Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who went...more
Final Girls takes the trope of the "final girl" - the blood-soaked sole survivor that staggers away from a massacre at the end of a horror movie, like Sally Hardesty and Alice Hardy - and attempts to tur ...more
As you will see in the first picture, it's the standard front cover with brilliant pink and black standing out. Oh, Book Depository I love you and thank you for making my day.
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I was drawn into this intense story from the very first page until the tremendously gripping end. I started this on a Saturday morning and I was a ghost in my house until it was finished Sunday night it is that unputdownable and addictive!
"Final Girls" is about three girls, Quincy, Sam and Lisa, sole survivors of three separate murderous killing sprees bu ...more
I feel like the past 13 reviews I have written have been tough; they all are books that I don’t want to spoil for the reader and am having trouble putting the proper wording forward to describe my feelings. I’m going to try and be brief on this review, but I’ve found myself somewhere in the middle of the opinions I’m seeing spread out over the internet. Yes, if you are a regular reader of thrillers and mysteries you have a good chance of having the whodunnit figured out early on (I don’ ...more
It’s been ten years since Quincy and a group of friends were attacked in a remote cabin by ...more
CW: murder/gore, substance abuse/alcoholism, adultery
My favorite thing about this novel is the plot. I was completely captivated all throughout. The beginning was a bit slow and the ending was a little overstimulating, but nonetheless, I was engaged and interested the whole time. Some twists were surprising, others were anticipated but I still wanted the plot to keep deve ...more
i had a weird time reading this. it was unlike any thriller i've read, which at first seemed good and then turned out to definitively not be.
let's get into it. the title "Final Girls" is a reference to a group of 3 women who were the sole survivors of separate serial-killer massacres: Lisa, Samantha, and Quincy (our narrator). they're tabloid darlings each living separate live ...more
That's a huge misconception....The blurb says something about a "horror-movie scale massacre" and that's all I remembered reading before thinking, "SKIP". Not interested in a horror movie remake.
Well, I'm proud to announce that FINAL GIRLS is not about a movie. And double proud to announce it is a fun, scary and highly entertaining book!
There has b ...more
This book kicked some serious ass!
"We were, for whatever reason, the lucky ones who survived when no one else had. Pretty girls covered in blood. As such, we were each in turn treated like something rare and exotic. A beautiful bird that spreads its bright wings only once a decade."
Ten years ago, Quincy Carpenter went to the woods with five of her friends to celebrate her best friend's birthday. But instead of the carefree celebration they planned, that nigh ...more
Let me start this review by saying that I wanted to love this book. I honestly went into it expecting it to be amazing. Everyone I know who had read it gave it 4+ stars, so that must mean it's flawless, right? Sadly... I must have missed something, b ...more
Have I weirded you all out yet?
Okay than on to the review.
I've been wanting to read Final Girls for awhile, I've also been putting off reading Final Girls. I wanted to love it but was afraid I would hate it. If you know me, than you know I mostly read the bad reviews for books I plan on reading. I like to ke ...more
Quincy Carpenter is the lone survivor of a grisly crime. Ten years ago she went away with a group of friends to a cabin in the woods (sounds like the setting for a horror movie) to celebrate the birthday of a friend. She is the only one who came home alive. Everyone that weekend was murdered, Quincy was attacked as well, but survived her ordeal only to not remember what happened. She remembers arriving at the cabin with her friends, she remembers eve ...more
Quincy was the one and only survivor of a horrible massacre that took the lives of her close friends. The media eats it up and gives her the nick-name “A final girl.” They follow up by aligning her with 2 other well-known F.G. survivors. Enter Samantha and Lisa, who each walked away from their own version of hell.
Ten years later, Quincy is trying to move on. She has a loving boyfriend and a successful bakin ...more
Final Girls is an entertaining, fast paced, and a suspenseful psychological thriller that played out like a slasher horror film in my head. Leading me down a cringe-worthy path of twists and turns that had me guessing right to the very end.
The story is mostly told from Final Girl Quincy who is the only survivor of a mass murder. The chapters alternate from her perspective and from scenes of the night of the murders allowing me to see the even ...more
luckily, this wasnt scary. not in the least. which i honestly didnt mind but, having been marketed as horror and even endorsed by stephen king, i was expecting at least one bad dream afterwards. oh well. i will say that i am impressed that this was a debut. i thought it was well-written, the characters were decent, and t ...more
“Final Girls” – that’s what they call girls who survive massacres. Quincy Carpenter is one of them. She lost all of her friends when they went vacationing for the weekend at Pine Cottage. Quincy hates being coined as one of them, the “Final Girls.” It’s a small club and of course, it’s not one anyone wants to become a member of. Lisa and Sam are the only other members. Lisa was in college when she lost members of sorority; Sam was working at an Inn when it was attacked.
It’s dark- it’s twisted-… it’s predictable.
Quincy, along with two other girls, has survived separate mass killings, with the press dubbing them ‘The Final Girls.’
Ten years later, Quincy still has a gaping hole in her memory about the night in Pine Cottage, is living with her boyfriend, Jeff, and has a baking website.
But, her shaky handle on life is suddenly disrupted, when one of the other ‘Final Girls’, commits suicide, and the o ...more
But, I do have to say that I enjoyed this thriller. I would give this a 4. To me, this had the slasher film/horror genre feel.
Quincy Carpenter, Lisa Milner, and Samantha Boyd are three women that have all ...more
Final Girls is defined as "the last woman standing at the end of a horror movie" and this story follows three final girls: Quincy, Samantha (Sam) and Lisa. It's told for the most part solely from Quincy's POV and switches seamlessly between present day and the day of Quincy's friends massacre. I have a hard time with flash-backs because I often feel they're ...more
Riley Sager (aka Todd Ritter) isn't a very good author. He writes with the astoundingly banal personality of a professor who's mainlined a gallon of NyQuil before giving a lecture on the repr ...more
We were, for whatever reason, the lucky ones who survived when no one else had. Pretty girls covered in blood. As such, we were each in turn treated like something rare and exotic. A beautiful bird that spreads its bright wings only once a decade. Or that flower that stinks like rotting meat whenever it decides to bloom.
3.5 Stars. Quincy Carpenter is the lone survivor of the Pine Cottage Massacre, making her the third member of an elite group that nobody wants to join: the Final Girls. Lisa M ...more
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This story was creative. Unless it is a sequel, you usually don’t get to hear the story of the survivor of a massacre in the years following the event (Unless you are Jamie Lee Curtis, and then we hear it over and over and over again!) In this book, the terror does not stop when we leave the scary cabin in the woods.
Also, I enjoyed the mystery of the book. I never quite knew where it was going right up until the end. Any book tha ...more
I honestly don't think there's a better phrase to describe this book...
I LOVED it.
Final Girls was brutal, violent, and wicked fun.
I honestly can't remember the last time I enjoyed a book as much as I did with this one. I love horror movies, especially slashers movies. They're always fun, but undeniably repetitive.
When I heard the concept of this book, a group of 'final' girls being stalked and murdered one by one per slasher murder trope, my interest wa ...more
First, let's clarify what the title means:
"Final Girl: The final girl is a trope in horror films (particularly slasher films). I ...more
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Now a full-time author, Riley's first thriller, FINAL GIRLS, became a national and international bestseller and was called "the first great thriller of 2017" by Stephen King. Translation rights have been sold in more than two dozen countries and a f ...more