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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  616 ratings  ·  170 reviews
When a girl with a troubled history of finding dead bodies investigates the murder of her ex, she uncovers a plot to put herself---and everyone she loves---on the list of who's next.

Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. After stumbling upon a classmate's body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police's failure to find th
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published July 7th 2020 by Jimmy Patterson
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Chelsea Humphrey
This is a tough one to review, because on the one hand if was fast paced, held my attention well, and had a diverse cast of characters doing interesting things, yet on the other we are left wondering why this book is 464 pages long, with an extremely unlikable main character, and a final chapter that did nothing but add an unnecessary dramatic flair and confusion. I'm not the target audience, so I think I'll leave it here, but the writing is quality and I would definitely give this author anothe ...more
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
You’re Next by Kylie Schachte is a young adult mystery/thriller novel. This one is sort of like a modern day Nancy Drew with a teenage protagonist who is determined to find out who murdered her ex-girlfriend.

Flora Calhoun is not a stranger to finding dead bodies. A few years before she had stumbled across a murder victim which led to her beginning to investigate crime. This doesn’t make Flora exactly popular among her peers but Flora has her one best friend and that’s all she needs.

When Flora’s
Jun 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley and Jimmy Patterson Books(an imprint of Little, Brown, and Company) for an egalley in exchange for an honest review.

When teenage investigator, Flora Calhoun witnesses the death of her love interest, Ava McQueen she vows that she will find the person responsible. With the help of her best friend, her sister, and her ex-CIA grandfather, Flora gets closer to the mystery but may lose her life in the process.

This book read like a sequel in the series with a very elaborate back
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to Julie at Jimmy Patterson Presents for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review
"Flora, I need your help. Come fast."

This book was 100 pages too long.

So, what's this book about?

Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. After stumbling upon a classmate's body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police's failure to find the killer has haunted her ever since. One night, she gets a midnight text from Ava McQueen,
Frank Phillips
Oct 08, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars, rounded down. The ending was very open-ended leaving me to believe this will undoubtedly become some sort of series, with what I'm sure will be dozens more books to follow with this protagonist, which I'm not a huge fan of. Never have liked series and probably never will. Maybe due to the lack of finality, who knows. I'm sure I'm in the minority with that opinion! That being said, this was absolutely an amazing debut, especially for a YA audience! ...more
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Dennis by: Chelsea Humphrey
I will not bash this young adult LGBTQ+ story. It did not work out for me because of the length and the secondary plot lines thrown in throughout the narrative. It will definitely be a book that YA fanatics will flock too, but maybe I should stop giving them a try.
Bookworm Extraordinaire

This one was a bit of a mixed bag...

On the positive side, the plot was interesting, fast-paced, and kept me engaged and guessing until the end.

However, this read like a second book in a series with an entire backstory that wasn't fleshed out enough, and really could have been a book on its own. On top of that, the main character was extremely unlikable. Flora was genuinely an awful daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend. Last, what the heck was that ending?! Will there be another book? I
Krystin Rachel
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Opening Hook: The first rule of teenage fight club is…
Main Character: Full of rage and vengeance
Plot Twisty-ness: Lost in the page count

Well, once again a YA thriller and I just do not get along. No one is fucking surprised.

I really don’t want to sit here and write a big negative review for this novel because it’s an LGBTQ+ rep YA that lots of kids will flock to and enjoy and feel represented in. So I’ll keep it short and sweet.

For me, this book just didn’t work. I didn’t
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: sapphic, arcs, bisexual
the ending... i don't even wanna talk about it

p.s this is m/f

rep: bisexual mc

tw: sapphic character dies (in the synopsis, not a spoiler), domestic abuse/violence
charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)
On my blog.

Rep: bi mc, Chinese-American side character, Black side characters

CWs: death, violence

Galley provided by publisher

You’re Next reads to me like a posterchild (posterbook?) for why there should be an intermediate age group in publishing between YA and adult. Because it was a good book, yes, but the plot just felt ridiculous when you consider that the main character, and most of the people involved, are just sixteen.

I mean, the writing is solid. The mystery is solid. The characters w
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

Flora keeps finding dead bodies. The modern day Nancy Drew has a talent for investigation and a tenuous relationship with following rules, making her a thorn in the side of the police. Flora’s penchant trouble and screw-you attitude makes her unpopular at school and often puts her at odds with her best friend Cass, little sister Olive and custodial grandfather. When Flora finds her ex-girlfriend bleeding from a gunshot wound, she doesn’t buy the cop’s theory that it wa
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Okay but why is there no book 2 pending? You CAN'T give me THAT ending and expect me to be okay. Wtf man ...more
Aty Behsam
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, if you're fan of thriller mystery, DO NOT MISS THIS! Pre-order now!

This is way too good and I could barely put down the book. Flora is relatable and full of flaws. She's real. Literally, I don't wanna spoil anything, but there are surprises that will stick with you for days!

Not many books can surprise me like You're Next did.

