Hello Gemmies! I have a fantastic new book review to share with you today. Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black is crime noir chic goodness! Lets start with the cover...Beautiful! I really like the black and white color scheme with the pop of bright hot pink hair and gilded gold lettering. The imagery invokes the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Chasing Starlight is the story of Kate, a young woman with a traumatic past on a journey to find her way in the world. A turn of events forces Kate to leave her plush socialite lifestyle and move to Hollywood with her former mega movie star grandfather Ollie. When she arrives, Kate finds Ollie living in a dilapidated mansion with a motley crew of house boarders. This eclectic bunch find themselves thrust in the middle of a murder investigation, and need to try and solve the crime before they take the blame or worse become the next victim.
These characters should not work together but they do! I was rooting for each of them to succeed. Kate is smart and resourceful and Ollie is kooky but lovable. Each character brings their own unique flavor to this wonderful nostalgic world Teri Bailey Black has created. I could really imagine the clothing, homes, and movie sound stages.
If you are a fan of film noir, clean murder mysteries, old hollywood, and plot twists... then go read this book! This gem published by Tor Teen is set to release on June 9 th, and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. I give Chasing Starlight 4 out of 5 gems. I cannot wait to read more stories by this author. Happy Reading!