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The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line The First Book In An Original Mystery Series Featuring Twenty Eight Year Old Veronica Mars, Back In Action After The Events Of Veronica Mars The Movie With The Help Of Old Friends Logan Echolls, Mac Mackenzie, Wallace Fennel, And Even Dick Casablancas Veronica Is Ready To Take On Neptune S Darkest Cases With Her Trademark Sass And Smarts

10 thoughts on “The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line

  1. says:

    My only thoughts about the upcoming release of the Veronica Mars movie AND the subsequent book series Oh, and this Can t wait PS I wrote this review while wearing my VMARS Kickstarter backer t shirt, watching reruns of Season 1 sorrynotsorry PPS TEAM LoVe FOREVER My only thoughts about the upcoming release of the Veronica Mars movie AND the subsequent book series Oh, and this Can t wait PS I wrote this review while wearing my VMARS Kickstarter backer t shirt, watching reruns of Season 1 sorrynotsorry PPS TEAM LoVe FOREVER

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    Please don t suck, please don t suckUpdate It didn t suck It was actually really amazing and completely what I was hoping for Veronica Mars fans are going to love this one, andso if they get the Kristen Bell narrated audio book, I imagine My only complaint is the romance absence, but honestly, the mysterythan made up for this I m sure we will seeLoVe in the future And I m banking that there will be a future, at least in book form For now, I m glad we got to see Veroni Please don t suck, please don t suckUpdate It didn t suck It was actually really amazing and completely what I was hoping for Veronica Mars fans are going to love this one, andso if they get the Kristen Bell narrated audio book, I imagine My only complaint is the romance absence, but honestly, the mysterythan made up for this I m sure we will seeLoVe in the future And I m banking that there will be a future, at least in book form For now, I m glad we got to see Veronica Mars doing what she does best mystery solving

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    Just do yourself a favour and read it.To be an avid marshmallow and receive not only a movie, but ALSO a book series that continues Veronica s story is, quite frankly incredible There are a ton of fandoms that could never even hope to receive this type continuation of one of their beloved shows, and I will be forever thankful that there were enough rich marshmallows out there to give us what we wanted Now, onto the question most of you are wondering Is the book actually any good YES I won t l Just do yourself a favour and read it.To be an avid marshmallow and receive not only a movie, but ALSO a book series that continues Veronica s story is, quite frankly incredible There are a ton of fandoms that could never even hope to receive this type continuation of one of their beloved shows, and I will be forever thankful that there were enough rich marshmallows out there to give us what we wanted Now, onto the question most of you are wondering Is the book actually any good YES I won t lie, if you have never watched Veronica Mars then you re unlikely to know what is going on, as the book like the movie uses a lot of cameos and little inside jokes that fans of the show will really appreciate, where as non fans will find themselves scratching their heads a bit The central mystery is quite well plotted and takes a slightlyadult tone to go along with Veronica s increased age There are still some of the wacky disguises and aliases, but the crime is a little darker andfocused on possible murders than the high school hi jinx of the show That s not to say it is a completely serious book mind you Veronica is still the sassiest of sass queens, and has an almost never ending selection of quips and comebacks that helped us fall in love with her during the show s run, and the supporting cast is as strong as always if a little under used in this entry Overall, I don t see any fan not enjoying this book The mysteries, the humour, the characters, they all found themselves transferred to book form flawlessly I may even listen to the audiobook for this, I mean Kristen Bell is no doubt narrating it, right RIGHT I m honestly so happy and cannot wait for book number two

