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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  519 ratings  ·  147 reviews
Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black.

Black to cover the blood.

And she can fight.

Tell no one.

She’s not the only girl to go mi
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ebook, 360 pages
Published January 3rd 2017 by Entangled: Teen
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Stacee
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
3.5 stars

I went into this sort of blind and was instantly sucked in.

I really liked Rachel. She's been involved in a horrible trauma and doesn't have her memories, but she stays strong and fights. She establishes a routine and I loved that she didn't shrink away from what was happening. Of course Dylan is swoony and I love how he is protective without being stifling. Rachel's family is supportive, especially her father.

It took a while to finally get the story behind what was happening. And the
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ambsreads
DNF @ 40%

Have you ever been super excited for a book and then you start reading it and you're like what?

That's this book and me. I had staked this book out a couple of months ago and loved the mysterious blurb. One chapter in, and I hated it.

This book is a bunch of telling. This happened and this and this and this. As our main character basically has amnesia everyone is telling her events of her life and it's quite frustrating. I don't mind an amnesia story when it's done well. Lost Girls is no
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Susana

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Release Date: January, 3rd

An ambitious concept... but I've read dystopias that are way more believable -_-

I requested this at a time in which I was so fed up with what I was reading, that I decided to take a risk on a new author, and on an ambitious concept for a story. Basically I wanted a strong female character leading the story... and in a way I got it.
Thing is, and I've said this over and over, I may be reading a fantasy book, but I want it to have strong found
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Erin
I feel indifferent about this book, its not bad but its not good either. Its just ok. Its very predictable I guessed what happened to Rachel in the first chapter and about 20 chapters (short chapters) later I found out I was right.

Possible Spoiler ahead:

I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. I would just say to watch Fight Club and Hostel because that's the premise of it.

Popsugar Reading Challenge: Read a Book Published in 2017
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Once I started Lost Girls, I read two-thirds of it in a single sitting. (And I read the remainder in another single sitting.) I just couldn't turn away from the characters, the gorgeous writing, and dark, insidious mystery at the heart of the novel.

If you like the ballet, especially Swan Lake, then you'll love this retelling, which has been pitched as Black Swan meets Fight Club. Can't wait for everyone else to have a chance to read this incredible book!
MissBecka
This book was awesome!
It was exciting, didn't reveal too much too soon and the MC was the right amount of spunky and naive. (view spoiler)
Siobhan Davis
Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano was a great read and one I had a very hard time putting down.

The premise of this book sucked me in and I was intrigued from the very first page. I loved how the author got stuck right into the story straight away and it captured and held my attention the entire time.

Rachel wakes up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised and worse for wear with no recollection of how she got there and memory issues which seem to have erased a year of her life, even though she was "only"missi
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Jillian Quinn
* I received a copy from the publicist via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

First, I want to say that I have yet to read a book from Entangled Publishing that has disappointed me. I have loved every book they sent me so far, and Lost Girl is my absolute favorite. I was hooked from start to finish, and even after the book concluded, I was still ready for more. The synopsis for this book could not be more accurate. Lost Girls is in every way Black Swan meets Fight Club. And, it's amazin
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Tom Lewis
It’s an interesting combination of a mystery-thriller and “Fight Club,” with human-trafficking elements. The mystery-thriller and human trafficking elements work really well, and keep things interesting. The "Fight Club" parts tended to get a bit cartoonish. But overall a fun read. 3.5 stars.
Shelley
*Source* NetGalley/Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary
*Rating* 4

*My Thoughts*

Merrie Destefano's Lost Girls is a story that will grab your attention from the very first page, and won't let go until the last page of the story. It is a story that is being compared to Black Swan meets Fight Club. Appropriately so I might add. It is a story that is one of the more twisted, and interesting books to be released for 2017. The author slowly peeks away the layers on story narrator Rachel Evans. Aft
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Lilly (Lair Of Books)
5 EPIC STARS TO LOST GIRLS!!!! the synopsis truly captures what this book is about at it's foundation...Its totally Black Swan meets Fight Club in the BEST way possible! I'm going to need more from this author. Full gush review to come on my blog (Link is in the bio)...

UPDATE: FULL REVIEW
https://lairofbooksblog.wordpress.com...


*I’d like to thank Entangled Teen for approving me to receive an eGalley of Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

PLOT

The 1st sente
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Lauren
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
Note: I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley in return for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.

This has got to be the best YA Contemporary Thriller that I have read so far this year. It is a unique book that tackles subjects that I have never seen in a book. It is also a retelling of Black Swan, but done in its own way and I LOVED it!

This book starts off with our MC crawling out of a ditch, with no memory of the last year or so. As the book continues, she begins to
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Elizabeth Mathis
Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black.

Black to cover the blood.

And she can fight.

Tell no one.

