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Final Girls

This is my first Riley Sager, and I am not that impressed.

Like the title says, Quincy Carpenter is a final girl. She and five friends walked into a cabin, and only she made it out. Now, ten years later, she’s hanging on, kind of. She’s perfectly fine with leaving the past in the past. Well, until another member of the Final Girl group, Lisa, is found dead, and the third part of their trio, Sam, shows up on Quincy’s doorstep. Sam is convinced that Lisa was murdered, despite all the evidence to the contrary, and Quincy’s life starts to unravel the longer Sam stays. If only she could remember what happened at Pine Cottage all those years ago…

At first, I really didn’t like this book. It was slow, rambly, and the characters were very annoying. I stopped reading it for a bit because it was so incredibly disappointing. I pushed through it, though, because I refuse to let a book beat me.

I’m glad I did, and I hate to sound cliche, but the ending down make up for a lot of the beginning. I really didn’t guess the ending of the whodunnit. I really didn’t see the twist coming though. I have a bad habit of skipping ahead when I get bored, and I’m very happy I didn’t spoil this for myself.

That being said, I really don’t believe a book should get a high rating because the ending made up for the rest of it. I thought Sam and Quincy were really annoying, and it took so long to get to the whole point of the book. I read to be entertained along the way, not just before the book ends.

Trigger warnings: murder, violence, blood, mental illness, suicide, sexual content, vomit


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