Author: Grady Hendrix
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery
Well, I have my doubts about the horror tag or thriller, it’s more Mystery and Drama than anything else.
Hello, dearies! 📽
This one it’s more like a movie than a book, and you find yourself thinking about all the horror movies you watched in the past, and trying to pair those with the characters in the book rather than paying attention to the storyline.
I was going to give it 4 stars because it was well-written, but by the end of the book, I was reading fast, faster, quickly, because I was waiting for it to be over. Sorry, it sounds harsh, and I’m sure many would like it, but I couldn’t connect with the main character for the life of me, I found her a bit annoying, even when I could understand some of her paranoia.
The Final Girl Support Group, seems a re-telling of old horror films without actually being that because you are not re-living all those moments but in some paragraphs you are, and that’s another thing, it would jump from talking about the present to remembering the past without slowing down or letting you know you were going into a flashback, it was all one big thought. It made me clench my teeth at times, and say, oh come on.
I don’t mean to be so harsh about this one, I don’t, but of the “horror” books I have read this year, this is one that I like the least. Don’t take my word for it, I am no expert, and you know that I prefer a good romance or fantasy over one of these and that it’s weird considering that I’ve written suspense short stories but maybe because that’s how I’d like to see it done. Rambling. 😄
Back to The Final Girl Support Group, I have no idea if this book is known or well people received since it was published in 2021, but for me it’s a little over-hyped if it is, again, I have no clue.
I’ll leave a link at the end so you can get your own copy, and form your own opinion on this one. Perhaps, you’ll love it or simply like it.
And that ending, seriously, it was a bit anti-climactic. Almost an and-everyone-lived nearly happily ever after. And you were jumping around from suspect to suspect, and that would be fine, it was meant to keep you guessing and not settling on someone, but it only made me think that not even the author could decide who was going to be the murderer in the end, and made the main character seems a little more insane and useless because she got it all wrong from the start.
I’ll stop now before I start giving away real details and spoil the whole book for you. I’m sure some of you, dear readers, want to read it and build that expectation on your own. If you’d like to come back after you read the book, then I’ll be here waiting or on my social media. So don’t forget to follow, like, and share. It means a lot! 💖
Thank you for sticking to the end, and I hope you come back for more. Also, on the new horror/mystery page, you can check out other books in this genre.
Happy reading! 🪑