Monday, 3 October 2016

Investigating Julius Drake by Daisy Harris

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Riptide Publishing and NetGalley.
Investigating Julius Drake
Blurb (from Goodreads):
After arriving at Seattle’s prestigious Clinton Academy, fourteen-year-old Henry Walker realizes he won’t fit in. If he’s going to run with the rich and powerful, he’ll have to hide his modest background, his lack of interest in girls, and most importantly, his fascination with his handsome but troubled classmate Julius Drake.

When Julius draws Henry into the investigation of a classmate’s suicide attempt, Henry can’t resist the case—or Julius. Soon, Henry’s not only facing the truth about his feelings for Julius, but also risking his life to unmask a social media imposter. “The Other Woman” is manipulating his classmates, searching out their vulnerabilities, and driving them to desperate actions. Julius himself is at risk, what with his callous parents threatening to send him away, and his mental health taking a beating both at school and at home.

If Henry’s going to save the day and get the boy of his dreams, he’ll have to stop worrying what everyone thinks and stop pretending to be someone he’s not. Most of all, Henry will have to be honest about who he loves.

Investigating Julius Drake by Daisy Harris

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Investigating Julius Drake “I was up late working on the case. The Other Woman is really fascinating.”

This was a YA contemporary mystery story.

Henry was an okay character, and he seemed to care about his mother and her feelings. It was a bit unfair that he got blamed for something he hadn’t done though.

The storyline in this was about someone online pretending to be someone else, and manipulating people, in one case leading a class-mate to attempt suicide. The pace in this wasn’t great though, and the book really didn’t do it for me, and I lost interest quite early on. Think this might have been a case of wrong-person, wrong-book.

The ending to this was okay, but I had really lost interest by that point.

5 out of 10

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