Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham Review, Blog Tour, and GIVEAWAY!!!

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Title: SCARLETT UNDERCOVER

Author: Jennifer Latham

Pub. Date: May 19, 2015

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 320

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Find it: AmazonBarnes & Noble, iBooks,  Goodreads

Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic fifteen-year-old, ready to take on crime in her hometown. When Scarlett agrees to investigate a local boy’s suicide, she figures she’s in for an easy case and a quick buck. But it doesn’t take long for suicide to start looking a lot like murder.

 

As Scarlett finds herself deep in a world of cults, curses, and the seemingly supernatural, she discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks…and that cracking the case could lead to solving her father’s murder.

 

Jennifer Latham delivers a compelling story and a character to remember in this one-of-a-kind debut novel.

review

 

This book was amazing from the very first sentence. I was hooked by Scarlett and her tough demeanor that belied her soft interior. She was a fantastic, multi-dimensional character who seemed tough as nails, but with a heart. She had no respect for authority, except those that she recognized as worthy of listening too. And I respected her on every level, even though she was only 16. This character didn’t feel like a teenager, she felt like a wise woman in a child’s body. She questioned everything, and left nothing behind. Scarlett was one of those rare characters that amaze you from beginning to end.

Scarlett Undercover was absolutely nothing like I expected. I figured I would meet the devout Muslim, wearing her hijab but who also wants to be a modern woman. A wonderful dichotomy that I love when authors explore. Instead I found Scarlett, a modern woman, who grapples with her faith. Knowing that what is expected of her requires a leap of faith that Scarlett may not be capable of. Instead this struggle against expectations is what leads her into a fascinating world drawn from the Quran. At least that’s the way the book makes you feel.

This is a new world of Jinn’s tied together with ancient stories about King Soloman and King David. It was just absolutely fascinating, engaging, and intriguing. I couldn’t put the book down. This is a fan for any who like strange worlds tied together beautifully, with religions that are horribly stereotyped, thrilling and mysterious circumstances and a beautiful supernatural twist that is executed absolutely perfectly. I can only give this book high praise. 5 out of 5 stars. 

 

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JenniferLatham_AuthorPhotoAbout Jennifer:

I write because it’s the only job I’ve been able to stick to for more than two years.  Seriously.

I’ve lived lots of different places.  Here’s the list:  New York City; San Francisco; Augusta, GA; Buffalo, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Madrid; Providence, RI; and now…Tulsa, OK.

I’ve had some really weird and really normal jobs.  The weirdest was helping out with autopsies.  The one I’d go back to if I couldn’t write is being a school psychologist.  The one I still do sometimes is teach yoga.

I live with my two daughters, two dogs, a cat, three turtles, three hermit crabs, a bunch of fish, and a husband (mine, of course).

I love watching people.

And I love writing about the people who live inside my head, even when they don’t play nice.
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giveaway

Giveaway Details:

10 winners will receive a finished copy of SCARLETT UNDERCOVER. US Only.

 

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Tour Schedule

Week One:

5/11/2015- The Cover Contessa– Interview

5/12/2015- Sweet Southern Home– Review

5/13/2015- Such a Novel Idea– Guest Post

5/14/2015- The Phantom Paragrapher– Review

5/15/2015- The Reading Nook Reviews– Interview

 

Week Two:

5/18/2015- Please feed the bookworm– Guest Post

5/19/2015- Ticket to Anywhere– Review

5/20/2015- Fictitious Delicious– Interview

5/21/2015- Moonlight Gleam Reviews– Review

5/22/2015- Bookhounds ya– Guest Post