#Review ~ Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Posted September 15, 2016 by Michelle in Review / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from Amazon, Gift/Purchased in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

#Review ~ Ten by Gretchen McNeilTen by Gretchen McNeil
Published by Balzer + Bray on September 18th 2012
Genres: Horror, Thriller, YA, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon, Gift/Purchased
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Three-day weekend.
Party at White Rock House on Henry Island.You do NOT want to miss it.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

When I started this book I didn’t realized it was based off another one. I didn’t read that one so this was new to me. It sort of reminded me of a movie. I just can’t think of what movie that is but one of those teen b-horror movies you see on the Syfy channel. I love those movies and I actually really enjoyed this book.

Meg and her friend Minnie are invited to a party on an island. Minnie is a little needy and Meg is hiding a few secrets. When things take a drastic turn 10 people are stuck on an island with a killer that is out of revenge. This book was one hell of a ride. I liked the characters, each with a very different personality and voice. I thought Gretchen McNeil did a very good job of writing each character. I am finding myself really enjoying her book. The book is told in Meg’s POV and I really was rooting for Meg the entire time. I felt at some point she got pulled into this without really doing anything but I could see how the killer wanted her involved.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, I thought the story was creepy and since I didn’t read the other one I have nothing to compare it to so it was a great story and I loved all the twists and turns. Honestly had no idea who the killer was and was sort of shocked when it was revealed. I can’t wait to read more from this author since she quickly becoming one of my favorite horror writers.

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8 responses to “#Review ~ Ten by Gretchen McNeil

  1. I’ve seen this one around, but didn’t realize it was based of another book either. It does sound like a creepy read with how they are stuck on the island and all the twists and turns. It’s great when each character has a very different personality! Glad you enjoyed this one. I am not a fan of horror, but I do enjoy a good suspense or mystery book.

  2. Sounds really good. Your description of her as a horror writer has me scared though… I thought she was more teen suspense. Is Get Even horror? Because I’m reading that next and I’m totally scared now. Horror is not my cup of tea…

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  3. Dude, this book. I liked it too- yeah I know it’s sort of a play on And Then There Were None maybe but it was still fun, from the teen/ horror perspective. And after this and Get Even I’m liking her stuff too. I liked Meg and thought it was cool her friend has issues- that added something to it. And I wasn’t sure about the killer either. Nice review!

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