She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, t
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Olivia
"Lost Girls" is a captivating YA mystery/thriller that begins with Rachel waking up in a ditch after falling asleep in her bed at home. She soon learns that she is missing a year of her memories but has been missing herself for 2 weeks, thought to be the victim of a serial kidnapper. She finds triggers for some of the memories she has been missing as she returns to her new life, where she appears to be a completely different person- using drugs, lying to her parents, a whole new set of friends, ...more
Alexa
This was so much fun to read. YA, female Fight club but with enough differences that made this book unique. I enjoyed all the twists and turns and could not wait to find out how the story would end.
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Lost Girls was such a surprise! I have no idea why I always think unknown books will be terrible. I know this is a terrible thought but it's probably because I don't have anyone else's opinion to back the book up (and because I don't want to waste my time reading a book I don't like, I'm always skept
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Dylan
My first book of the year is done!!

While I did have some problems with it, I'd definitely reccomend that you pick it up when it comes out in stores tomorrow! My review will be up soon!


3.5/5 stars
Rachel Marks
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book you guys. This. Book. I cannot WAIT for 2017. Even better the 2nd time through!!!
Kristin
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Rachel goes missing for two weeks, shows up battered in a ditch, and has lost an entire year of her memory. She has no idea what has happened over the last year but she soon realizes that she's not the same girl she was a year ago. Instead of light colors, dancing ballet, and listening to Taylor Swift, Rachel now wears all black, takes drugs, and is into some sketchy stuff. A local FBI agent is convinced that Rachel's experience wasn't a solitary thing but in fact the workings of a kidnapper how ...more
Sam (Clues and Reviews)
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When Rachel fell asleep she was nervously preparing for her geometry final; when she wakes up she is in a ditch, bloody and bruised. A year of her life is missing. As she begins to piece things together, she doesn’t recognize herself (her appearance and her actions). She isn’t the only girl who has gone missing that year, but she has been the only one to return and she is desperate to find out the answers. What is
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Kelly
Rachel went missing for two weeks and when she comes back, she can't remember a single thing from the previous year. A year that turns out to have contained some big and crucial changes for Rachel. She sets out on a journey to recover her memories. She discovers she was not the only girl to go missing, but so far, she's the only girl to come back. The more she discovers, the more her memories return and she is desperate to find out what happened to her and the other Lost Girls.

This book has a re
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Lovey Dovey Books
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Originally published at Lovey Dovey Books

I knew that Lost Girls was going to be an interesting read, but I didn't expect it to be so totally engrossing! Merrie Destefano writes to capture attention and holds it by engaging readers thoroughly as Rachel's dark tale unfolds.

Rachel comes to consciousness in a ditch without memory of how she got there or the last year of her life. As she resumes her normal routine of school and ballet, she realizes that the truth behind her disappearance lies with th
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Christy
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had my heart racing the whole time! This one is definitely worth your read!

The problem is, everyone, from my parents to my teachers to the police, says that stuff didn’t happen yesterday. It happened last year.

Rachel just woke up and found herself in an unfamiliar life. Sure, she still has the same family, she's still in the same body...But she's changed. Her best friend is no longer her best friend and a whole year is missing from her life. She is dating a new boy, Dylan, who cares for her deep
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Diana
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book deals with a girl who has suffered some sort of kidnapping? abuse? drugs forced on her? and has lost a year of her life in form of amnesia. She begins to remember things as time goes by, and she feels she needs to remember what happened because it can help other girls like her who were supposedly abducted. It is an amazing read not knowing and going on in the same way that she does, discovering bit by bit the little things that makes a whole.

The main plot of the book is about lost girls
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Jamie❤Books
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Fighting Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

Man I was not expecting this to be so good!! Thank you Merrie Destefano!!

Imaging waking up in a ditch and nothing about your life is what you remember. Good girl kicks ass and justice!!
Roxanne
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
First rule is do not talk about it.. I loved every minute of this book. What an interesting concept.
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
This sounds interesting...
Finn Longman
I liked quite a lot about this, but there were aspects that bothered me, too. It was one of those times when I don't know if I'm the atypical one when it comes to teenage experiences, or whether the high schools portrayed in books are genuinely unlike real ones. Maybe it's because I'm British. Or because I'm queer. I don't know. I just ... didn't recognise a lot of those experiences. Especially because they were so unbelievably gendered and hetero. I don't know how to explain it better than that ...more
Mandy Webb
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for allowing me to get my hands on this amazing book.

Rachel goes to bed a normal teenager girl, listening to Taylor Swift and praying that she won't fail geometry. Awaking in a ditch and finding out she's been missing for two weeks is disturbing enough on its own merit. The thing that makes your fingers grip the pages tighter is the fact that though Rachel has only been missing for two weeks, she has lost a year of her life, no memory of the person she ha
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Sarah Swann
What to say about this book? I spent a lot of time going back and forth being entertained and enjoying the action...and then rolling my eyes at the main character and her choices. I didn't understand a lot of them. I also wanted more parent involvement, her parents seemed like pesky little beings who are just there. On the other hand, the action was great and I wasn't expecting the main plot point to happen, so that was nice. Overall it was enjoyable, but definitely a few things I would have cha ...more
Amber Morrell
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait to read this one!
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