I am absolutely never going to shut up about this series and you just have to deal with it.
I actually read this a while ago now and to be honest, didn’t plan on doing a full review for this very short book but you only live once, so we’re doing it anyway! Let’s get started < 3
Title: Kill Joy
Series: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder book #0.5
Author: Holly Jackson
Page count: 130
Date published: 18 February 2021
Genre: Young adult mystery
Pippa Fitz-Amobi is not in the mood for her friend’s murder mystery party. Especially one that involves 1920’s fancy dress and pretending that their town, Little Kilton, is an island called Joy. But when the game begins, Pip finds herself drawn into the make-believe world of intrigue, deception and murder.
But as Pip plays detective, teasing out the identity of the killer clue-by-clue, the murder of the fictional Reginald Remy isn’t the only case on her mind …
Big thanks to Jonathan Ball Publishers for sending me a copy in exchange for review! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
STAR RATING: (5 out of 5 stars)
It’s official: I’m a Holly Jackson simp. She can do no wrong and I’m here to read anything she writes.
This book is literally just over 100 pages yet I was chilled to the bone. This short novella doesn’t even involve a real murder, but when Pippa thinks there’s a noise by the window, I’m terrified out of my mind.
Anyways, in terms of novellas, I don’t think it could get better than this. I already love the characters, and there was some great banter in here. I adore Pip as the main character, as we all already know. I absolutely did not know who this murderer was so was definitely surprised.
All in all, I definitely recommend if you’re a fan of this series and if you’re looking for a fast mystery. You can read it in literally one sitting.
I also listened to a portion of it on audiobook and wowee was it good!!!
Now off with you and go read this series *wink wink*