Blog Tour: Final Girls By Riley Sager

Final Girls

by Riley Sager

Publisher: Dutton Press

Release Date: July 18, 2017

Genre: Adult, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

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Synopsis:

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on va-cation 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 sur-vivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college drop-out’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet.Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.

That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the sec-ond, appears on Quincy’s doorstep. Blowing through Quincy’s life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa’s death come to light, Quincy’s life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam’s truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really hap-pened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.

 

My Review: Guys I am super excited to be a part of this Blog Tour. This is my first one ever and I’m honestly so happy it was for this book. The moment I saw the blurb by Stephen King, “The first great thriller of 2017”, I was very intrigued by this book. When I saw the opportunity I had to take a chance. I am very happy that I did. So now let’s get into it.
So I have to say I overall really enjoyed this book. I really thought it was going to go in one direction which I thought for most of the book and I was like okay this is going to be super predictable but it ended up not being so I’m happy for that. I should have realized that because it was super obvious and I feel if that was how it was going to be then you’re not doing the whole thriller/mystery genre correctly. I always get mad at myself for not realizing but it also makes me enjoy a book a lot more because I wasn’t expecting the outcome.
I didn’t love Quincy as a main character but she wasn’t bad. She obviously had been through a lot. Nobody should have to go through what she had been through. I did have to say I was a bit annoyed how easily she let Sam into her life. Sam is another girl who was the only survivor of a horrible tragedy. I understand why she ended up making that choice but I didn’t like Sam at all. So I spent the whole time questioning her and wasn’t thrilled that she was allowed to stay at Quincy’s apartment when they just met. I obviously didn’t like Sam at all. None of the other characters really stood out to me.
One thing I thought was really cool was the way the book would go back and forth in time. You would get a couple chapters in the present and then it would go to the past for a chapter and repeat. The cool thing about this was that the past I felt was suppose to give you a horror movie type feel. It wasn’t written in first person like the present was. I would assume that’s what the author was going for. I thought that was really interesting. I mean I know the whole book is you looking in on what is happening but I feel with the first person you’re suppose to be going through the motions and then in the third person you really are just someone looking in. I haven’t seen that much with books that go from past to present. I felt it really worked for this book. I was never really creeped out but I enjoyed that it was written to be like I was watching a horror film.
One thing I didn’t like was that Quincy’s best friend that was one of the people that died at Pine Cottage was one of those girls you’re friends with that you’re always doing things you don’t like for but you do it to please them and she does messed up stuff to you but you’re still friends. I caught that in another thriller I read and I guess I’m not a huge fan of that. I know I’ve dealt with people like that before and it sucks. I guess that’s why I don’t like that but I’ve caught that in a couple of books. It wasn’t brought up too much but when it was I couldn’t help think of the other book.
Overall I enjoyed this enjoyed this book. I thought it was a quick read. I would have finished it sooner if work wasn’t in the way. I had bad luck with books lately so it was nice to have this one help with that. I am extremely thankful for getting the chance to read this. I am super curious who Riley Sager actually is. I will be trying to figure this out. I would love to check out more books by them
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars.




 

Riley Sager is a pseudonym for an author who has been previously published under another name. A native of Pennsylvania, Riley is a writer, editor and graphic designer who now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Riley’s first novel, FINAL GIRLS (called “The first great thriller of 2017” by Stephen King), will be published in 2017 in the United States, the United Kingdom and more than a dozen countries around the world.

 

 

 

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Uglies and Pretties Review

Uglies & PrettiesUglies and Pretties Review By Scott Westerfeld

Goodreads Review: The first two novels of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling series a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend now available in one edition. Tally can’t wait to turn sixteen. Only then will she be able to have an operation to turn her from a repellant ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and live in New Pretty Town a high-tech paradise where her only job will be to have fun. But when Tally finally becomes pretty, everything isn’t as perfect as it seems. Underneath all the beauty and luxury is a nagging sense that something is wrong. Very wrong. Searching for the truth, Tally discovers a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn’t very pretty. Now Tally has a choice to make: fight to forget what she knows or fight for her life. Continue reading “Uglies and Pretties Review”

Top Ten: Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

Hey Guys!! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s themse is Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start But Haven’t. I do have to say some series do intimidate me. I do try to stick with trilogy but I am willing to try out a longer series as long as it isn’t too ridiculous in the amount of books involded. I do have a problem finishing some so I need to work on that in general. Anyway here are some that I’ve wanted to read and need to stop putting off.


