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When a girl with a troubled history of finding dead bodies investigates the murder of her ex, she uncovers a plot to put herself---and everyone she loves---on the list of who's next. Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. After stumbling upon a classmate's body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police's failure to find th When a girl with a troubled history of finding dead bodies investigates the murder of her ex, she uncovers a plot to put herself---and everyone she loves---on the list of who's next. Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. After stumbling upon a classmate's body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police's failure to find the killer has haunted her ever since. One night, she gets a midnight text from Ava McQueen, the beautiful girl who had ignited Flora's heart last summer, then never spoke to her again. Just in time to witness Ava's death from a gunshot wound, Flora is set on a path of rage and vengeance for all the dead girls whose killer is never found. Her tunnel-visioned sleuthing leads to valuable clues about a shocking conspiracy involving her school and beyond, but also earns her sinister threats from the murderer. She has a choice---to give up the hunt for answers, or keep digging and risk her loved ones' lives. Either way, Flora will regret the consequences. Who's next on the killer's list?


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When a girl with a troubled history of finding dead bodies investigates the murder of her ex, she uncovers a plot to put herself---and everyone she loves---on the list of who's next. Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. After stumbling upon a classmate's body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police's failure to find th When a girl with a troubled history of finding dead bodies investigates the murder of her ex, she uncovers a plot to put herself---and everyone she loves---on the list of who's next. Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. After stumbling upon a classmate's body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police's failure to find the killer has haunted her ever since. One night, she gets a midnight text from Ava McQueen, the beautiful girl who had ignited Flora's heart last summer, then never spoke to her again. Just in time to witness Ava's death from a gunshot wound, Flora is set on a path of rage and vengeance for all the dead girls whose killer is never found. Her tunnel-visioned sleuthing leads to valuable clues about a shocking conspiracy involving her school and beyond, but also earns her sinister threats from the murderer. She has a choice---to give up the hunt for answers, or keep digging and risk her loved ones' lives. Either way, Flora will regret the consequences. Who's next on the killer's list?

30 review for You're Next

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Humphrey

    This is a tough one to review, because on the one hand if was fast paced, held my attention well, and had a diverse cast of characters doing interesting things, yet on the other we are left wondering why this book is 464 pages long, with an extremely unlikable main character, and a final chapter that did nothing but add an unnecessary dramatic flair and confusion. I'm not the target audience, so I think I'll leave it here, but the writing is quality and I would definitely give this author anothe This is a tough one to review, because on the one hand if was fast paced, held my attention well, and had a diverse cast of characters doing interesting things, yet on the other we are left wondering why this book is 464 pages long, with an extremely unlikable main character, and a final chapter that did nothing but add an unnecessary dramatic flair and confusion. I'm not the target audience, so I think I'll leave it here, but the writing is quality and I would definitely give this author another try. *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    You’re Next by Kylie Schachte is a young adult mystery/thriller novel. This one is sort of like a modern day Nancy Drew with a teenage protagonist who is determined to find out who murdered her ex-girlfriend. Flora Calhoun is not a stranger to finding dead bodies. A few years before she had stumbled across a murder victim which led to her beginning to investigate crime. This doesn’t make Flora exactly popular among her peers but Flora has her one best friend and that’s all she needs. When Flora’s You’re Next by Kylie Schachte is a young adult mystery/thriller novel. This one is sort of like a modern day Nancy Drew with a teenage protagonist who is determined to find out who murdered her ex-girlfriend. Flora Calhoun is not a stranger to finding dead bodies. A few years before she had stumbled across a murder victim which led to her beginning to investigate crime. This doesn’t make Flora exactly popular among her peers but Flora has her one best friend and that’s all she needs. When Flora’s old girlfriend calls her up and asks to meet she immediately agrees. Unfortunately though as Flora is on her way to the location she hears gunshots and when she arrives her friend is on the ground taking her last breathes. Flora vows to find out what happened as she begins to look into the last words she’ll ever hear her friend speak. You’re Next really started off with a bang heading at a fast pace that kept the pages flying by. The lead is a typical teen that may do some questionable things but that only seemed to reflect her age in a realistic way to me. The problem I found with this one though was the longer it went on it seemed to get a little repetitive to me. After getting going the story felt as if begin to drag and I questioned why it wasn’t a lot shorter as you seem to get pointed the right way fairly early but then stall out. Overall I’d give this one 3 1/2 stars, it would have made more if edited down instead of such a lengthy read. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/

