Title: Now Entering Addamsville
Author: Francesca Zappia
Page Count: 368 pages
Genre: Contemporary // Mystery // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
Zora Novak has been framed.
When someone burns down the home of the school janitor and he dies in the blaze, everyone in Addamsville, Indiana, points a finger at Zora. Never mind that Zora has been on the straight and narrow since her father was thrown in jail. With everyone looking for evidence against her, her only choice is to uncover the identity of the real killer. There’s one big problem—Zora has no leads. No one does. Addamsville has a history of tragedy, and thirty years ago a similar string of fires left several townspeople dead. The arsonist was never caught.
Now, Zora must team up with her cousin Artemis—an annoying self-proclaimed Addamsville historian—to clear her name. But with a popular ghost-hunting television show riling up the townspeople, almost no support from her family and friends, and rumors spinning out of control, things aren’t looking good. Zora will have to read between the lines of Addamsville’s ghost stories before she becomes one herself.
Have you read Eliza & Her Monsters? Or perhaps you’ve read Made You Up? Both of these titles are by the wonderful Francesca Zappia. Who is as of right now my favourite YA contemporary author. This is a high praise from me my friends but Zappia deserves it. Her writing is evolved, her characters are diverse, she creates stories that completey suck me in and transport me into her worlds.
Now Entering Addamsville is the perfect moody read for October. You have female friendships, an ace character, disability rep, complicated family dymanics, a creepy town and best of all… ghosts! I couldn’t put this book down and I kept thinking of it when I did have to put it down. Join Zora in Addamsville while she attempts to find her missing mom, extinguish the ghost firestarters and navigate her last year of high school all while trying to convince her town she didn’t set fire to a home that killed a man in her town.
It was honestly such a good read I loved it. The focus is on friendships and family relationships and there are no YA romance angles just to have a YA romance angle if you know what I mean. There were moments where the book was on pace and I’d be reading it thinking yep I see where this is going and then BAM! I was surprised with the next action. SO great. Action packed while staying true to a contemporary feel. The ending was great I didn’t see it coming. I told some other bloggers while reading if the ending made me happy and the whole book made me happy well then I definitely have to give it 5 stars!
Thank you HCC Frenzy for sending me a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Francesca Zappia is now an autobuy author for me.