The Rosewood Hunt

HarperTeen. Oct. 2023. 368p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9780063287600.
Gr 9 Up–Lily Rosewood is her grandmother’s favorite—and has always dreamed of leading the family’s fashion business. Living with Gram, she wants to learn everything she can to take over the business one day. But when Gram unexpectedly dies, Lily feels lost and confused. She is banned from her home, Gram’s mansion, and her belongings are locked up along with the mansion. After Lily moves in with her uncle and cousin Daisy, she receives a note from Gram written in invisible ink, like a childhood game they used to play. One note leads to another as Lily follows a set of clues. She is surprised to find that three other teens are also joining her in the treasure hunt. Each message sends Lily, Leo, Quinn, and Caleb to a new location in town, hopefully leading them to her grandmother’s fortune. However, along the way, the teens find that they have competition to find the treasure. The question is, who will find it first and inherit Gram’s fortune? This fast-paced mystery is a treasure hunt that includes family betrayals, greed, diversity, and a little romance. It would appeal to old-school mystery lovers.
VERDICT This mystery will grab the attention of readers from the start as it takes them along a trail of clues. An excellent addition to library collections for teens that will satisfy genre fans.

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