Mini-Review: Wilder Girls, by Rory Power

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Categories: Young Adult, Fantasy, Thriller & Horror, F/F

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Two years ago, when the Tox took over Raxter School for Girls, the entire island was put under quarantine. The disease is in the land, in the trees, in the girls, causing strange and disturbing side effects, for which the government has promised a cure, but so far all they receive is less and less supplies every time. When Byatt goes missing, Hetty knows she is still alive, and she must find her, no matter the cost, no matter the consequences.

I had lots of fun reading this book – I didn’t know I needed more horror in my life before I picked it up! I don’t have much to say about it, as I started reading it and was so engrossed I forgot to read it as a blogger and just got lost in the story. It’s a really interesting book, with such a great take on The Lord of the Flies (which I hated) and turning it into a feminist horror young adult. So, so good. I did not entirely like the writing style, it felt a little too stilted, I think I hoped for something more lush, but that is my personal taste. The mystery was great, the characters were so great –  sometimes vicious and just trying to survive, but also very loyal, and I highly recommend this book!

4 thoughts on “Mini-Review: Wilder Girls, by Rory Power

  1. Great review Naty! I’m glad you liked this one! I had a lot of fun with the story as well, although I also wished the writing to be a little different. I didn’t get quite as engaged since the writing pulled me out of the story a little more, but I’m glad you had a better experience!

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