Ten by Gretchen McNeil
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September 18th 2012
By Balzer + Bray
And their doom comes swiftly.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
Wow! Just wow. I am a huge mystery/suspense/horror fan. I love all kinds of horror films and that's what this book reminded me of. A young adult horror movie. I have never read a young adult mystery, thriller like this one. I have always read books in those genres but mostly by James Patterson. This book reminded me of a young adult James Patterson suspense. The minute I picked up the book, I knew I wasn't going to put it down. I had dreams about this book. That's how good it is.
Ten gave me an adrenaline rush every time I read it. Why I read this book at night before bed is beyond me. My dreams were affected by this book. I kept replaying this story in my dreams. I guess my subconscious didn't fall asleep along with me because these characters stayed alive long after I closed the book. Ten kept you in suspense as to who was the murderer. One minute, you're thinking it's one character then the next you're thinking it's another one for sure.
I did have a problem with one of the characters in this book, which is the main character Meg. I found her a bit annoying. I felt like she was a bit of a know it all, as if she was smarter than everyone else. Maybe that's the character the author was trying to play out, I don't know. However, as much as I didn't like her, I did like her as well. Does that make sense? I definitely didn't want her to die because I did like her. But at times, I wished she tripped over something, for knowing it all. LOL. She's just one of those characters where you like her and dislike her at the same time. In conclusion, I enjoyed Ten a whole lot and I give it a 5 stars and a Good Choice for Reading.