Monday, November 12, 2012

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Summary on GoodReads.

Ten high school students got invited to an exclusive weekend house party on Henry Island. It was supposed to be fun... until one by one they start showing up dead.

Think of the movies like Scream, Cabin in the Woods, Urban Legend, I Know What You Did Last Summer and those type of horror films where there is a killer and everybody dies.

Meg and her friend Minnie are also invited to the party but Meg doesn't really want to go because she is not a party girl but she is going because her best friend Minnie asks her too (cliche #1).

Also, Meg doesn't go to Homecoming with T.J., the guy she likes, because her best friend Minnie likes him... The picture here? Meg is the Sherlock of this mystery but at the same time she is so ridiculously manipulated by this best friend that I got to the point of almost putting down the book.

Also, the book starts with the typical chit-chat about nothing just to introduce the characters and everyone who is going to die. It doesn't change much after that but the actually mystery of who the killer is turns out to be interesting.

What I liked: I wasn't able to figure out the killer! Some bloggers did figured it out right way (how, in the name of Zeus?) but I didn't. Thus wanting to know who the killer was kept me reading the book even if skipping pages :-)

What I didn't like: The predictable romance, how stupid our Sherlock girl (Meg) is even after her best friend tells her that they are not really 'best friends.'

The only thing out of the ordinary in this book is that the black guy doesn't die first! lol.

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  1. Anonymous8:58 AM

    I've definitely seen some mediocre reviews about Ten. Was it left up to the reader to find out who the killer was in the end, or was it just not clearly stated? I love guessing games, though. So if it was up to the reader to figure it out then I might just add this to my TBR-list.
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