17 Mr. Mercedes

 

 

Mr. Mercedes By Stephen King

 

The Ulimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

 

 

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy By Douglas Adams

 

Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas By Dean Koontz

 

In the Woods

In the Woods By Tara French

 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

 

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo By Steig Larsson

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses 2

 

A Court of Thorn and Roses By Sarah J. Maas

 

Confessions of a Shopaholic

 

Confessions of a Shopaholic By Sophie Kinsella

 

You

 

You By Caroline Kepnes

 

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

 

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer By Michelle Hodkin

 

Stalking Jack the Ripper

 

Stalking Jack the Ripper By Kerri Maniscalco

 


It’s crazy to think a majority of these I own but haven’t started yet. Have you guys read any of these yet? There are so many I want to start I just don’t know where to begin. I would love to know if you guys have read any and if so what you would recommend.

Dry Review

32370Dry By Augusten Burroughs

Goodreads Synopsis: You may not know it, but you’ve met Augusten Burroughs. You’ve seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twenty-something guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls, and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much for so long. At the request (well, it wasn’t really a request) of his employers, Augusten landed in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey, Jr., are immediately dashed by the grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click, and that’s when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life and live it sober. What follows is a memoir that’s as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is real. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a higher power. Continue reading “Dry Review”

A Monster Calls Review

A Monster CallsA Monster Calls By Patrick Ness

Goodreads Synopsis: The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth Continue reading “A Monster Calls Review”

Dark Matter Review

Dark MatterDark Matter By Blake Crouch

Goodreads Synopsis: “Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of. Continue reading “Dark Matter Review”

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour Review

Amy and Roger's Epic DetourAmy & Roger’s Epic Detour By Morgan Matson

Goodread Synopsis: Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way. Continue reading “Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour Review”

Non Bookish Update

Hey guys!! I hope you’re all doing well. I just wanted to give a quick update on everything. I haven’t been super active on social media because I recently got a new job. I’m now working 10-6 Monday through Friday so getting into the swing of things has knocked me out. I will still be posting every week, just not as often as I was doing. I just gotta force myself to schedule the upcoming weeks on the weekend.  

I just wanted to let you guys know. Thank you for understanding. I can’t wait to get back into things because I haven’t been reading as much since I’ve been so tired. I hope that changes real soon.

A Life in Parts Review 

A Life in PartsA Life in Parts By Bryan Cranston

Goodreads Synopsis: A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father cast him in a United Way commercial. Acting was clearly the boy’s destiny, until one day his father disappeared. Destiny suddenly took a backseat to survival.

Now, in his riveting memoir, Cranston maps his zigzag journey from abandoned son to beloved star by recalling the many odd parts he’s played in real life—paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, lover, husband, father. Cranston also chronicles his evolution on camera, from soap opera player trying to master the rules of show business to legendary character actor turning in classic performances as Seinfeld dentist Tim Whatley, “a sadist with newer magazines,” and Malcolm in the Middle dad Hal Wilkerson, a lovable bumbler in tighty-whities. He also gives an inspiring account of how he prepared, physically and mentally, for the challenging role of President Lyndon Johnson, a tour de force that won him a Tony to go along with his four Emmys.

Of course, Cranston dives deep into the grittiest details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most memorable performances ever captured on screen: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin.

Discussing his life as few men do, describing his art as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about creativity, devotion, and craft, as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance. But ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work. Continue reading “A Life in Parts Review “

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books From The Thriller Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List

Hey guys once again it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s week’s theme is 10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR ListI want to know what books have piqued your interest lately from whatever genre you choose! So I decided to go with Thriller because that’s my favorite genre. I have been trying not to add too much to m TBR list but I have added some thrillers so I am excited to share my recent adds!


