Thursday, May 2

Trail of the Spellmans: Book Review and Giveaway

Trail of the Spellmans

Lisa Lutz

Simon & Schuster
February 28th 2012
Young Adult | Paranormal
Official Blurb - 
FOR THE FIRST TIME in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, PI, might be the most normal member of her family. Mom has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities—with no apparent motive. Dad has a secret. Izzy’s brother and sister are at war—for no apparent reason. And her niece keeps saying “banana” even though she hates bananas. That’s not to say that Izzy isn’t without her own troubles. Her boyfriend, Henry Stone, keeps wanting “to talk,” a prospect Isabel evades by going out with her new drinking buddy, none other than Gertrude Stone, Henry’s mother.

Things aren’t any simpler on the business side of Spellman Investigations. First, Rae is hired to follow a girl, only to fake the surveillance reports. Then a math professor hires Izzy to watch his immaculate apartment while he unravels like a bad formula. And as the questions pile up, Izzy won’t stop hunting for the answers—even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family.

Reads like a diary as well as a sitcom. Isabel is the Queen of Tangents. Feels like she lives in a house full of people with severe attention span issues. Will the story ever focus and get anywhere?

Language: Moderate to Heavy


US Only
Must be 18 or older

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