Saturday, July 22, 2017

Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager

Final Girls by Riley Sager
Publication Date:  July 11, 2017 by Dutton
Genres:  Adult Fiction; Thriller; Mystery; Horror
Pages:  352
Source:  ARC from Edelweiss & Giveaway
My Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2  (4.5 out of 5 stars)

Disclosure:  I received an eARC from Edelweiss for review.  I also won an ARC in a giveaway.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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My Thoughts

Final girls.  The girls who are the only survivors of a massacre. The girls who made it out alive.  Do you ever notice how in some horror movies, the girl (or guy) always does something stupid, and ends up getting killed?  They go up the stairs to investigate that sound, when you know they should be running out the door, and you just want to scream at them, "Get out of there!  What are you doing?!" 
Then, there is the one person who outsmarts the killer, and ends up being the sole survivor. Quincy Carpenter, the main character in Final Girls, is the sole survivor of a massacre that takes place ten years prior.  All her friends were killed but she made it out alive.  Was she lucky? Why was she the only one who survived? Was she just smarter than her friends?


Ten years after the massacre that killed all her friends, Quincy is making a living as a baking blogger; she has a wonderful boyfriend, and she seems to be doing okay. However, Quincy's normal life is soon turned upside down and her predictable world turns chaotic.  The story goes back and forth between the past and the present, giving the reader a glimpse into what happened the night that left Quincy the sole survivor. Sometimes, going back and forth between time periods in books can hinder the flow of the story, but that was not the case with this book.  I thought the parts that took place in the past added a lot to the story and those chapters had that horror movie feel (that I love)!  

This story had me on the edge of my seat (er...bed...since I tend to read in bed before going to sleep).  It had all the elements that (in my opinion) make a great mystery/thriller; action-packed plot, intriguing characters, horror movie scares, and a mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.  If you love mystery/thrillers with some horror thrown in, then you should definitely read this book.  Just remember, if you hear a sound and you think there's a killer up there, Don't Go Up Those Stairs! 

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