My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I find only a few books each year really pull me in and leave me on the edge, not wanting to put the book down, Final Girls is one of those books! Quincy appears to be a very average girl. She loves to cook and is a very popular food blogger, living with her boyfriend in a New York Apartment. Quincy she anything but average, her face has been on the cover of People Magazine and her name is all over the internet, Quincy is a Final Girl.
A Final Girl is a name given to them for having survived a horrific ordeal where everyone else was murdered and they are the lone survivor. Quincy is the only survivor of The Pine Cottage Murders. All of her friends were stabbed to death in the woods at a cabin and she is the only one who came out alive. Quincy has no memories of that night, her mind has chosen to block out all the horrific memories and details for the past 10 years.
Quincy has been spending years pretending to be normal until she gets the news that the first Final Girls named Lisa Milner has killed herself. When Samantha Boyd, the second Final Girl shows up at Quincy’s doorstep after Lisa died, Quincy finds herself forming a friendship with Samantha which leads to Quincy’s normal world she has built for herself to shatter and she must finally face what happened at Pine Cottage.
This story pulled my in from the first page. Well written and so many twists and turns to the story. I never give spoilers on my reviews but want to so badly this time (don’t worry I won’t). Quincy’s memories of what happened at Pine Cottage slowly come out in each chapter of the book, leaving me not wanting to put it down because I have to know what happens next!
I know it is very early into 2017, but I have to say this has been one of the best books I have read this year and I am sure it will stay in the top 5 for 2017. Don’t let the storyline keep you from reading this if you think it is more of a horror book and you aren’t into that. It falls more into the Thriller/Mystery/Suspense categories.
I received this book as an ARC and it will be published on July 11, 2017.