Reckless Girls

Reckless Girls

Thank you, St. Martins Press, for gifting me a copy of Reckless Girls! {partner}

Genre: Thriller
Pub Date: 1.4.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆

“There will always be a before and an after, and you have to learn to live in the after.”

Reckless Girls was a strangely entertaining escapist story set on a beautiful deserted yet creepy island. I thoroughly enjoyed that this book kept me constantly trying to connect all of the pieces— how do all of these people fit together? I finally landed on one theory halfway in, and that theory ended up being the winner.

The book was interesting in that the reader is only really granted access to the lives and pasts of other characters in the “past” chapters; otherwise, the only one we hear from is Lux. I must admit, I am a fan of her name.

Towards the end of the book, more moments made me roll my eyes at the nativity of the characters, but it was still entertaining. My only issue is that I spent 90% of the book waiting for something significant to happen but got nothing. Then in the last 10%, everything falls apart, and the beautiful yet creepy island and its residents all go a bit bananas. The ending came too fast and was just a touch too unbelievably wild for me. But, overall, it was an entertaining read.

🏝 Exotic island that had me wishing for summer
🙄 Moments that had me rolling my eyes
🐌 Slowwwwww burn thriller?
🙃 Unlikeable and unreliable characters

I recommend you read Reckless Girls if you’re a fan of He Started It and Lord of the Flies.

Do you prefer a slow burn, fast and unpredictable ending, or a thrill ride with a predicted finish?

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