I had picked up this book hoping that it was a murder mystery because of its title and cover featuring a skull, and in a way it was. But I feel like this book is less about an outright mystery (like a whodunnit) and more of a lore buildup. I would definitely recommend reading this book with a warm cup of coffee and some nachos (or Doritos) on a windy and slightly chilly evening. The Maine setting was quite nice, since the descriptions were vivid and I remember how calmly chaotic northern cities and towns can be (for different reasons than Texas is). I think I read this book well into the night, since I fell asleep at around 23:33 and I only dreamed of red envelopes and a farmhouse that blows up (you'd understand why if you read the book too). I kinda feel bad about Jackson though, since he suffered so much and we didn't even see him live the rest of his life in peace. I feel like Iris was a big reveal and will also somehow be relevant to the plot of the sequel.
Reviewed by Baguette Mendez
Trapped is the 3rd book in a series of novels, the first one being Framed. Main characters Florian and Margaret are undercover FBI, even though they are only kids. Their colleague, Marcus, is accused of crime, so they must try to rescue him from the false accusations by an unknown person. The main characters begin locked up in a library as the story progresses with flashbacks of their past experiences and how they got here. The novel was very intriguing, and I quickly read the whole thing! I love how every novel in the series is structured by firstly showing us an event with no context, then slowly revealing the details of the whole situation. I would definitely recommend to read this book!
Reviewed by: Sahana Sudhakar