A YA murder mystery in which a young reporter must use her supernatural visions to help track down a killer targeting the young women of Paris. Paris, 1887. Sixteen-year-old Nathalie Baudin writes the daily morgue column for Le Petit Journal. Her job is to summarize each day's new arrivals, a task she finds both fascinating and routine. That is, until the day she has a visio A YA murder mystery in which a young reporter must use her supernatural visions to help track down a killer targe...

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Author:Jodie Lynn Zdrok
ISBN:Spectacle #1
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

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  • Chris
    Jan 29, 2019
    Nathalie Baudin writes the morgue column for Le Petit Journal, which is all the more impressive considering she?s a sixteen-year-old in 1887. Though she longs for a more challenging journalist position, she dutifully attends morgue viewings each day without incident. That is, until t...
  • Rae
    Feb 07, 2019
    ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review You can also find this review and others on the blog here: http://vicariouslyvoraciously.com/rev... Another historical fiction! I never seemed to enjoy this genre much before because I felt that they were eith...
  • Naomi Milliner
    Mar 11, 2019
    Wow! This is a fun, fast-paced page-turner that will keep you up long after you should be asleep. Then again, you won't WANT to sleep because: a) you will want to keep reading; and b) you may have nightmares. Warning: there IS a sequel. Second warning: it's not out yet so you'll have t...
  • Bon
    Aug 11, 2019
    Two and a half stars rounded up to be kind because I had A Week and perhaps I took it out a biitttt on this book. Where to start? I think this is the umpteenth book this year with a really good idea and poor execution. Fair warning in advance, I?m probably going to tear thi...
  • Jaye Berry
    Jul 29, 2019
    Do you ever read a book that just makes you appreciate another book so much more? Me right now thinking that huh, Stalking Jack the Ripper was actually really damn good, at least compared to this one. Spectacle is about a teenage girl who writes a daily morgue column for a popular j...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    Dec 19, 2018
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz Thank you NetGalley and Tor Teen for the opportunity to review Spectacle! Spectacle was quite different then what I was expecting. Though I did have my issues with Spectacle, I was nonetheless blown away by Jodie's writing s...
  • Jessica | Booked J
    Feb 12, 2019
    Blog | Twitter | Instagram (3.5) I was sent an eARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not change my view in any shape or form. Also found here at Booked J. In simple terms? Spectacle was breathtaking and intriguing. If you are a f...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Feb 10, 2019
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok is a pretty fantastic debut YA historical fantasy mystery set in fin de sicle Paris. I enjoyed all of the historical detail that's gone into the story, like the construction of the Eif...
  • TheYALibrarian
    Apr 22, 2019
    Rating 3 Stars This book gave me major Jack the Ripper vibes but I appreciate the author trying to delve away from that by creating her own serial killer the Dark Artist and having it set in France instead of England. But the ending of this book left a lot lacking and if I think it ...
  • Emma
    Mar 08, 2019
    This was a disappointment. The historical details of Paris were a pleasant change of scene, so I?ve rounded up from 2.5 to 3 stars, but the story seemed all over the place. It was neither a satisfying ending nor a lure to the next book (if there is one). ...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Feb 07, 2019
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Oh, this isso delightfully messed up! I mean it, it is sometimes downright gruesome, so if you can't handle death and morgues and such... might want to skip it. But if yo...
  • Heather
    Jul 12, 2018
    I read an early copy of Jodie Lynn Zdrok?s novel SPECTACLE, and I still have chills! In 1887, the main character, Nathalie, is an ambitious 16-year-old journalist tasked with viewing and writing about the bodies laid out in the Paris morgue. She approaches her duties in a clear, unde...
  • Megan  (YABookers)
    Jan 30, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Every day, sixteen-year-old Nathalie Baudin visits the public morgue in Paris. She writes the daily morgue column for Le Petit Journal. Her job is to summarize the day?s new arrivals. But one day...
  • Christy
    Feb 27, 2019
    For fans who loved Stalking Jack the Ripper for the mystery and thrill...and also love a little of the spectacular. ...
  • Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads)
    Feb 20, 2019
    Well well well that didn't go like I expected. This was very creative even though some of the middle was a bit stretched out. But man I need book two badly! Review is now up on the blog: https://metalphantasmreads.wordpress.... ...
  • Chelsea
    Feb 18, 2018
    I come away from this book with a sense of frustration; I?d like to be rating it higher. There was a lot of glimmers here and there of strong writing, a dark and tense atmosphere, and an intriguing, shadowy alternate version Paris, yet so much of this book was bogged down by things t...
  • Erin A. Craig
    Dec 23, 2018
    I had the extreme pleasure of reading an ARC of SPECTACLE and I can?t wait for it to be out in the world so I have more people to squeal about it with! I loved the historical details, the pseudo science, and all rollercoaster of plot twists! Such a fun book to curl up with! ...
  • Nadhira Satria
    Jan 08, 2019
    ohh this is giving me stalking jack the ripper vibes ...
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    Jan 10, 2019
    "Nathalie was never afraid of the dark, even as a child. If anything, she wanted to know what was in it." Oh how I wanted to love this one. It was right up my alley - historical fiction, strong feminist character and a cool mystery. Unfortunately, this one feel a little fla...
  • Zoë ☆
    Jun 05, 2019
    *3.5 stars! I really enjoyed it but it wasn?t mindblowing! It was fun, but I felt like it was missing something? I don?t know ? THE ENDING THOUGH, how can you leave it like that damn it ?? ...
  • Wing (bibliomeds)
    Dec 13, 2018
    love the narrator's voice, the kind of story telling I like the most! ...
  • Lili  (@lilikmarcus) Marcus
    Feb 27, 2019
    3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this one, though to say I loved it and that this is highly recommended from me would be a stretch. Nathalie is 16 and she writes the daily morgue column for Le Petit Journal and I find that really fascinating. Our MC is really badass and I enjoyed bei...
  • Leah
    Feb 08, 2019
    I think I need to adopt a Marie Kondo style to my reading. If it does not spark joy within the first quarter, quit it. And after turning the last page of Spectacle, the title feels a lot like a misnomer. This wasn't a spectacle by any means, but rather a bit of a snore. This book c...
  • The Book Valkyrie
    Dec 15, 2018
    Unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion that Parisian Fantasy/Historical Fiction just isn't my jam. After the disappointment that was Grim Lovelies (a slow-paced, trope-filled book that came out last August) I was reluctant to give this genre another chance... But, I thought th...
  • Kaya
    Dec 22, 2018
    Hi friends! I'm posting all the main points of my review, but if you want my cheesy jokes and rambling weirdness check out my blog review (link in bio!) This follows a reporter named Nathalie, who, while visiting the morgue for an article, touches the viewing glass and gets a glim...
  • Mara
    Feb 12, 2019
    3.5 Stars - This book gave me a lot of same vibes as YS Lee's The Agency series... historical setting (this time gilded age Paris), intrepid girl professional (this time a reporter on the morgue beat... yeah, that's a thing in this time period), and MYSTERIOUS MYSTERY (this time a seri...
  • Kelly Coon
    Aug 10, 2018
    Fans of fantasy, thrillers, and historical fantasy are going to absolutely love SPECTACLE by Jodie Lynn Zdrok. I was astounded by the turn of events 75% of the way through. I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING. I thought I had the whole thing figured out, but Zdrok proved to be a masterful storyt...
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    Jan 31, 2019
  • Sasha
    Apr 13, 2019
    I remember the day I started that book I was like "Let's read a few chapters there and there to at least actually be reading something". When I finished chapter one I was hooked. It really only took me one chapter to be hooked. I needed to know more, I wanted to know more. I was in ...
  • Sarah  Loves Books and tea
    Mar 14, 2019
    Spectacle is a fantastic historical murder mystery with elements of the paranormal set in Paris, 1887. The main character Sixteen-year-old Nathalie Baudin writes a grisly column for the local newspaper describing the unidentified bodies on display in the morgue, however one day whi...