Holy holly berries! Holly Jackson creates shenanigans on the Olympic level. This mischievous charmer has found herself in many strange messes, but this one takes the carrot cake!
When the rare night-blooming cereus plant is scheduled to open its petals at Shellesby College’s Night Lights Gala, Holly is there-and so is a killer. Events unfold that not only place her scholarship on the line, but also her life…and that of her rival. Holly finds herself racing the clock to save her arch nemesis, secure her scholarship, and catch a murderer… if she can!
Filled with humor, breathtaking tropical plants, and foods that will make your stomach growl, this is an epic romance and a fantastic, unique mystery rolled into one hilarious story. With all the feels, this novel can’t help but implant itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads. Kira Seamon is the debut author with the killer imagination.
Dead Cereus is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it and caught my attention right away thanks to its description which intrigued me! Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what Dead Cereus did to me even though it is a YA book. That is why I am already going to recommend Dead Cereus to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review but Dead Cereus is a novel not to be missed!
Dead Cereus for me was thrilling, captivating, and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. Dead Cereus was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Kira Seamon who from the start hooked me with her unique story that was unlike anything I have read before.
Dead Cereus is a breathtaking novel that will introduce the reader to the star of the book, Holly Jackson, a young woman who dreams of winning a scholarship but her life gets turned upside down when she witnesses a murder. This forces Holly to embark on a journey to solve a mystery while also pursuing her academic dreams and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Dead Cereus!
The premise of Dead Cereus is exceptional, original, and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Kira Seamon wonderfully, and she does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes Dead Cereus a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable.
Kira Seamon is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Seamon instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in mystery and suspense novels decides to ditch this approach and thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed.
I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with Dead Cereus, the reader will not encounter this issue because Seamon instantly develops her characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Kira Seamon is not only a brilliant writer for her ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but she is also an excellent author for her ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout her story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Seamon’s shocking twists and her explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and makes the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonists of the novel.
Overall Dead Cereus is a thrilling, compelling, and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves mystery then I implore you to read Dead Cereus; it is a fast-paced tale that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!
Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!
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Thank you so much for this awesome review!!! I tried to give my best creative efforts for the book and I am so glad they seemed to translate to you as I intended. Thank you so much again!! 🙂