Friday, April 20, 2012
Review: Banana Split by Josi Kilpack
Her determination to stay out of danger and to focus on overcoming her anxieties soon takes a backseat when she meets eleven-year-old Charlie, the son of the woman whose body she discovered near Anahola Beach. Charlies has some questions of his own about what happened to his mother, and he is convinced that only Sadie can help him. If only Sadie were as confident in her abilities as Charlie is.
With the help of her best friend and a local social worker, Sadie dives into another mystery with the hope that, at the end, she'll be able to find the peace and closure that has eluded her.
Have you guys been reading this series?
Josi Kilpack is a very talented author. I've been reading her books for a long time and I really do think her books just keep getting better and better. This culinary mystery series has so many great things going for it. I always love the covers. I mean, come ON! Books with amazing desserts on the front? Yum. The books are also filled with recipes. This book is set in Hawaii and some of the recipes sound dee-lish! (If only I were a cook at heart. Alas, I am not. But, there are still a couple recipes that I really want to make)
So, Sadie. Let me just say that I kind of enjoyed seeing Sadie a bit vulnerable. She has been through some crazy stuff and I think the struggle she faces in this book will be one that many people can relate to. Some days are so dark it takes courage just to live them. Sadie slowly but surely found her courage to start living again.
I have to say that I missed Pete. He seemed so far away. (sad face)
But, I love Hawaii. The setting was perfect.
Easy reading. Clean. A great book. If you haven't read any of the books in this series, start at the beginning. You have a great ride ahead of you. :)
You can purchase Banana Split here.
You can find out more about the author, Josi Kilpack, here.
I am so happy to be a part of the blog tour for Banana Split. My thanks to Tristi Pinkston for allowing me to participate and my thanks to Josi Kilpack for sending me an autographed copy! It will hold a place of honor right next to all the other books in this series on my bookshelf. :)