The Wayward Girls by Amanda Mason |e-arc Book Review

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! How are you all today? Are you also devastated by the fact that you couldn’t be on board of the Hogwarts Express yesterday? I guess that at 24 I should realize that it’s too late. My Owl won’t come anymore!

Today I have an e-arc review for you. Let me say that I’m glad that I could read it before it’s release date because it was a fantastic, thrilling and creepy read that I can only recommend. And now without further ado let’s start with this post!

Goodreads Synopsis:

The Girls meets The Little Stranger in this dark and captivating debut about sisterhood, family secrets, and a dangerous game that becomes all too real.

1976. Loo and her sister Bee live in a run-down cottage in the middle of nowhere, with their artistic parents and wild siblings. Their mother, Cathy, had hoped to escape to a simpler life; instead the family find themselves isolated and shunned by their neighbours. At the height of the stifling summer, unexplained noises and occurences in the house begin to disturb the family, until they intrude on every waking moment . . .

Loo, now Lucy, is called back to her childhood home. A group of strangers are looking to discover the truth about the house and the people who lived there. But is Lucy ready to confront what really happened all those years ago?

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Title – The Wayward Girls
Author – Amanda Mason
Publisher – Zaffre
Series? – Standalone
Genre – Fiction/Horror/Adult
Release date – September 5th, 2019

Trigger warning – ghosts, paranormal activity, poltergeist, death, murder, violence
Version – ebook*
Language – English
Pages – 480

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What I liked

Where should I start? It’s always difficult to start a book review when you loved it. I guess that the first thing I liked was the fact that The Wayward Girls was creepy as hell. During some creepy scenes I thought that I’d heard some strange noises in my bedroom. I honestly had some troubles sleeping the first night, because I had to check 100 times that there was nothing in my room.

You definitely get the chills while reading this book. I promise. The Wayward Girls is the perfect book for this season, especially with Halloween around the corner.

I also loved the fact that there were two timelines in this book, the then and now, which helped the reader a lot and I even put up my own theories, but I never got it right. Unfortunately! I’m definitely no Sherlock Holmes!

The Wayward Girls was a gripping read and I’m sad that I’ve finished it so soon! I would have loved to read more of it.

What I didn’t like

I didn’t have any problems with the book. The only thing that I could mention is the fact that it might have been a bit rushed towards the end. Otherwise The Wayward Girls was a great read which I really enjoyed!

Favourite Character

Without hesitation: LOO!!

Overall, The Wayward Girls is the perfect book for autumn. It’s creepy as hell and I swear you will get the chills. If you want to scare yourself on Halloween, this is THE book to read for that day. I promise you won’t be disappointed by it!

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And this is everything for this review! Are you interested in reading this book? Please let me know in the comments below!

*A review copy of this book was sent to me by Zaffre in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts are my own!

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