Sunday, 4 October 2015

Monster by C.J. Skuse

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin (UK) Limited and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
At sixteen Nash thought that the fight to become Head Girl of prestigious boarding school Bathory would be the biggest battle she’d face. Until her brother’s disappearance leads to Nash being trapped at the school over Christmas with Bathory’s assorted misfits. As a blizzard rages outside, strange things are afoot in the school’s hallways, and legends of the mysterious Beast of Bathory – a big cat rumoured to room the moors outside the school – run wild. Yet when the girls’ Matron goes missing it’s clear that something altogether darker is to blame – and that they’ll have to stick together if they hope to survive.
‘It’s so good, I’d recommend it to people I don’t like’ – Kevin Brooks on Pretty Bad Things
‘It's an absolute page-turner! I gobbled it up in one sitting, and it kept me guessing right till the end. A deliciously creepy horror story, served up with CJ's trademark humour.’ – Cat Clarke

Monster by C.J. Skuse

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Monster “Just stop with the Beast stuff. It’s getting really boring, okay?”

This was a YA horror/thriller story about a group of girls at a boarding school, and a monster!

Poor Nash had a lot to deal with in this book, with her brother missing, her classmates picking on her, the fight to be head-girl, and then a monster turning up, she really had way too much going on!

The storyline in this was pretty good, but the pace was a little too slow for me. I thought that this was going to turn into a paranormal story with the arrival of the ‘Beast’, but then it seemed to turn back into a regular thriller, so that was a little confusing.

There was a bit of romance in this, can’t say it ended well though.

The ending to this was okay, and the death count was higher than I expected! I also didn’t guess who the killer was!

6.5 out of 10

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