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VBT & #Giveaway: Quick Fix by Louise Cypress

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#YoungAdult, #Thriller,

Three teens are caught in a bioterrorism plot to destroy Seattle involving a diet drink that kills.

After accidentally breaking up with her boyfriend, Marley is ready to do anything to get her life back on track. When a new health clinic called Quick Fix opens in Seattle offering probiotic elixirs that supposedly burn off extra weight, Marley becomes their willing victim. After her first treatment, she loses five pounds in one week—and becomes so sick that she faints at work. But Marley is thrilled with the results, especially knowing that her ex-boyfriend is mobbed by girls every day.

When Marley’s best friend Ellie finds out the truth about Marley’s sudden weight loss, Ellie is concerned for her friend’s safety. Ellie knows better than anyone that there’s no such thing as a quick fix, but Marley’s not so sure. For Marley, the risk seems worth it—until the elixir takes control. By the time Marley discovers the truth about Thin Shot, she’s almost dead, and the only person who can save her is the last person she thought she could trust.

Melt away unwanted pounds with a probiotic elixir.

Thin Shot—the diet drink that kills.

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When Katie had died in the Korean spa, I was helpless. But now I wasn’t.

Push. Push. Push.

If Pansy died, it wasn’t because I didn’t try to save her.

Push. Push. Push.

I spent the last four years being helpless. Letting my parents do whatever they wanted to me.

Push. Push. Push.

But I was my own person now. I wasn’t the victim anymore. I was the person who took charge of her own life.

Push. Push. Push.

The door that led to my parents’ room burst open and Mom rushed in. Dad was behind her, pulling a crash cart. Sly held a camera and a boom mike.

“Ellie!” Mom cried. “We just got your text.”

“Keep going with the CPR,” Dad told me. “Don’t stop until we tell you too.” A minute later the pads were on Pansy’s chest and Dad yelled, “Clear!”

I sank back on my heels while the machine brought Pansy back to life. My arms felt like wet noodles. I looked up at the clock. I’d been doing chest compressions for over twenty minutes. No wonder I was exhausted.

“Well done, Ellie,” said Mom with pride in her voice. She pointed to the blinking lights on the monitor that showed Pansy’s vital signs flashing. “You saved Pansy’s life.”

I looked from Pansy, to the monitors, to the closed in walls of the Narcosis Room. The last time I was here I was a victim.

But now, I knew I was a hero.

4 out of 5 (very good)

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Quick Fix is not only a gripping read about an awful epidemic, it highlights how easy it is to exploit people. The ones with low self-esteem, the ones desperately seeking approval and the need to fit in or be perfect. It also shows how easy it is to manipulate and hide in plain sight.

Marley is a classic example of low self-esteem and is a product of social media and the pressure that society puts on people. I like her... I also want to shake her as she's perfect as she is.

Written before Covid-19 came about, Quick Fix is pretty accurate in the measures that are put in place for outbreaks of infectious disease, it's kind of eerie.

I was hooked from the start, it had me thinking and guessing the end result.

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Louise Cypress is the pen name of Jennifer Bardsley for her YA books.

Jennifer writes the column “I Brake for Moms” for The Everett Daily Herald and is the author of the young adult novels Genesis Girl, Damaged Goods, Narcosis Room, and the Fight or Flight and Puritan Coven series. She lives in a book-filled house near Seattle with her family, and poodle, Merlin.

An alumna of Stanford University, Jennifer puts her psychology degree to good use writing fiction. She has a lifelong fascination with mind control. That focus also comes in handy in Jennifer’s role as a mother—but so far her children haven’t noticed.

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