Author: Stephen Graham Jones
Published: Aug. 31, 2021 by Gallery/Saga Press
Jade is a teenage girl dealing with her upbringing of abuse and neglect. She is angry at the world and finds refuge in the world of slasher movies. When the perfect final girl moves to town she is sure that a real life slasher cycle is about to begin in her town. Then people start showing up dead, and here we go. A fun slasher fan girl moment has arrived.
This book is going to be a hit for fans of slasher movies, and it delivers a very original spin on the genre. It touches on social issues, brilliantly involves the local lore of the area, all wrapped up within a slasher love song.
The story is a bit of a slow burn, but delivers on one of the most intense and cinematic climaxes that horror novels have to offer. No really, that ending is bound to go down in the slasher history books.
I highly recommend this book. Especially to those who love slashers and don't mind a slower start to establish great character development and set up one wild ride.
My Rating: 5 out of 5