Arc Review – We Were kings by Court Stevens

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April 3, 2022 by ceresbooksworld

We Were Kings

We Were Kings by Court Stevens

Standalone

Publisher : Thomas Nelson

Publication date : February 1st, 2022

Source : eArc via netgalley

Rating : 5 hearts

Synopsis

Twenty years ago, eighteen-year-old Francis Quick was convicted of murdering her best friend Cora King and sentenced to death. Now the highly debated Accelerated Death Penalty Act passes and gives Frankie thirty final days to live. From the Kings’ own family rises up the one who will challenge the woefully inadequate evidence and potential innocence of Francis Quick.

The at-first reluctant and soon-fiery Nyla and her sidekick (and handsome country island boy), Sam Stack, bring Frankie’s case to the international stage through her YouTube channel Death Daze. They step into fame and a hometown battle that someone’s still willing to kill over. The senator? The philanthropist? The pawn shop owner? Nyla’s own mother?

Best advice: Don’t go to family dinner with the Kings. More people will leave the dining room in body bags than on their own two feet. And as for Francis Quick, she’s a gem . . . even if she’s guilty.

Review

Nyla has always lived alone with her mother, they never stay in one place for too long. Beth, her mother, is convinced that Francis did not kill her sister. She is a little obsessed with the subject and neglects Nyla. One day, Nyla learns that Beth is Cora’s sister and that she is part of the King family. Nyla goes to the island where her family lives and meets the charming Sam. Sam will help her to unravel the mystery of Cora’s death and especially help her to prove that Francis is innocent.

I loved this book, Court Stevens has a real gift for writing engaging stories with suspense, unexpected revelations and romance.

Nyla is a very smart girl, she is going to find out a lot of things about her life that are going to upset her and the way she deals with it can be complicated at times but you have to remember that Nyla is just a teenager.

I really liked Sam, he’s funny, smart and Nyla really likes him.

Quick word: If you are looking for a story with a murder to solve and revelations read We Were Kings.

Chronique

Nyla a toujours vécu seule avec sa mère, elles ne restent jamais trop longtemps au même endroit. Beth sa mère est convaincu que Francis n’a pas tué sa sœur. Elle est un peu obnubilée par le sujet et délaisse Nyla. Cette dernière va apprendre un beau jour que Beth est la sœur de Cora et qu’elle fait partie de la famille King. Nyla va donc aller sur l’île où vit sa famille et rencontrer le charmant Sam. Ce dernier va l’aider à lever le mystère sur la mort de Cora et surtout l’aider à prouver que Francis est innocente.

J’ai adoré ce livre, Court Stevens a un réel don pour écrire des histoires prenantes, avec du suspense, des révélations inattendues et de la romance.

Nyla est une jeune fille très intelligente, elle va découvrir pas mal de choses sur sa vie qui vont la bouleversée et la manière dont elle gère la situation peu parfois être compliquée mais il ne faut pas oublier que Nyla n’est qu’une adolescente.

J’ai beaucoup aimé Sam, il est drôle, intelligent et Nyla lui plait beaucoup.

En bref : Si vous cherchez une histoire avec un meurtre à résoudre et des révélations lisez We Were Kings.

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