If you follow my Goodreads account or are friends with me on Goodreads you know I read a LOT. Most of the things I read at the moment are audiobooks while I’m at work and sometimes I want to rant about these books or recommend them to people.
The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky
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.
Rachel went through a very traumatic experience that you learn about as you read the book. The neatest thing about this book was the characters and how they interacted with each other. This random group of kids who know each other from school but don’t interact with each other AT school unless they absolutely have to. They don’t run in the same social circles, but they have one major thing in common in that they love horror.
I was mildly disappointed with the ending, but it could just be me and how I heard things or what was happening at the time when I heard the ending. That said, I still highly recommend this book if you’re looking for something spooky that’s going to keep your attention.