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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Review: Ten

Title: Ten
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"And their doom comes swiftly.
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?"

A refreshing yet intense read, I found myself quickly engrossed with Ten. Ever since I was a young girl, I have always been enamored with horror movies. Though they scare me to death, I still love the adrenaline rush of watching it

What greats about this book is that the plot is fast-moving with great twist and turns. I love horror movies that make you think you know exactly what would happen yet it changes on you. The author does a great job in  laying out a predictable yet unpredictable plot. It's starts off as all horror movies do, kids on  stranded island, partying away without a care in the world. And then the murders start. One by one the are killed off, leaving the kids to start to turn on each other. Freaking amazing!!

The clues in the book are awesome to follow. Ms. McNeil is a genius when it comes to giving the reader enough to hook the reader till the end. The timing with each clue to each murder reels through the readers mind. Putting each piece together,  it felt like I was playing a game of intense Clue.

There is a love interest that I didn't think would amount to anything. It certainly brought small peaceful moments to the story. Not too much, but just enough to even the story out. The concept of this love is not what is seems to be definitely left me jaw-dropped.

If you like classic horror movies, then this book is just for you. Ten gives you a front row sit to horror movies 101. Brilliant and engaging, Ten is awesome! Fueled by murder, the time is ticking away. Can you figure out who the murderer is and why? Dive into Ten and find out.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I'm totally picking this up at the first opportunity...mysteries can sometimes be either hit-or-miss, depending on how well the author develops the plot and the action. Glad to know this is definitely a hit!

    Thanks for the review!

  2. This was an excellent horror/murder mystery! And I agree that the clues were times perfectly. Great review! :)

  3. I can't wait to read this for my October book club meeting. :) I read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, and didn't connect with it as much as I'd hoped, but I'm hoping in a YA setting, I'll enjoy Ten more. Great review! :)

    Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

  4. I'm not a horror movie gal, but I don't seem to mind some of the horror books out there. This one just might be a good one for me. Hm... have to check it out!


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