Emma in the NightEmma in the Night By Wendy Walker

Goodreads Synopsis: From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back…

One night five years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn’t add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister’s return might just be the beginning of the crime.


It's Always The HusbandIt’s Always The Husband By Michele Campbell

Goodreads Synopsis: Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, even though they are as different as three women can be. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge . . and someone else is urging her to jump.

How did things come to this?

As the novel cuts back and forth between their college years and their adult years, you see the exact reasons why these women love and hate each other—but can feelings that strong lead to murder? Or will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?


Baby DollBaby Doll By Hollie Overton

Goodreads Synopsis: Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter Sky has been a captive her whole life. But one day their captor leaves the deadbolt unlocked.

This is what happens next…

…to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter…and to her captor.


 

I Found YouI Found You By Lisa Jewell

Goodreads Synopsis: A young bride, a lonely single mother, and an amnesiac man of dubious origin lie at the heart of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell’s next suspenseful drama that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty and Paula Hawkins.

In a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside.

Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed.

Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable—and it’s not just that he’s playing the role of protective older brother.

Two decades of secrets, a missing husband, and a man with no memory are at the heart of this brilliant new novel, filled with the “beautiful writing, believable characters, pacey narrative, and dark secrets” (London Daily Mail) that make Lisa Jewell so beloved by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.


The Crime WriterThe Crime Writer By Jill Dawson

Goodreads Synopsis: In 1964, the eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith is hiding out in a cottage in Suffolk, to concentrate on her writing and escape her fans. She has another motive too – a secret romance with a married lover based in London.

Unfortunately it soon becomes clear that all her demons have come with her. Prowlers, sexual obsessives, frauds, imposters, suicides and murderers: the tropes of her fictions clamour for her attention, rudely intruding on her peaceful Suffolk retreat. After the arrival of Ginny, an enigmatic young journalist bent on interviewing her, events take a catastrophic turn. Except, as always in Highsmith’s troubled life, matters are not quite as they first appear . . .

Masterfully recreating Highsmith’s much exercised fantasies of murder and madness, Jill Dawson probes the darkest reaches of the imagination in this novel – at once a brilliant portrait of a writer and an atmospheric, emotionally charged, riveting tale.


Best Day EverBest Day Ever By Kaira Rouda

Goodreads Synopsis: “I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…”

Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?

Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life.


Sometimes I LieSometimes I Lie By Alice Feeney

Goodreads Synopsis: My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:

1. I’m in a coma.
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
3. Sometimes I lie.


 

 

Our Little Secerts

Our Little Secret By Roz Nay

Goodreads Synopsis: The detective wants to know what happened to Saskia, as if I could just skip to the ending and all would be well. But stories begin at the beginning and some secrets have to be earned.

Angela is being held in a police interrogation room. Her ex’s wife has gone missing and Detective Novak is sure Angela knows something, despite her claim that she’s not involved.

At Novak’s prodding, Angela tells a story going back ten years, explaining how she met and fell in love with her high school friend HP. But as her past unfolds, she reveals a disconcerting love triangle and a dark, tangled web of betrayals. Is Angela a scorned ex-lover with criminal intent? Or a pawn in someone else’s revenge scheme? Who is she protecting? And why?

Twisty and suspenseful, Our Little Secret is an intense cat-and-mouse game and a riveting thriller about the lies we tell others—and ourselves.


The Marriage PactThe Marriage Pact By Michelle Richmond

Goodreads Synopsis: Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.
The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. And most of its rules make sense. Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . .

Never mention The Pact to anyone.

Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples.
And then one of them breaks the rules.
The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. And The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule.
For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.”


FracturedFractured By Catherine McKenzie

Goodreads Synopsis: Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who’s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn’t know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course.

After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie’s stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly.


Have you guys read an of these thrillers? If so which ones and did you like them? If you haven’t are you looking forward to reading any of these? I do love my thrillers.