A cover crush! The purple is eye-catching but I love all the curlicues found on the title & fence.
Lila Maclean is easily likeable as main character and did not come across as nosy. She is however determined to proof her cousin innocent. She is new at this University and therefore, unsure of her steps but she’s courage enough to stand for what’s right. This applies also in her academic profession which involves a fairly complex politicking and a rival who wants her job. In addition to all this, there exists a secret society with a mysterious purpose.
The trouble with first books in series is that they can be quite slow with a lot of setting up. I found that I skimmed quite a bit and got a little confused with unfamiliar authors; there is a mix of real and fictional authors. I don’t really want to have to look them all up myself so I just sort of ignore that and kept going. Despite all this, I really enjoyed the resolution at the end and think that this is a fairly promising start of a series.
The Semester of Our Discontent is an engaging mystery with hints of romance and lots of references to books to appeal to fans of cozy mysteries.
Thanks to Henery Press for copy eARC via NetGalley in exchange of honest review