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Now Entering Addamsville

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  2,727 ratings  ·  608 reviews
Zora Novak has been framed.

When someone burns down the home of the school janitor and he dies in the blaze, everyone in Addamsville, Indiana, points a finger at Zora. Never mind that Zora has been on the straight and narrow since her father was thrown in jail. With everyone looking for evidence against her, her only choice is to uncover the identity of the real killer. The
Hardcover, 357 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Greenwillow Books
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The Story Girl On her website, the author did say that she does have an idea for a sequel to this, she just has to sit down and write it. (Post from Feb. 8).
The Story Girl Yes, I was left with so many questions as well! I did some digging and found that on her website, the author did say that she does have an idea for a …moreYes, I was left with so many questions as well! I did some digging and found that on her website, the author did say that she does have an idea for a sequel to this, she just has to sit down and write it. (Post from Feb. 8, 2020).(less)

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Francesca Zappia
May 07, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
UPDATE 10/9/19:
Thank you for everyone who has supported Addamsville!! The form for postcards is now closed (I'd love to send them out indefinitely, but unfortunately there are factors like money and time...). I hope you all continue to enjoy the book!

UPDATE 8/1/19:
You may have already seen on my Twitter or Instagram, but I’m giving away illustrated (by me) ADDAMSVILLE postcards!

There’s no preorder required for these because I know not everyone can afford or buy books. All you have to do to get
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Well, that was fun

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
I wasn't expecting this to be as good as Eliza and Her Monsters, but I was hoping for something better than this.

Now Entering Addamsville reads like it wants to be a fun mystery, dark paranormal, and heartfelt contemporary all at the same time without knowing how. The mystery feels like it's only sort of the main plot, the paranormal aspects are underdeveloped and not at all creepy, and the emotion never works because I was never able to sympathize with the characters, especially the main one. Z
✨ A ✨
Nov 16, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-release
Title change!?

16 Nov, 2018
I 👏 spy 👏 with 👏 my 👏 little 👏 eye...
*screams* Is that a NEW ZAPPIA BOOK I see!?!? 😱
Oct 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 48%

Sigh. This had such potential ! I gave it a lot longer of a chance than I normally would have cause I just kept willing it to get better cause I loved this author’s previous works.

Here’s why I DNF’d:
- MC was honestly the worst she was super unlikable which I don’t mind when a character is complex and flawed but this character was just boring and awful. Her only personality trait was that shes a bitch and that she’s poor which was brought up every other sentence - I pROMISE girl everyone
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a paranormal story done right . Great characters, great atmosphere, and great story. Zora Novak is our main character she can see ghosts and fight demons called fire starters. The whole town basically sees her as trailer trash, she’s missing 2 fingers courtesy of one said fire starter, her dad is in prison for stealing money from half the town and her mom disappeared . I was thinking while reading this man this poor kid nothing ever goes right for her. Then she is framed for starting a ...more
Reading_ Tamishly
Oct 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I am so glad I picked up this book today.
It's just perfect to start this month with such a witchy, ghostly, paranormal read.

And yes, I am so happy to read a book for the first by the author and I am not at all disappointed.

💞 What I consider really good about this read:

The characters and the chemistry between them (the good, the bad and the ugly alike!) and the events/situations surrounding them have been developed so well that you just do not want to stop reading in between.

Even though it's a YA
Oct 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This story is about Zora and the town she lives in which is called Addamsville. Zora can see ghost just like her mom who disappeared 4 years ago. After a mysterious round of fires and death all fingers point to Zora so it's up to her to prove she had nothing to do with it.

I picked up this book because I felt like it would have made a perfect October read with ghost and mystery. I had a hard time getting into this story. I wanted more interactions with the ghost and maybe a little spooky. I just
Michael Fierce
One of my most anticipated good reads of the year!
Victoria Bryan
When the book isn’t even out yet, but you already want a sequel

A solid 4.75

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC for this book at BookCon and that's why I am able to provide this review.

