This was so stupid.
Okay, I suppose that is not a very fulsome review… but I’m so cranky that I read this crap. It was my first foray in the offerings of a Kindle Unlimited subscription and… yeesh.
So the book is written like a pseudo film script, kind of. It’s a slasher story that is allegedly a love-letter to teen slashers and super self-aware. It was likened to Cabin in the Woods (which is the only reason I read it). It is not like Cabin in the Woods. It’s just a badly written, badly plotted, needlessly gross, nonsensical combination of ideas mushed together into something that thinks it’s much cleverer than it is.
It focuses on Lindsay, no… wait… it focuses on Izzy. No wait… Crystal… Brittney. No wait… oh I’m not even sure. It focusses on a bunch of high school girls, their principal, the town police, and a local media representative. Plus a few random parents. Oh yeah, and a slasher who wears a Michael Jackson mask and is known about town as Billy Jean. Who is dead. BUT NOT DEAD. But … oh who cares.
Oh god I’m still so far away from 250 words….
Okay let me fill in some space with one of the most stupid parts of the story:
Izzy, who wears BOOTS so you know she’s a NON-CONFORMING BADASS, murders the town Sherriff. Izzy is the protagonist. We are supposed to be rooting for her. But she full-on murders the town Sherriff fairly early on in the book and leaves his corpse in her yard and it’s barely brought up again and she doesn’t appear to feel bad at all…? And it has no consequences at all.
Oh good I hit the word count.
Don’t read this.
sharp black metal flaming sword out of 5