Welcome to spooky week! Since we are nearly at Halloween I thought that I would do a week of spooky posts! So, every day this week there will be a new post. There will be some tags, some recommendations and a few bonus book review. So, today I am kicking off spooky week with a book review. and todays book is S.T.A.G.S by M A Bennett. Let’s do this.
Well this book was nowhere near as creepy as I thought that it was going to be. In fact, it was a major let down. And I am very disappointed by it.
I was expecting this book to be a psychological thriller. I was thinking YA version of And Then There Were None. And there was the potential for it to be that. But it just fell completely short. What could have been a really creepy story ended up just being a bit boring and a bit cult-y.
I don’t even know what to say about this book. that is how meh it was! it was just very anticlimactic and boring. Its opening line was brilliant, but that was as good as it got. This story went from potentially very intriguing to incredibly boring in a single chapter! It just felt like absolutely nothing happened. Throughout this book I kept finding myself thinking, okay, something big is going to happen, and nothing ever did. Time and time again I found myself being disappointed when things failed to climax. When I finished this book I actually found myself thinking ‘is that it?!?’. it was just so disappointing.
And it needn’t of been so dull. There was potential there. This could have been brilliant. it could have had these teenagers trapped in the middle of nowhere, being tracked and hunted and turned into a blood sport. It could have been full of high stakes and drama. Mystery and murder and a dark tales. But in reality it was just a group of rich kids failing to follow through with anything and not actually doing anything. It was just disappointing.
I just wanted so much more from this book. it is safe to say that I won’t be picking up any more of Bennett’s books in the future. I am just so very disappointed by this book.
1 out of 5
And there we have it. a bad start to spooky week. have you read S.T.A.G.S? what did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again tomorrow.