  3. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    Thanks to NetGalley and Jimmy Patterson Books(an imprint of Little, Brown, and Company) for an egalley in exchange for an honest review. When teenage investigator, Flora Calhoun witnesses the death of her love interest, Ava McQueen she vows that she will find the person responsible. With the help of her best friend, her sister, and her ex-CIA grandfather, Flora gets closer to the mystery but may lose her life in the process. This book read like a sequel in the series with a very elaborate back Thanks to NetGalley and Jimmy Patterson Books(an imprint of Little, Brown, and Company) for an egalley in exchange for an honest review. When teenage investigator, Flora Calhoun witnesses the death of her love interest, Ava McQueen she vows that she will find the person responsible. With the help of her best friend, her sister, and her ex-CIA grandfather, Flora gets closer to the mystery but may lose her life in the process. This book read like a sequel in the series with a very elaborate backstory of the main protagonist who has a history of discovering the bodies of dead classmates and irritates the local police force. I could argue that Flora doesn't talk like any teen I know, but that would be taking away from the eccentric qualities of her character. It was a good read with its different storylines of political corruption and an underground fight club adding to the murder mystery. Goodreads review published 08/06/20 Expected publication date 07/07/20

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tucker (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Julie at Jimmy Patterson Presents for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review "Flora, I need your help. Come fast." This book was 100 pages too long. So, what's this book about? Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. After stumbling upon a classmate's body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police's failure to find the killer has haunted her ever since. One night, she gets a midnight text from Ava McQueen, Many thanks to Julie at Jimmy Patterson Presents for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review "Flora, I need your help. Come fast." This book was 100 pages too long. So, what's this book about? Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. After stumbling upon a classmate's body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police's failure to find the killer has haunted her ever since. One night, she gets a midnight text from Ava McQueen, the beautiful girl who had ignited Flora's heart last summer, then never spoke to her again. Just in time to witness Ava's death from a gunshot wound, Flora is set on a path of rage and vengeance for all the dead girls whose killer is never found. Her tunnel-visioned sleuthing leads to valuable clues about a shocking conspiracy involving her school and beyond, but also earns her sinister threats from the murderer. She has a choice---to give up the hunt for answers, or keep digging and risk her loved ones' lives. Either way, Flora will regret the consequences. Who's next on the killer's list? I didn't not enjoy this book. It had a cold open which I loved and it was fast at first but I felt that it was drawn out for a bit too long. This book would definitely be shortened a little bit. I did enjoy the ending as it was decently fast. Overall, this book was bad and I recommend giving it a chance when it comes out. Happy reading! Side note - These opinions are based on the ARC I read. I don't know how different the finished copy will be but, considering the drastic changes in page numbers and release date, I'm hoping edits were made. ------------ Review to come ------------ Yes! YES! YASSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram

  5. 5 out of 5

    Eve (Between The Bookends)

    This one was a bit of a mixed bag... On the positive side, the plot was interesting, fast-paced, and kept me engaged and guessing until the end. However, this read like a second book in a series with an entire backstory that wasn't fleshed out enough, and really could have been a book on its own. On top of that, the main character was extremely unlikable. Flora was genuinely an awful daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend. Last, what the heck was that ending?! Will there be another book? I This one was a bit of a mixed bag... On the positive side, the plot was interesting, fast-paced, and kept me engaged and guessing until the end. However, this read like a second book in a series with an entire backstory that wasn't fleshed out enough, and really could have been a book on its own. On top of that, the main character was extremely unlikable. Flora was genuinely an awful daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend. Last, what the heck was that ending?! Will there be another book? I hope so, because otherwise, what a crappy way to leave a reader hanging!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dennis

    I will not bash this young adult LGBTQ+ story. It did not work out for me because of the length and the secondary plot lines thrown in throughout the narrative. It will definitely be a book that YA fanatics will flock too, but maybe I should stop giving them a try.

