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~Read ♪ Copycat ♶ Everyone Is Dying To Read The Latest Book In The Popular Gap Lake Mystery Series, And Addison Is No Exception As The Novels Biggest Fan, Addison Is Flattered When The Infamously Reclusive Author, RJ Rosen, Contacts Her, Granting Her Inside Information Others Would Kill For But When The Most Popular Girl In Addison S High School Is Murdered, Addison Can T Help But Think That Life May Be Imitating Fiction And As Other Terrifying Events From The Book Start Happening Around Her, Addison Has To Figure Out How To Write Her Own Ending And Survive The Story Addie runs an online blog for the popular Gap Lake Mystery series and is over the moon when the reclusive author contacts her through email to promote the latest book in the series But soon life starts imitating fiction especially when a popular girl is murder in Addie s school When other strange things from the book start happening around her Addie knows she has to figure out who the murderer is before she or her loved ones get hurt Copycat is a fairly good YA read with a fairly decent mystery My only problem was that I could not connect with the characters but I m sure people who like this genre might enjoy it.I would like to thank Sourcebooks Fire NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.This and reviews at runs an online blog for the popular Gap Lake Mystery series and is over the moon when the reclusive author contacts her through email to promote the latest book in the series But soon life starts imitating fiction especially when a popular girl is murder in Addie s school When other strange things from the book start happening around her Addie knows she has to figure out who the murderer is before she or her loved ones get hurt Copycat is a fairly good YA read with a fairly decent mystery My only problem was that I could not connect with the characters but I m sure people who like this genre might enjoy it.I would like to thank Sourcebooks Fire NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.This and reviews at Content warnings include alcoholism and dating violence.This book took me back to the Point Horror books of my childhood if their characters swore Addison is a 17 year old who is obsessed with a series of books and writes fan fiction on her popular blog Reader dream 264 comes true for her when the mysterious author of the Gap Lake books contacts her and asks for her help in generating buzz for the upcoming series finale Addison and her best friend Maya stumble upon the body of the most popular girl in school, the details of which eerily mimic those of the snippets of the new book the author has asked Addie to post on her blog Addie begins to wonder whether the person contacting her really is the author or if she s talking to the killer.While there was nothing specifically wrong with Addie s character it was Maya that made the book for me I loved her snarky quips and the banter between her and Addie Spencer, ex boyfriend of the dead girl and Addie s crush, and Colton, who is not so secretly in love with Maya, both felt mostly two dimensional I wasn t a fan of Addie s dad or Maya s parents, although I m fairly sure Mr Garcia could twist my arm and force me to eat some of his cooking.I loved the snippets of the Gap Lake book that the author sends Addie as they had a creepy teenage horror vibe I ve read so many books like this and am a lot older than the target audience so I found the plot really predictable and I knew who was responsible for the murder early on Had I read this as a kid I expect the whodunnit aspect probably would have floored me The explanations espoused during the baddie monologue are quite groan worthy.I was fortunate enough to have an ARC but life happened so I read it after its release This became a fun game for me once I realised that the library book in one hand and the Kindle in the other didn t always match I preferred the ARC, mostly because there are two missing chapters in the final version Not a lot happened in the first one but without it the continuity was off and I did flip back through the pages of the book to try to work out what I d missed before I realised the ARC version made the story flow smoothly.My favourite difference between the ARC and the final version is totally irrelevant to the story itself but talked about food which always holds my attention In the ARC Mr Garcia gives Addie lessons on making something like gumbo ortouff e In the final version it s his signature enchiladas.I had a few irks and question marks while reading and think I may have tripped over some plot holes but there was nothing that made me want to stop reading.Early on we re told multiple times that Maya s mother is the chief of police and her father is a homicide detective I got it the first time The descriptions of Addison s saliva were also repetitive and included Addison s saliva tasted sour , Her saliva soured , her saliva going sour , saliva that tasted like hot metal , and her saliva tasting bitter.Addison s phone pinged twice and another character mentions how insistent the person sending the message is When Addison checks her phone there s one message, not two view spoiler When her blog was hijacked I screamed at Addie to take some screen shots so she had some evidence but alas, she didn t hear me.Maya is hit by a car and taken to hospital by ambulance Addie is driven home at the same time Addie walks in the door, slumps to the floor and calls Maya Maya s mother tells Addie that she s taking her daughter home now She was hit by a car Either Barry Allen works at the hospital or she s a meta so heals rapidly yes, I m currently bingeing The Flash Why do you ask or something is wrong with this picture After knowing that Maya has been taken home Addie has a thought bubble You re the reason Maya is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. Then Maya s parents are at work together maybe an hour later while their daughter who s been hit by a car is either home alone or in the hospital Perhaps this is a job for Schr dinger hide spoiler 3.5 StarsAddison is a teenage girl who is the biggest fan of R J Rosen, an author of suspense He writes the Gap Lake series and Addie has read every word in every book at least 10 times She has a blog of all things Rosen that now has thousands of followers.She is excited beyond belief when she is contacted by the