As a fan of horror, the cliche yet iconic final girl trope has always been my favourite. A “final girl” refers to the last girl left alive to confront the killer, and hopefully live to tell the story. I jumped at the chance to read a book specifically about these girls, and i dont regret it at all. the constant plot twists and shocking revelations had me hooked until the very end. Lots of scenes scary enough to only be read in a well-lit room!
You guys this book had my mind REELING. This novel follows Quincy after a life altering trauma and her struggle through recovery. Her life is upended when an unexpected guest arrives at her front door intending to dig up Quinn's past. The ending of this book caught me off guard and was a bit of a let down. Of the two potential suspects I had in mind, the actual killer was disappointing. Still a great read!
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FINAL GIRLS. To be a survivor. This book has me left with a love hate relationship after reading this. The first 30 chapters were dragged out. I kept thinking, “Good Lord just get to the point already.” It didn‘t really have me hooked wanting to know more. It had me rather annoyed. The last 10 chapters were the good parts. The unfolding of everything and it all came into place. The ending wasn‘t what I was expecting- in a good way. 3 out of 5 ⭐️
I read this one because Riley Sager was throwing some shade when Grady Hendrix‘s new book came out. And I have to say, he should have kept his mouth shut, this one is awful. Is it s spoiler to say this is the dumbest twist ending I have ever read? I‘m glad this wasn‘t my first Riley Sager or I wouldn‘t have read another.
Sorry Sager, Grady did it way better. 👎🏻
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This is my second read by Riley Sager and it did not disappoint. I read this as a Buddy Read for reading Ravelry. A survivor of a horrific multiple murder finds out that another survivor of another murder has been found dead. A third survivor of another event reappears and visits the first survivor. This read really kept me on my toes guessing what happened.
Maybe it‘s the audiobook narration. Maybe it‘s the book itself. I don‘t know. What I do know is that at the 49% mark I‘m bored stiff and wishing the mass-killers had done a better job cleaning up after themselves so there were no “final girls”. My 1st Riley Sager and likely my last.
This was a reread for me, so I remembered some of the plot points, but others I had forgotten, which was amazing. I fell in love with Riley Sager a year ago and I find that my love for his books still runs very deep. He has an amazing way of blending shock value and lightness to his books. Highly recommend!!
The story unfolds slowly yet moves quickly - really enjoyed this take on the final girl story - it takes place after the event -flashbacks tell the back story. The movie (not based on the book) is a really good concept - teens from present day end up in an 80s slasher movie - if you like horror comedy you might enjoy this. 😊
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Still on this Riley Sager jag. Set in 2 time lines the present and the past when Quincy‘s friends are all murdered at a creepy cabin in the woods and she is the sole survivor. She is one of the 3 famous Final Girls who are all over the news and TV. The police never truly believe Quincy‘s account because she has blank spots in her memory. Lots of surprising plot twists. Loved this one.
When it comes to thrillers I prefer them to be fast paced or at least not take so long for suspense to amp up. For the first 2/3 of the book I was dangerously close to being bored. I feel like this would have made a better movie than book.
#20in4 - 9 hours so far. Don‘t think I‘ll get 20 in but I‘m happy to have at least finished this book
Quincy is a final girl: lone survivor after a horror filled night stole 5 of her friends while on vacation.
Lisa survived a similar situation when 9 sorority sisters were murdered, and Sam survived an attack while on night shift at an inn.
Sam is thrust into Quincy‘s life after Lisa is found dead... Up until Sam‘s arrival, Quincy had only trusted her almost-fiancé Jeff and officer Coop, who had saved her.
Is there any reason not to trust Sam?
Overall I liked Sager‘s debut, but I think if you‘re more of a newbie to thrillers, you‘ll like this more than if you‘re a seasoned veteran of the genre. The overall concept is interesting and this has some good red herrings, but it falls victim to some tropes and the execution isn‘t quite what I wanted. Check out my full review: https://amysbookreviews.com/2021/04/05/final-girls-by-riley-sager-review/
I found the protagonist of this story a bit annoying and I really didn't like Sam, but I also couldn't put it down. Definitely a great read if you like psychological thrillers. I was definitely surprised by the ending, as I did not see it coming at all.
Solid 4 stars.
Finished my March #BookSpin! Between the gore, twists, and unreliable narration I was only slightly disappointed that we didn‘t get any of Quincy‘s recipes in this book. I can relate to frustration baking though. 🔪 🥧 #BookSpinBingo #MarvellousMarch
Kicking off my ‘All the books I read this year‘ posts, in order of least favourite to favourite! All of these books were ⭐️⭐️ for me. My least favourite read of the year was #FinalGirls, I‘d heard a lot of hype around it but unfortunately found the pace way too slow and really struggled to make it to the end! 3 of these I also listened to as audiobooks.. I wonder if that had anything to do with why they ranked low 💭
Loved it! What can I say about Riley Sager that I haven‘t already?? The guy is a genius. He has a style that you can certainly identify in his books, but it doesn‘t make the stories he tells predictable. I did not see the twist in this story coming, and it has me ready to pick up another of his thrillers ASAP.