Dead Girls Society
by Michelle Krys
A girl accepts a mysterious invitation to play a deadly game in this suspense-filled thriller from the author of HEXED–perfect for fans of NERVE by Jeanne Ryan and Lauren Oliver’s PANIC.
You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one. And come alone.
Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she’s tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she’s going to afford college.And she’s bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.
When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she just might win some real money.
But the Society isn’t all that it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement.
Pub date: 15 November 2016
Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
The main character Hope is sick, she has Cystic Fibrosis. Her mother wraps her in cotton wool trying to protect her and keep her safe so she’ll live that much longer. Hope knows her time is limited and really would like to live her life to its fullest. One day she comes home to find a letter that changes all that. The Society dares her to do things she has never done before. All in the name of winning money, which she knows will help her mother pay for all the medical needs.
I have to stay that Hope is relatable, she is down to earth and comes across as your typical teenager who only wants to live a normal life. There is nothing that is normal about her life though. Hope has her daily routines for her Cystic Fibrosis, her medications and all her treatments. But that will not stop her from wanting things what other teenagers have.
The book keeps you guessing all the way till the end on who was behind the Society.
The liked the other characters in the book as well. Farrah, Nikki, Hartley, and Lyla all bring something unique into the storyline with their personal stories and treat Hope as if she weren’t sick. They, along with the Society’s dares, push her to not be limited by her illness.
And then that ending I never saw it coming. But once all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place, it made perfect sense. The build-up to this mystery is quite a roller coaster and much darker than how I thought it would be. It still gives me the chills just by thinking about it.
See you in the next chapter.