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    Prerelease And once read Don t get me wrong, I m really happy to seeof Veronica Mars Rob Thomas writes a pretty decent mystery novel, and the tone of the book is spot on It s pretty easy to transition from watching the movie into reading this book, and I think the relationships are portrayed just as strongly and with as much feeling It s actually fun to get a glance inside Veronica s head we get asides in the show, but in the book there s room to explore her thoughts and feelings So Prerelease And once read Don t get me wrong, I m really happy to seeof Veronica Mars Rob Thomas writes a pretty decent mystery novel, and the tone of the book is spot on It s pretty easy to transition from watching the movie into reading this book, and I think the relationships are portrayed just as strongly and with as much feeling It s actually fun to get a glance inside Veronica s head we get asides in the show, but in the book there s room to explore her thoughts and feelings Sometimes feeeeeelings, which Logan fans will appreciate BUT and this is a big but I m really disappointed in Veronica s trajectory I felt this way about the movie, too, but to a lesser degree With the book, Rob Thomas is planting a flag in the sand this is how Veronica Mars is going to continue, with Veronica back in Neptune and back with the same people she tried to escape after high school It feels lazy and, frankly, a little sad Wallace is teaching at the high school Mac was working in Neptune, instead of in the Bay Weevil s back with a motorcycle gang Dick is going to parties with 18 year olds Veronica is taking her law degree and becoming a PI The lack of character growth and development makes everything a little boring It s the same people, in the same town, contending with another D Lamb, solving crimes in a weird stasis Keith does spend quite a bit of time trying to convince Veronica that she s wasting her life, and her response is always that this work is in her blood That s one of the reasons that I really like Veronica, but this tendency could have been handled so much better She has a law degree why doesn t she take the bar in California and start a campaign to oust the sheriff Why doesn t she start an actual practice, possibly in another city Are there going to ever be any new characters in her life Oh, and as someone who went to Stanford, the descriptions made me actually laugh out loud view spoiler So she follows Chad through Canfield Court and then up to the New Guinea Sculpture Garden LOL didn t Veronica supposedly go to Stanford Does she not know how to walk to Roble or what the biggest dorm is named Since when do you have to use your student ID only after 10 PM to go to the library Professors aren t allowed to give students bad grades if they re on the lacrosse team lol Is no one taking tequila shots in Meyer any I would have respected this sectionif Rob Thomas hadn t tried to make it so specific He basically just looked at a Google Map and plugged in some names STANFORD AMIRITE college hide spoiler I also found some of the physical descriptions of the characters pretty amusing, though this is a given when you have to describe real life actors that everyone s familiar with Logan gets described as vulpine, and Cliff McCormack gets a long physical description There are many strong jawlines in Neptune And lithe bikini bodies Although perhaps that s just at the spring break cartel mansion.Anyway, I did really like how true to the show the book felt, but I m ready for Veronica to move on with her life Ten years is a long time I don t want to read a series of mystery novels that features Veronica in Neptune, solving crime, forever I mean, I obviously will, but that s beside the point

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    4.5 Veronica s hands wouldn t stop shaking She held the revolver straight out from her body and breathed slowly, deeply, the hot metal smell stinging her nostrils She tried to relax her shoulders.This book picked up after the plot of the movie Veronica and Mac head up the PI business and Keith Mars is recovering from the car crash Business is a little slow for the PI business, however, in the town of sun, surf, crime and corruption, the lull of the typical incoming cases changes It s sp 4.5 Veronica s hands wouldn t stop shaking She held the revolver straight out from her body and breathed slowly, deeply, the hot metal smell stinging her nostrils She tried to relax her shoulders.This book picked up after the plot of the movie Veronica and Mac head up the PI business and Keith Mars is recovering from the car crash Business is a little slow for the PI business, however, in the town of sun, surf, crime and corruption, the lull of the typical incoming cases changes It s spring break in Neptune with drunk teenagers sprawled across the streets, local police overlooking underage drinking, and all day and night raves However, a girl soon goes missing and Veronica is called in to investigate Not before long, another girl goes missing There s a connection between the two both girls were last seen at a house party, owned by a man with serious criminal ties Not only does Veronica have to deal with the investigation, but a surprise appearance from someone from her past brings the investigation much closer to home.As a self proclaimed Marshmallow I completely loved this Veronica Mars is a character I massively idolised as a teen and the book stayed true to the character I grew up loving This book had great characterisation of all characters from the TV show, and brought back some of my favourites Mac, Keith, Weevil, Dick, etc This book had all the savvy quips and comebacks expected of the super sleuth, Veronica Mars, and was an absolute delight to read

  6. says:

    Oh My God We are finally getting a movie and now we are getting a book series too I officially proclaim 2014 the year of the marshmallow

  7. says:

    SO GREAT If you love Veronica Mars, you ll definitely love this book I listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Kristen Bell, so the whole thing felt like one extended VM episode I loved the mystery and pacing of it, and seeing all the characters again was wonderful.

