Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black {Blog Tour}

When I hear mystery or historical fiction I run, but with an Old Hollywood setting I ran straight for this book and I'm so glad I did! Keep reading for my thoughts!

Title: Chasing Starlight

Author: Teri Bailey Black

Age: Young Adult

Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Publication Date: August 11, 2020

Publisher: Tor Teen

Source: ARC provided

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Movies, mansions, and murder in the Golden Age of Hollywood! Teri Bailey Black's Chasing Starlight is a historical mystery from the award-winning author of the Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel.

1938. The Golden Age of Hollywood. Palm trees and movie stars. Film studios pumping out musicals, westerns, and gangster films at a furious pace. Everyone wants to be a star―except society girl and aspiring astronomer Kate Hildebrand, who’d rather study them in the night sky. She’s already famous after a childhood tragedy turned her into a newspaper headline. What she craves is stability.

But when Kate has to move to Hollywood to live with her washed-up silent film star grandfather, she walks into a murder scene and finds herself on the front page again. She suspects one of the young men boarding in her grandfather’s run-down mansion is the killer―maybe even her grandfather. She searches for clues.

Now, Kate must discover the killer while working on the set of a musical―and falling in love. Will her stars align so she can catch the murderer and live the dream in Old Hollywood? Or will she find that she's just chasing starlight?  

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
Mystery and historical fiction are two genres I typically stay clear of, but Old Hollywood sold me on giving this a go and I'm glad I did. I was blown away by how atmospheric this book was for me. I felt like I was will Kate in 1930's on the set.

Kate is such a strong female character! I loved how bold and sassy she was especially considering the time and setting of the story. All the other cast of characters were all so entertaining for me and all so different. I don't think I had a character that I immediately hated.

The murderer, for me, was a complete surprise! Different from who I expected it to be! I think every part of this story was well written. The mystery, the romance, the cast, the drama -- all were well written, paced and placed!

Teri did such a phenomenal job with this story and I would highly recommend it to others who, like myself, don't care much for or are new to the mystery or historical fiction genres. I had a blast reading this book.

About the Author:
Teri Bailey Black is happiest when she's creating things, whether it's with words, fabric, or digging in the garden. Her debut novel, Girl at the Grave, won the Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel, and the Whitney Award for Best Debut and Best Young Adult Novel. Her second novel, Chasing Starlight, will be published June 2020. She and her husband have four children and live in Orange County, California.

- Giveaway is open to International
- Must be 13+ to Enter
- 5 Winners will receive a Copy of CHASING STARLIGHT by Teri Bailey Black.
- 1 Winner will receive a Copy of CHASING STARLIGHT and Shirt.
- Ends on August 31, 2020

I want to thank JeanBookNerd for having me onboard this tour and Tor Teen for sending me a copy for review!