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Dead Girls Society

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  180 Ratings  ·  58 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published November 8th 2016 by Delacorte Press
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When I first saw this book appear on Netgalley I was pretty excited, despite it not being the sort of book I normally read. For whatever reason it had a distinct “Pretty Little Liars” vibe and that was actually a bit of a turn off for me. (Although I was probably just being a snob in that regards since I had never actually watched or read the series).

However the title, the cover, the plot, drew me in and I found myself fervently crossing my fingers, hoping that I would soon get that beautiful a
Lala BooksandLala
Aug 22, 2016 Lala BooksandLala rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-releases
Lovers of Panic by Lauren Oliver, Nerve by Jeanne Ryan or Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard will likely enjoy this fast paced read about a group of girls being blackmailed to participate in a game of dare. A little predictable, a little overdramatic; if you're a YA mystery veteran, this might not bring anything new and exciting to the table for you.
Sumaya Musse
Oct 20, 2016 Sumaya Musse rated it it was amazing
Why the cliffhanger? Now I have to wait till the next book... if there is one... For a full review, follow the link:
Nov 07, 2016 Abby rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-arc
"The Society. Weird. Sounds like spam, but you know what they say: life is short, read spam."

Hope is facing a shorter, more sheltered life than most: she has cystic fibrosis and a mother who keeps her trapped inside the house. The only person she has outside contact with is her best friend, Ethan, who is also the object of her crush (go figure). So when "the society" offers her a bit of excitement and a chance to break out of her narrow mold, the email invitation to join the "games" proves too
Mar 10, 2016 Rachel rated it did not like it
Let me start off - I took this book at face value. I was interested by the premise as a fan of horror but had no delusions that it would transcend the genre. I enjoyed the beginning: particularly the main character with a disability, meeting all the girls and their different personalities, and the way terror can bring people together.

Unfortunately, the rest of the book did not deliver anything noteworthy, or even original. The prose was clunky (there were metaphors that I'm pretty sure didn't ma
Brandy A.
Jul 26, 2016 Brandy A. rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I stayed up until 4am reading because I was dying to find out who was behind the invites. I never would've guessed who it was! Such a satisfying ending. This was a tightly paced read, full of unexpected twists and turns. Other things I enjoyed about it: the diverse cast of characters (loved the LGBT representation), the complexity and depth of the characters, and the setting (New Orleans really came alive). Fans of Pretty Little Liars will go apeshit for this book haha.
Sophie Marsden
Aug 14, 2016 Sophie Marsden rated it really liked it
Shelves: gimme-gimme
OMG THAT ENDING! There better be a book 2.
Jul 19, 2016 Tamara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
-I won a free copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway in return for an honest review-

I'd firstly like to say that this is my first ever review so apologies in advance if the standard is poor.

From the moment that I began reading this book I was hooked and could not put it down. I found that I could relate to the main character in some aspects, especially due to being around a similar age, which enabled me to engage more with the storyline. Some of the other character's had slight stereotypica
Ruth Lauren
Jul 20, 2016 Ruth Lauren rated it it was amazing
Page-turning thriller full of dares set against the backdrop of a main character dealing with a chronic illness (but not being defined by it) and the repercussions that's had on her relationship with her mother. Plenty of plot, action, mystery, girl characters and romance too. Perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars!
I received a copy of this title from NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

Hope has cystic fibrosis and an overprotective mother. She just wants to live life like a normal teenager, or at the very least be able to leave her apartment once in awhile. When she gets a shady invitation to “participate in a game of thrills and dares”, she decides to do it, even though she knows it’s probably not a good idea. There she meets four other girls who got invitations from The Society. Together they decide
Olivia Farr
Aug 15, 2016 Olivia Farr rated it it was amazing
Hope is smothered by her mother and limited by her Cystic Fibrosis, desperate to get out and be a normal teenager. She watches her best friend Ethan go to parties and date, when what she really wishes is that he was dating her. All of that changes when Hope receives a mysterious invitation to an exclusive club which dares the selected girls to complete some challenges that get at their worst fears- offering both threats if they don't and gifts if they do complete them. Hope thinks about ...more
Sara (Freadom Library)
Actual rating 3.5 stars

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I received an e-ARC of this book from Random House Children’s and Delacorte Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Plot – 3.4 out of 5 stars
This book was really mysterious and intense. It’s full of adrenaline and action packed because of what the main characters are going through. Sometimes it could get a little cheesy and almost immatureish. I feel like the romance
This.Was.Amazing! I am so glad I read this one. I haven't had that much luck with YA this year, but this one is definitely a hit!

It will keep you guessing for all of the book. Who is the Society? What is their goal?

I haven't had any luck writing the review, sometimes it words don't come. But I do want to write something, so I will go for my trusty: Good/Bad kind of review.

Let me start with Good:

-The Society. I was just so excited to find out who was doing these things, who was making up the d
Dec 02, 2016 M. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good for a quick, easy read.

Dead Girls Society is a story about a group of girls who are forced to participate in a series of dares, with the winner winning $100,000. Hope, one of the girls and the main character, has cystic fibrosis and she has been sheltered more than other girls her age thanks to it. So when an email invitation comes from the Society, her curiosity gets the better of her and she shows up at the meeting location. Once she arrives, she is surprised to meet other girls from her
Nov 15, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Michelle Krys’s Dead Girls Society is absolutely amazing! It was a very intense read. The book kinda reminded me of a mix between Pretty Little Liars and Nerve. I got a contact adrenaline rush just from reading it!
Mar 05, 2016 Rebecca rated it liked it
There was a lot to like in this book.

