Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Review: Dead Girls Society
Title: Dead Girls Society
Author: Michelle Krys
Publication Date: November 8, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Recommended If You Like: truth or dare, secrets and lies, mysterious games
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
Hope's cystic fibrosis has always caused her and her family immense emotional and financial stress, and kept her from experiencing much of a typical teenage life. When she receives an invitation from the mysterious Society, inviting her to play a game of dares for the chance at a lot of money, Hope finally sees her opportunity to experience some adventure and solve her family's problems.
But as the dares escalate, Hope realizes too late that she's been brought into something dangerous and frightening, and she may not be able to make it out alive.
What I Liked:
Hope is a strong, multi-dimensional, complex female character. She is also a much-needed character in young adult literature as a teenager living and dealing with cystic fibrosis.
The game of dares is suspenseful, eerie, and mysterious, and builds up a lot of tension. The mystery is full of twists and turns, especially in the last few chapters. I didn't guess the biggest twist until literally sentences before it was revealed.
Anything I Didn't Like?
I wasn't crazy about the last few sentences--the addition there didn't feel necessary (can't say more without spoiling anything!) unless Krys is planning a sequel (I couldn't find anything out about a possible sequel online).
The romance was fine, and well-developed, but didn't really feel necessary. Hope went through a lot of character development and growth without the additional romantic complications and rewards.
I read this book in about a day, it was that good. This is a story that pulls you in from the start, and keeps you hooked until the end with a creative plot and lots of clever twists and turns.