This is a book I was given to by one of my friends for my birthday and thought it was about time I got around to reading it.
Mind games. Murder. Mayhem. How far would you go to survive the night?
Blackmail lures sixteen-year-old Ava to the derelict carnival on Portgrave Pier. She is one of ten teenagers, all with secrets they intend to protect whatever the cost. When fog and magic swallow the pier, the group find themselves cut off from the real world and from their morals. As the teenagers turn on each other, Ava will have to face up to the secret that brought her to the pier and decide how far she’s willing to go to survive.
Taken from goodreads
The blurb of the book actually caught my attention and made me put the book near to the top of my TBR pile because it instantly got my attention. 10 people all have a secret and the only way that they are going to be able to survive is if they keep it from the others. To me, a person who just loves a bit of gossip, I instantly wanted to know more and to know what each of the characters’ secrets was, which made me want to read almost instantly . I love a good secret.
As soon as I started reading I found myself liking very few of the characters and to a lot of people these might have been the strange ones however to me they seemed more interesting than the stereotypical people that the author decided to use. These characters were actually memorable while the others I couldn’t even tell you anything other than their names.
The supernatural element was a great way to tell this story in my opinion and I found myself wanting to keep on reading no matter how tired I got as this part of the story got me gripped.
There is a lot of jumping from one scene to another, or one part of the day to another and for me this did make it a little confusing to keep a track on what was happening and if it was actually happening. At first I thought this was a cool concept but by the end I was starting to wonder if the author herself just got confused as well.
This is a good book and a quick read, however after reading it I do think that the 3.41 on goodreads is deserved as if goodreads allowed half star rating it would get 3.5 from me.