Sunday, October 23, 2016
Dead Girl's Society by Michelle Krys (Book Review)
About the book-
You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.
Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she's breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she's tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she's going to afford college.And she's bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.
When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she just might win some real money.
But the Society isn't all that it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn't a choice—it's a requirement.
This was the perfect book to read the week before Halloween! Young Adult is always a fast and fun genre for me, but this one also had the added element of suspense. At the beginning of the book I didn't think it was all that scary or gory, but towards the end, although brief, there were definitely a few of those elements there. This was the obvious high school drama, boys and cliques, and thoughts of not fitting in anywhere, but there is also a sick girl thrown into this situation with several girls she doesn't know, sneaking out of her house to complete these dares that even a completely healthy person shouldn't be doing. I think that added to the suspense element a bit, but felt it was a little unrealistic that she wouldn't be sicker from a few of them. I always like trying to figure out what is going on in stories like these and the whole "whodunit" feel of the thing. I think that anyone who enjoys suspense or YA will think the Dead Girl's Society is a good page turning thriller.
The Dead Girl's Society will be available November 8, 2016. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon.com