Spin (Hardcover)

By Lamar Giles

Scholastic Press, 9781338219210, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

When rising star Paris Secord (aka DJ ParSec) is found dead on her turntables, it sends the local music scene reeling. No one is feeling that grief more than her shunned pre-fame best friend, Kya, and ParSec's chief groupie, Fuse -- two sworn enemies who happened to be the ones who discovered her body.

The police have few leads, and when the trail quickly turns cold, the authorities don't seem to be pushing too hard to investigate further. But nobody counted on Paris's deeply loyal fans, ParSec Nation, or the outrage that would drive Fuse and Kya to work together. As ParSec Nation takes to social media and the streets in their crusade for justice, Fuse and Kya start digging into Paris's past, stumbling across a deadly secret. With new info comes new motives. New suspects. And a fandom that will stop at nothing in their obsessive quest for answers, not even murder...


About the Author

Lamar Giles is the author of Overturned, which was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers; Fake ID, which was an Edgar Award finalist and a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers; and Endangered, which was also an Edgar Award finalist. Lamar is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. He resides in Virginia with his wife.


Praise For Spin

Praise for Spin
"Not to be missed." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Praise for Overturned
"An utterly compelling whodunit." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Giles, a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and two-time Edgar Award finalist, is in top form, weaving together the threads of his whodunit-and-why and resonantly depicting his characters' home and school lives. As a poker genius Nikki may be a singular sort of teenager, but she's grounded in desires and motivations that make her story as moving as it is thrilling." --New York Times Book Review

"Another Giles winner." --BCCB

"A fast-paced, endlessly intriguing mystery." --Booklist

"Giles excels at pulpy crime drama, including a romance with a wealthy casino heir, scattering a trail of clues and bluffs to keep readers guessing." --Publishers Weekly
*A YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers*
*A Kirkus Best Book of the Year*

Praise for Fake ID
"Giles ups the ante of YA witness-protection tales with a chilling foray into a much broader conspiracy, teasing readers with plausible suspects and clever misdirections that play off the tropes of running-from-the-mob stories." --BCCB (starred review)
"Fast action, judicious plot twists, and sufficiently evil teens and adults should keep thrill-seeking readers awake long into the night." --Kirkus Reviews

"Conspiracy theorists and thriller fans alike will be guessing right up to the end of this exciting debut." --Booklist
*A YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers*
*Edgar Award Finalist*

Praise for Endangered
"Frequent plot twists and short, fast-moving sentences keep tension high. Suspenseful and often wise." --Kirkus Reviews
"Giles writes a fast-paced, gripping suspense novel with an engaging whodunit mystery." --VOYA
"Giles crafts an unpredictable psychological thriller filled with murky choices and colorful characters." --Publishers Weekly
"This title delivers another skillfully devised plot, supported by a fully fleshed cast whose identities ... complicate but do not solely define their characters." --BCCB
*Edgar Award Finalist*


Praise for Overturned
"An utterly compelling whodunit."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Giles, a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and two-time Edgar Award finalist, is in top form, weaving together the threads of his whodunit-and-why and resonantly depicting his characters' home and school lives. As a poker genius Nikki may be a singular sort of teenager, but she's grounded in desires and motivations that make her story as moving as it is thrilling."--New York Times Book Review

"Another Giles winner."--BCCB

"A fast-paced, endlessly intriguing mystery."--Booklist

"Giles excels at pulpy crime drama, including a romance with a wealthy casino heir, scattering a trail of clues and bluffs to keep readers guessing."--Publishers Weekly
*A YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers*

Praise for Fake ID
"Giles ups the ante of YA witness-protection tales with a chilling foray into a much broader conspiracy, teasing readers with plausible suspects and clever misdirections that play off the tropes of running-from-the-mob stories."--BCCB (starred review)
"Fast action, judicious plot twists, and sufficiently evil teens and adults should keep thrill-seeking readers awake long into the night."--Kirkus Reviews

"Conspiracy theorists and thriller fans alike will be guessing right up to the end of this exciting debut."--Booklist
*A YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers*
*Edgar Award Finalist*

Praise for Endangered
"Frequent plot twists and short, fast-moving sentences keep tension high. Suspenseful and often wise."--Kirkus Reviews
"Giles writes a fast-paced, gripping suspense novel with an engaging whodunit mystery."--VOYA
"Giles crafts an unpredictable psychological thriller filled with murky choices and colorful characters."--Publishers Weekly
"This title delivers another skillfully devised plot, supported by a fully fleshed cast whose identities . . . complicate but do not solely define their characters."--BCCB
*Edgar Award Finalist*