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Blog Tour + Book Review + Giveaway: The Marvelous by Claire Kann

Title: The Marvelous
Author: Claire Kann
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: June 8, 2021
Pages: 336

Everybody knows Jewel Van Hanen.

When Jewel inherits a not-so-small fortune, she decides to throw a party to celebrate at her new estate. Except she isn't hosting an ordinary high school party: she's hosting a bash with an exclusive guest list of her most loyal "friends" and a life-changing cash prize awarded at midnight.

Once the party begins, her friends embark on an unforgettable game solving cryptic clues, confessing their darkest secrets, and conquering fear-based dares. But as the game grows tougher and intensely more personal, they all begin to wonder: Who exactly is Jewel Van Hanen and why would she put them through this?

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My Thoughts

**Thank you so much to NetGalley and Xpresso Book Tours for sending me an Advanced Reader's Copy in exchange for an honest review!**

Jewel Van Hanen has always been in the eye of the public whether it's as an actress, heiress, or creator of a famous app, Golden Rule. After suddenly disappearing for a year, she returns to the public with unexpected news.

To play or not to play. That was the question knocking around in Stella's head.

Four of Golden Rule's users will be invited to Jewel's private house (mansion) for a weekend of excitement. But when the four lucky people arrive, they realize that it's not quite how they would have imagined. 

Hopefully, she'd be able to count on Harlow as well as Alex during whatever came next. Because something was coming. Jewel would not let her down.

Instead of a chill weekend hanging out, the contestants are now thrown into a wild game that brings out unexpected talents from each person. To beat the mastermind of the game, Jewel, they must all work together to win the prize of one million dollars. 

I don't like you, but I appreciate you.

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5)

The first I'd say 70% of the story was slow and I was a little confused on some of the plot and characters but the last part was SO exciting and I was hooked. I absolutely couldn't put the last part down.  

What I was a little confused about was that the story was told from only three out of the four contestant's perspectives. I thought it may have been fun to see the fourth contestant's point of view during the weekend. 

Overall, The Marvelous was a book that had many twists and riddles to solve from the beginning of the weekend. I enjoyed seeing time pass and would say to try it if you can hold out the first half of the book.

About the Author

Claire Kann hails from the glorious Bay Area where the weather is regrettably not nearly as temperate as it used to be. She has a BA in English/Creative Writing from Sonoma State University, works for a nonprofit that you may have heard of where she daydreams like she's paid to do it, and dislikes snow and summer. Claire is the author of Let’s Talk About Love.

Tour Schedule:

June 7th

sunnysidereviews - Interview
Books By Maeve - Review
The Candid Cover - Review
Shelf Love - Review
The Reading Chemist - Review

June 8th

Mashlovesbooks - Review
Lisa Loves Literature - Review
The Heart of a Book Blogger - Interview
Rockin’ Book Reviews  - Guest Post

June 9th

Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile - Review
Rants N Scribbles - Guest Post
Bookscapade Passion - Excerpt
Adventures in Writing - Excerpt
What Polly Reads - Review

June 10th

Westveil Publishing - Interview
June Reads Books - Review
Ruei’s Reading Corner - Review
The.girl.who.reads.too.much - Review
The Book View - Review

June 11th

Wishful Endings - Guest Post
The Avid Reader - Review
Kait Plus Books - Excerpt
Books, Tea, Healthy Me - Review


Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN)

  • Print copy of The Marvelous

**Click here!**


  1. This sounds like an entertaining read! Thanks for hosting today!


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