Over a year after her parents sent her away from Hawaii to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, Makani Young is still adjusting to her new life. She’s made a small group of close friends and even flirted with romance, but her past in Hawaii is still hard to forget.
And then . . . one by one the students of her new high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders. Makani doesn’t know who’s next on the list. Between this, and a secret scorching relationship with the school weirdo, this school year may turn out to be one to die for . . . literally.
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
First Published: 05/10/2017 This Edition: 05/10/2017
Started: 04/10/2017. Finished: 05/10/2017 Pages: 306
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Horror
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received an e-copy of this book via NetGalley to review!
I started reading this book last night before bed and made it to 90% of the way before I decided to go to sleep, reading horror books before bed is usually a stupid thing for me to do as I usually dream about them but I was so exhausted I didn’t even think about it as I drifted off.
We begin this book by diving straight into a murder, before we meet the main character Makani who has a secret for why she has moved from Hawaii to Osbourne, Nebraska, but we don’t find out what the secret is until we are somewhere past the half way point of the book.
I wouldn’t say that this was your typical horror story at all. In all of the horror books I’ve read so far, the people who get murdered are usually character’s in which you have formed an connection with and part of the main story but in this book it was just people we don’t really see much of in Makani’s school, I did enjoy this book, it was exciting, intriguing and it was intense and some parts adorable and cute! We also find out who the killer is about half way through, it was a character who had been barely mentioned but I suppose Stephanie might’ve chosen him because they’re one of those ‘invisible’ people who never get noticed.
I have to say that this was the perfect read for getting into the Halloween spirit! I highly recommend this book if you are also looking for something to read for October/Halloween it’s just right, it was fast paced, easy to get into, draws you in straight away with a horrific murder there’s even a cute romance in the books as well as a serial killer running around.
I’ve never read Stephanie Perkin’s other books, Anna and the French Kiss series, I own it but I think I will eventually read it, somewhen, I have an overwhelming TBR of more than 100 books…
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