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August 23, 2012

Review: Ten by Gretchen McNeil


Ten by Gretchen McNeil
AmazonBarnes & Nobles
Expected publication:
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?

          My Review:

     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.


  1. I was wondering what this book was about after seeing it advertised all over. Thanks for the review! I think I'll be adding it to my list!

    1. Hey Erika, you definitely should check it out. It's really good. I enjoyed it alot.

  2. Wow, I've seen this book but never payed too much attention and now I'm really curious. Never thought it was about suspense and horror...sound awesome!! lol I want to read it now :)

    1. I don't read suspense as much as I use to. But it's really good.

  3. Can not wait to read this one. It's already on my to-read list!

  4. Thanks for the review, Wanda. I'm definitely adding it to my list! I have been seeing Ten on every other book blog, but haven't really paid attention to it until now. It sounds exactly like something that I have been wanting to read lately.

  5. I really enjoyed this one too!! It was such a page turner. Definitely a good way to spend an afternoon.

  6. It's great that you enjoyed this book! I loved Gretchen McNeil's other book, Possess, so I am really excited for Ten. Although it's in a different genre from Possess, the fact that Ten is like a YA James Patterson definitely draws me to it.

    Angie @YA Novelties

  7. I totally know what you mean by disliking and liking a character at the same time. You can like someone but still be annoyed by them, and that's what it sounds like happened. I'm looking forward to reading this one.

    1. Yeah she was a bit of a know it all. But I didn't want her to die. But I'm glad someone understands me on the like/dislike thing. LOL

  8. Cannot wait to read TEN. I might even consider reading it at night ;D

  9. Really good review! I've been wanting to read this one for awhile now, it sounds amazing!

  10. This does sound like it would be a great book. I too have always loved mystery/suspense/horror movies (grew up watching them all) so I will have to check this one out. Thanks for the wonderful review :)

  11. I'm not much of a horror fan, but I like mysteries, and the cover of this one is great so I might give it a chance.

  12. I've had my eye on this...your review makes me want to read it even more!


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