  7. 4 out of 5

    mahana

    the ending... i don't even wanna talk about it p.s this is m/f rep: bisexual mc tw: sapphic character dies (in the synopsis, not a spoiler), domestic abuse/violence

  8. 4 out of 5

    Krystin Rachel

    I'm fucking done with YA thrillers. RTC I'm fucking done with YA thrillers. RTC

  9. 4 out of 5

    charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)

    On my blog. Rep: bi mc, Chinese-American side character, Black side characters CWs: death, violence Galley provided by publisher You’re Next reads to me like a posterchild (posterbook?) for why there should be an intermediate age group in publishing between YA and adult. Because it was a good book, yes, but the plot just felt ridiculous when you consider that the main character, and most of the people involved, are just sixteen. I mean, the writing is solid. The mystery is solid. The characters w On my blog. Rep: bi mc, Chinese-American side character, Black side characters CWs: death, violence Galley provided by publisher You’re Next reads to me like a posterchild (posterbook?) for why there should be an intermediate age group in publishing between YA and adult. Because it was a good book, yes, but the plot just felt ridiculous when you consider that the main character, and most of the people involved, are just sixteen. I mean, the writing is solid. The mystery is solid. The characters were great and I loved their relationships and the development. It’s just I couldn’t get past the age thing. I know, I know. Suspend your disbelief, you say. But I could not. I tried, and I failed. But let’s back up a moment and look at what you, the hypothetical reader who is more successful at suspending their disbelief than I, might enjoy about this book. The mystery. It’s a very tense and tightly plotted mystery, for all that there were a number of times I said, incredulously, they’re SIXTEEN. And Kylie Schachte is very good at incrementally increasing the tension until you’re desperately reading to find out if everything’s okay. The characters and relationships. Probably the central relationship in the book is Flora’s family relationship, which is full of angst, even though they all love one another (which, let’s be real, is the best sort of angst). But there’s also a ride-or-die friendship going on. And a very good romantic relationship (though 16/18 was a little ehhhh for me, but the dynamic was great). The writing. I loved the writing, to be honest. Like I said above, Kylie Schachte is excellent at ratcheting up the tension, and I think that’s down to just how good her writing is. But, as I mentioned at the start of this review, all of this was tempered because I couldn’t get past the characters being sixteen. I mean, the plot was more intense and dark than a lot of adult mysteries I’ve read, and I’m supposed to believe it’s all carried out by people who are still 9 years from a fully-developed brain? Okay. So if you think you can suspend your disbelief sufficiently, go ahead, read this book. (I mean, read it even if you think you might not be able to, because you never know. Also it’s a very good book in itself.) One last thing: I want it noted I do not appreciate that ending, thank you.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Aty Behsam

    Honestly, if you're fan of thriller mystery, DO NOT MISS THIS! Pre-order now! This is way too good and I could barely put down the book. Flora is relatable and full of flaws. She's real. Literally, I don't wanna spoil anything, but there are surprises that will stick with you for days! Not many books can surprise me like You're Next did.

