Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager @riley_sager #FinalGirls #booksonthebookshelf #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger



PUBLICATION DATE: July 11th, 2017



Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet.

Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.

That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy’s doorstep. Blowing through Quincy’s life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa’s death come to light, Quincy’s life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam’s truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.



The Last Time I Lied was the first book of Sager’s that I have read and I absolutely loved it, so of course I had to check out Final Girls. I heard so many great reviews on this book that I was thrilled to pick up a copy to read. I was not disappointed!

Final Girls was a gripping, addictive, roller coaster of a ride right from the very beginning. SO many secrets, lies and deception, with shocking twists and turns that will rock you to your core! Who can you believe when everyone around you seems intent on hiding something?

Quincy was doing just fine until she met fellow Final Girl Sam one day when Sam shows up on her doorstep. Everything in Quincy’s life as she knows it changes.

I enjoyed reading about the Final Girls and how their struggles in their past made them who they were currently. Imagine being a final girl in such a horrific experience? I cannot even begin to imagine.

Without giving too much away this book was a great read from beginning right through to the end. You will not be disappointed in this book. If you haven’t read it yet be sure to check it out!


MY RATING: 4/5 stars

5 thoughts on “Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager @riley_sager #FinalGirls #booksonthebookshelf #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger

    1. I have that one as well and I am thrilled to read it. i love Sager’s writing! I hope you enjoy the book! Be sure to let me know what you think of it when you’re done. His other novel The Last Time I Lied was really good as well you should check that one out too 🙂

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