Friday, 14 February 2020

Solstice by Lorence Alison

The music event of the year descends into tragedy in this fast paced read.

Adri works hard in her family's diner, studies for college and is about to start a prestigious internship - in the career her parents have chosen for her. When she gets the chance to take a weekend off with her best friend, at the music festival of the year, she takes it. But things very quickly start to go wrong...

For some reason, when I started this, I thought it was a comedy. I was completely wrong. This book wouldn't be out of place in Stripe's Red Eye Series. It's fast paced, action packed, and it doesn't matter that we never really learn what the monster is; it's not important to the story.

The only problem I had with it is that apart from one moment, Adri isn't important to the story. Things happen around her, she oversees things, she overhears things, but she could be lifted out and only that one moment would have to change. 

Apart from that little thing, and one moment where Adri thinks that she has to find Adri because Lorence clearly got the names mixed up, this is a fantastic read that I really enjoyed, and I'll be looking out for more from this author. It distracted me nicely during a morning I was feeling very sick, and you can't hope for much more than that.

A music fest goes wrong in this comic YA thriller as selfie-mad concert-goers wake up to realize their tropical island fantasy is a deadly nightmare.

When Adri is offered an all-expenses-paid trip to the exclusive Solstice Festival, she throws caution, her prestigious summer internship, and her parents goodwill to the wind. She just wants to live a little before the first day of the rest of her life, planned and scheduled in accordance to her parents’ law school dreams.

But when she and a horde of affluent, entitled teen partiers arrive at the island paradise, it looks nothing like the luxury vacation they were promised. There’s barely any food, nowhere to stay, and not nearly enough porta-potties. Pretty soon, the festival’s trending on social media for all the wrong reasons, and the music acts are cancelling left and right.

And then the first dead body washes up on the beach.

Adri has a front-row seat as everything devolves into chaos—and she's in a prime position to put together the clues to who—or what—is killing off the helpless attendees. But even if she finds the killer, how can she hope to stop them?

Check your privilege at the door—before it gets you killed. This is one vacation you can’t escape.

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