A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the tr ...more
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this is probably one of my favorite covers of the year and I am so happy to say that the inside is just as amazing. this honestly ended up being a weird combination of everything i love in stories. it is a feminist lord of the flies following 3 friends who are under quarantine at a boarding school. when one of the friends goes missing it becomes a race to find her and figure out what the hell is happening on this island and uncover the secrets being kept fr ...more
Some days it’s fine. Others it nearly breaks me. The emptiness of the horizon, and the hunger in my body, and how will we ever survive this if we can’t survive each other? “We’re gonna make it. Tell me we’re gonna make it.”
so much about this book is so good. the synopsis. the premise. the chillsiness it delivers. the characters. the tantalizing dislocation of WHAT IS THIS THAT IS HAPPENING? the dread and unease. the tension. that goddamn cover.
i did not love it unconditionally, but what i did lo ...more
Holy Sh*t Snacks!
I need more answers right now! Where is book two; geez I just finish this book and need another one. I mean there has to be another one because of that ending!
So, this is told through two POV's; Hetty & Byatt. But there they have another best friend Reese who is very prominent in the book.
All of these girls live at the Raxter School For Girls. The school is on an island but it seems to be a fairly big island unless I missed some ...more
And yet, and yet. Your body doesn’t want to die. YOU don’t want to die. So you let your instincts take over and you find a way. Sometimes it’s enoug ...more
This is the kind of positive influence we need in our lives right now.
*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley.
The premise for this book is really exciting and the cover is fabulous but the execution is sorely lacking.
The story picks up some year+ after a remote school for girls is ravaged with a devastating virus and subsequently quarantined.
Notice how I said "picks up". Very little backstory is ever given about the onset of the virus. How it all started and progressed leading up to the qu ...more
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Unfortunately, me and this book didn't click as much as I hoped after seeing that cover - one of the most gorgeous in YA - and what this book was about, since it promised creepy woods and queer girls. It delivered both, but I found only one of them actually satisfying.
The main reason this book didn't work for me were the characters. ...more
Can Power write. Every word felt so living, simultaneously effortless and deliberate, deepened further by the spaces she lets the reader fill in for themselves. I bought all of it - from the girls to the complicated relationships between them, to the nature of their quarantine, to the island, to bodies turning against themselves. It's unique and thrilling and gut-wrenching and terrible and strange and I can't stop thinking about it.
WILDER GIRLS is really special. Do not ...more
I was a provided with an ARC through Netgalley - thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this early! But my thoughts are 100% my own
guys. Guys. GUYS. This was AMAZING!! This might very well be my first favorite book of 2019.
This book was EVERYTHING I could have wanted and more. I was first attracted to it by that incredibly weird (but beautiful) cover, and then I heard it described as "Lord of the Flies" but with girls and ya girl is the BIGGEST fan of Lord of ...more
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ARC kindly provided by Delacorte Press in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Wilder Girls deceived me. I remember adding this to my TBR after hearing about its sapphic main characters and seeing the beautiful cover. When I turned the first pages, I never expected to be thrust into such a brutal, horrific story with characters that would stay with me for a long time after reading. I can’t quite articulate my full love for this book, I can ju ...more
I respect this book. It was definitely wild. and had girls. Wilder Girls was a different read for sure.
“we’ve all lost things, eyes and hands and last names.”
Students at the Raxter School for Girls are quarantined on an island after developing a crazy infection - think growing gills, another spine, things moving beneath the flesh.
Rory Power may have written the creepiest illness I’ve read about and as someone whose biggest fear is monsters inside me , I am now scarred for ...more
I started reading this book early afternoon and finished it by later in the evening on the same day. I couldn't put it down because it was just. that. freaking. good. If you like: boarding school-ish horror stories, girls who don't always make the right choices under extreme pressure, some horror and gore, and truly WILD girls, you will love this book. It's a fresh take on horror that adds nature into the mix, and it's very, deliciously well done.
I will say this: this bo ...more
Holy shit, where do I begin? I think the fact that I read this book in one sitting proves testament to how sublime this debut is. WILDER GIRLS is truly something special & unlike anything I've ever read before. The comps--LORD OF THE FLIES meets ANNIHILATION--are indeed accurate (which delights me as I love both these books!) except WILDER GIRLS is better because there's fierce girls, body horror, creepy settings & fEeLiNgZ.
Rory Power has suc ...more
She is represented by Daisy Parente at Lutyens & Rubinstein an ...more