Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! Today, I am back with another book review. I have been trying to make my way through all of Riley Sager’s books. This is my fourth one, and this one in particular has been recommended to me the most out of all six. So, let’s get into it!
I would like to say that I’m pretty versed on Riley Sager’s books considering I’ve read almost all of them. From what I have seen on social media, Final Girls tends to be everyone’s favorite or one of the more liked books. I would have to agree, I thought it was going to be cliché, but it had some twists that I wasn’t expecting.
The book is primarily told from the perspective of Quinn, one of the final girls, a term dubbed by the media as someone who was the sole survivor of a great tragedy. Quinn wants nothing to do with the idea of being a “final girl.” She doesn’t want to talk about what’s happened; she doesn’t want to say the name of the attacker. She wants to move on and live a normal life. The other parts of the book are flashbacks from Pine Cottage on the night Quinn and her friends were attacked. We slowly get glimpses into what really happened that night, and if Quinn had a hand in any of it.
The only thing I wanted to know more about was Quinn and Janelle’s relationship. They are supposed to be best friends, but in the flashbacks, you can sense some tension, some hostility. We’re not given that much backstory on Janelle, but I kind of want to know why Quinn puts up with her, when did they start to become jealous of each other, can anyone else in the group sense it? Because Janelle seemed like a real bitch. I wouldn’t be able to stand being her friend.
But I loved the fact that Quinn quickly becomes an unreliable narrator. She can’t remember all the details about the night at Pine Cottage, she is addicted to Xanax, and she can become so blind with anger that she loses all sense of right and wrong. I felt hooked to the end to really find out what happened. The last chapter was such a nice full circle moment. I won’t spoil, but the last 5 pages really pulled everything together for me.
Overall, I would give this book a 4/5 stars. It was very good, and I would recommend. I still like The Last Time I Lied better this is definitely a top Riley Sager book.
Alright folks, that is all I have for this week! Come back next Wednesday for another blog post! As always thank you for reading:)