I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys
Genres: YA, Mystery
Published by Delacorte Press on November 8th 2016
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Also by this author: Hexed
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.
I can’t sleep. I can never sleep
What I thought of this book
I have read one other book by this author and liked it so I figured this one might be pretty good and I was right.
Hope was born premature and because of that she is always sick. She has Cystic Fibrosis among other things and her mother is super overprotective. She had a bad bout of it and her mother has mad her stay home from school and she is getting bored.
She is crushing on her best friend Ethan but he doesn’t seem interested in her as he is starting to go out with another girl and she is heartbroken. Though soon it seems like one of the popular guys in school seems to like her and it helps take her mind off of Ethan.
Then one day she gets a strange email inviting her to come to a warehouse and participate in a game if she dared. She wasn’t going to go but curiosity got the best of her and she sneaks out. It ends up being a game of dare, but they are not little dares they are ones that could kill you if something goes wrong. The email was just signed The Society and the group of girls that are invited is a strange combination, the sick girl, the bad girl, and so on. Girls that never would have talked to each other until now.
I really enjoyed The Dead Girls Society, with the title I wasn’t exactly sure what it was going to be about and then we find out why it’s called that later on in the book. It has some pretty decent suspense and mystery for a YA book, I had to keep reading to find out who The Society was and there was a pretty good twist in the story that I just didn’t see coming.
All the characters are pretty interesting though I wasn’t a huge fan of all of them. Hope is the main character of the group as it’s her POV that we get throughout the story. Despite Hope’s sickness, she was a pretty good fighter when it came down to it. She hated being treated differently but learns that even though her mom is overprotective things could be worse.
If you like YA and mystery/suspense then I think you will enjoy this one.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Netgalley Reading Challenge 2016
- New Release Challenge 2016