Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.
I cannot describe what I felt when this ARC showed up at my house. I've been a Stephanie Perkins fan for a long time so I just knew that I had to read this. Much like her other books, I read this one in one sitting because there's no way to walk away from one of her stories.
"Scream meets YA" is such a great way to describe this. I loved that it contains romance (because Stephanie is the queen of that genre) even though it is a mystery/thriller. The two elements never clashed, if anything the love story worked well with the rest of the plot. The romance was cute and gave me swoon-worthy moments galore, while the horror was on point and very graphic at times. I really enjoyed the way the mystery aspect of it as well. The murders are creepy and definitely clever. I didn't find that the killer was obvious so that's a huge plus. I did feel like the story lacked a little bit in the character development department but I enjoyed everything else enough to overlook it.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to read whatever Stephanie writes next!