  11. 5 out of 5

    PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    5 SPECTACULAR SHINING STARS Flora keeps finding dead bodies. The modern day Nancy Drew has a talent for investigation and a tenuous relationship with following rules, making her a thorn in the side of the police. Flora’s penchant trouble and screw-you attitude makes her unpopular at school and often puts her at odds with her best friend Cass, little sister Olive and custodial grandfather. When Flora finds her ex-girlfriend bleeding from a gunshot wound, she doesn’t buy the cop’s theory that it wa 5 SPECTACULAR SHINING STARS Flora keeps finding dead bodies. The modern day Nancy Drew has a talent for investigation and a tenuous relationship with following rules, making her a thorn in the side of the police. Flora’s penchant trouble and screw-you attitude makes her unpopular at school and often puts her at odds with her best friend Cass, little sister Olive and custodial grandfather. When Flora finds her ex-girlfriend bleeding from a gunshot wound, she doesn’t buy the cop’s theory that it was a mugging. Soon Flora is deep into the investigation of an underground teen fight club run by a sleazy congressperson. What could possibly go wrong? Debut writer Kylie Schatche gave Flora such a strong, damaged voice, I could hardly believe YOU’RE NEXT was her first book. At times I laughed out loud at Flora’s sarcastic audacity, but mostly I held my breath in anticipation. So often books billed as thrillers are anything but. YOU’RE NEXT is a true thriller filled with twists and turns, heart and soul. Flora defines complexity. She’s one of the few bisexual characters who shows an attraction to both girls and guys. Abandoned by her mother, she and Olive are being raised by the coolest grandfather ever to hit YA lit. Former CIA, he’s got connections and vacillates between helpfulness and trying to rein in Flora. All of the secondary characters has personality and depth. I hope that YOU’RE NEXT is the start of a new series because I can’t get enough of Flora, or Schatche’s writing.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Donna Hines

    Even broken crayons color! But is it worth getting killed for speaking out? What would you do to have a voice so others can be heard from the grave? The fact that Flora appears to be ready for rage after being labeled by her peers as the troublemaker should be a shocker, what should be is the death of a beautiful girl named AVA! The trauma of witnessing her murder has festered within Flora vowing vengeance for all women who lost their voices. It's a dangerous and precarious situation that is hangin Even broken crayons color! But is it worth getting killed for speaking out? What would you do to have a voice so others can be heard from the grave? The fact that Flora appears to be ready for rage after being labeled by her peers as the troublemaker should be a shocker, what should be is the death of a beautiful girl named AVA! The trauma of witnessing her murder has festered within Flora vowing vengeance for all women who lost their voices. It's a dangerous and precarious situation that is hanging on extremes and young individuals memories. This was truly a remarkable play by play situation and was full of twists and turns along the way. A great YA read which was able to maintain my attention and get a 4 star rating.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

    RTC Thank you to James Patterson Presents for my review copy.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Laura (crofteereader)

    4.5 stars. This book took everything that was great about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (except for the cool formatting) and added more depth. Teenage sleuth? Let's make her darker and harder and sharper - but also give her an actual reason to be sleuthing to the point of obsession and potential personal harm. A town's big mystery? Let's make it a big conspiracy with lots of moving parts and big money changing hands. A budding romance? First, let's make our MC bisexual (!!) and then focus on trus 4.5 stars. This book took everything that was great about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (except for the cool formatting) and added more depth. Teenage sleuth? Let's make her darker and harder and sharper - but also give her an actual reason to be sleuthing to the point of obsession and potential personal harm. A town's big mystery? Let's make it a big conspiracy with lots of moving parts and big money changing hands. A budding romance? First, let's make our MC bisexual (!!) and then focus on trust and security and equality before moving on to actually dating or not. Threats to her person? Let's make them feel real by getting a real taste of it: surveillance, a fight, a car accident, a fire. Flora breaks down... A lot. She's prickly but also very emotionally vulnerable. She's also more than a little manipulative - even to her friends - but she's aware and tries to fix it (and of course only makes things worse). She's lonely and desperate and screwed up and it made her feel so much more real as the kind of person who would essentially throw her life away in the rash hunt for justice. Valentine and Cass were really great supporting characters. Valentine is like Flora's mirror: a picture of where she could be if she continues on this path and alienates everyone in her life, but also a badass and emotionally supportive, despite having his own trauma to sort through. And Cass is the ultimate best friend: despite being constantly sidelined and needing to drop everything to get Flora out of trouble, she values communication and loyalty and is the perfect foil for Flora. Honestly I was all in up until the last section. The ending kind of leaves us with a lot of stuff unresolved. We get the answer that sparked the plot: who killed Ava McQueen? But there's so much else roiling in the background that there will simply have to be another book to answer. Also the final confrontation with the murderer... was a little too "evil mastermind reveals all their secrets because they believe they've already won" and that's not really my jam.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Okay but why is there no book 2 pending? You CAN'T give me THAT ending and expect me to be okay. Wtf man

