The Langdon Prep Series by Kimberly Reid
MY OWN WORST FRENEMY (2011), CREEPING WITH THE ENEMY (2012), SWEET 16 TO LIFE (2013)
Dafina K-Teen/Kensington Publishing
"Chanti is smart and funny, and this multicultural cast is a welcome addition to the world of teen mysteries. The story is well paced and full of surprises... This clever mystery with a biting look at class and privilege is a breath of fresh air."
School Library Journal
"Chanti is an engaging and well-developed character; she's full of humor and spunk, and readers will definitely want to know if she gets her man-the bad one and the good one. All of her friends, foes, loves, and neighbors round out this intriguing and suspenseful mystery. A great choice for those who like a bit of romance and suspense in their mysteries and a lot of spirit in their detectives."
"The first-person dialogue is fresh and casual, and the fast-paced mystery is brought to life by an interesting multiracial cast."
"The mix of affluent and struggling neighborhood settings will appeal to a wide variety of teens who like their Gossip Girls on the realistic side. Chanti's detective work is astute and entertaining. It is refreshing to have a mystery series that integrates diversity without being heavy handed or preachy."
RT Book Reviews
The amateur sleuth high jinks are fun. A great start to a promising new series.
The story is fast-paced with snappy dialogue and a solid urban setting...Overall, Reid pens an impressive...combination of teen drama and hard-boiled police procedural.
“Watch out Nancy Drew...Chanti Evans from the 'hood is the hot new sleuth in town! Kimberly Reid's debut is full of fun, mystery, and attitude.” — Simone Elkeles, New York Times Bestselling Author of CHAIN REACTION
“Hot guy, lots of lies, and unbelievable secrets….”—Ni-Ni Simone, author of UPGRADE U