I recently read this book because I have an ARC of book 2 which is released on January 20th. I also finished that one as well and will post the review closer to the release date.
AUTHORS: Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2014 (out now)
FROM GOODREADS: Ten years after
graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is
back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She's traded in
her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to
keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching
cheating spouses until she can score her first big case.
spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the
beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl
disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this
is not a simple missing person's case. The house the girl vanished from
belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is
plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And
when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to
Veronica's past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.
MY THOUGHTS: First
I have to admit I have never seen a Veronica Mars episode, although I
plan on changing that sometime this year. However, I did watch the
movie which came out last year and really enjoyed it. I was also
approved for an early copy of Book #2, which is released January 20th so
I checked this out from my local library and consumed it over the
I really wasn't as lost as I thought I might be. The
book provides enough back story and everything made sense and fell into
place. While this is a good mystery, what made the book even better
was Veronica and the other characters. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mac and wish
she would get her own story someday. I also love Veronica's snarkiness -
snark is my favorite thing in a character. Veronica has an endearing
relationship with her father, which I can relate to, and I can't wait to
see how things progress with Logan.
I assume all hard-core fans
have already devoured this book or have it languishing on their TBR
pile. However, I would recommend it to people who, like me, never got
caught up in the series, as it is a well-written, fun read.
RATING: 4 PAWS