  16. 5 out of 5

    Hunter

    I speed read the last few hundred pages, and I'm not that sure what happened, but I do know I'm screaming. Flora is an unlikeable main character, but I enjoyed seeing her being self-aware and growing throughout the novel. I loved all the secondary character and thought that they added layers to the story that made it more interesting. The mystery was an interesting take on Fight Club, and I thought that even though it was a little bit unrealistic for teenagers to be doing, it was very entertaini I speed read the last few hundred pages, and I'm not that sure what happened, but I do know I'm screaming. Flora is an unlikeable main character, but I enjoyed seeing her being self-aware and growing throughout the novel. I loved all the secondary character and thought that they added layers to the story that made it more interesting. The mystery was an interesting take on Fight Club, and I thought that even though it was a little bit unrealistic for teenagers to be doing, it was very entertaining. The writing style was easy to read while discusing possibly triggering and mature topics. That's really hard to do, but this book managed to make it work. However, I don't believe that there was enough backstory on Flora. It did feel as if we were missing a lot of information that we should already know. I also didn't belive that the murderer was who it was; there weren't enough clues in my opinion. The thing I love about mystery novels is trying to figure out who commited the crime using all the clues you're given. I wouldn't have guessed it, and that's saying something since I was suspecting almost everyone. That ending kinda annoyed me. There's no information on a second novel that I could find, and leaving a book like that without any sense of future made me a little upset.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kayleigh

    3.5 stars. “Gramps hums to himself as he dons oven mitts and pulls out a fresh batch of cookies. He’s downright cheerful today. I guess it’s as good a time as any to ask. “So, I need a favor.” He ignores me and grabs a spatula. Maybe some buttering up is in order. “I have a new theory about you,” I tell him. “You were attempting to unveil a Soviet spy stationed within the French government. You went undercover as a baker’s apprentice at the patisserie where the pinko went every morning for his pe 3.5 stars. “Gramps hums to himself as he dons oven mitts and pulls out a fresh batch of cookies. He’s downright cheerful today. I guess it’s as good a time as any to ask. “So, I need a favor.” He ignores me and grabs a spatula. Maybe some buttering up is in order. “I have a new theory about you,” I tell him. “You were attempting to unveil a Soviet spy stationed within the French government. You went undercover as a baker’s apprentice at the patisserie where the pinko went every morning for his petit déjeuner, and that’s where you learned this delicious sorcery.” I brandish my cookie in the air for emphasis.” I had a lot of fun reading You’re Next. Honestly, I had a hard time with the fact that these characters are teenagers, because they certainly don’t read like teenagers (plus... the plot is kind of absurd when you consider how old they are), but they were still well written and interesting to read about. I also thought all of the different relationships in this story were all really well developed. I think I especially loved the main friendship. On top of that, I really enjoyed Schachte’s writing and was hooked from the very beginning. Overall, I really enjoyed this one. Also, I was genuinely not expecting the ending, so I have to give Schachte props for that one, because that doesn’t happen all too often in YA.

  18. 4 out of 5

    theresa

    disaster bi teen detective solving her ex's murder!!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amber (The Book Bratz)

    We are covering YOU'RE NEXT on the blog next year and I can't wait!!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alicia

