Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Final Girl Support Group
The Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
The next fast-paced, thrilling horror novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Clubs Guide to Slaying Vampires.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
Bookwormjillk
post image

I thought this book would be perfect for pool reading but I‘m kind of bored. Not sure if I‘ll finish or not.

review
britt_brooke
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
post image
Panpan

⭐️ 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. 2w
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler You‘re not missing anything, but I‘m glad to know his other stuff is worthwhile. 2w
See All 8 Comments
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler I actually own that one, so maybe I‘ll give it a go sometime. I appreciate the rec! 2w
KathyWheeler @britt_brooke I hope you don‘t hate it. 2w
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler 😂 Me, too! If/when I get around to it, I‘ll be sure to tag you. 💚 2w
Cinfhen I bailed on this one…I just couldn‘t 2w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 🙌🏼 It‘s so bad. Thanks for the validation! 2w
74 likes3 stack adds8 comments
blurb
BC_Dittemore
post image

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.

5 likes1 stack add
review
TamTracy
post image
Pickpick

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

blurb
kecolem300
post image

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

suvata On my TBR 2w
kecolem300 So far I like it, he really jumped right in! 2w
7 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Rissa1
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
post image
Pickpick

I liked it. I will be trying more of his books. I like horror movies and this played clearly in my mind. #MarvelousMay

18 likes1 stack add
blurb
Rissa1
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
post image

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. ☀️

review
KateD1
post image
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) 2mo
9 likes1 comment
blurb
Oldschool_millenial
post image

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. 2mo
12 likes1 comment
blurb
BarkingMadRun
post image

#currentread I finish by Saturday, I‘ll have two #bookspinbingos this month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
46 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Eljay1
post image
Pickpick

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

7 likes1 stack add
review
MsRadioSilence
post image
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

review
Bamazin
post image
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” 😉😉

review
Katie.happens
post image
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.

review
Littlewolf1
post image
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.

review
MelKelsey
post image
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. ⭐⭐⭐

23 likes1 stack add
blurb
LibrarianRyan
post image

Is this the 3rd strait win for Grady Hendirx in the Horror Category? I think it might be. #LitsyAwards2021

75 likes1 stack add
blurb
Reagan
post image

Me, so proud this morning that I finished my library book (Near the Bone) and now have no library books out, so I start the tagged. Then I get a notification that my new hold has arrived 😂 #NailedIt

MyNamesParadise Yeah sometimes holds come in all at the same time! Ahh! But it‘s nice when there‘s stuff to pick up! 5mo
60 likes1 comment
review
magyklyXdelish
post image
Pickpick

This was such a fun read. I‘m also happy that the ending was satisfying since 2 of his other books I read, the endings were kinda lame.

My only complaint was that I wish Heather‘s backstory wasn‘t left so vague.

#BookSpinBingo

Poinciana for #Pantone2022

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
Clwojick Yay!! ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
32 likes2 comments
review
MyNamesParadise
post image
Pickpick

My first of Grady Hendrix. I loved the premise & I‘d definitely see the movie version if they make one. The pacing was a little slow at 1st & the narrator Lynnette was repetitive at times, but overall enjoyed this book. It‘s definitely more plot driven than character driven. I‘d read another from this author. I did go through it fairly quickly but it stalled at a couple of places throughout. I could‘ve done without the final twist/reveal.

26 likes1 stack add
review
Nalbuque
post image
Bailedbailed

So. Close. I wanted to like this, and I tried to finish it, but eventually I just ran outta patience. The plot sounded interesting and I liked the elements of 80s/90s scary movies and such… but bottom line is: I don‘t like Grady Hendrix. It‘s decided, I‘m not gonna try his books anymore, it‘s not for me.

Soubhiville I‘m with you, I just don‘t like his style. 5mo
18 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
magyklyXdelish
post image

Up next!

If a book makes you cry, move on to horror! I‘ve been hyped for this one for a while. Hope it‘s good!

