The June Boys Tour – Review, Moodboards, & Giveaway

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About the Book

The June Boys
by Courtney C. Stevens
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

The Gemini Thief could be anyone. Your father, your mother, your best friend’s crazy uncle. Some country music star’s deranged sister. Anyone.

The Gemini Thief is a serial kidnapper, who takes three boys and holds them captive from June 1st to June 30th of the following year. The June Boys endure thirteen months of being stolen, hidden, observed, and fed before they are released, unharmed, by their masked captor. The Thief is a pro, having eluded authorities for nearly a decade and taken at least twelve boys.

Now Thea Delacroix has reason to believe the Gemini Thief took a thirteenth victim: her cousin, Aulus McClaghen.

But the game changes when one of the kidnapped boys turns up dead. Together with her boyfriend Nick and her best friends, Thea is determined to find the Gemini Thief and the remaining boys before it’s too late. Only she’s beginning to wonder something sinister, something repulsive, something unbelievable, and yet, not impossible:

What if her father is the Gemini Thief?

Review

Ahhhhh! This book was so good! I’m a sucker for a classic styled mystery, so of course I was immediately interested in this one. Add in some of the dark and broody elements and I’m sold! I mean, the writing is just so delicious and elevates the story.

The bulk of this story is about Thea trying to figure out who the Gemini Thief is after her cousin becomes one of his yearly victims. Basically, the Gemini Thief operates under this weird yearly schedule where he steals three boys and holds them captive for thirteen months before letting them go alive. The only problem is that one of the kidnapped boys suddenly turns up dead.

I think that this book is coming out at the perfect timing too. This truly sounds like something you would hear about on a true crime podcast. Which also helps add to the eerie feel of the story. The realness of the horror these characters are facing is palpable, allowing you to descend into the madness of what is occuring.

Moodboards

About the Author

Courtney “Court” Stevens grew up among rivers, cornfields, churches, and gossip in the small town south. She is a former adjunct professor, youth minister, Olympic torchbearer and bookseller at Parnassus Books. These days she writes coming-of-truth fiction and is the Community Outreach Manager for Warren County Public Library. She has a pet whale named Herman, a bandsaw named Rex, and several novels with her name on the spine.

Tour Schedule

March 3rd

Evelynreads– Review
NovelKnight– Guest Post

March 4th

BookCrushin– Bookstagram
Kait Plus Books– Interview
The Reading Corner for All– Bookstagram/Mood Board
Fazila’s Book Review Corner– Review

March 5th

Adele is Reading– Review & Favorite Quotes
Foals, Fiction & Filigree– Review
& She Reads– Creative Post
Dazzled by Books– Promo

March 6th

Wishful Endings– Interview
Beckybookstore– Review & Bookstagram
Books, Tea, Healthy Me– Review

March 7th

Moonlight Rendezvous– Review
Confessions of a YA Reader– Promo & Bookstagram
The Desert Bibliophile– Review

March 8th

Pages and Pugs– Review
The Shelf Life Chronicles– Bookstagram
Biblio JoJo– Review

March 9th

It Starts at Midnight– Review
Ya It’s Lit– Creative Post
Libri Draconis– Review

Giveaway

1 copy of THE JUNE BOYS by Court Stevens

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*I received an arc in exchange for an honest review*

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