author He s impressed with her fandom and offers her the opportunity to help him with his newest book He follows by sending her quite an excerpt sending Addison into a head spin with a note telling her a surprise will follow.Unfortunately that surprise is the murdered body of a school friend When Addie realizes that the murdered girl is exactly described as in the newest book Life imitating art And then the author sends a note Did you like my surprise And then there are other surprises that seem to surround her.I don t read a lot of YA mystery, but the book blurb drew me in I liked the teenage characters, most of the conversation was very much reminiscent of my own children at that age, although it s hard to fathom that they were allowed to investigate they way they did It s heavy on the action, slightly less on the suspense Many thanks to the author Sourcebooks Fire Netgalley for the digital copy of COPYCAT Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own. I picked up Copycat for a fun summer read something my friend Chelsea at The Suspense is Thrilling Me refers to as popcorn reads I knew this was a YA thriller, which is always something I m a little reluctant about, because those can be hit or miss for me, given the fact that I read so many regular adult thrillers What I did like about this book was the plot There was a story within a story aspect to the plot, and I generally enjoyed the concept of killings mirroring an unpublished book It was easy to read, and on the shorter side, so I ended up reading most of it in one setting It was engaging, and I did find myself sucked into the story That said, there were some things I didn t enjoy as much Largely, that was the fact that I felt like the book was REALLY predictable I was able to pin the killer from really early on The other thing that took me out of the story that many other reviewers mentioned, was the dialogue The book was written from the POV of a high school girl, but didn t read like a high school voice It definitely felt like an adult trying to write as a teenager, and I struggled with that a little bit Overall, I rated this one 3 stars, because I did like the plot, but the execution was lacking If you re looking for something fluffy but still with an element of suspense, and are fans of high school TV mysteries like Pretty Little Liars and Riverdale, I think you ll enjoy this one Yeah, this wasn t a great read for me Granted, I ve been in some kind of weird reading slump lately I want to read, but I m not enjoying anything I pick up.There are a few positives Copycat is a quick read and doesn t require much headspace Perfect for when you need an easy breezy read I also really liked the parallels between the Gap Lake series and the murder.For me, that s where the positives end None of the characters really came alive The way they talked made it quite obvious that the author was an adult, and there wasn t much chemistry between any of them On top of that, the big reveal of murderer and motive was predictable and unsatisfactory, and the ending wrapped up too quickly If it had managed to surprise me with a twist, I might have given it 3 stars As it stands, I m giving it 2 it was okay Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks FIRE for providing me with a review copy This book was so much fun to read I do love a good young adult book that I can get lost in and this was certainly that A very quick read with a story that will have you hooked.A book about a book obsessed teenager called Addison She is obsessed with the Gap Lake mystery books and has a very popular blog as well She receives a message from the author inviting her to help with the promotion for the new book she is thrilled But then the most popular girl in school is found murdered and life starts to imitate the books Is she really talking to the author or is it a murderer Is she safe Filled with teen drama, murder, family and lots lots I really did enjoy this book and will look out for by this author Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the advanced copy of this book to read in exchange for my honest opinions Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of COPYCAT by Hannah Jayne in exchange for my honest review Addie writes fan fiction for her favorite mystery series She can hardly believe when the writer notices her work and asks her to help with publicity for the last book of the series But soon murders that mimic the books begin happening Is life imitating art The premise of COPYCAT and having read some of Hannah Jayne s books previously inspired me to request the ARC Addison was a likable main character, I could practically feel her teenage enthusiasm for reading and writing Her excitement at being contacted by Spencer felt organic COPYCAT moved at an even, medium pace The dialogue was the weakest part of the story It felt like an adult writing for a teen, rather than a teenager actually speaking If the mystery aspect had a few surprising twists or a gotcha moment, I would have rated COPYCAT higher.Tweens and younger teens will probably like COPYCAT than older kids. 2.5 StarsI thought the premise of Copycat sounded great, but unfortunately it was hindered by subpar writing Addie is a super fan of the series Gap Lake and when the allusive author contacts her to help promote the latest release, she jumps at the chance However, when strange parallels between the book and real life start happening like the most popular girl at school being murdered , Addie begins to wonder if it s really the author who s sending her these emails.The dialogue felt forced and overly teen if that makes sense Like the author was trying too hard to sound like a teenager I did enjoy the parts written as part of Gap Lake, and there were a few good moments, but overall it was hard to become invested and sucked into the plot because the writing would pull me out. 3.5 starsThis was a fun, quick read I liked Addie, the main character, and I loved Maya, her best friend I liked how Addie s father s character was developed and the growth shown throughout the story However, I think there were still several loose ends that weren t tied up at the end For one, although we know who committed the crimes, we don t know how they did it specifically These should have been carefully analyzed.Overall, good read I really enjoyed interacting with the author, Hannah Jayne, and I m glad I bought this book