    Thank you to JIMMY Patterson publishing for sending me an ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 4/5 stars. I really enjoyed this book! It had good pacing, a great cast of characters, and an interesting mystery to be solved. Right from the beginning, I really liked the relationship between Flora and her grandpa. Gramps is ex-CIA and he supports Flora in her detective work when her mother doesn’t. Even though they had their issues, their relationship was realistic and they both reach Thank you to JIMMY Patterson publishing for sending me an ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 4/5 stars. I really enjoyed this book! It had good pacing, a great cast of characters, and an interesting mystery to be solved. Right from the beginning, I really liked the relationship between Flora and her grandpa. Gramps is ex-CIA and he supports Flora in her detective work when her mother doesn’t. Even though they had their issues, their relationship was realistic and they both reached out to fix their problems. Flora felt like a real person because her character was well-written and completely fleshed out. After Ava’s death, she wants to investigate, but her own insecurities about it are making her nervous to try. 2 years ago, Flora admits that she screwed up another murder investigation and made it worse for everyone, and she hesitates to look into Ava’s murder because of it. This insecurity followers her throughout the book, and she receives threats from an anonymous person about looking into Ava’s death, and the various clues that she uncovers. The insecurity also shows up as Flora and Cass’s (her best friend) friendship becomes strained. Flora knew that she had issues, and she tried (somewhat) to work through them, but it was what made her character so real. Flora is human, and she makes mistakes. Flora’s relationship with her sister was an interesting one because they had other tensions weighing on them and Flora was afraid more for her sister than herself. I liked Valentine’s character, and I went back and forth on whether or not I trusted him which was similar to how Flora felt about him. The pacing of the book was really well done. Some parts felt frustratingly slow because they were, but it seemed to be deliberate and it didn’t hurt the story. It only served to further emphasis how Flora was feeling and coping. Other parts built up the intensity, and the tension in the book grew higher and higher. The very ending was so unexpected and I’m desperately hoping there will be a sequel so that I can get answers! The mystery resolution made sense, but I would have liked to see a little bit more about what would have happened after. Overall this was a really good mystery/thriller with a main character who was flawed and interesting.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Isla and Maya

    You’re Next Author: Kylie Schachte Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ • ✨/ 5 Reviewed: Maya Flora Calhoun, amateur girl detective in her high school, has a reputation for sticking her nose in everybody’s business. When her ex-girlfriend, Ava, is shot and killed, she doesn’t think it’s a mugging gone wrong and begins investigating. I enjoyed this book so much, and although the plot felt somewhat familiar, the characters, world-building, representation and overall writing made up for it. T You’re Next Author: Kylie Schachte Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ • ✨/ 5 Reviewed: Maya Flora Calhoun, amateur girl detective in her high school, has a reputation for sticking her nose in everybody’s business. When her ex-girlfriend, Ava, is shot and killed, she doesn’t think it’s a mugging gone wrong and begins investigating. I enjoyed this book so much, and although the plot felt somewhat familiar, the characters, world-building, representation and overall writing made up for it. The world building was excellent and the description of the places in the book made it feel all too real. Flora’s character felt so genuine; Schachte showed how fierce and determined she was, and also all the pain and sadness she was suffering inside too. Flora wasn’t depicted as a perfect teenager; she had plenty of flaws, which I think every good character should have. This wasn’t just any thriller, as there were many important, and unfortunately real, issues raised, such as race and the role it can play in the justice system. I found the characters to be all very diverse, and I really loved how Schachte didn’t mention it over and over again to try and make a point. I did kind of guess the ending (mainly because I know my way around YA thrillers), but I still found it to be exciting. My only problem with the book was the way the book ended. It was sort of a cliffhanger, but also not … Personally, I feel that this ended in a way that there would be a sequel, although there is no news of this yet. I think it could work as a standalone, but the ending does feel cut-off if it is. I definitely recommend this book and I can see myself rereading this book in the future.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Andi Finnell

    Ok y'all, Kylie Schachte knocked it out of the park with this book! I love it when the main character is a badass female!! 📖 Flora Calhoun is a typical teenager.... goes to school, hangs with her bestie, fights with her sister. But Flora also solves crimes. Ever since she found a dead girl, a girl she knew, she had to find justice. So when her ex girlfriend, Ava, calls her in the middle of the night needing help, she springs into action. But she's too late. Ava does in her arms. Flora will stop a Ok y'all, Kylie Schachte knocked it out of the park with this book! I love it when the main character is a badass female!! 📖 Flora Calhoun is a typical teenager.... goes to school, hangs with her bestie, fights with her sister. But Flora also solves crimes. Ever since she found a dead girl, a girl she knew, she had to find justice. So when her ex girlfriend, Ava, calls her in the middle of the night needing help, she springs into action. But she's too late. Ava does in her arms. Flora will stop at nothing to find out what happened to Ava. Her digging starts unearthing hidden secrets from her classmates. But someone doesn't like her digging. They want her to stop. Will Flora risk it all to find justice? When does seeking justice turn into getting vengeance?📖 This book has everything you need.....murder, mayhem, teenage drama and blood....lots of blood.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rae

