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Final Girl Support Group
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
The next fast-paced, thrilling horror novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires.
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mesquite
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This was actually a good read. Knocked around the ideas and tropes of horror films and brought them together in a nice tight novel. Highly recommended.

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bela_deters
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I really enjoyed this book, I love old slasher movies and this book had plenty of action and twists and was a fun read

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Violetsunrise84
Pickpick

It‘s possible for a main character that you aren‘t particularly fond of to grow on you. This book remained on my TBR for over a year. I decided to purchase a copy and dive right in. I enjoyed reading it from start to finish.

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Violetsunrise84

Plot twist. This character was literally hiding in plain sight . #TheFinalGirlSupportGroup #GradyHendrix

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ATB
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I‘m probably gonna have to read some reviews once I finish this. I am at 73% and while I understand the concept I am not getting it. Maybe something is gonna happen in this last 27% that will help me. Currently reading on a bench in front of this beautiful old tree. Objects in mirror are much bigger than they appear.

ShyBookOwl Are you a big slasher fan? I loved this one but also have a huge soft spot for horror/slasher and final girls (literally wrote my thesis on the final girl topic) 1mo
ATB @ShyBookOwl I‘ve certainly seen my share. I am exactly the right age. Now I am interested in reading your thesis! 1mo
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Violetsunrise84

200 pages into the book. I wasn‘t too sure about the main character at first but now I like her. #TheFinalGirlSupportGroup #GradyHendrix

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Violetsunrise84
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Violetsunrise84
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40 pages into this book and I want to keep going but I have to wake up early. #thefinalgirlsupportgroup #gradyhendrix #catsoflitsy

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CallMeIshmael
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Pickpick

Grady Hendrix does it again, this may be my favorite so far

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CallMeIshmael
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The Book loft in Columbus Oh is amazing

Chelsea.Poole Yes it is! 2mo
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Sleepswithbooks
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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Last book in my #Scarathlon pile. My #TeamSlaughter knife 🔪 didn‘t make the trip for fear TSA would have questions.

#Readathons #Pointsathon #Spookoween #20in4 #ReadlikeaHellathon #Fallreadathon

TheSpineView Awesome 3mo
DieAReader 🤣🤣Great job!🥳🥳 3mo
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Zuhkeeyah
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Pickpick

A final girl is a the last one standing after a massacre…in which she has taken out the perpetrator.

We‘ve all watched at least one movie with a final girl. I enjoyed his poking at the gruesome slasher movie industry, but it was unnerving to see how the terror they lived through could then be immortalized in film. Complete with memorabilia. All these final girls were survivors who knew how to fight tooth and nail for their lives.

#authoramonth

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Melismatic
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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Mehso-so

I loved all the 80s horror movie references but overall this plot was pretty flimsy. Also, Hendrix‘s style is comedic horror but this felt less funny and more chaotic. I think my fave by this author is still My BFF‘s Exorcism but this was an interesting read given its October. I felt like I watched a bunch of horror movies without actually watching them. 🍿 #AuthorAMonth

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Pruzy
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I admit it, I‘m a huge Grady Hendrix fan and this book is on par or better than the other books by him that I‘ve read.

I think this book perfectly encapsulates everything that is exciting about the slasher horror genre while mayyyybe looking at it with a slightly critical eye.

If you enjoy horror, you won‘t be disappointed!

Emilymdxn I loved this one so much too! 4mo
Pruzy @Emilymdxn I‘m very tempted to preorder his new one coming out in January! 4mo
AmyG Ooooo a new one in January! 🙌🏻 4mo
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erickahhh
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Panpan

I had such high hopes for this book, which may be why I was so disappointed. I mean, a group of women who were all final survivors of classic horror movies!? How awesome would that be!? I was expecting there to be classic slasher vibes, over the top acting, and plot holes left and right. I got all of that and more... not in a good way!

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Pruzy
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📍Book Warehouse - Vancouver, Canada

Picked up my copy of The Final Girl Support group for my book club. I really enjoyed seeing a Halloween display at my local indie. I‘m a huge Grady Hendrix fan, so I‘m glad my bookclub chose this read!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
LeahBergen What a great display! 4mo
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ImperfectCJ
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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Mehso-so

As someone who grew up on 70s and 80s horror films (the first movie I ever remember seeing is The Amityville Horror when I was no older than 5), I was looking forward to reading this novel. It was fun spotting which specific movie was being referenced and exploring the range of coping mechanisms of the various final girls. It drags a bit in the middle but picks up towards the end. There's not much here for those who aren't campy horror movie fans.

