Brenda and Kaceey’s Thoughts: Final Girls by Riley Sager

Final GirlsFinal Girls by Riley Sager

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Girls was a Goodreads Giveaway win for me! Yay!

Final Girls is an entertaining, fast paced, and a suspenseful psychological thriller that played out like a slasher horror film in my head. Leading me down a cringe-worthy path of twists and turns that had me guessing right to the very end.

The story is mostly told from Final Girl Quincy who is the only survivor of a mass murder. The chapters alternate from her perspective and from scenes of the night of the murders allowing me to see the events of the night along with some things that Quincy can’t remember. This had me asking myself a few questions about Quincy. Sager does a good job leading us down a path of planted clues that kept me turning those pages as fast as I could.  Of course, I thought I had it figured out only again to find out I was wrong.

Even though I can’t say this was a well or badly written story as it had its moments that made me cringe and parts of it that annoyed me. I let it go and enjoyed it for what it was. I recommend to horror thriller lovers who just want to be entertained.

Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for my copy to read and review.

Kaceey’s Thoughts

“Final girls is film-geek speak for the last woman standing at the end of a horror movie.”

Quincy was the one and only survivor of a horrible massacre that took the lives of her close friends. The media eats it up and gives her the nick-name “A final girl.” They follow up by aligning her with 2 other well-known F.G. survivors. Enter Samantha and Lisa, who each walked away from their own version of hell.

Ten years later, Quincy is trying to move on. She has a loving boyfriend and a successful baking blog. She still has limited recall of the tragedy and is unable to even speak the name of the person responsible for the attack without becoming physically sick. When a recent tragic event brings one of the F.G. girls literally to Quincy’s front door, the peaceful world she has slowly re- built for herself is beginning to spiral out of control.

Very well written thriller. I devoured this one in 2 sittings! Could not put it down. Once again, I thought I had it all figured out but the author creatively dropped in some fantastic twists I never saw coming. I had wanted to read this one from the moment I heard about it!! It totally lived up to my expectations! Highly recommend for all thriller lovers!


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