    You’re Next by Kylie Schachte is a mystery novel with an edgy teenager as the detective. Flora has the habit of getting herself into tough spots. When she comes across her ex-girlfriend, dying on the street and full of bullet holes, this isn’t the first murder Flora’s stumbled upon. Flora fancies herself a super sleuth–a detective–and she has the reputation of putting her nose in where it doesn’t belong. This murder is a bit more personal though. This is Ava, her ex. Ava didn’t deserve to die in a You’re Next by Kylie Schachte is a mystery novel with an edgy teenager as the detective. Flora has the habit of getting herself into tough spots. When she comes across her ex-girlfriend, dying on the street and full of bullet holes, this isn’t the first murder Flora’s stumbled upon. Flora fancies herself a super sleuth–a detective–and she has the reputation of putting her nose in where it doesn’t belong. This murder is a bit more personal though. This is Ava, her ex. Ava didn’t deserve to die in an alley, so now Flora has made her mission to find out why she died and who killed her. Teaming up with a rough-around-the-edges boy she meets in her investigations, she’s committed to solving the case. Is she Nancy Drew, or Flora Calhoun? Does it even matter as long as she’s not the next person to die? You’re Next by Kylie Schachte was an average read. It didn’t blow me away, but it kept me hooked enough to keep reading. It had interesting characters, an intriguing plot, and an exciting ending. My biggest gripe with the book was its length. At 480 pages, this is a lengthy book for minimal action. A lot is said, but not a lot of things happens. The book could have been shortened considerably and still kept its storyline. I liked the girl detector bit in the book. Flora makes a great detective, and her commitment to solving cases is admirable–even if it gets her into trouble at times. If you enjoy murder mysteries with a dash of girl power, check out You’re Next by Kylie Schachte! Thank you to NetGalley for providing the Kindle version of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Susan Gauthier

    The main character was so unlikeable and that end ...what was that? Very disappointed but gave it three stars for the action-packed pages

  25. 4 out of 5

    Bo Frazer

    Excellent debut. YA-ish but not cozy. Great writing, def want to see what she does next.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I would have enjoyed this book more if it hadn't been such a blatant Veronica Mars rip-off. Also docked a star for the crap ending. Great narrator on the audiobook!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lizzy

    Veronica Mars meets One of us is lying. Scenarios were a little unbelievable at times (like a CW show where teenagers are all involved with intense v much adult/crime movie). But decent choice for certain readers who are fans of fast paced murder mystery/thriller. That ending tho 😡

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tabatha Shipley

    What I Did Like: -Valentine. He’s a solid character with a backstory that makes sense. He improves Flora by giving her more personality and life every time he’s in a scene with her. -Mystery. There are clues dropped along the way and you can try to piece them together along with Flora, which is always fun. -Pace. For a book that is long (pushing 500 pages) this one moves pretty quickly. The shorter chapters and cliffhangers keep this one moving and keep your interest. The pacing is well done. Who What I Did Like: -Valentine. He’s a solid character with a backstory that makes sense. He improves Flora by giving her more personality and life every time he’s in a scene with her. -Mystery. There are clues dropped along the way and you can try to piece them together along with Flora, which is always fun. -Pace. For a book that is long (pushing 500 pages) this one moves pretty quickly. The shorter chapters and cliffhangers keep this one moving and keep your interest. The pacing is well done. Who Should Read This One: -Readers who like a solid mystery and don’t mind if things aren’t exactly realistic. You can suspend disbelief a little for a scary or thrilling story. My Rating: 3 Stars. This one needed a little tightening, in my opinion, but it is still a decent mystery. For Full Review (including what I didn’t like): https://youtu.be/r2WQ96HtwaI

  29. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    3.5 stars

  30. 5 out of 5

    Derek Milman

    This is a brilliant debut. Make sure you pick this one up.

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