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Final Girls by Riley Sager
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Throughout this book, I strongly felt Gillian Flynn's influence on the author, which may or may not be accurate. Though I have read all of Flynn's books, I am not her greatest fan, which tells you a little about why this book was not a huge hit for me. The characters are all unsympathetic and while I didn't mind the narrator being unreliable, I also didn't care much about her. The story started off quite interesting, but lost steam about a third of the way in, until it picked up again the final fifty pages. The writing is solid and the mood tense, but I can definitely think of better books than this one more deserving of the attention it has received. In the end of the day, I didn't hate this book, it just wasn't really for me. I've been hearing good things about The Last Time I Lied, Sager's newest book, but so far I can't quite decide whether I want to read it. If you have, let me know whether you liked it and if you think it's better than Final Girls.

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Reading Progress

July 17, 2018 – Started Reading
July 17, 2018 – Shelved
July 21, 2018 –
page 120
35.09% "Not very gripped by the story so far. It feels a bit like an attempt to imitate Gillian Flynn. I'll probably stick with it, though."
July 24, 2018 – Shelved as: mystery-suspense
July 24, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Great review, Malia! I appreciate your perspective on this one!


Malia Jaline wrote: "Great review, Malia! I appreciate your perspective on this one!"

Thank you, Jaline!


message 3: by KAS (new)

KAS Sorry this book wasn’t for you, Malia :( Fantastic review!! xox


Malia KAS wrote: "Sorry this book wasn’t for you, Malia :( Fantastic review!! xox"

Thank you, Kas!


JanB I have the same dilemma. I didn't care for Final Girls but this one is tempting me.


Malia JanB wrote: "I have the same dilemma. I didn't care for Final Girls but this one is tempting me."

I think I might give The Last Time I Lied a try. People have been saying it's better than Final Girls, but I was definitely not very taken with this one.


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