Published by Razorbill on January 8th 2013
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The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.
For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.
With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.
Paper Valentine is a hauntingly poetic tale of love and death by the New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement and The Space Between.
This is my first Brenna Yovanoff book, but it certainly will not be my last. I don’t want to say too much about the story because I don’t like giving away spoilers but I will say that I loved it. The writing was fantastic, the story compelling and I had a hard time putting it down. It had ghosts, murder, romance and was creepy but in a really fantastic way. It’s a murder mystery but doesn’t read like you typical murder mystery. I was really thankful for that. Grab it, read it, loan your book to a friend!
Hannah’s best friend has died and her ghost continues to haunt her. Her friend’s ghost wants Hannah to investigate recent murders. Hannah just wants to be left alone. She also wants to stop thinking about a certain young man named Finney. Hannah is quickly drawn in by the ghost girls, a murder on the loose and secrets.
This was so good!