Lamar Giles: Spin AUTHOR Lamar Giles



Characters and oved trying to figure out who did itThis author needs much exposure and I m so happy I read this Not only does this book feature a brilliantly gripping mystery it also superbly explores the all too prevalent and dangerous issue regarding the ack of interesteffort from the public and police when it comes to ooking for justice for crimes against Black girls and women Despite a somewhat slow start I found myself entirely hooked to this story I Divine Magnetic Lands loved Kya Fuse and Paris s distinct voices which were especially well portrayed in the audiobook narration It s got a gripping mystery fantastic social commentary a wonderful slow burn friendship powerful teens exploration of the dark side of fandoms and some Veronica Mars style detective work Basically this book has truly got it all I absolutelyoved this one Very Veronica Mars meets I I cannot recommend the audiobook enough the three narrators were really wonderful and had me glued to phone Frog and the Treasure listening until the very end I already adore Lamar Giles and so glad that he s a Virginia author and Spin was everything Ioved murder mystery teen sleuths and I would read a whole series with Fuse and Kya navigating their friendship eating at Five Guys and solving mysteries Fun fast paced gripping mystery I had an inkling about the whodunit part but there were a few other twists that I didn t see coming Man this was so good I always think Giles s thrillers are good but I think this is my fave so far I just The Butterfly Club loved the voicesoved the pacing Lilith Enraptured (Divinity Warriors loved the way he incorporated the dark web fandom and standom and social justice and also made it a friendship story not to mention I thought the mystery went to a very cool place I am such a fan and this was honestly even better than I thought it d be I ve read other works by this author before in anthologies so I was excited to read a fullength novel It did take me some time to get into the story but once I did I was hooked I enjoyed how in depth this book was when it came to music shady people and the intense fandom as well This book also touched on the His Substitute Bride (Seavers Brides, lack of media coverage when a person of color is killed which I thought was an important topic as well When the killer is revealed I honestly wasn t expecting it to be that person I had my money on someone else Way to keep me on my toes Iove the fact that book had diverse characters and not just your stereotypical black characters as well As a black woman I found this very refreshing Overall I did enjoy this book and Tu Alma ¿La Conoces? look forward to reading books from this author Shelly s Book Corner received a review copy from Vine and voluntarily provided an honest review This does not affect the opinion of the book or the content of the review. Leveleaving her old J.M. Coetzee life and old friends behind With the new info comes new motives New suspects And a fandom that shows its deadly side As Kya and Fuse come closer to the twisted truth the killer's noonger amused But murdering Paris was simple enough so getting rid of her nobody friends shouldn't be an issu.

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Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestWow Scholastic went edgy When I was a kid I think the most controversial book I ever read from a Scholastic imprint was Louis Sachar s HOLES I m honestly psyched about this because I ve gone on rants before about how way too many young adults books try to over simplify and over sanitize their content to make it kid friendly when we Feminization and Chastity Training for the Sissy Husband (The League of Dominant Women live in a world that really isn t kid friendly and kids are going toook for content they relate toIn that sense SPIN is the perfect book because it has a story to tell and it doesn t try to censor anything or dumb anything down SPIN is a young adult murder mystery A young black deejay named Paris Secord stage name DJ ParSec was found dead on her turntables by her ex friends and ex business partners Fuze her social media consultant and Kya her tech galFuze and Kya want to find out who killed DJ ParSec Not just because she used to be their friend but because 1 they re suspects in the murder and they want to clear their names and their reputations and 2 ParSec had some super obsessed super cray cray fans called DarkNation who will do anything to serve their eader Anything EepThe narrative style is pretty breezy Kya and Fuze have alternating POVs and sprinkled in are some of Paris s eading up to the night where she died I never really knew who dunnit until the end and I thought the grand reveal was well mostly pretty good I guess I ve read too many twisted thrillers I expect everything to be as disturbing as the inner workings of my own mind I guessOne thing I Blue Skies and Gunfire loved about SPIN is the rep This is not diversity for diversity s sake It s an excellent murder mystery with diverse rep It has aot of great fabulous about Black Lives Matter and black culture and black stereotypes and what it means to be black enough but the characters blackness is not the focus of the story All of the characters are fully fleshed out and they re flawed three dimensional beings I iked all three narratives even if I didn t always ike them as peopleHonestly if you 새로 만든 먼나라 이웃나라 12 - 미국 3 like mystery thrillers and you want to read a diverse book that sets the bar super high SPIN is a great pick I was given this book as a gift and I might not have read it because of that cutesy rainbow cover and the cheesy Goosebumps esue blurb on the cover but it s surprisingly dark and disturbing for a YA book and I mean that in the best possible way Reader beware you re in for a rather frightful experience and what is alsoegally distinct from the Goosebumps catchphrase 35 to 4 stars This book was DOPEThe mystery was well done with enough red herrings to keep me entranced And the beautiful acknowledgment and integration of current and past hip hop was extremely on poin. Sixteen year old Paris Secord's aka DJ ParSec career and Ossos Perdidos (Temperance Brennan, life has come to an untimely end and theocal music scene is reeling No one is feeling the pain than her shunned pre fame best friend Kya and Paris's chief groupie Fuse But suspicion trumps grief and since each suspects the other of Paris's murder they're.

