March 23


BOOK REVIEW : Final Girls by Riley Sager

By Rimshascorner

I Enjoyed reading this beauty so much. It was sooo gripping and just unpardonable.

As it happens with good books, I just carried away with emotions and couldn’t get myself to write a review.


Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet.

Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.

That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy’s doorstep.

Sometimes there are books that make you fall in love with reading all over again. This was one such book. It made me realise the joy of reading and why I choose to do it.

There was so much thrill to the story, so many emotions and excitement. And then there was horror in there too.

There have been a lot of discussion going on lately about Riley Sager being the male behind female name. But I don’t mind that. I was shocked and disturbed to hear it because it was not what I was thinking but at the end. I was alright. I’m of the opinion that it is a great achievement in the history of novel as a genre which dominated by men in nineteenth century, where women used pseudonym to get published has turn it’s table to an extent that men are choosing female name because thriller genre is rocked by women. This is so great.

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I loved the character dynamics in the book and the hidden horror in the theme. Ending was unexpected but I’m not sure if I wanted that to be the way it was.

But all in all. It’s such an exciting read that one should definitely read.

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