First, let me start by saying I loved every second of this book and the second I finished it I wanted to start reading it all over again. Although the blurb on the back of the book compares Now Entering Addamsville to Stranger Things mixed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I would compare NEA to the episode of Supe
♛ may
i hope y'all loved this more than i did bc i'm ready to pack my bags and head to Disappointment Dr. for the rest of my foreseeable future

from the author who wrote two of my FAVOURITE contemporaries, i assure you, i am the one who's the most disappointed right now :(((((((((((((((((

i seriously was so confused throughout the entire book. and if you ask me right now what the book is about, i still can't give you a coherent response because i SERIOUSLY DON'T KNOW

anyways, excuse me while i allow my
h o l l i s
Is there anything worse than reading a new book by an author who wrote one of your favourite books.. and not liking it? Worse, wanting to DNF it after like twenty pages?

Okay, there are many many worse things, but roll with it.

NOW ENTERING ADDAMSVILLE was such a dissa-aca-pointment (one day I'll stop referencing these movies but today is not that day #pitchperfect4lyfe). It's not that I had major hopes for this story in general; I just expected to love whatever this author came out with, expected
Peter Monn
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sooooo good. Omg the last line did me in. A full spoiler free review will be up on my booktube channel at http://YouTube.com/peterlikesbooks ...more
Schizanthus Nerd
How could you convince people of the truth when they had already decided what version of the story they wanted to believe?
When George Masrell’s home is engulfed in fire in the middle of the night, with 80 year old George inside, Zora quickly becomes the town’s prime suspect. Zora is a Novak and in Addamsville Novak’s are well known, but not for anything good.
And when your mom disappears, your dad goes to jail, and the whole town hates you on sight, sometimes you get it in your head to start
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
I guess this was okay? I didn't really enjoy it but it wasn't bad enough to dnf. Mostly just blahs. I wanted this to get me in the fall spirit, but that didn't happen. I was expecting a spooky atmosphere, a quirky town, and a family mystery, but I was just so underwhelmed by everything about Now Entering Addamsville that I know it's going to be one of those books that I instantly forget everything about it.

The biggest problem I had with the story was the worldbuilding. There was virtually none
TOTAL READING TIME: 3 hours, 47 minutes.

3.5 stars rounded up to 4.

A fun romp; read like a well-written fanfiction for BuzzFeed Unsolved if Ryan and Shane morphed into one person and became a douchebag. I loved Zora; the best aspect of this book for me was the characters, however, I had trouble following along with the mythology. I still don't have a good grasp of what firestarters actually were, who Sam, Bach, and Ludwig were and what they were, which is the reason why this is a 3.5 and not a 4.
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
May 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: earcs
Thank you to HarperCollins and Edelweiss for proving an E-arc in exchange for an honest review.
Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
You can find this review on my blog Shades of Paper.

“When your mom disappears, your dad goes to jail, and the whole town hates you on sight, sometimes you get it in your head to start doing stupid things to ease that anger. Stupid things like hunting firestarters alone.”

Now Entering Addamsville was one of my most anticipate releases of this year, and I was so excited to pick it up as soon as possible. I’ve adored the other two books I’ve read by Francesca Zappia, and though I enjoyed
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it

Here are some of my thoughts:
• This is certainly different from Zappia’s other works. I have enjoyed it. My favorite thing about this is seeing the developing friendship of angry, outcast Zora and her rich, pampered cousin, Artemis. They both have misconceptions of one another, but they learn to grow together and trust each other.
• I also enjoy the friendships, Mads, Lorelei, and Hal. It is great that despite Zora feeling lonely and isolated from the town, she has found people who has her back.
Sep 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
2.5/5 stars

I loved the author's previous book, Eliza and Her Monsters. So I was excited to get to read another YA book by this author.

