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S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett
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Greer MacDonald is a whip smart young woman who wins a scholarship to St. Aiden the Great School. Only the elite attend this boarding school, aka STAGS, so Greer has a hard time fitting in among the blue bloods. A six member group of students called the Medievals especially seem to mock her, so she is shocked when she and two other students are given an invitation to join them at a country manor during a school break.

Outcasts Greer, Chanel and Shafeen at first are wined and dined at the English estate of Henry, the Medievals leader, and they believe the group of six are grooming them to join their exclusive club. Each day they participate in the "huntin' shootin' fishin'" that the invitation had stated, but as the weekend progresses they learn there is an alternative reason why they received an invite. While the beginning of the story reminded me of the decadent "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt, it then takes a sideways turn to become a psychological thriller with some interesting commentary on social classes. While there were times I had to have a suspension of disbelief and the movie references were a little heavy handed, this was an extremely well done book. The ending was left open for a possible sequel, but can also be a stand alone novel.

Thank you to Blogging for Books for a copy in exchange for an unbiased review!
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Reading Progress

April 12, 2018 – Started Reading
April 12, 2018 – Shelved
April 12, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult
April 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

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