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DHill
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I almost didn‘t finish this. It was so ridiculously overdone I couldn‘t tell if it was supposed to be campy or serious.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick

Soubhiville @DHill unfortunately that‘s how I‘ve felt about the two books by Hendrix that I‘ve read as well. 4mo
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KristiAhlers
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Mehso-so

I‘m so the opposite of a being a horror movie fan but I found this read to be full of great twists and turns although at times it still managed to drag a bit. I did enjoy the dark humor and while there is no one character I firmly loved it was still a perfectly imperfect read. Not as good as his others though. #scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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gossamerchild
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Please note I'm 71% finished with this audio. It freaked me out so much I haven't picked it back up 😁🫢. This is probably the closest I'll get to a #scream when it comes to a book.

#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick It‘s creepy, but good! 4mo
Sleepswithbooks I can‘t wait to read this!! It‘s in my pile! 4mo
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StellaDz
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Bailedbailed

When I first read Hendrix, I thought he was a female author, he wrote females so well… and then there‘s this. Yikes. I don‘t know why ‘trauma‘ has to equate to selfish, annoying and spoiled, but I had zero sympathy for any of these characters. It‘s a trope I‘ve seen before, and hate. I should be able to empathize a little bit for characters that have gone through terrible events. Don‘t make me hate them. And the narrator? Yikes. All round bad.

Kimberlone This was my least favorite of his I‘ve read 4mo
StellaDz @Kimberlone I was hearing that from a lot of people. After just finishing Horrotstor, this was a huge disappointment. 4mo
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DHill
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Picked up my #AuthorAMonth October reads at the library yesterday.

@Soubhiville

Soubhiville I hope you like them. 4mo
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StellaDz
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It‘s officially spooky season! So let‘s get some spooky books going! #currentlylistening

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Jilly6183
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Mehso-so

I loved the premise of this - if all those slasher films were based on real events, what happened to the “final girl” who lived? But it was a bit over the top. My guess is that all the twists and turns were meant to mimic the films it was inspired by, but it just really made the story drag at times instead.

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Bookreader0074
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This was a great read. It had lots of twists and suspense. I‘m really glad I kept reading. I loves the writing style and the little articles and slasher film inserts between the chapters. They gave the book an extra layer and contributed to the story.

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rsteve388
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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This was a great and thrilling read, it kept me guessing! I didn't see the ending coming at all! Grady Hendrix really knows how to keep.readers engaged. Excellent Book!
#LMPBC

HeathHof I'm glad that you liked it! How are we sitting on #lmpbc for August? @LoverOfLearning did you ever get a book last month? @Maggie4483 are you still on for LMPBC? 5mo
Maggie4483 @HeathHof yep! On my way now to put Chasing the Boogeyman in the mail for @LoverOfLearning 5mo
Maggie4483 @LoverOfLearning - you did get The Magpies, right? 5mo
LoverOfLearning @Maggie4483 yes I got the Magpies. Almost done reading it. Then I send it to @HeathHof right? We send the finished books to the same person every round right. So I always send to @HeathHof ? 5mo
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rsteve388

I can't wait to go to the Barnes and Noble Book Haul this weekend for my birthday this weekend. Can't wait! To buy a whole.slew of books to.read this fall.

jlhammar Hope you have a great birthday! Sounds wonderful. 5mo
LauraJ Happy Birthday a little early! 🎈 5mo
AmyG Have a wonderful birthday week! 5mo
HeathHof Happy Birthday! 🥳💐🪅📚 5mo
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Marialou
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If you like the Scream Movies you‘d probably like this book. Very meta. Clever and fun.

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HeathHof
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Stayed up waaaaayyyy too late last night finishing this bloody Rollercoaster of a ride! I will be sending this on to the next peep Friday. Excited to see what you all are going to think of it! @rsteve388 @Maggie4483 @LoverOfLearning
#lmpbc
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LoverOfLearning I'm excited to read this one! 7mo
Chelsea.Poole Great photo! 7mo
HeathHof @LoverOfLearning I hope you enjoy it, it had like 😵‍💫😵🥴😅. Have you read any of his other stuff before? 7mo
HeathHof Thank you! @Chelsea.Poole that's my nightstand/bedroom plant corner. 😬 7mo
LoverOfLearning @HeathHof no this will be my first book by him! 7mo
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guidosophia
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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let me be frank: i did not like this book. it took around 200 pages to get interesting, and then it was pretty good but i would still never recommend it. the narrator is one of worst characters in book history which made this book even harder to read. don‘t read it

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intothehallofbooks
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This book was absolutely crazy. I loved it!! Dark humor, gore, and slasher nostalgia. Fast-paced, read it very quickly. Loads of fun and I‘ll definitely read more by Grady Hendrix.

(Skip the audio for this one because it is awful. Read it with your eyes instead!)

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intothehallofbooks
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I started this on audio and bailed before I made it to the one hour mark. The audio is awful, absolutely awful. Adrienne King (from Friday the 13th) narrates, which was probably a neat idea until it actually happened. Ms. King would be better suited narrating books for children.