This book is a Young Adult contemporary book. But it is mostly a YA paranormal story. I do like ghosts. But unfortunately this book does not focus on ghosts. It focuses more on other paranormal elements, which I didn't really like.

The narrator is 18 year old high school student Zora Novak (1st person POV). The story is set in Indiana. A bunch of fires have been se
THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! I definitely recommend the audio guys!

Now Entering Addamsville was such a fun book. Once I saw the title I just knew I had to get my hands on it. One, I love absolutely everything about the Addams family. Two, this book was just a blast to listen to. Three, now I really wished it was October.

In it, you will meet Zora. She is a high school senior who definitely has a lot on her plate. Her mom disappeared, her dad is in jail, her older sisters is sort of her guardian, and sh
Jay G
May 10, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*

Zora Novak is not well liked in her small town of Addamsville. She has been keeping out of trouble ever since her father was thrown in jail and she was accused of starting a fire that took two of her fingers. Zora has the unique ability to see ghosts, and she hunts and kills firestarters, just like her m
3.5 stars
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Edelweiss and Greenwillow Books for the chance to review this title ahead of its release date.

Francesca Zappia. That name makes me hit pre-order no matter what the plot is. No matter how the cover looks. Zappia has me spending my time and money on blind faith alone because the moment I finished MADE YOU UP, she became an auto-buy author, and I became a lifelong fan.

What is this book about, you ask?

Our protagonist is named Zora, and she can see ghosts. She comes from a tumultuous fa
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, october-2019
This book slaps.

Okay but for real, this was so good! Now Entering Addamsville follows Zora, a high school senior who has Baggage with a capital B. Her ghost-seeing, demon-hunting mother disappeared a few years ago, and her father, dealing with his grief in a supremely negative way, swindled a bunch of people in town out of substantial amounts of money and ended up in prison. Zora, who can also see ghosts and hunt demons, has to try to save her town from the worst demon of all, with her non-ghost
Eva B.
This was just insanely fun? If you're looking for a hard-hitting mental health book that's grounded in realism a la Eliza And Her Monsters, you won't find it here, but I love the cast (mostly, fuck you Buster) and it was super fast-paced. I would've liked it to be a bit longer and have some more explanations that weren't given, but at the same time I don't want every little supernatural element explained. This would be excellent as a graphic novel and/or miniseries. ...more
Kelsea Yu
This is a lovely book if you’re looking for pure Halloween fun! I enjoyed the quirky town full of ghosts and mysteries. Great start to a new series!
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

I got this ARC at BookCon and thank you to the publisher for providing it in exchange for an honest review.

This was such a fun read! I was really looking forward to it because I absolutely loved Eliza and Her Monsters, and this one did not disappoint. Now Entering Addamsville is about a girl, Zora, who can see ghosts (her whole town is obsessed with ghosts but she is the only one who can see them) and she is being framed for the murder of a janitor at her school who died
Other Rachel
rtc. just take my wallet, francesca. do it for morty the dead miner mascot.

Ever wanted to know what a haunted Pawnee, Indiana would be like? Because this is it with the demonic fires, a girl with an axe, and ghosts occupying every space as the body count grows.

Zappia knocks it out of the park with her first SFF book. For fans of spooky small towns with secrets, readers will love Zora's bristling anger as she framed for the strange fires. Born with the ability to see ghosts, it's up to her, her
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
I am cursed to hate all the books I read in October. I had hoped that Now Entering Addamsville would break the curse, with its fun Supernatural-esque vibes, but that hope was in vain.

The atmosphere of the book is excellent. The characters are diverse; there's an impressive cast: THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN MY BOOK.

The problem was that nothing. happened. in. this. book.

60% into the book is where the action starts, and it is a trek to get that far. Once the action heated up and we saw more of Bach.

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Writer of MADE YOU UP and ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS. Represented by Louise Fury of the Bent Agency.

Also wrote The Children of Hypnos serial on Wattpad (https://www.wattpad.com/story/9547883...).

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