The Mary Shelley Club – Goldy Moldavsky

One of my favorites from Bookstagram – @gareindeedreads (check him out immediately if you haven’t) sent me this copy! We’re both in love with everything Scream and we definitely needed this in our lives

THE MARY SHELLEY CLUB – Goldy Moldavsky (Released April 13th, 2021)

Book Description:

New York Times –bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky delivers a deliciously twisty YA thriller that’s Scream meets Karen McManus about a mysterious club with an obsession for horror.

New girl Rachel Chavez is eager to make a fresh start at Manchester Prep. But as one of the few scholarship kids, Rachel struggles to fit in, and when she gets caught up in a prank gone awry, she ends up with more enemies than friends.

To her surprise, however, the prank attracts the attention of the Mary Shelley Club, a secret club of students with one objective: come up with the scariest prank to orchestrate real fear. But as the pranks escalate, the competition turns cutthroat and takes on a life of its own.

When the tables are turned and someone targets the club itself, Rachel must track down the real-life monster in their midst . . . even if it means finally confronting the dark secrets from her past.

My Thoughts: 5/5 stars

Alright, when a book is compared to Scream I need to have it. Going into THE MARY SHELLEY CLUB all I knew was that it was being compared to Scream meets Gossip Girl and I didn’t read anything further in the synopsis. This was all I was hoping it would be and more. I loved the setting, the characters, the writing, the suspense, just everything. If you’re looking for a fun thriller/horror YA novel and are a fan of the Scream franchise, then do yourself a favor and pick this up.

Rachel is new to Manchester Prep and is trying to figure out her place in this world of rich and spoiled kids – as a recipient of a scholarship, she didn’t exactly fit in. Until one night, at a party where all hell breaks loose she ends up finding The Mary Shelley Club and is introduced to their game. This game! Oh my god. This was so original and I felt all the suspense and fear that this game created.

While this is a YA novel it definitely didn’t feel like one. Sometimes YA books don’t always work for me but the way Moldavsky wrote these characters made them jump off the page. This was my introduction to Goldy Moldavsky and this definitely won’t be my last time picking up her novels in the future!

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