AmyG Ha! True. I don‘t think a horror book has ever made me cry. 5mo
magyklyXdelish @AmyG I haven‘t read one that made me cry either. I‘d rather be spooked than cry if I can help it lol 5mo
35 likes2 comments
review
Bookfan1414
post image
Mehso-so

Imma be honest, I‘m a little more than traumatized and confuzzed about this one. Like it was good enough, but only like for a one off. Imma need some serious sugar sweet romance to get past this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

review
Readergrrl
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
post image
Pickpick

This was a fun read… not especially deep, but fun! If you‘re a fan of 80s/90s slasher films, unreliable narrators, and fast-paced action, then this may be the book for you! I‘ll give it 3/5⭐️ It‘s on its way to @Alfrazier21 and should be there in a day or two. Sorry it took me so long to finish. Holidays, planning for midterms, general chaos! 😂 I‘ve received The Glass Hotel @Karisa and I‘m about to dive in to that tonight! #LMPBC #GroupV

Karisa Agreed with all of the above! 😅💗 6mo
Alfrazier21 No worries!!! Excited to read this one! I met the author last November and he was seriously the nicest person ever!! 6mo
75 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Blueberry
post image

I'm surprised to not see this one already. I received this as a birthday gift from @NataliePatalie.

#final #Beginswith @Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

NataliePatalie Hahah nice background 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool graphic 🙌🏻📚🖤 6mo
Eggs Great cover!! 🩸🪑 🧟‍♀️ 6mo
70 likes3 comments
blurb
Ast_Arslan
post image
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🔪🩸 6mo
Eggs 🖤💔🖤 6mo
31 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
FantasyChick
post image

As usual, I'm a couple days behind 🤣

My #7thBookof2021 for #July is The Last House on Needless Street and the #8thBookof2021 for #August is The Final Girl Support Group. Bothe fantastic reads! I didn't finish a single book in #September so I'm skipping the month 😅

#12Booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great choices. 6mo
31 likes1 comment
blurb
DebinHawaii
post image

Kate, thank you so much for the wonderful #jolabokaflodswap package! I have been wanting to read this book & am waiting on library copies, so this is perfect!The chocolates are two big favorites & thank you for the (not pictured) wintery gift wrap & card. We just have light rain (& heavy COVID 😬)here for the holidays, so I appreciate the snowy scenes.❄️Happy Holidays & a Merry Jolabokaflod to you! 📚🍫

Thank you to Chelle for this fun swap! 🤗

MaleficentBookDragon This was my favorite book of this year. Merry Christmas! 6mo
LeahBergen Lovely! I have this one waiting on my shelves, too. Merry Christmas, my friend! 😘😘 6mo
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen Merry Christmas to you too 🥰Max sends 😽❤️ ! 6mo
See All 6 Comments
DebinHawaii @MaleficentBookDragon Merry Christmas! I am excited to read this one! 🤗 6mo
AmyG Fun book. Merry Christmas to you ….and Max! 🎄 6mo
DebinHawaii @AmyG Thank you! Happy Holidays to you! ❄️💙❄️ 6mo
70 likes6 comments
review
MaleficentBookDragon
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
post image
Pickpick

This was a good reading year for me.

The Final Girl Support Group was my #1 favorite this year. The rest of my #top21of21 are in no particular order except the far left hand column has the rest of my #Top5

What were your favorites this year?

@MeganAnn @Sharpiepup @Endowarrior21 @crazeedi
@LMJenkins @FantasyChick @MittenPeachGirl @TheAromaofBooks
@CatsandBooks @teebee

stretchkev I got a lot of these on my list. Hope they make the next list! 6mo
andrew61 Great selection. 6mo
Crazeedi I still have to make my list. I'll do it this weekend! Thanks for the tag!!🎄 6mo
See All 6 Comments
TheAromaofBooks I keep meaning to get together my list but I haven't yet. A couple of these are on my TBR! 6mo
Catsandbooks Great list! I still need to do this! 6mo
MeganAnn Looks like a great list! The Whispering Dead is on my #newyearwhodis list from @JackOBotts too. Hoping to post mine later this weekend. 6mo
77 likes1 stack add6 comments
blurb
SassyPants617
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
post image

Went to the library before work and grabbed these. Final Girls Support Group has been on my list. The other one I randomly saw and sounded interesting. Anyone read either of these?

vivastory I really liked Final Girl Support Group 👍 6mo
11 likes1 comment
review
IamIamIam
post image
Pickpick

This was a great follow up to a not so great book! Final girls left behind by mass murderers are a different breed & they band together to face one last threat to their safety. True Hendrix, this is beautifully written featuring incredible broken characters you can really get emotionally attached to!