Paula  Phillips
Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was one that I asked our library to buy and imagine my surprise seeing the release date as the 7th July which is my birthday, that's pretty cool. When I saw that this was a James Patterson presents and that the main girl was a teen detective, that captured my attention. I love books that have teen detectives like modern-day Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars. In this book, we meet Flora Calhoun who seems to have a habit of finding dead bodies and stumbling upon mysteries. She also is a bisex ...more
Donna Hines
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
Even broken crayons color! But is it worth getting killed for speaking out? What would you do to have a voice so others can be heard from the grave?
The fact that Flora appears to be ready for rage after being labeled by her peers as the troublemaker should be a shocker, what should be is the death of a beautiful girl named AVA!
The trauma of witnessing her murder has festered within Flora vowing vengeance for all women who lost their voices.
It's a dangerous and precarious situation that is hangin
Laura (crofteereader)
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

This book took everything that was great about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (except for the cool formatting) and added more depth. Teenage sleuth? Let's make her darker and harder and sharper - but also give her an actual reason to be sleuthing to the point of obsession and potential personal harm. A town's big mystery? Let's make it a big conspiracy with lots of moving parts and big money changing hands. A budding romance? First, let's make our MC bisexual (!!) and then focus on trus
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

Thank you to James Patterson Presents for my review copy.
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I speed read the last few hundred pages, and I'm not that sure what happened, but I do know I'm screaming.
Flora is an unlikeable main character, but I enjoyed seeing her being self-aware and growing throughout the novel.
I loved all the secondary character and thought that they added layers to the story that made it more interesting.
The mystery was an interesting take on Fight Club, and I thought that even though it was a little bit unrealistic for teenagers to be doing, it was very entertaini
Lauren Stoolfire
You're Next by Kylie Schachte is a solid YA mystery thriller that sets a fast pace and keeps you on your toes until the very end. However, I wasn't a fan of the lead character and there isn't much of a reason for the novel to be a whopping 449 pages long. I usually like it when books drop you right into the action, but in this case I felt like I was missing something right from the beginning and that never let up. ...more
Jul 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: lgbtq, 20-releases, wlw-mc
disaster bi teen detective solving her ex's murder!! ...more
Amy Koto
Oct 25, 2020 rated it liked it
A good mystery and some edge of your seat moments that kept you entertained, but it took me a while to get through this book. The book absolutely channeled some Veronica Mars, but lacked in the dark humor and sarcasm that I was needing from Flora.

As a MC, it was difficult to connect to her, but I was along for the ride and appreciated the reveals at the end.

Melissa McKinnon
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I rarely write reviews. I give my star rating and move on, but I couldn’t help but notice a lot of, well, complaints in the reviews. I’m not sure if this counts as a spoiler, but the main character is not a Mary Sue. She is the most realistic main character I’ve seen in a YA novel in a very long time.

I’ve noticed the same people who complain about unrealistic main characters will say they’re unlikeable when they’re slightly flawed. This main character makes bad decisions and is flawed, but she
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
2☆ - as thrilling as the synopsis is, this book was a bit... underwhelming. this book didn't need to be over 450 pages long. this story kept building up and up until the plot twist at the end, which might i add was very random and didn't make much sense. all the teenage characters didn't even sound like teenagers. they way they talked and exchanged dialogue with each other just seemed off. flora, the main character, was so unlikeable that by the time i was 3/4 into the book, i really stopped car ...more
Amber (The Book Bratz)
Sep 21, 2019 marked it as to-read
We are covering YOU'RE NEXT on the blog next year and I can't wait!! ...more
Derek Milman
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant debut. Make sure you pick this one up.
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to JIMMY Patterson publishing for sending me an ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
4/5 stars.
I really enjoyed this book! It had good pacing, a great cast of characters, and an interesting mystery to be solved.
Right from the beginning, I really liked the relationship between Flora and her grandpa. Gramps is ex-CIA and he supports Flora in her detective work when her mother doesn’t. Even though they had their issues, their relationship was realistic and they both reach
Isla and Maya
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-maya-s
You’re Next
Author: Kylie Schachte
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ • ✨/ 5
Reviewed: Maya

Flora Calhoun, amateur girl detective in her high school, has a reputation for sticking her nose in everybody’s business. When her ex-girlfriend, Ava, is shot and killed, she doesn’t think it’s a mugging gone wrong and begins investigating. I enjoyed this book so much, and although the plot felt somewhat familiar, the characters, world-building, representation and overall writing made up for it. T
Karen Barber
Flora is a character who does not make things easy for herself. Headstrong and incredibly stubborn, she has a tendency to pursue her own ideas without really thinking about how her actions might impact on others.
When we’re first introduced to Flora her character is established quite quickly. She is bisexual, fancies herself as a detective and seems to have a tendency to get herself into hot water. She has not been the same since she went for a run and came across the dead body of a fellow studen
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2021
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Jul 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, fiction, bt-e-book, arc
You’re Next by Kylie Schachte is a mystery novel with an edgy teenager as the detective.

Flora has the habit of getting herself into tough spots. When she comes across her ex-girlfriend, dying on the street and full of bullet holes, this isn’t the first murder Flora’s stumbled upon. Flora fancies herself a super sleuth–a detective–and she has the reputation of putting her nose in where it doesn’t belong.

This murder is a bit more personal though. This is Ava, her ex. Ava didn’t deserve to die in a
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Kylie Schachte lived in nine different cities–from Moscow to Los Angeles–before making her home in Portland, Oregon. She’s a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and an active member of the Pitch Wars online community as both a program alum and mentor. When she’s not writing, she can be found attending concerts, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and refereeing between her tiny cat and giant dog—the ...more

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