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    Seereviews at YA Midnight ReadsA long time ago we used to be friendsThree seasons of epic, one movie of pure awesome and now a book that will totally rock your world I m quite new to the Veronica Mars fandom In fact, I didn t start watching the TV show until this book showed up in the mail, and I am so glad that it did Before I say anything else, I highly recommend that you watch the TV show, then the movie, then read this book to have the full and proper VMars experience The Thousa Seereviews at YA Midnight ReadsA long time ago we used to be friendsThree seasons of epic, one movie of pure awesome and now a book that will totally rock your world I m quite new to the Veronica Mars fandom In fact, I didn t start watching the TV show until this book showed up in the mail, and I am so glad that it did Before I say anything else, I highly recommend that you watch the TV show, then the movie, then read this book to have the full and proper VMars experience The Thousand Dollar Tan Line is the ideal novel that fans of VMars will eat up, for we are once again invited back into the world of mystery, parties, scandal and corruption.I should probably mention that to those who aren t familiar with the series is that the TV series follows Veronica Mars when she was a teenager who worked at the receptionist among other things of her father s company Mars Investigations and now, nine years later, Veronica has become a Private Investigator herself and is now her father s partner.The Thousand Dollar Tan Line picks up soon after where the movie ended with our favourite marshmallow, Veronica, a Private Investigator, who has just landed her first big case It s spring break in Neptune and parties and unsupervised teens flood the beaches and just as the weather gets hotter, not one, but two girls go missing and it s up to Veronica to find them but soon it becomes apparent that this isn t just a kidnapping case With her father, Keith, still recovering from fatal injuries, Veronica has to take this case all by herself, and what she doesn t expect is that the case has emotional ties that hit closer to home than she ever expected.Thomas and Graham did a brilliant job at recreating Veronica s world onto the pages of a novel While it ll never be anything like the TV show or movie, I still ended up enjoying this greatly Veronica Mars is still her sassy self but you can see how much she s matured over the years with the turmoil that she s been through Veronica will always be a character I ll admire, and I love her confident attitude and independent mind.I will admit that I still had a few minor reservations in regards to this book I felt that Weevil s part in this book was redundant even Dick s I get that the authors wanted to have all of our favourite characters in this, but Weevil s sudden appearance during this novel was totally out of the blue and I didn t see the point in having him here That being said, it was still really nice to have a cameo of him.As expected, the mystery that this book was centred around was smartly crafted I honestly, didn t see any of the twists coming and it managed to keep me engaged during the entire read The critic inside me did find that the mystery unravelled too slowly, but hey, I wanted Veronica Mars and I got it that s all that really matters.In all, The Thousand Dollar Tan Line combined a thrilling mystery and our favourite characters in a cohesive manner to produce an original VMars story that left me wantingI am so ready for Mr Kiss and TellThank you Allen and Unwin Australia for sending me this copy

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    I m a marshmallow I admit it Which means I am a Veronica Mars fan Which means that not only have I watched all three seasons of the TV show ahem, multiple times , I was also one of the 91,585 backers on Kickstarter who helped get the Veronica Mars movie made.In short, I am the perfect audience for this book If you liked the TV show and or the movie, you will probably enjoy this novel, which is a new mystery this is NOT a novelization of the movie or any of the episodes The writing is tru I m a marshmallow I admit it Which means I am a Veronica Mars fan Which means that not only have I watched all three seasons of the TV show ahem, multiple times , I was also one of the 91,585 backers on Kickstarter who helped get the Veronica Mars movie made.In short, I am the perfect audience for this book If you liked the TV show and or the movie, you will probably enjoy this novel, which is a new mystery this is NOT a novelization of the movie or any of the episodes The writing is true to the characters, and while I read I could even hear them speaking the lines Kristen Bell s narration was so good that her thoughts and dialogue are especially vivid.About the story, it s set shortly after the events of the movie take place If you have not yet watched the Veronica Mars movie, there are some spoilers in the book for how that case is solved It s Spring Break in Neptune, California, and a young woman goes missing Veronica is hired as a private detective to try and find her, and while she s working that case, BOOM, another girl goes missing.The plot twists are good, and as usual, Veronica gets herself into a few dangerous situations, but she s able to use her smarts and the occasional weapon to get out of a jam The story pacing was good, and I raced through the book in just two sittings I was even satisfied with the resolution of the cases The story allows for interactions with almost the full cast of the show, including appearances by Wallace, Mac, Cliff, Weevil, and a few other surprises Sadly, there isn t much with Veronica s boyfriend, Logan, because he s on military deployment for several months, but I read that Rob Thomas says the next book in the series will haveLogan in it Insert fangirl SQUEEEE here I m not going to try and convince non Veronica fans to read this if you want to be converted, I would recommend you start watching season 1 of the TV show , but if you are already a fellow marshmallow, you should check out the book Now sing it with me A long time ago, we used to be friends

