Sixteen-year-old Paris Secord's (aka DJ ParSec) career--and life--has come to an untimely end, and the local music scene is reeling. No one is feeling the pain more than her shunned pre-fame best friend, Kya, and Paris's chief groupie, Fuse. But suspicion trumps grief, and since each suspects the other of Paris's murder, they're locked in a high-stakes game of public accusations and sabotage.Everyone in the ParSec Nation (DJ ParSec's local media base)--including the killer--is content to watch it play out, until Kya and Fuse discover a secret: Paris was on the verge of major deal that would've catapulted her to superstar status on a national level, leaving her old life (and old friends) behind. With the new info comes new motives. New suspects. And a fandom that shows its deadly side. As Kya and Fuse come closer to the twisted truth, the killer's no longer amused. But murdering Paris was simple enough, so getting rid of her nobody-friends shouldn't be an issue......
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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A really compelling mystery about a murdered DJ, her two closest friends/fans who -- at the time of her death -- were on the outs with her, and about police brutality, black justice, racial inequality in the media (there was a lot here reminiscent of Tiffany D. Jackson's MONDAY'S NOT COMING), and about social media and technology and the Dark Web. The twists here are solid and compelling, and both Kya and Fuse both have outstanding voices. This is my first Giles and won't be my last. Though Angi ...more
Can you say Beyhive? I enjoyed reading this young adult mystery, and my students are going to love it also! The pop culture references were excellent!
I love Lamar Giles’ books and Spin further proves his skill as a mystery writer. This book has something for everyone (mystery, music, love, friendship, narration on society, tech savviness etc) and Giles does a great job of mixing everything together into one flowing plot. I highly recommend you pick up this book when it hits shelves!
*received this as an ARC*
Also check out Lamar Giles’ bio. He’s a founding member of we need diverse books so basically a literary hero 🤷♀ ...more
YA mystery. Nice reveal. Interesting setting and characters. I enjoyed it.
Giles has a winner here!! Gripping from the start, I loved this mystery about the murder of a talented young DJ.
I think teen readers will LOVE this book- the social media, the friendships, school life and language was all spot on. And it will certainly appeal to our high taste readers (s/o to Nic Stone) even with the length.
Giles manages to layer in a lot here: the characters meditate on class, race, and whose story gets told in the media and why.
I will absolutely be purchasing two copies for ...more
I love Giles’ characters and this time he gave me three great ones! DJ ParSec, real name Paris Secord, is a sixteen-year-old up-and-coming DJ ready for fame and most importantly fortune–or was before she was murdered. Being questioned in the police station are Fuse, basically her social media hype girl, and Kya, her childhood best friend. But the questioning doesn’t last long because the girls’ parents refuse to let the police keep questioning them, plus they swear they just found Paris dead and ...more
This was a great murder mystery. I loved the music theme because I'm a huge music fan myself. The nods to Virginia artists and legends like Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Pharrell Williams were great. I also loved the references to current artists like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. It was nice to see Kya and Fuse go from being enemies to friends while being unorthodox detectives. There were twists and turns while trying to figure out who Paris/DJ ParSec's killer was. I would definitely recommend th ...more