TMy only complaint was the audiobook which would have done better to secure younger narrators to match the tone of the text Bahni Turpin is always amazing but there were a ot of times throughout the book where it was easy to forget the intended ages of the characters AND one of the other narrators tended to use inflection and emphasis on the wrong words making it difficult to follow I also think that this was a great book to read just after Monday s Not Coming as they both dealt with the differences in which violence against black girls is handled in comparison to white girls Recommend 375I wish Giles would take some thriller writing workshops from E Lockhart or Jennifer Lynn Barnes because this book could have been so good He was m Mr Giles Spin is a suck you in so fast YA suspense novel centered around teen aged rising star DJ ParSec Or maybe honestly her murderChildhood friend and confidante Kya is incredibly proud of Paris success Not just because of her own countless contributions in creating ParSec s first set up Kya has always been her biggest fan staunchest supporter and most fierce defender But when one event shatters a huge part of Kya s ife and she desperately needs her best bud she gets the persona ParSec and a cold shoulder insteadThat isn t the only relationship crumbling for the frustrated DJ She and fan turned friend Fuse had been spatting than planning Dr. Simon Forman lately Creative differences nothing to do with the boy who may or may not have caused this wedge Oh and the boy well his motives have been uestionable since he s come onto the sceneFrom the outsideooking in it seems that there was a riff with Paris and three of the most important people in her Serving Up Secrecy (Ladies of Westside life But when delving deeper the reader is reminded that things are not always as they appear and sometimes the very real danger is cleverly disguisedSpin epitomizes the stories Iove to share with my students Realistic relatable characters with actual issues sometimes solved by the very real strength of friendship First if you re A Wartime Nurse looking for diverse characters this is for you It s not diversity for diversity s sake In other words this isn t some dude jumping on the diverse YA bandwagon He s been writing for a while The author himself is a POC and shock he understands that POC aren t all the same We have rich people poor people people whoove music people who code Of all races This will appeal to any YA readerLooking beyond the diversity tag we simply have an excellent YA thriller It s a pretty clean read but it s not without drama danger and yes girl power Our girls may get off track a Split little at first but friendship and power come into play here as they try to solve the murder of one of their ownIoved the. Locked in a high stakes game of public accusations and sabotageEveryone in the ParSec Nation DJ ParSec's ocal media base including the killer is content to watch it play out until Kya and Fuse discover a secret Paris was on the verge of major deal that would've catapulted her to superstar status on a national.

Lamar L R Giles writes books for teens and adults FAKE ID his debut Young Adult Thriller will be published by HarperCollins in 2014 He is represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and resides in Chesapeake VA with his wife