Friday, February 17, 2017

Book Review: Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

Release Date: November 8th, 2016
Read: January 3rd-5th, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Series: Standalone
Format: Hardcover, 292 pages
Source: Bought

Description from GoodReads:

   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 might win some real money.

   But the Society isn’t all it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement.


   Cheaters always get caught.
   I've been excited for Dead Girls Society since forever, I hadn't read any of Michelle Krys' other works yet, but knowing that this one was going to be a thriller, I knew that it was going to be something I loved. I wasn't wrong.
   Our protagonist, Hope, is sick. With cystic fibrosis, she has a lot of problems when it comes to breathing. This makes certain things hard for her to do, like swimming or say, sit by a campfire with smoke. Although it's a tough living for the character, it made the character feel real. Instead of getting the perfect, hero character that saves the day, we got a real character. I loved it, and couldn't have been happier. I hope that in the future, more books will have more realistic characters like Hope.
   Where I had chills and felt the constant need to know who the Society was, I also had some problems when it came to the story. In some cases I felt that the story was a bit rushed, in length and in writing style. Personally, I think with a bit slower of a pace, the story could have gone on a bit longer and even had a few more dares. Besides that one quirk, it was the perfect thriller.
   Dead Girls Society was a thrill to read, with daring challenges, murderous motive and mysterious characters. I couldn't put it down, I can not wait to read Krys' other books.


Favourite Quote:

"It's just so hard to let go."

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Murder, Revenge

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