December 8, 2016

Dead Girls Society Blog Tour: Review

Dead Girls Society
Author: Michelle Krys
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: November 8, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte


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.

But the Society isn’t all that it seems…and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement.

Dead Girls Society is an exciting young adult mystery/thriller that will have readers guessing until the end. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I jumped at the chance to read this book. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I had read previous books by the author and had really enjoyed them. I'm glad to say that this novel was a really enjoyable read that I managed to devour in a matter of hours. The plot might not have been completely original, but I liked the twists and turns the author added - along with the whole secret society angle. There were several possible suspects behind the "Society" and I loved trying to figure it out before Hope, the main character, did. That's always been one of my favorite parts about reading mysteries, and the fact that the plot kept me guessing was a big plus for me.

Hope was a good main character - realistic, down to earth, smart, a normal teenage girl - aside from her serious health problems. There were times when I felt like she dwelled an awful lot on her cystic fibrosis - to the point of overkill - but, then again, I don't suffer from the disease and I don't honestly know how it would affect me if I did. It didn't bother me enough to hinder my reading experience, but I did want to make a quick note of it anyways. The story is told from the first person point of view, which was a huge bonus. I loved getting to know Hope in the personal way that only that writing style can provide. For me, it's almost always the best way to go when telling a story, and this was no different. Honestly, if the author hadn't written it in this way, it might have been a bust for me. Luckily it was done in a fantastic manner and the writing really made a positive impact on my reading experience. I'd definitely recommend this novel for fans of the genre, as well as readers who enjoy suspense, thrillers, and even contemporary.

I'm the author of the YA novels HEXED and CHARMED, plus the upcoming DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY (Nov 8, 2016), all from Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books. I'm repped by Adriann Ranta of Foundry Literary + Media. Visit me at or follow @MichelleKrys on Twitter, @michellekrysbooks on Instagram, or mkrysbooks on Snapchat. 


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