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The Cabin

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  9,987 ratings  ·  1,505 reviews
There may only be one killer, but no one is innocent.

When Mackenzie treks to a secluded cabin in the woods with six friends, she expects a fun weekend of partying, drinking, and hookups. But when they wake to find two of their own dead and covered in blood, it's clear there's a killer among them.

As the police try to unravel the case, Mackenzie launches her own investigatio
Paperback, 327 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Minnie cocuzza I think it's a good book, not great. It is worth the finish though. I enjoyed it in the end, but probably won't recommed it to people unless they are …moreI think it's a good book, not great. It is worth the finish though. I enjoyed it in the end, but probably won't recommed it to people unless they are only interested in a calm thriller.(less)
Haley Not that I know of but I hope so! The ending could have been better or she could have done a prologue of like a year later to show us what happened.

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Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
This one wasn't for me. Not a great book to begin with, but the ending made the whole endeavor feel like a waste of time.

1.5 stars
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
They think they're invincible.
They think they can do and say whatever they want.
They think there are no consequences.
They've left me no choice.
It's time for them to pay for their sins.

From that prologue and the blurb, I thought I was going to love this book. It sounded like a B scary movie and I love those. As most of my friends on goodreads know, I very rarely 1 star a book, some 2 stars, but I always try to pick books I think I will like, but I missed the mark on this one.

I liked a couple o
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kobo
I really liked Natasha Preston's "The Cellar", but this book was just an o.k read. Neither the murder mystery, the characters, or even the romance angle made this very memorable.
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley.)

“They’re dead. They’re dead! No, no, no, no!”

This was a YA mystery story, in which 2 teens were murdered in a cabin in the woods.

Mackenzie was an okay character, and I could understand why she didn’t want to believe that one of her friends was capable of murder. She did stand up and try and find the murderer herself though, even if she did put herself in dange
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
“If you don’t trust anyone, then no one can screw you over. You’re going to find that out the hard way,”

Could this be one of the worst books I've ever read? Yes, yes I think it may be in that slim pile of books that managed to offend and anger me just about every step of the way. RANT REVIEW incoming because oh boy, this one was a doozy. Mild spoilers ahead.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Slut Shaming (mostly unchallenged), Sexism (unchallenged), Sexual Assault (Not only unchallenged but is neve
May 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF at 40%

I loved the premise of this and was so eager to get to it. Sadly I was annoyed by the characters right from the beginning.

Mackenzie could be a decent MC. She's loyal and positive and actively tries to see the good side to things. She is also wildly dramatic and her inner monologue was a hot mess. There are several other characters, but in the amount I read, none of them stood out to me.

The idea of waking up to a murder in a locked house is 1000% up my alley. To be completely honest, as
Jul 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
2.5 stars

This review is a little blah because there's not much to say about this book. The Cabin wasn't anything special. It didn't add anything new. The characters weren't particularly intriguing, and the murder motive was less than believable. The premise sounded a lot more exciting than the execution turned out to be. Nevertheless, it was still a quick read, and I truly believe the author when she says it was fun to write. I kept reading because I wanted to know who'd done the killing and why
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book.... Wow I can't even describe it...

So amazing and beautiful!!!! I loved it so much!!!!
OH. MY. GOD. All I’m going to say is I love natasha’s work and I cannot stand this ending. It literally ripped my heart out of my chest and feels like someone stomped on me
Oct 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reviews
“The Cabin” was a solid four-star thriller up until the very end. That doesn’t stop it from being enjoyable in a B horror movie sort of way.

The characters are the stereotypical mix that you come to expect from horror movies and fun, fast reading thrillers. There were some plot surprises and enough creepy things to give you some chills. Just. The ending. I can’t quite forgive that one.

Overall, “The Cabin” is a fun read for the Halloween season or any other time you’re feeling like a fun and breez
Frank Phillips
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 surprising stars for this little gem!! I don't know what it was about this novel but I went in with very low expectations thinking it would be more of a ya level low thrills type of Reed. I was pleasantly surprised! There were two twists at the end that I one saw coming the second one did not see coming at all which added to my enjoyment. I would give this one a shot if you enjoy mysteries and suspense I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
A weekend with friends turns deadly! ❤️ 4.5 stars
Maia Moore
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
* I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

I loved the description of this on NetGalley. It reminded me of a Christopher Pike book I loved when I was a teen, so I was ready for a good murder mystery.

Before I was 10% in I was pretty fed up already. The whole book is a mess of showing rather than telling, especially for personality traits. Mackenzie constantly tells us her friend is over protective, or prone to rage etc, and nothing about them is ever shown. It really grat
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
I WAS gonna give this book 3 stars, some parts made me consider 4 (it fluctuated), but the ending killed it. It was STUPID!! There's no excuses for how DUMB it was. The ending reminded me why I DON'T like YA books. Yet, while I was reading I was honestly considering a decent positive rating. It's because of those bits of enjoyment my rating is two stars and not one.

Despite this book's weak dialogue and lack of editing such as spelling errors and bad sentence structures, I was willing to overlook
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Thriller/Suspense

:: 3.5 Pretty Little Stars ::

This was a good book. Nothing spectacular, but still interesting none the less. I found the plot to be a bit unbelievable and the characters were hard to connect with but the story is extremely fast paced and super mysterious.

