Title: We Were Kings.
Author: Court Stevens.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to NetGalley, all opinions are my own!)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson.
Page count: 406.
Release day: February 2nd 2022.
Genre: YA, Mystery.
Rating: 4 stars.
I was a bit nervous about picking this one up. Since I loved Dresscodes for Small Towns and Four Three Two One, but I was not a big fan of her previous release, The June Boys. But I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read this ARC, since it was so good and I was so invested!
In this book Frankie will be sentenced to death, 20 years after she was convicted for the murder of Cora King. She has 30 days to live. We follow Nyla, and later Sam, who want to figure out what really happened 20 years ago. They do this with the help of Nyla’s YouTube channel, so this research becomes really big!
The characters were really interesting, not necessarily likable, but they were really understandable! Like why they made certain decisions, and did certain things. And I liked that those weren’t always the smartest are best decisions.
I really enjoyed the plot, there kept happening things that really made me want to continue to read. I just needed to know what was going to happen next, what they would find out next and what they would do with this information!
The addition of YouTube, and the worldwide reactions on this (but helpful and rude) were really nice. Makes it more of the current time?!
I was shocked at many parts and I enjoyed it!
Courtney Stevens really set a good atmosphere in this book. With this island, where everyone knows everyone (who lives there), and all the tourist who come to visit to see were this murder has happened. It was good!
I definitely recommend this one if you want a YA mystery!