Payback by Kristen Simmons {Blog Tour}

Huge shout out to JeanBookNerd and Tor Books for sending me a copy for review and having me on the tour.

: Payback

Author: Kristen Simmons

Series: Vale Hall #3

Age: YA

Genres: Mystery, Contemporary

Publication Date: February 2, 2021

Publisher: Tor Teen

Source: Hardcover

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The unpredictable truth will be revealed in Payback, the stunning conclusion to Kristen Simmons’ Edgar-nominated thriller series that started with The Deceivers...

Brynn Hilder has conned a lot of people. From the spoiled rich kids of Sikawa City to her mom's loser ex-boyfriend, from a motorcycle gang to a senator's son. If there was money to be gained, or a secret to uncover, she figured out how to get it done. And thanks to Vale Hall and its director, Dr. David Odin, she's found a family of hustlers just like her.

Together, Brynn and her friends have overcome doubt, deceit, and betrayal to unearth the truth--a truth even a group of professional scammers couldn't have predicted.

And now they must tackle the biggest con artist of them all: the man who brought them all together.

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
This was a satisfying ending to this drama filled trilogy. I could see the growth in writing as I read this book. The stakes were a bit higher, I felt more thrills as the mysteries continued and the characters were all so dynamic and well written. This gives a lot more romance which was well-written as well!!

I still loved seeing the gang at Vale Hall and the family that they had, but I loved me some Brynn even more. She goes headfirst into getting payback. I loved how she has grown as a person and in her con-artistry. She is absolutely amazing!

If you are looking for a fun, drama-filled YA mystery with a bit of humor and good romance, I'd say definitely give this trilogy a solid go. You won't be disappointed.

About the Author:
Critically-acclaimed young adult author Kristen Simmons has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, where she spends her days supporting the caffeine industry and chasing her son.

- Giveaway is open to International
- Must be 13+ to Enter
- 3 Winners will receive the Vale Hall Series (all three books in the series) by Kristen Simmons.
- Ends February 21, 2021

Don't forget to check out all the other lovely bloggers on this tour for more reviews!

Will you give this trilogy a try?