Emilymdxn I loved this one! 6mo
IamIamIam @Emilymdxn It's up there on my favorites by Hendrix! I even had a creepy dream because we watched Dexter, then I read this before bed... 🤣🤣 Too much murder at once!!@ 6mo
Jgacreations I‘m glad you finally got to this one. I loved it 6mo
IamIamIam @Jgacreations I was thinking of you while I was listening to it because I had to return the audio book. She made me INSANE! I plowed through the print, though!! ❤ 6mo
32 likes4 comments
review
Brennastroup
post image
Pickpick

Seems like this book has mixed reviews, but it was engaging. Some of the characters storylines were really gory & disturbing - warning read during the daytime.

review
Booklover2
post image
Panpan

⭐️🤮blech! Awful in the extreme! So disappointing since I‘ve loved all his other books. What a mess!

Moonprismpower The protagonist is a hot mess! 7mo
Booklover2 Right! I couldn‘t take her anymore. She needed to just go. 7mo
9 likes2 comments
blurb
Dcueto
post image

FINALLY got my hands on this one. Been waiting for it for months

42 likes3 stack adds
review
DrLReads
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
Panpan

I actually let my loan lapse and almost bailed. One of the weaker entries in Hendrix‘s oeuvre, this book felt like quite the slog compared to his other works.

Blueberry My least favorite was My Best Friends Exorcism. 7mo
4 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Karisa
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
post image

@Alfrazier21 @Littlewolf1 @Readergrrl

Hi Cynthia! My book pick for #LMPBC Round 13 is dropped off at the post office and soon on its way to you! 💌

#Lmpbc #round13 #GroupV @suvata

Readergrrl Oooh! I‘m looking forward to it! I finished my pick, but I still have to mail it off. This weekend for sure!! 7mo
Readergrrl I meant to tell you that I received your book and I‘m already almost half way through!! I like it so much better than the book I picked!!! 7mo
Karisa @Readergrrl Hurray! Glad you like it 😊👏👏 7mo
46 likes3 comments
review
Lauranahe
post image
Pickpick

This was a wild ride. What happens to the final girls when the movie ends? Well, here it is. I actually didn‘t like our narrator, but I think maybe we weren‘t supposed to? She was so damaged. But I loved the subversive jokes: the characters names corresponded to the actors who played the final girl in the real movie (ex: Adrienne‘s story is Friday the 13th, starring Adrienne King). It was fun figuring out which movie each girl was. (Cont…)

Lauranahe The twists were fun and very on point, and the chapter titles had me giggling the whole time. I‘ve seen all the movie referenced in the book; I love horror and I love slashers in particular. Not knowing if the narrator was reliable or not was…interesting. I definitely liked Horrorstor much more. 7mo
Lauranahe I also don‘t know how I feel about a man writing about feminist issues. 7mo
Reggie Sooooooooo I‘m with you kind of in a weird way…… have you ever seen a Pedro Almodovar movie? He‘s a Spanish movie director and there‘s some movies he‘s made that have nothing to do but spotlighting a woman‘s experience. In an interview he said he was raised by this big family of women and remembers fondly all the love that came from them. And you can see it in his movies. And I also think that‘s where Grady comes from because in some of his 👇🏼 7mo
See All 6 Comments
Reggie interviews on the Southern Book Club he talks about his mother in a very loving way which in a way I think he writes these books as a tribute to the strength of women and not so much a “look at me I‘m putting my hand down to bring women up” kind of way. And it‘s a phenomenon going on in horror where some of the best stories about female friendship are being written by men. For example-Paul Tremblay‘s Survivor Song. 7mo
Reggie But I‘m a guy so who knows what‘s real. lol but thanks for letting me throw it out there. 7mo
Lauranahe I think it was more the way it was written about. At times I felt like I was being lectured to, especially with how women are treated in horror films. But I‘m sure I‘m not the one Grady is trying to make a point to. And while I would agree that for a while violence to women drove the genre, I would argue that films/stories in general treat women like objects. 7mo
19 likes6 comments
blurb
TheLibrarian
post image

So this “article/movie synopsis” was in The Final Girl Support Group and I‘m very sad that it isn‘t a real movie. Am I the only one that thinks this would make a terrible yet awesome movie? 😂

vivastory This does sound like it'd be amusing. It made me think of Troll 2 & Leprechaun 7mo
Reggie “Nilbog? Nilbog backwards is goblin!!!!” Lol @vivastory (edited) 7mo
TheLibrarian @vivastory I thought of Leprechaun too! 7mo
vivastory @Reggie The Best Worst Movie is one of my fave documentaries about a movie 😂 7mo
BookwormM With you 100% 7mo
50 likes1 stack add5 comments
review
Karisa
post image
Mehso-so

I will remember the unique premise of this book for a long time and the interspersement of article clippings was clever. I feel like maybe if I was the type to love horror movies a bit more I would have appreciated this book a little better (like I was missing some inside jokes). The humor made me just sad for the characters. Is it unfair for me to be irked when a male writer writes a book with almost entirely abused/tortured female characters?

