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Book Review: How To Survive Your Murder By Danielle Valentine

Book Review: How To Survive Your Murder By Danielle Valentine

Holy moly, when we picked up this book we were not expecting to go on the rollercoaster we went on… Oh, hi, by the way, and welcome to this very chaotic How To Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine (the urge to spell this like v-a-l-n-t-y-n-e) book review. Wow, this book. Let’s get into it, shall we?

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Summary: Scream meets Happy Death Day in this terrifying stand-alone horror novel from YA scream queen Danielle Valentine.

Alice Lawrence is the sole witness in her sister’s murder trial.

And in the year since Claire’s death, Alice’s life has completely fallen apart. Her parents have gotten divorced, she’s moved into an apartment that smells like bologna, and she is being forced to face her sister’s killer and a courtroom full of people who doubt what she saw in the corn maze a year prior.

Claire was an all-American girl, beautiful and bubbly, and a theater star. Alice was a nerd who dreamed of becoming a forensic pathologist and would rather stay at home to watch her favorite horror movies than party. Despite their differences, they were bonded by sisterhood and were each other’s best friends.

Until Claire was taken away from her.

On the first day of the murder trial, as Alice prepares to give her testimony, she is knocked out by a Sidney Prescott look-alike in the courthouse bathroom. When she wakes up, it is Halloween night a year earlier, the same day Claire was murdered. Alice has until midnight to save her sister and find the real killer before he claims another victim.

Content Warnings: Gore, grief, death

Our Thoughts On How To Survive Your Murder

Okay. So this book is craziness. It’s kind of a Back to the Future meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but also somehow Riverdale? It’s a ride y’all. We were on the edge of our seats from about page 20 until the end. And then the ending is a cliffhanger???? Danielle, we need a sequel please, and thank you. To give you a summary of How to Survive Your Murder, we follow the main character, Alice, who is a true-crime/horror movie guru, as she is thrown back in time to try and save her sister, who was brutally murdered the year before. On Halloween. In a corn maze. Yeah. It’s wild. This book moves at a million miles an hour and we love it. Danielle keeps us guessing until the very last second and then we’re left with our minds just about blown. 🤯 = us.

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We flew through this book. Danielle Valentine’s writing is addictive. How to Survive Your Murder was such a fun, suspenseful read, and it does the most. There’s romance, sisterly bonds, a fairy… god…mother? It’s nuts. It was so good. 10\10, five stars, we’re obsessed.

Are you excited about this brand-new YA thriller? Have you added it to your TBR list? Let us know how you feel about this upcoming book in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!

How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine is out this August! You can pre-order it here.

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