Spectacle

Spectacle Review

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 vision of the newest body, a young woman, being murdered--from the perspective of the murderer himself.

When the body of another woman is retrieved from the Seine days later, Paris begins to buzz with rumors that this victim may not be the last. Nathalie's search for answers sends her down a long, twisty road involving her mentally ill aunt, a brilliant but deluded scientist, and eventually into the Parisian Catacombs. As the killer continues to haunt the streets of Paris, it becomes clear that Nathalie's strange new ability may make her the only one who can discover the killer's identity--and she'll have to do it before she becomes a target herself.

Title:Spectacle
Edition Language:English

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  • Chris

    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 posit...

  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)

    "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 ...

  • Emma

    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 satisfyi...

  • Sarah  Loves Books and tea

    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 newspape...

  • Kaya

    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, whi...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Oh, this is so delightfully messed up! I mean it, it is sometimes downright gruesome, so ...

  • Lauren Stoolfire

    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 siècle Paris. I enjoyed all of ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    1887 historical fantasy. Paris. magic caused by pseudoscience. weirdness. I'm fucking ready. ...

  • Rae

    ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest reviewYou can also find this review and others on the blog here:http://vicariouslyvoraciously.com/rev...Another historical fiction! I nev...

  • Tucker (TuckerTheReader)

    I'M GETTING SJTR VIBES AND I NEED THIS. RIGHT. FREAKING. NOW....