Friday, June 21, 2013
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
Publisher: Tor Teen
Keywords: death, revenge, mystery
Format Read: ebook via NetGalley
Summary: A group of high school girls takes revenge on their sadistic gym teacher in the most fitting way possible. Two stowaways find themselves on a ship for the dead. An ancient predator stalks the wrong victim. Here are thirteen tales of death, murder, and revenge.
This will be a relatively short review because it was a collection of short stories. And I flew through it in about an hour. At work. Hiding in the back of the frame shop so I could steal a few stories in between customers. Holy crap. This book was terrifying.
And not in an "Are-You-Afraid-of-the-Dark-"ghost-terrifying. In a these-are-real-people-who-were-pushed-over-the-edge terrifying. Sure, there were a few paranormal stories, my favorite of which involving a girl who meets a guy and they go on some dates at a diner and she finds out a secret. But it's the last page of each story that makes it the creepiest. It's not the paranormal that's the scary part, it's the last three lines of what they're going to do about it.
I didn't know this going in. And the first story about the girls and their gym teacher blew me away. Wow. My eyes I'm sure were so wide open by the end.
This one comes out in about a month, definitely put it on your radar for nighttime campfire ghost stories. Seriously. They're perfect for them.