Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Publish Date: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
My Source: ARC
This novel was a creepy look into a serial killer's horrid attack on ten teenagers. The whole plot is a sociopath's dream, the details were methodical and kept the reader on edge the whole time. I checked my room like five times while reading this at night (which I don't recommend doing.) The basic plot is that ten teenagers are having a party on a secluded island, for three days, and get hunted down one by one: each death marked with a red slash on the wall of the house.
Basically, if you like horror movies, you will love this book. The author laid all the details out so perfetly, there were no loose ends in the plot anywhere. I like to think that I could have predicted some of the plot twists, but I really didn't. Every twist wasn't what I expected, but it fit into the plot perfectly. Normally there are loose ends, but I can't think of any. Gretchen McNeil is a great author for this genre, and I need to read more of her books!
The action went really fast. There were no moments in this book where the characters were calm, and staying still. But the description was written nicely, so I was never lost. There are books with a ton of action that don't describe what's happening enough; and I can get totally lost. But this book wasn't like that. Gretchen McNeil has a future in writing fast-paced stories.
That's really all for this review, I don't think I have anything bad to say about it. I recommend it 100%!