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The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
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Initial Impressions 7/23/18 & review posted on The Book Addict's Guide 6/18/19: I think this was Kara Thomas' best book yet! I really, really loved the writing style and the whole set-up of this novel. It reminded me much more of my adult thriller reads rather than the YA, while still maintaining a YA atmosphere, characters, and setting. Things are set up right from the beginning to come full circle at the end but I couldn't tell how they were going to come together and I kept trying to piece the puzzle together. What I loved about this book was that I was able to follow along and start putting little clues together but it took until the end to really realize what exactly had happened and how they really impacted Monica and why she was involved in this story from start to finish and every piece in between.

I actually thought that this was going to be… a little sillier. The deaths of the five cheerleaders years ago was thought to be a sort of curse and I actually had that Fear Street mentality in the back of my head (there was a Fear Street Cheerleaders series after all), but this read much more maturely than I had anticipated. I think I would have enjoyed it either way but I’m really glad that it read the way that it did and I really enjoyed this type of structure.

I actually think I already want to re-read it because there’s so much that I’ve forgotten writing my review (way, way later… my review schedule has been all over the place with new reviews and old reviews!) and I think I’d enjoy reading it all over again to experience those discoveries like new. Even if I don’t remember all of the details, I do remember how much I enjoyed listening to this audiobook and it’s one I knew I wanted to recommend!!
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Reading Progress

October 5, 2017 – Shelved
October 5, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
October 5, 2017 – Shelved as: 2018
October 5, 2017 – Shelved as: mystery-thriller
October 5, 2017 – Shelved as: ya
June 25, 2018 – Shelved as: currently-own-arc
June 25, 2018 – Shelved as: arc-physical-copy
June 25, 2018 – Shelved as: alaac18
July 23, 2018 – Started Reading
July 23, 2018 – Finished Reading
July 24, 2018 – Shelved as: audiobook
July 24, 2018 – Shelved as: from-pub-listening-library
July 24, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-one-day
November 17, 2019 – Shelved as: currently-own-fc

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