Really glad I requested this one from Netgalley. It was really good. Kinda spooky and kept you guessing.
Time to curl up under my weighted blanket and try to finish The Dead Girls Club. Really enjoying this one.
I really liked this. It pulled me in and kept me wanting to read. It turned out to be a pretty fast read. It is told alternating between Then and Now, as the reader slowly learns what happened that summer, while at the same time trying to figure out who has contacted Heather now. Yes, I was surprised by a couple of twists at the end. And, there were a few creepy parts, so fitting for an October read.
I thought that Damien Angelica Walters wrote about the melodrama of being twelve and the complexities that accompany preteen friendships with startling accuracy. The emotions that twelve-year-old Heather felt towards Becca and the other members of the Dead Girls Club were very realistic to me. On a more serious note, this book is an interesting take on what we, especially as children, are willing to believe when we're desperate.
This one felt disjointed, and the pacing was inconsistent. My rating teetered between a 2 and a 3 but the story picked up at the end. I can usually predict or see a twist coming but these blindsided me, I had no idea. I had a hard time detecting the main character's emotion as she seemed vapid in moments of nonsuspense, and therefore I was not sympathetic. A solid 3 out of 5 stars in the end.
Thank you to netgalley for sharing an arc for review.
Excited for this ARC! The description is too good: In 1991, Heather and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, they exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before. Heather knew the stories were just that, until her friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real, and she could prove it. That belief got Becca killed.