When I first saw that Natasha Preston was writing another book I knew I had to grab a copy because I really liked the Cellar. But this one fell a bit flat. I think it's be
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book started off being a typical love story and you think you know how the story will play out. But keep reading because soon after you think you know whats going to happen, two people are murdered in the cabin.
It kept me wondering who killed them the entire book (and usually im able figure out it out ahead of time) and i think that has to do with detective. The detective put in my head a motive for everyone which was very smart of the author because it kept me guessing.

And damn that last
Em J.
3.5 stars

This is the fourth Natasha Preston book I've read, and it was better than the last two, but still not great. I really liked the idea, and the murder-mystery plot. Other than this, the characters were unlikeable, the secret-affairs were not needed, and even though it was suspenseful, it needed to be written with more action and events. This did get spoiled for me, but I still feel like it needed more. Overall, it had a quick, murderous plot, but the characters and unneeded events ruined
A locked cabin. A group of friends who have known each other for years. A no-parents weekend. Two dead bodies. This has all the hallmarks of an outstanding murder mystery. Unfortunately, the execution is weak, the characters are even weaker, and the ending…well, the ending is one of the lowest points of the entire novel.

The main problems lie with the narrative flow as well as with the lack of character development. The story itself is choppy. Told through the first-person narrator, you expect so
Nov 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Only a mystery could go from a 4 to 1 star in the last three pages.

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Kayla Krantz
Feb 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
I read the reviews on this book before I picked it up but I shrugged them off because I've read a handful of Miss Preston's other works and enjoyed them. However, this book drove me crazy. The instalove was terrible and distracting. Rather than being concerned about finding her best friend's killer, the main character kept fantasizing about a guy she had just met the night her friend died. She kept making terrible choices and several times, I wished I could've shaken some sense into her.

Stephen Arvidson
Natasha Preston’s latest entry has the hallmarks of a locked-room mystery. Seven high-school graduates embark on a debaucherous weekend to a secluded cabin and wake up to find two of their friends dead, stabbed to death on the kitchen floor. With no signs of forced entry, suspicion turns to the five survivors. As Mackenzie Keaton, the arguably endearing protagonist, resolves to clear her name and those of her cohorts, she soon discovers that none of her friends are above reproach—except, of cour ...more
Kate Shanks
Sep 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: school
Oh Natasha.....what an absolute disaster of a book. This may sound harsh, but I've read better stories from my 7th graders. The first major problem is the absolute outrageous plot and each event seems more impossible and unbelievable. One minute the protagonist is upset by the dead bodies of her friends and then the next she is head over heels in love. The ending is so predictable and the protagonist does very little to even uncover who is the true murderer. I loved Preston's book, "The Cellar", ...more
Jan 30, 2018 added it
DNF @ 30%
i just cannot just through this book
im extremely bored and the characters are annoying me😂
oh well🤷🏻‍♀️
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Did I pick this book up earlier this evening because I knew it would be a quick read and I was falling behind on my reading goals? Yeah, you got me.

I purchased The Cabin a few months ago, actually while I was grocery shopping with my mother. At the time I didn't realize it had orginially been a Wattpad story. Oh boy, I can't even begin to tell you the countless number of hours I spent on that app when I first discovered it. It definitley felt like a Wattpad story to me. I don't know if you know
Paula  Phillips
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
After reading Natasha Preston's book The Cellar , I knew I wanted to read this book as I loved the way she had a suspense and thriller feel to her stories. If you remember years ago the book series Point of Horror that brought us authors like Lois Duncan , R.L Stine, Todd Strasser and Christopher Pike. In The Cabin , we have a group of friends who over the past couple of years had a tragedy happen to them which resulted in the death of two of their best friends. This caused a strain in their fri ...more
Sep 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
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The Cabin was… Well, a dissapointment doesn’t even begin to cover it. This book is filled with nopes, no, not in a thousand years. We get situations like teenage drinking (which I’m okay with – here in Europe drinking beer is legal from age sixteen and up – but these teens drink randomly and for no reason. We also get random drugs, random just about everything.

And then we get murder. Random murder too, if you ask me,
Nikki Shively
Oct 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: letdown
I was so looking forward to reading this book. A weekend cabin trip, two dead bodies, and a killer on the loose; sounds like good bones for a good read, right?

Sadly, page after page I became more let down and disinterested. I can't pinpoint exactly what caused me to be so turned off by this book. Maybe it was the character thoughts that seemed jumbled and almost too non-fiction? As if those lines didn't seem like the words people would actually say in that kind of situation. It just didn't make
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been trying to think of something to say about this book for at least 5 minutes now and I honestly don't know what to say. First of all, I loved how everyone had motives and I thought everyone was guilty, even though it was immensely frustrating. Preston shocked me with every new piece of information I was given. Even at the end, I was still surprised by the turn of events. This book grabbed me immediately and kept my attention until the very end. Even as someone who isn't a fan of horror/t ...more
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One word to describe this book: Cliffhanger.
I, I need a sequel!
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