Its #1 strength was its psychological astuteness. The author gets teenage girls pretty well, and she portrays them realistically -- both their shallows and their depths. The relationship between the main character, Hope, and her mother was beautifully portrayed, and I appreciated the nuanced, changeable relationships among the girls in the Society. The girls themselves were complex and likable.

I was very impressed with the romance. Usually, I HATE romance in
Jul 05, 2016 Stacy added it
Shelves: 2016
Overall, I enjoyed this book: it was a light summer read with good tension and strong appeal to fans of "Pretty Little Liars" and Lois Duncan's thrillers. I especially liked that Hope, the main character, is living with cystic fibrosis, but the novel isn't *just* about her illness. Her medications and treatments complicated her situation, but the book's scope goes well beyond simply coping with a chronic illness.

I found the plot and the final reveal of the Society's mastermind(s) to stretch cre
Nov 25, 2016 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!

I'm not sure what drove me to want to read this book so badly...maybe it was the nifty cover or the clever title...or even that amazing sounding plot. Either way, I was super excited to dive into this one.

Dead Girls Society tells the story of Hope Callahan, who is fed up with being treated like she is sick all of the time, even though her cystic fibrosis has made it so she can't do the things that healthy kids
Hayley T
Feb 24, 2016 Hayley T rated it it was amazing
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Erin Al-Mehairi
Nov 22, 2016 Erin Al-Mehairi rated it it was amazing
Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys is a new teen novel that Penguin Random House Delacorte Press published with advertising of an age level of 12 – 99. I agree this is a book both my 13-year-old daughter and I both enjoyed! I had a feeling with her love of the mystery within TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars, and her penchant for reading books that featured the popular “game play with humans/humanity plots” such Hunger Games or The Maze Runner, or even more recently, in her reading The Giver ...more
Nov 15, 2016 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, mystery
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This was a fun thriller. I think this story was written at a great pace and had a cool concept. Some of it was really far fetched. I would sum this up as good, not great.

First the good: I like Hope as a person. I love the idea of the society with all these different personality types working together. There is such diversity in the group, and even a LGBT is represented

I loved that this story started right off with the first letter. Like I said before, the p
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Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Nov 23, 2016 Brooke (The Cover Contessa) rated it really liked it
I received an early copy of this book and reviewed. Receiving an early copy did not alter my review or opinion.

Hope is sick. She has Cystic Fibrosis. Her mother keeps her sheltered. Praying she can keep her safe so she'll live that much longer. But Hope knows her time is limited and really would like to live her life to it's fullest. One day a letter changes all that. The Society dares her to do things she has never done before. All in the name of winning money, which she and her mother so despe
Nov 08, 2016 Sunsettowers rated it really liked it
Hope's cystic fibrosis has always caused her and her family immense emotional and financial stress, and kept her from experiencing much of a typical teenage life. When she receives an invitation from the mysterious Society, inviting her to play a game of dares for the chance at a lot of money, Hope finally sees her opportunity to experience some adventure and solve her family's problems.

But as the dares escalate, Hope realizes too late that she's been brought into something dangerous and frighte
Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
Noooooo! That ending! Why did it have to abruptly end that way?!?! This was such a fast pace page turner that I quite enjoyed. I liked Hope's character. She has cystic fibrosis and although she gets really sick, she tries not to let it bother her. I felt she was pretty brave to take on scary dares and not take crap from other girls who tried to belittle her. I did however think she was a bit naive at times. It frustrated me that she didn't ask enough questions when her suspicions arose. She just ...more
My first Michelle Krys book... And it sure won't be the last.

Dead Girls' Society was intriguing, fast-paced, had the sense of danger, shock and surely was some bit thrilling. I was a bit disappointed with the ending though. I kind of guessed it but that wasn't why I was disappointed.. I think this was YA and that is how it is.

I wanted to give it 3 stars because of that ending but I was hooked throughout so it became a four star..

There were some other things that I disliked though, for example
3.5 stars

I was sold on the secret society dare club synopsis. I love both of those things, so I was eager to read it.

I really liked Hope. She's really sick and wants nothing more to be treated like every other seventeen year old girl. There are a few other girls who are also "club members", but I'll let you find them on your own.

The plot line was interesting, but not quite captivating for me. I was surprised at who it was and why and I didn't expect the level of intricacy that was involved. I
Kassie Patti
Nov 16, 2016 Kassie Patti rated it it was amazing
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CrazyCat (Alex)
This book was such a great read. I was hooked from the beginning and couldn't stop reading. It was full of surprises and 'til the end I had no clue who made the life of the girls a living hell and why. It shows that everyone has secrets and will do everything to let them stay hidden. And revenge is a strong motivator to do crazy things. The end threw me, didn't see that coming. I had settled down for a happy ending and BAM! Now I'm like...What? Why? Who? What happens now? Will there be another ...more
Nov 14, 2016 Meredith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dead Girls Society was an amazing thrill-ride of a book – intriguing and a bit terrifying. It was like The Skulls meets The Breakfast Club meets I Know What You Did Last Summer. I was excited to read it from the second I learned about it and it definitely didn’t disappoint!

There are a ton of characters in this book and they’re all intriguing and unique. I really liked the main character, Hope. She was brave and foolish and fierce and insane, all at once. Hartley was fearless and tough. The way h
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