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Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey

Buzz Kill - Beth Fantaskey

I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

Beth Fanaskey's Buzz Kill is a young adult mystery written with obvious reverence for Nancy Drew. I was excited to read something fun and different, but Buzz Kill gave me no thrills. The plot is flat, the characters flaky and the resolution predictable. 
Buzz Kill opens with a shockingly immature high school senior's too-obviously-foreshadowing daydreaming. The victim is predictably unlikable and the terribly written heroine predictably falls in love with a suspect almost immediately while protesting far too much about admitting it. The smarmy resolution to the plot is the last in a series of disappointments.
While Fantaskey had an interesting idea with Buzz Kill, I would recommend giving it a pass. The poorly written characters, predictable plot and disappointing ending made me wish I had picked up a different book. Buzz Kill is a real buzz kill.

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