Pros & Cons / The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer

Hi!

Pros and ConsDespite my love for mysteries, I have to admit that I have not read enough detective novels {as in next to nothing} in the young adult genre. Reason as to why that it is is beyond me, but no worries, it’s a shortage I am working to fix! :) Anyhoo, in my efforts to read more YA mysteries, I finally decided to try Sarah Strohmeyer’s latest novelI am a huge fan of her other books, Smart Girls Get What They Want and How Zoe Made Her Dreams {Mostly} Come True, so my expectations for Lily Graves were high! Unfortunately, I cannot give it the same glowing rating, as you’ll see in my full thoughts below.

Per usual, here’s the book jacket summary: Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn’t what she seems. She knows why Erin’s ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them — something Erin definitely did not like. But secrets, even ones that are long-buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily’s and Matt’s safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship — which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous — makes them both suspects. As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim. {Goodreads}

The Secrets of Lily GravesLet’s discuss, friends! Have you read The Secrets of Lily Graves? If so, what were your thoughts? I would love to hear your young adult mystery recommendations as well; are there any that I can’t miss?

Have a lovely Thursday – this week is just zipping by!
Bella

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