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    3.5 STARSHave you ever had a relationship that you knew wasn t working, couldn t work, would never work But you just couldn t help yourself, because the way it didn t work was so damn good So this is where my Two Week Throwback ends 64 episodes, a movie and now a book series Which is funny because I read somewhere that Rob Thomas originally intended for Veronica Mars to be a serialized novel before it was picked up as a TV show.As someone late in the Marshmallow Party, from where I stand,3.5 STARSHave you ever had a relationship that you knew wasn t working, couldn t work, would never work But you just couldn t help yourself, because the way it didn t work was so damn good So this is where my Two Week Throwback ends 64 episodes, a movie and now a book series Which is funny because I read somewhere that Rob Thomas originally intended for Veronica Mars to be a serialized novel before it was picked up as a TV show.As someone late in the Marshmallow Party, from where I stand, this series does have an addictive quality to it But if I m going to put the couch potato critic hat on, everything after the Lily Kane arc just paled in comparison And that includes our diminutive heroine s return to the seedy underbelly of Neptune, California But The Thousand Dollar Tan Line still had the series trademark red herrings and plot twists within the plot twists hooked together with enough familiar charm of the cast that will keep you guessing until the very end It was good but not quite there yet, considering.The story is set a few months after Veronica s return to Neptune After abandoning the chance to be a big shot New York lawyer to prove Logan Echolls innocence, she is now back as a private investigator in the town not quite like the one she left behind nine years ago Now plagued with corruption and an unsavoury reputation, Neptune Chamber of Commerce hires her to investigate the disappearance of a college girl at the height of spring break and curtail the dovetail in their tourism revenues In her investigation, she entails the help of her old crew Wallace who now teaches in Neptune High Mac who gave up her lucrative job in Kane Software to man the desk in Mars Investigations among other things and Keith still recovering from the injuries he sustained in the movie view spoiler he nearly got ran into by a car twice while Deputy Sachs was snitching on the sheriff hide spoiler Things got a bitcomplicated as Veronica finds herself get personally entangled with the investigation when she finds someone from her past is involved The thing with this franchise is, it has started to feel like it s evolving away from being a Rob Thomas creation and towards becoming an amorphous product of its rabid fan base s collective hearts yearning It s pretty evident with how the movie turned out an actual fan fiction laid into film, pre funded by its fans I m actually relieved that Thomas chose to continue the Veronica Mars canon in print where he d havelatitude to be creative and explore this heroine in a proper and logical context nine years and a law degree after.Well there was some visible growth in some areas but most of her old antics, did feel a little too young for her to be believable In her investigation, she s required to go undercover among spring breakers, meant to pass as a college girl through her old ditzy, blonde ways and felt it a bit of a stretch to imagine her pulling that off Her retorts and comebacks sometimes still slide back to her old Veronica ways especially with Cliff who I LOVE by the way and sometimes reflect a bit ofbelievable edge particularly with her dad I wish there d beexploration on the disappointing fact that she is in fact back in Neptune, much as Mac and Wallace are also conveniently back in their old saddles when I think about it, among the cast, only Logan has a complete HEA so far Perhaps a compromise on the part of Thomas in resurrecting this character for the benefit of the fans by putting her back where she left off but in doing so, rendering the past nine years an exercise in futility I hope this is not the case There s a lot of dark, unspoken undercurrents in those angles that just begs to be explored and appreciated And this is the perfect platform to run away and go crazy with it I mean, are we finally going to get a Veronica Logan smut scene One that doesn t fade to black That will probably end up cheesing everyone off, but I m just putting it out there And to answer your question, yes Logan is in this book, but not very much You re welcome To be honest, I m not quite sure if I d have enjoyed this book as much as I did if I didn t have Kristen Bell reading it to me She has the subtlest inflections, I love that her narration was distinct even from when she delivers a line as Veronica Mars Or as Keith Or as Logan Or as a guy nervously smoking while he confesses what he knows about the missing girl Her range is amazing and she managed to pull off these characters without coming across as laughable impersonations It s them but it s her too.I want Kristen Bell to adopt me and read me bedtime stories.Then we could build a snowman together Among other things view spoiler hide spoiler Overall I found it an intriguing starting point for The Second Coming of Veronica Mars It has the promise of becoming something substantial and realistically mature While still being a lovely love letter to its loyal fans and yes, even those who used to be its friends but haven t thought of it lately at all seewhatididthereAlso on BookLikes

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