Rating: 4.0/5.0 Stars
Main Takeaway: An exciting, suspenseful, and original thriller. MUST READ!
Ten years ago, Quincy Carpenter went on vacation to a cabin in the woods with her best friends. She walked out of that cabin alone, the grisly image of her friends murders repressed from her mind. Quincy became what the media called a “final girl,” a girl who stands as the lone survivor after a gruesome massacre, the kind that only happens once a decade. Quincy, Lisa Miller, and Samantha Boyd are the three finals girls, but when one of them is found dead in her home and the other mysteriously arrives on Quincy’s doorstep, Quincy is forced to face her demons and discovers danger may be closer than she ever thought.
Final Girls came recommended to me by my book twin (you know, that person who reads all the same kind of books as you and you trade recs and books like they’re candy?), so when I started this novel I knew I would love it. Final Girls hooked me from the very start. The structure of past-and-present alternation reveals the truth slowly, teasingly. The exposing of Quincy’s mind, the mental turmoil that erupted after the slaughter, is brilliant. The suspense is built amazingly, keeping the pages turning (or your ears listening, in my case), your mind theorizing, and your suspicion wandering.
Sager surprised me. The twists and turns in this novel had me theorizing and ultimately shocked. I loved this novel, and its Scream-worthy vibes. It is exciting, suspenseful, and unique. It has earned its place among my favorite thrillers I’ve read this year. Final Girls is a must read!