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Sixteen-year-old Jules Verity knows exactly what's in store at her new job at castle-turned-dinner-theater Tudor Times. Some extra cash, wearing a fancy-pants dress, and plenty of time to secretly drool over the ever-so-tasty-and completely unavailable-Grayson Chandler. Except that it's not quite what she imagined.
For one, the costume Jules has to wear is awful. Then there's the dead body she finds that just kind of...well, disappears. Oh, and there's the small issue of Jules and her episodes of what her best friend calls "Psychic Tourette's Syndrome"-spontaneous and uncontrollable outbursts of seemingly absurd prophecies.
The only bright side? This whole dead body thing seems to have gotten Grayson's attention. Except that the more Jules investigates, the more she discovers that Grayson's interest might not be as courtly as she thought. In fact, it's starting to look suspicious...
A Sweet and Fun Mystery
This book was a very fun read. Jules Verity is a teenager with a psychic ability that hasn't quite been cultivated yet. Her mother and her grandmother both have psychic abilities as well, which makes Jules feel very out of place when she can't harness her "Psychic Tourette's Syndrome." In a quest for teenage independence, Jules gets a job at a local Renaissance Faire of sorts, Tudor Times, and hilarity ensues. In the midst of portraying a fortune telling nun, avoiding unpleasant run-ins with her crush, and trying to not piss anyone off with her "PTS" Jules manages to uncover a dead body. Will she solve the mystery and get the guy? You should read and find out!
I really liked the main characters in this book, and I also really enjoyed the setting. I am a huge Renn Faire nerd so having a mystery set there totally worked for me. I think the mystery could have been a little more fleshed out, but it is a story about teens having problems and stumbling onto murders so it makes sense that the drama of everyday life would probably take center stage. All in all, I would be curious to see other things by this author.
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.