I loved this book.
This is the first time I have read a slasher but I am no stranger to the genre, the blood and guts and young adults running through the woods, falling down and getting gutted. I enjoyed getting those aspects in a book because it allowed my imagination to work at the same time!
I thought the characters were well developed and I enjoyed them all, even the bad guy. The drama and ups and downs with the characters was realistic. Very realistic. I was impressed with the fact that most of the characters weren’t dummies and tried to save themselves usually. I liked the setting. Classic high school settings and well written. The story is written like a movie with perfect ups and downs and no boring middle bits.
One special thing about this book, I think it will make you catch “feels”. I had strong feelings about the characters. Ever watch a slasher film and say “oh I wish the killer would get them!” Some of the characters in this book are like that! Some of them I wished weren’t killed too. All and all, I think that’s what’s supposed to happen in a book. You’re supposed to feel some kind of way and this book achieved that.
The only downside to this book was some uses of dialogue. When the characters were talking normally, that was fine, but there was a lot of repetition when someone was being attacked. I would have been happy with just being told they were screaming and not actually seeing their scream in the dialogue. When you’re being attacked, you’re going to scream a lot, which is just par for the course.
Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this book. I read this title in TWO DAYS which is unheard of for me. I devoured it. I was very invested in the story and couldn’t wait to find out if I was right about my prediction on who the killer was! Well done!