I received this book for free from Kindle Freebie in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cheerleading Can Be Murder by Carissa Ann Lynch
Genres: YA, Horror
Published by Limitless Publishing Pages: 200
Source: Kindle Freebie
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Getting on the cheerleading squad is hard enough without a psycho on the loose…
For Harrow High freshman Dakota Densford, life should be easy. All she has to worry about is talking to cute boys and remembering her locker combination. But when cheerleading tryouts draw near, she learns the cards are stacked against her—spots on the varsity team are limited. Dakota faces her competition head-on, but when her life is threatened, that takes the competition to a whole new level.
High school is never easy, and freshman year is off to a rough start…
Between Dakota’s uniform being ripped up and masked vandals trashing another girl’s house, everyone is suspect. To complicate matters further, Dakota has a thing for Andy McGraw, but she finds him locking lips with another girl.
The harassment continues, and when Dakota finds suspicious flyers inside her best friend’s locker, she doesn’t know what to think. The principal’s unfeeling, overachiever daughter, Brittani Barlow, will do anything to secure her place on the team. But Dakota’s neighbor, on the other hand, definitely fits the profile of a sociopath.
Cheerleading has become a game of life and death.
Here is what I thought
Cheerleading Can Be Murder is not as much horror as it was maybe suspense.
Dakota wants to be on the High School varsity cheerleading squad but she knows there is really only two slots available and getting one of those slots is going to be hard.
Then some strange things start to happen and they happen to each girl that made the squad. One girl’s uniform is ripped up, another girl is poisoned, etc.
They get a message telling them not to show up to the games or they will be dead. The police are at the game.
You are always asking yourself which one might be doing it and I pretty much guessed it but there is more going on in “Horror High” than meets the eye and I think the second one sounds like it might pick up a bit and be more horror from the blurb.
As for the characters some are likable and some are not. I never really loved any of them, that probably being because they were from that click in High School I never cared for back when I was in HS. 🙂
You also get some chapters from the sociopath and those were interesting which also leads me to think the next one will be better. One can hope. 🙂
I know this sounds bad but I wanted murder and mayhem and I just got suspense which isn’t bad but not what I was expecting so it lowered my rating.
I might give book two a try I am just not sure yet. Overall, not bad for a book I picked up a while back for free.