Saturday, July 1, 2017

{Blog Tour} The Bakersville Dozen - Kristina McBride (Review & Giveaway)

The Bakersville Dozen

by Kristina McBride
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: July 4, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
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You have four days to locate five treasured trophies. Break the rules and you all die. Happy hunting!

Back in September, the town of Bakersville, Ohio made national news when a video went viral featuring thirteen of the high school’s elite in compromising positions. Now it’s May, and every month since the “Bakersville Dozen” made their infamous appearance on the national stage, one girl has gone missing. Officials are no closer to identifying the criminal.

Bailey “Like a Virgin” Holzman is getting really fed up with the scrutiny. She just wants to enjoy the rest of her senior year and have an epic summer before heading off to college. So when she discovers a note in her locker on the last day of school inviting her on a scavenger hunt, she thinks it’s just a sweet surprise from her boyfriend trying to cheer her up.

But following the clue leads her, instead, to the first official casualty. And another sinister envelope. The killer is close, and it could be anyone. Even the people Bailey’s always trusted most—her best friend, her perfect boyfriend, or the boy-next-door she’s always pined for.

With the clock ticking, she faces a terrifying choice: play the game by the killer’s rules—follow the clues, tell no one, and no cops—for a chance to save the rest of the missing girls, or risk becoming the next grisly victim.

The Bakersville Dozen jumps right into the action of the story within just the first few pages of the book.   We have a news article explaining what happened to the girls to get the name of the book and now we have missing girls in the group.

I loved how we sort of jumped right into the action and got a lot of details up front, it did still leave a lot of questions, but the outline of the story was there.  My one compliant was there are a lot of girls introduced up front and on my kindle i would go back to the sheet but if I had the book I could easily flip to the page.  

Bailey is one of the girls in the Bakersville Dozen.  She has gone through so much after the tape was released although she was listed as the virgin,  she believes her life was destroyed.   She bonds with the other girls in the group to a certain extent, but still wishes for her own individual life.   Bailey was the virgin of the group but does have boy drama of her own, that the book gets into.

The story is setup with a basic outline and then the real story begins when the clues begin coming to Bailey.  I ended up not really being able to put the book down I wanted to know what was going to happen to Bailey and the missing girls.  

While I was reading I felt like I could narrow down some of the suspects, but the author does a great job keeping you on your toes.  I felt like I never knew who I could trust while I was reading the book.   

The author does a great job with the relationships in the book.  Bailey has different relationships with her family and friends and the author does a great job exploring these.  I loved that Bailey was able to question everything and her one goal was getting out alive.

I would suggest reading this over the weekend I got totally sucked in and wanted to know what was going to happen.   If you like suspense and thriller books this is a great read.  The book is very fast paced and is shorter in length. 

I received a copy of this book from The Fantastic Flying book club to provide an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.

My Rating: 4/5

Kristina McBride has published three novels for young adults - THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES, ONE MOMENT, and A MILLION TIMES GOODNIGHT. Her fourth novel, THE BAKERSVILLE DOZEN, will be released July 2017.

Kristina is a former high school English teacher and yearbook advisor, as well as an adjunct professor at Antioch University Midwest and Wright State University. Kristina has a thing for music, trees, purses, and chocolate. You might be surprised to learn that Kristina was almost kidnapped when she was a child. She also bookstalks people on a regular basis. Kristina lives in Ohio with her husband and two young children. You can learn more at

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  1. Woah, the first line of the synopsis is trippy. o_o This sounds very strange and intriguing! I want to read more suspense novels but I'm always afraid that I'll get too freaked out. :D I'm glad you enjoyed this book, Krstyn!

    Have a great week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. This one is a little freaky and takes a lot of twists and turns. The opening pages really lay it out. Thank you for stopping by!!

  2. Wow...I did not expect that kind of book from the cover! Sounds good though.

    1. Yes the cover didn't really match I agree. Thank you for stopping by!


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