Melissa’s Review: The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady G. Stefani

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman
written by Brady G. Stefani
published by Spark Press, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble (Nook) (print), AmazonBook Depository, Goodreads

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I tore through it in a day. I’ve heard rumor that Stefani’s working on a sequel, and I’m excited! I hope he releases it soon.


I was afraid I’d get to the end and find out Courtney really WAS crazy (I’ve been led astray with that plotline before) . . . and let me tell you, I think that would’ve been a bit more believable than the whole ice cream truck/superbug thing. I know I’m supposed to suspend my disbelief and all that, but that bit was just too cheesy; it didn’t fit with the novel’s personality.




Would I recommend it: Go for it.


About the book – from Goodreads: 
Fifteen year old Courtney wants to be normal like her friends. But there’s something frighteningly different about her—and it’s not just the mysterious tattoo her conspiracy-obsessed grandfather marked her with when she was a child. “Mental illness is a slippery slope,” her mother warns her. And the last thing Courtney wants to do is end up crazy and dead like her grandfather did.

But what about the tattoo? And the alien scouts who visit Courtney in her bedroom at night claiming to have shared an alliance with her grandfather? And her new friend Agatha’s apocalyptic visions? They have to be connected. Courtney has a mission: untangle her past, discover the truth, and stop the apocalypse before anyone from school finds out she’s missing.



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