Mar 07 2020

Blog Tour & Review: The June Boys by Courtney Stevens

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Young Adult / Leave a Comment


The June Boys

by Courtney C. Stevens
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: March 3, 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
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The Gemini Thief could be anyone. Your father, your mother, your best friend’s crazy uncle. Some country music star’s deranged sister. Anyone.The Gemini Thief is a serial kidnapper, who takes three boys and holds them captive from June 1st to June 30th of the following year. The June Boys endure thirteen months of being stolen, hidden, observed, and fed before they are released, unharmed, by their masked captor. The Thief is a pro, having eluded authorities for nearly a decade and taken at least twelve boys.

Now Thea Delacroix has reason to believe the Gemini Thief took a thirteenth victim: her cousin, Aulus McClaghen.

But the game changes when one of the kidnapped boys turns up dead. Together with her boyfriend Nick and her best friends, Thea is determined to find the Gemini Thief and the remaining boys before it’s too late. Only she’s beginning to wonder something sinister, something repulsive, something unbelievable, and yet, not impossible:

What if her father is the Gemini Thief?

About the Author

Courtney “Court” Stevens grew up among rivers, cornfields, churches, and gossip in the small town south. She is a former adjunct professor, youth minister, Olympic torchbearer and bookseller at Parnassus Books. These days she writes coming-of-truth fiction and is the Community Outreach Manager for Warren County Public Library. She has a pet whale named Herman, a bandsaw named Rex, and several novels with her name on the spine.


Review of The June Boys

Review (4.5 Stars):  The June Boys was a creepy mystery that literally will have readers reading with the lights on.  Thea’s hometown has been haunted by The Gemini Thief, who takes three boys every June only to return them a year later.  The only thing is that this year, The Gemini Thief has progressed to murdering their victims and Thea’s cousin is one of the missing.  As the clues start adding up, Thea has to take a close look at home because she is afraid that her own father may be The Gemini Thief.

I’m a huge fan of mysteries and I couldn’t believe how fast this story will suck you in.  Thea was an interesting character that was torn between helping to finding her cousin and being afraid that her father was really The Gemini Thief.  This book had me at the edge of my seat and you will be too because it was hard to put this book down until you reached its conclusion.

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