Monday, June 19, 2023

Mai Tai One On

 I found this book on my library Hoopla site.   I was looking for a fun sounding cozy and it seemed to fit the bill.  Mai Tai One On is a Tiki Goddess mystery by Jill Marie Landis and is set in Kauai.   What's not to love about tropical island settings.   The characters grew on me as the book went along.  Many of them have pasts they are keeping hidden from most people and this leads to some confusion and misdirection.  The mystery was plotted well and had some twists that were unexpected.  I plan to read the rest of the series since it felt like a vacation while reading it.   

I will note that this book had a bit more spice with nudity and drug references that aren't usually found in cozy mysteries so readers be aware.  This would not be a book to have your young reader move onto after Nancy Drew.  

 Mai Tai One On

Mai Tai One On by Jill Marie Landis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Enjoyable cozy set in paradise. a group of misfits star in this book. The descriptions of Kauai and the tropical venue is a fun read. This cozy is a bit edgier than most with some Marijuana references and some nudity detailed. The mystery was intriguing and I liked how the story incorporated Hawaiian language and customs

I’m will continue to read the series.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Goodreads and Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2023 Book #  74
  2. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #  62 
  3. Literary Escapes  #LiteraryEscapes  HI
  4. Stacking the Series  #stackingseries2023 1
  5. Series Catchup #seriescatchup2023 -1
  6. What an Animal Book #26
  7. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023   Book #67
  8. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #55
  9. Cruisin thru Cozies  Free choice #33
  10. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #56
  11. Craving for Cozies  Book #49
  12. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #104  Shot #1
  13. Medical Examiner Challenge 2 Toe Tags
  14. Uncorked Reader #UncorkedReading2023 3 Hawaii
  15. Monthly Motif #MonthlyMotifGXO  June Take the Plunge- set around water
  16. Read Your Bookshelf June: The title for your June book will have half as many letters as your May title  11 vs 22

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