AFrostCauseReads I definitely get what you mean about the male author writing about abused women. But I have come to trust this author based off three other books I‘ve read of his that all feature female POV. He writes women as characters, with strengths and weaknesses and desires. And for this book he took his time discussing sexist issues in the genera, and I think he did it well. And it‘s pretty tough to write about final girls without featuring abused women (edited) 7mo
57 likes1 comment
review
AshleyKorinE
Pickpick

Final girls are the people standing after the murders are done, the ones who fight back and win to save their own lives. Lynnette has never felt she fit in with the other final girls, but now she is the only one who sees the horror that is happening to them again. I loved this book. I mean I love everything Hendrix writes honestly, it's good writing, good stories, good characters. This one was full of murder but also full of hope at the same time!

review
Sydneypaige
post image
Pickpick

I was unsure how I was going to like this because such blatant trauma in fiction can be difficult to read at times. But I binged this book; the ‘final girls‘ are so enjoyable in their own right (with how each manages their own realities of being final girls) and compelling and the twists keep coming throughout the book about the killer.

review
ShelleyBooksie
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
post image
Pickpick

This was the king of page turner I needed to break me out of my reading slump. The main character was very interesting and I was hooked from page 1. I read this on my first gen old school kindle and I would not recommend as there are emails and written notes at the beginning of each chapter and the fonts were not visible to me. I am sure this would not be an issue on newer e readers.

BookDragonNotWorm I have a newer Kindle and have to change to the largest text size to even have a chance of squinting out what they said. A shame because I thought this book was awesome and would have loved to read every single word. 8mo
29 likes1 comment
review
Kris10H
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
post image
Panpan

⭐⭐
My love for Hendrix's Horrorstor and My Best Friend's Exorcism couldn't save this one for me. I was really hopeful, but this story just isn't it. 😔 I'm too sad to say more.

review
Jemgirl2014
Pickpick

I almost skipped this one because I hate his previous work "Horrorstore". I'm so glad I gave this book a chance because I found it to be quite entertaining! Even though it is not all that scary, I did provide me with lots of laughs. One thing though. I feel like Hendrix could have been more descriptive of Heather's tragedy. He presents this severely messed up woman with little to no back story. Maybe it's one of his plot devices? ¯\_(ツ)_/

review
BookishlyPleasant
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Pickpick

Perfect read to end Spooky Season with!! The author did a fantastic job fleshing out the "Final Girls", particularly Lynette. I found her paranoia and thought process completely appropriate and honestly relatable for trauma victims. The twists and turns kept me on my toes and intrigued! Now, did I figure out the culprit? Yes. But I watch way too much SVU and Criminal Minds lol. Did I guess their accomplice though?? No! So, points to the author!!

blurb
Karisa
post image

My #AlteredNightmareSwap book is so cool! The background above is the splattered end pages and the edges are a cool metallic knife blue. It‘s the perfect book for me because I‘ll be reading this #thriller book in November for #LMPBC—your artwork will be traveling soon! The goodies are awesome too! Thank you, @BookwormAHN! I love it all! 🎃🎃🎃 @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Love it! 8mo
BookwormAHN I'm glad you like it. I had a lot of fun altering it 🎃 8mo
54 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Callemarie
Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
post image

Thank you so much @Nessavamusic for the lovely Halloween box!!!! I can‘t wait to river into final girls and I may have devoured my Reese treats all in one sitting 🤦🏼‍♀️

Happy 🎃 👻
@MaleficentBookDragon
#allhallowsreadswap

Nessavamusic You are so welcome! Happy Halloween 🎃👻☠️ 8mo
49 likes1 comment
blurb
BookishlyPleasant

Ending my October with a spooky read! Love this premise and can't wait to read it!!