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Today, we're proud to be a part of the blog tour for Dead Girls Society. Michelle Krys has written a thrilling, creepy story that will absolutely thrill fans of Pretty Little Liars and murder mystery stories.
Published November 8th 2016 by Delacorte Press
Format read: ARC via publisher
You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.
Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she’s tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she’s going to afford college.And she’s bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.
When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she just might win some real money.
(Seriously. Check out her debut/sophomore novels. The world-building is spectacular.)
Krys has set up an elaborate mystery involving Hope, a cystic fibrosis patient. After Hope receives a mysterious letter inviting her to join a society who chooses to blackmail her into doing dares for money, it becomes a dangerous thrill ride...
There are many things to love about this book, beginning with the fact that Krys is clearly a master of plotting. From the beginning of the book, Krys sets up a number of potential victims and perpetrators vis-a-vis the society, including plausible reasons why the girls unwittingly drawn into the society, feel forced to compete against their own personal interests.
As the mystery unfolds, Krys shows how Hope and her society colleagues struggle to stand up to against what's being thrown at them. They're challenged in a way where the odds actually force them to be the best and most daring version of themselves,, and it's gratifying (though occasionally frightening) to them succeed beyond all measure.
Though the ending wasn't wholly unexpected, the book still blew me away, full stop. And Krys seems to be indicating another book, so that's more to look forward to.
HIghly recommend, full stop. (Get on it - and read this book!)