Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and
the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet.
Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.
That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy’s doorstep. Blowing through Quincy’s life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa’s death come to light, Quincy’s life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam’s truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.
I’m just gonna sit here and write this awful review because why the hell not.
I don’t even know what to start with, maybe with the fact that I didn’t enjoy this book.
I’ve read two books from this author to which I gave 4-5 starts so I went into this with pretty high expectations and maybe that’s why I feel like it let me down.
If you followed my updates on Goodreads (which you should, just sayin’) you might know how much I didn’t like this ”book.”
I literally hated the life out of it because aaahhhh! I don’t wanna read about lame characters!
It’s not like I can’t appreciate unlikeable characters, the problem comes when you don’t appreciate characters that you’re supposed to appreciate. You feel me?
Our main character Quincy was literally such a messed up creature which is fine and pretty much understandable considering what she went through but why not go to a therapist or somewhere you’re supposed to go when shit happens? Instead she built herself up this ”perfect” life. Yeah right.
Also can I talk about the fact that literally not one character in this book is normal?
There’s something up with every character! But like actually every single one of these characters are messed up in one way or another.
I was literally BORED out of nonexistent brains while reading this, because NOTHING happens! We only get these flashbacks which were a bit cool but like not really.
But when we get to the actual time right now, everything is bad!
All we read about is how Quincy doesn’t wanna be a final girl and it’s just so annoying!
There were scenes in here that made no sense whatsoever.
If you’re sitting in a diner, or whatever the heck it was, and you’re just casually talking and you have your phone on the table and if someone literally steals it…won’t you notice? Just because you’re talking? What the hell?
Or when SPOILER STARTING (A cop has Sam arrested or something and Sam is being charged with assault against a police officer but she gets out because the police officer is told in hushed tone that she’s a final girl) SPOILER ENDED
Like, I’m more than sure that it’s not how it works.
And that reveal! What the heck? I’m actually the worst at figuring out these things but even I FIGURED IT OUT! So that must be saying something!
It was super easy, such a cliché and lame altogether.
I’m so sorry if you liked this book but I didn’t at all and because of the fact that I didn’t enjoy it at all I’m gonna have to give it 1 star out 5.
Sorry, not sorry. It sucked.