Happy Friday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE MARVELOUS by Claire Kann! I’m so excited because today I have an excerpt of the book to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so so excited to for you to find out more about it, PLUS enter for a chance to win a print copy!!
The Marvelous by Claire Kann
Published on June 8, 2021 by Swoon Reads
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Queer, Aspec, Thriller, YA
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From the author of Let's Talk About Love, t his YA novel follows a young woman as she host san epic night of games with a big cash prize for the winner.
Everybody knows Jewel Van Hanen.
When Jewel inherits a not-so-small fortune, she decides to throw a party to celebrate at her new estate. Except she isn't hosting an ordinary high school party: she's hosting a bash with an exclusive guest list of her most loyal "friends" and a life-changing cash prize awarded at midnight.
Once the party begins, her friends embark on an unforgettable game solving cryptic clues, confessing their darkest secrets, and conquering fear-based dares. But as the game grows tougher and intensely more personal, they all begin to wonder: Who exactly is Jewel Van Hanen and why would she put them through this?
Nicole’s tablet vibrated in her hands. A large image of a twitching purple envelope filled the screen. She tapped it once, and it unfolded into a letter, a reminder stating breakfast would begin in one hour. The screen switched to her map—the pathway to the Floral Sunroom tracked out for her with white dots.
“Ridiculous,” she muttered. What was the point of having a house so big, guests needed a map to navigate it? Of having Jesus knows how many staff to maintain it and no family or friends to speak of to live in the empty rooms that just sat there?
People froze to death on the streets because they couldn’t find housing, but having a Soda Room was an excellent use of space, money, and resources.
A grumpy morning restlessness had filled Nicole with snark and cynicism. Bodies didn’t care about vacation. Her internal alarm clock had wound itself and woken her up, right on time for a 4:00 A.M. shift at Salty Sea that she didn’t have to go to. Coincidentally, she shared a time zone with Jewel’s outrageous family estate. The ninety-minute flight and thirty-minute car ride had barely inconvenienced Nicole’s day, other than having to pack.
After waking up, lying in bed and staring at the pale yellow ceiling had felt wrong. So she’d gotten up, got dressed, and decided to use her map to wander the halls, a nice change from making lattes on autopilot. But the longer Nicole walked, the angrier she got.
A few of the doors were locked, but so far, she’d found the Holiday Wing, where each room looked like it had come straight out of a seasonal decorative catalog; two different pool rooms designed as a forest lagoon in summer and a hot spring in winter respectively; a whole room full of soda with bubbly wallpaper to match; and a fifties diner’s ice cream shop, of all things.
Every room a perfect temperature.
Every room pristine and presentable.
Every room devoid of life.
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