I‘m reading the print copy from my library now and it‘s kinda crazy, but I‘m into it. I highly recommend avoiding the audio for this one 😳😖😬

vivastory I know this one is divisive, but I really liked it. I read the print version & thought it was clever. 7mo
IamIamIam I had to give up on the audio too. The narrator wasn't great. I did the same as @vivastory but couldn't get the narrator out of my head! Lol... it ended up reading really well! 7mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I thought this book would be perfect for pool reading but I‘m kind of bored. Not sure if I‘ll finish or not.

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britt_brooke
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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⭐️ Holy hell, why did I finish this?! It was really stupid. Just a big ol‘ mess. Too many unrealistic characters, too much dialogue, not enough development. Not evocatively scary, just gore for shock value. I bailed on Southern Vampire whatever a while back, so it‘s 100% safe to say Hendrix is not for me.

KathyWheeler I like Hendrix and liked The Southern Book Club‘s Guide to Slaying Vampires, but I started this book when it first came out and haven‘t finished it yet. 8mo
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler You‘re not missing anything, but I‘m glad to know his other stuff is worthwhile. 8mo
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britt_brooke @KathyWheeler I actually own that one, so maybe I‘ll give it a go sometime. I appreciate the rec! 8mo
KathyWheeler @britt_brooke I hope you don‘t hate it. 8mo
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler 😂 Me, too! If/when I get around to it, I‘ll be sure to tag you. 💚 8mo
Cinfhen I bailed on this one…I just couldn‘t 8mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 🙌🏼 It‘s so bad. Thanks for the validation! 8mo
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BC_Dittemore
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I‘ve seen the reviews on this are pretty mixed. Still, I enjoyed My Best Friend‘s Exorcism and the premise of this is really enticing. Also I recently read Stephen Graham Jones‘ My Heart is a Chainsaw, also about final girls, so I‘m interested in comparing the two.

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TamTracy
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Pickpick

I enjoyed the book and the story overall. It seemed a little much for me though. There was almost too much happening. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kecolem300
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Show me what you go, Grady! You impressed me with Southern Book Club, can you do it again? 🫣🤔

suvata On my TBR 8mo
kecolem300 So far I like it, he really jumped right in! 8mo
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Rissa1
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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I liked it. I will be trying more of his books. I like horror movies and this played clearly in my mind. #MarvelousMay

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Rissa1
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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I didn't post my #MarvelousMay goal. 750 pages. I knew this time around was going to be difficult with a friend's graduation, husband on O.T. and kids on their first week of summer break. ☀️

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KateD1
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Mehso-so

I don‘t know how to feel about this book. It was faced paced, but the main character got on my nerves. I just don‘t know if it lived up to all the hype it had.

Reagan I think my least favourite of his books so far. I agree about the main character. (edited) 9mo
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Oldschool_millenial
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Didn't get as much reading as I wanted this month, which was disappointing. But that's okay
GENDER QUEER by Maia Kobabe: a wonderful and touching memoir about eir coming of age as a queer person
THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP by Grady Hendrix: this one almost lost me about halfway through but offered great commentary on violence, how we consume violence in entertainment, as well as trauma. ⬇️

Oldschool_millenial THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS by Stephen Graham Jones: this was my first time (in VERY long time) reading a Native American author. To condense my many thoughts: writing style took some getting used to, and even after that I had a hard time absorbing it. It was a page turner when it got to the climax, tho. It warrants a reread for the themes, but this book is also intense with its psychological horror, and its gore when it occurs; so need a break first. 9mo
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BarkingMadRead
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#currentread I finish by Saturday, I‘ll have two #bookspinbingos this month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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Books_and_cwtches
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book so much! A great concept well executed.

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MsRadioSilence
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Panpan

None of the characters are likable. I want to hit Lynnette with her truck. Hendrix‘s take on the bury your gays trope is infuriating, especially since this was written in 2021. I didn‘t like Riley Sager‘s The Final Girls, but I will say his book was MUCH better than this one. Hendrix needs to stop writing women.

Read my full review at: https://www.rainyreader.com/single-post/the-final-girl-support-group.

#gross #nothanks

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Bamazin
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Pickpick

Book 22.

I'm every girl who's ever run from a man
with a weapon, every girl who ever ran
for her life across spaces where she was
supposed to be safe.”

I really enjoyed this book. It made me paranoid and anxious but in a good way. I already had an escape plan but “one is none” 😉😉

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Katie.happens
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Pickpick

People who like horror movies would probably enjoy this significantly more than I did. However, even if you aren‘t a big horror fan, the mystery will keep you enthralled.

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Littlewolf1
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Pickpick

4.6⭐️Definitely not what I expected, But I‘m getting to know that‘s kind of the authors thing. Again though, not a bad thing. I enjoyed this book thoroughly and will probably read it again this year.

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MelKelsey
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Mehso-so

Book 19

I listened to The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix. The novel's set-up sounds more compelling than it is; survivors of violent attacks that meet for monthly group therapy sessions start dying. There are many false endings. Overall disappointing. ⭐⭐⭐

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