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Friday, August 17, 2012

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Ten by Gretchen McNeil
"And their doom comes swiftly.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off the from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?"- summary from Goodreads

McNeil has a fan for life now. Loved her debut and this second book is amazing and even more creepy. I was seriously worried about nightmares; luckily, none happened even when I did read it right before bed.

The mystery is fantastic and kept me guessing til the climax when all was revealed. By the way, that climax? OMFGWTFBBQ!!! I was pretty much on the edge of my couch the whole time and trying to read as fast as I could. It was insane in such a good way. Also, very creepy at times.

I really enjoyed Meg's voice- always a fan of sarcasm in books. Her romance with T.J. was fun to read about, what with conflicting emotions and just general "what do I say to sound cool?" moments.

Overall, definitely check out this book if you're looking for a scary read. McNeil is an author to keep your eye on.

FTC: Received book from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

1 comment:

  1. This is my most wanted book, I cannot wait to read it, I am such a big horror fan and loved the old Point Horror and Fear Street books, I really hope horror becomes a popular genre again!