Published: May 9, 2023 Wednesday Books Pages: 269 Genre: Teen & Young Adult Horror KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Jen Wilde is the queer, autistic author of QUEENS OF GEEK, THE BRIGHTSIDERS and GOING OFF SCRIPT. Jen’s books have been published internationally, translated into multiple languages, and released as audiobooks. Their first book, QUEENS OF GEEK, was shortlisted for the 2018 Rainbow Book List.
“I don’t know how much more of this night I can take.”
Waverly is a scholarship student at a very prestigious private school. She knows she isn’t like the other students, but she also knows this will help her chances of getting into Yale. Befriending one of the popular girls leads Waverly to attend a ball, pretending to be Caroline. If only there weren’t so many secrets.
This book started really strong but then went all over the place. I was not expecting the turn it took.
The characters were all interesting and different, and I liked Waverly and Pari a lot. This was a bit of cult and sci-fi mixed with teenagers and wealthy followers.
I feel like the build-up happened so fast and didn’t make sense. It felt rushed, and if parts were more fleshed out, this could be a really good story.
Overall, it was an easy read, and the writing kept me engaged.