Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of The Lakeview Series. This is a young adult mystery series including the books ‘Hush’, ‘Whisper’, ‘Silence’ and ‘Scream’.
For more information about the tour please visit the tour page.
About 'Hush' (A Lakeview Novel #1):
For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princesses. That is, until she spots her boarding school’s new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn’t.
Following the tragic demise of one of Europe’s most beloved royal families, Max has stumbled upon information he thinks may lead to a lost royal heir, and now he is on a quest halfway around the world to see if he’s right.
Sworn to secrecy by his university professor and the headmaster of Lakeview Academy, Max is admitted into an exchange program with the sole purpose of finding out the truth. But will his personal feelings for Blakely get in the way?
When a stolen email surfaces, Blakely and her friends’ lives are threatened, and Max starts to question what he is really after.
From the exclusive rolling lawns of Canada’s most prestigious boarding school to the University of Saint Andrews’ hallowed grounds, Blakely’s quiet, unassuming life is turned upside down. Is she really who she thinks she is? Can she survive long enough to help Max unearth the truth?
About 'Whisper' (A Lakeview Novel #2):
It’s Halle Henry’s first year at Lakeview Academy . . .
On a snowy January night, just days after a fire that nearly destroyed the school’s library, Elsie Stewart, daughter of the headmaster and founder of Lakeview Academy, dies slipping beneath the ice of frozen Clearwater Lake. Unable to right the wrongs she committed before her tragic death, Elsie’s spirit walks the halls of her father’s school, waiting for someone who can.
One hundred years later, while joining her sister’s friend Leigh to help clean out the school’s administration building before the big remodel, Halle stumbles upon Elsie’s hidden journal.
Obsessed with what she finds, Halle searches the school for clues that may lead to solving a century-old mystery. The only problem is that Halle also talks Calum Stewart, Leigh’s worst nightmare, into helping them.
Once Leigh and Calum are forced work together, sparks fly and no one around them, alive or dead, is left unaffected.
About 'Silence' (A Lakeview Novel #2.5):
Searching for the answers about the father she never knew, Blakely Henry, now Queen of Tamura, takes her family on a cross-country adventure through the hill towns of Southern France.
About 'Scream' (A Lakeview Novel #3):
It’s Halle Henry’s final year at Lakeview Academy, and she is determined to make it her best year yet. But when drugs are discovered in her boyfriend Alex’s backpack and he is expelled, Halle’s life spins out of control.
Refusing to believe the accusations against him, Halle vows to get to the bottom of what really happened and bring Alex back to campus so they can graduate together.
Now, all Halle has to do is save her boyfriend, solve a murder, graduate from high school, and keep from getting killed in the process.
My Review of 'Hush':
A view months ago I read about the Lakeview series by Stacey R. Campbell. It sounded like a really fun read, so when the sign up for the Lakeview series Blog Tour was send out, I signed up as fast as I could. I couldn’t wait to start reading the first book in the series ‘Hush’, and was super excited when I read I would be a part of the tour.
In ‘Hush’ we meet Blakely Henry, a seventeen year old who is in her last year on Lakeview Academy, a boarding school in Canada. Blakely has always known that she was adopted. But who her real parents are, are a big mystery. Blakely has given up her search and now only wants to focus on school. That also means no boys.
Max Ryder is a student of the University of Saint Andrews. One day he finds some pictures that suggest that there is a unknown royal heir to the throne of Tamura. A throne, people are fighting over because every heir was supposedly dead. Now Max is an exchange student on Lakeview Academy, on a guest to finding out the truth. But unfortunately Max isn’t the only one who’s trying to find out who Blakely really is.
I was really excited to start reading this book and I must say it didn’t disappoint. This book is easy to read and definitely a feel-good book. You easily get pulled into this story and I was really interested in the characters and what was going on. The characters are easy to love and most of all I loved the whole lost-princess part. The romance was also very adorable and definitely made me want to keep on reading.
This book made me think a little of the Princess Diaries, and it definitely is just as good if you ask me. The one thing that bothered me at times was the way this book went very fast. For example when Max tried to catch Blakely’s interest. One page of the book would be about three different days. Time went by really fast at times. It just felt a little rushed. But fortunately this didn’t bother me too much.
What I also really enjoyed about this book was that it was written through different Point of Views. I loved reading what Blakely and Max where thinking separately.
Overall this book was a very nice relaxing read and it definitely made me interested in reading the next books in this series. I would especially recommend this book to the younger YA reading crowd. I would have adored this book in my teens!!
About the Author:
Stacey R. Campbell lives in the San Juan Islands with her husband and three daughters. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and a dyslexic writer that believes there is no such thing as a bad reader. She is the author of the young adult novels ‘Hush’, ‘Whisper’, ‘Silence’ & ‘Scream’ and the highly acclaimed middle grade swashbuckling Pirate book ‘ARRGH’!
When not at her desk writing she can be found hiking, sailing, or skiing. She enjoys chocolate in any shape or size, too many cups of coffee and laughing (often too loudly as her daughters say) with her friends and family.
Stacey is available for classroom visits via Skype and loves working with writers and readers of any age; especially those with learning disabilities like her own.
Learn more about Stacey R. Campbell and her upcoming releases by visiting her website at www.staceyrcampbell.com. You can also visit Facebook and Twitter to learn more about Stacey.