Thursday, November 28, 2013

Season's Greetings by Kira Snyder- Review and Giveaway!

Season's Greetings, A Parish Mail Short 
Parish Mail: Season's Greetings (#2.5)
By Kira Snyder

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Summary:  "Celia Macarty is eager to enjoy her first New Orleans Christmas, but school has barely let out for the holidays when she learns that mystery never takes a vacation. Using the clues on a Christmas card from 1933, Celia must unravel a supernatural riddle that takes her all over festive New Orleans—and deeper into her family’s past. As Christmas Eve draws closer, shady community secrets come to light, and Celia enlists an unlikely ally to set things right.

With the help of her witchy best friend Tilly and a trio of to-die-for suitors, Celia navigates a mystery and, in the process, her heart. Because in the Crescent City, Christmas is a time of enchantment and surprises, and a little romance might be Celia’s best present of all.

Celia’s latest Parish Mail adventure is an active fiction title from Coliloquy. Your reading choices will help Celia solve the crime!"

Review:   WARNING!  Potential spoilers ahead if you have not read at least the first book of the Parish Mail series!
This was a great addition to the Parish Mail series. The book appears to take place after book 2 (which I still need to read) and they days are creeping closer to Christmas!

Celia receives a new letter from the past, looking for something a young girl has lost. The book continues with other characters from the earlier books, including her grandparents, Sloan, Luc, Tilly, Donovan and her mother.

Much like the other books, you have choices to make that will steer the course of the story. In the choices I made, I got a lot of further insight into Sloan's character. While I didn't care for him in the first book, this had me more intrigues as he comes of as the wounded 'bad boy.' Still needs a major attitude adjustment but I really got to get some glimpses behind the exterior. Depending on the choices you make, it seems you get to know different characters a bit more.

One thing that surprised me was how far they had advanced in understanding how the letters work and what they need to do. Also, Celia's mom seems to know a lot more. And grandpa seems to have some ideas too... I really liked her grandparents a lot more in this one. While Jane is still standoffish in her own way, you see some other sides to her. Although, once again, this can vary some depending on YOUR choices.

While not giving specific spoilers, I loved the ending I got for Celia. And the mystery also took an unexpected twist. This book also was more a 'feel-good' mystery. This is a series I definitely plan to continue reading! They just keep getting better!

Also Please see my review for the first book in the series, Dead Office Letter.   

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1 comment:

  1. My daughter really enjoys paranormal books, would you give this an ok for a 14 year old girl?


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