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Now Entering Addamsville

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  18 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, 432 pages
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Greenwillow Books
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  • Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia
    Now Entering Addamsville
    Release date: Oct 01, 2019
    When Zora Novak is framed for a crime she didn’t commit, she must find the culprit and clear her name before it’s too late. But in a small town obsess ...more

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    Francesca Zappia
    May 07, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
    Hi there, I wrote this book!

    Some things you might be interested to know:

    - I originally also compared this book to Parks & Rec. I'd like to now issue a formal apology to all Hoosiers. As if I could ever write something that captured Indiana life so well.

    - Zora, the main character, is on-page ace. (#OwnVoices)

    - I listened to a playlist of pop songs and horror movie soundtracks while writing this. You can check that out here:

    - Also: There's a Pinterest b
    Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
    Update May 2019
    I dig the Halloween vibes this cover gives off.

    Prereview November 2018
    Not to be dramatic or anything but after Eliza and Her Monsters I would give my blood just for Zappia's grocery list.
    Nov 16, 2018 marked it as crushing-that-tbr-2019  ·  review of another edition
    Title change!?

    16 Nov, 2018
    I 👏 spy 👏 with 👏 my 👏 little 👏 eye...
    *screams* Is that a NEW ZAPPIA BOOK I see!?!? 😱
    Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    May 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Thank you to HarperCollins and Edelweiss for proving an E-arc in exchange for an honest review.
    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 blub 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 Super
    faith ✨
    6/24/2019: We have a cover and synopsis! I'm not so much of a fan for the cover, but the small-town murder mystery premise is really compelling!! It's also ownvoices for the ace rep by the way so I'm PUMPED

    2/23/2019: There's a title change? I personally liked Welcome to Adamsville more, but I still need this like yesterday
    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
    Celia McMahon
    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
    Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    I read the first three chapters (roughly 10% of this), and it's super not for me, but remember that I read this not because of the summary's appeal but because I loved Zappia's first two books.

    If you're here for the Stranger Things meets Buffy comp, I think you'll be fine, whereas I wanted something like Zappia's prior works which this was not.

    I don't DNF review much anymore, but I don't want my DNF to put anyone off, because I was branching out and trying something that didn't necessarily sou
    Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    Atmosphere of Now Entering Addamsville reminds me of the recent Nancy Drew comics mixed with some supernatural and noir elements. I don't necessarily see it as paranormal book(even though it probably is one) but as a alluring take on magical realism.

    Would recommend it to fans of Stranger Things and Riverdale(*cough*the first season*cough*).
    Apr 30, 2019 marked it as 2019-releases

    Why is no one talking about this?
    Other Rachel
    rtc. just take my wallet, francesca. do it for morty the dead miner mascot.

    arc copy provided by edelweiss.
    Nicole Smith
    Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    LOVED! I was really happy at the ending because there is closure, but it kind of screams for another book! YAY! I loved all the characters and their development through the story. It was almost a girl with a “gift” turns into a super hero with it being a super hero story. I’ll admit I was a little nervous that anxious characters weren’t in it like the other two book because I love the way Zappia writes about kids like this. My daughter is super anxious and her books have helped me parent better ...more
    Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    Apr 15, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
    Shelves: 2019-releases, arcs
    Thank you HarperCollins for giving me an ARC of this book

    HOW DID I NOT KNOW THAT SHE WAS COMING OUT WITH A BOOK THIS YEAR? And a mystery?!? This is going to be WILD.
    Cheska the Great is Not Okay
    Jun 28, 2019 marked it as to-buy-soon
    I loved, loved, loved Eliza & Her Monsters, and was so excited when I saw that she had written a new one. But it was a slog. I got to about the 60% mark, and COULD have finished it, but I’ve got too many books in my TBR pile to finish something as a chore. Not rating it... maybe things start coming together and the last 40% is amazing.
    Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Recommends it for: young adult, suspense, thriller
    Recommended to Kat by: Edelweiss
    Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this novel.
    Wow! Francesca Zappia is a new favorite author of mine! I love Scooby Doo and she has taken that and remade it into an original new story. This book is spooky, fun, and an absolute must read! Zora has an ability to see ghosts, but when everything in her life goes sideways she and a group of eccentric characters try to figure out what in the world is going on in their town. I hope there will be more to th
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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 (

    Social Media: @ChessieZappia

    You can find links to all my social media on my website,