is quite who they seem to be in this twisty, soapy, gasp-inducing sequel to Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ unputdownable Little White Lies. 

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Deadly Little Scandals is the sequel to Little White Lies, so if you’ve not read the first book in the series, there may be spoilers below. Consider yourself warned!

Sawyer has always wanted one thing: to find out who her father is. So when her grandmother appears and gives her the opportunity to get closer to her mother’s family, she jumps at the chance. But answers don’t come easy, and once Sawyer finally finds them, they aren’t exactly what she expected, which complicates things and leaves her with huge secrets to keep from her newfound friends and family members.

After the bombs that were dropped in book one, our characters find themselves looking to enjoy a summer free from all of the drams, so they head to their favorite summer getaway: the lake. But of course, where the Debutantes are, the drama is sure to follow, and hijinks ensue when the fab four find themselves being tested for the super-selective secret society The White Gloves.

If you thought that things couldn’t possibly get crazier for these characters, you would be wrong. Deadly Little Scandals is rife with the drama and intrigue that made me fall in love with Little White Lies. If anything, things were even crazier and more unexpected in the sequel, which I absolutely adored!

I gave Deadly Little Scandals 5/5 stars. I loved the drama and all of the twists and turns! There were some things that I was able to foresee, but many of the turns were a bit of a surprise!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

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About the Author

Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) is the author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed young adult novels. She has advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science, including graduate degrees from Cambridge University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and Yale University, where she received her Ph.D. in 2012. Jen wrote her first published novel when she was nineteen-years-old and sold her first five books while still in college. In additional to writing YA novels, Jen has also written original pilot scripts for television networks like USA and MTV, and she is one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of fandom and the cognitive science of fiction and the imagination more broadly. Jen is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she holds a dual appointment in Psychology and Professional Writing.

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Thanks so much to RockStar Book Tours for having me on this tour! Check out this week’s tour schedule below, and to see the entire schedule, click here.

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By Bailey Riddle

Bailey Riddle is a 22-year-old college student studying Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. She loves all things fandom, and can often be found with her nose in a book. When she isn’t busy with school and being a professional fangirl, she likes to cook food, read, and work on catching up on many hours of sleep.

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