Thursday, April 15, 2021

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky @goldywrites @XpressoTours

The Mary Shelley Club
Goldy Moldavsky
Published by: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: April 13th 2021
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult

New York Times-bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky delivers a deliciously twisty YA thriller that’s Scream meets Karen McManus about a mysterious club with an obsession for horror.

When it comes to horror movies, the rules are clear:

Avoid abandoned buildings, warehouses, and cabins at all times.
x Stay together: don’t split up, not even just to “check something out.”
If there’s a murderer on the loose, do not make out with anyone.

If only surviving in real life were this easy…

New girl Rachel Chavez turns to horror movies for comfort, preferring stabby serial killers and homicidal dolls to the bored rich kids of Manhattan Prep…and to certain memories she’d preferred to keep buried.

Then Rachel is recruited by the Mary Shelley Club, a mysterious society of students who orchestrate Fear Tests, elaborate pranks inspired by urban legends and movie tropes. At first, Rachel embraces the power that comes with reckless pranking. But as the Fear Tests escalate, the competition turns deadly, and it’s clear Rachel is playing a game she can’t afford to lose.

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My Review:

The Mary Shelley Club opens with Rachel Chavez a teenage girl home alone when someone breaks into her home and attacks her. Rachel fights the intruder with all her might barely escaping with her life. Rachel’s attacker wasn’t so lucky. The attack has left Rachel scared. To try and overcome her fear Rachel has become a horror movie freak.

To help put it all behind her Rachel and her mom move to New York where she hopes to start over. After her arrival at her new school, she is invited to join The Mary Shelley Club. A club where the members try to come up with the scariest prank ever to pull on the members. But before she can become an official member Rachel must first pass the “fear test”. The fear test is where someone comes up with a prank to scare the bejesus out of the initiate.

After Rachel witness, a few of these pranks she begins to wonder if The Mary Shelley Club is for her especially after a couple of the members are found dead. Is someone from the club killing their own members? Or is the killer a non-member? Does the killer have any ties to The Mary Shelley Club?

The Mary Shelley Club was way better than I ever thought it would be although I was expecting a great book after reading the summary. I would have to agree with others that The Mary Shelley Club reminded me so much of Scream. It reminded me of Scream because The Mary Shelley Club had this kind of vibe as if they were filming a movie within a movie sort of thing as if they were like making fun of Scream or maybe doing a remake.

The Mary Shelley Club did not like action or excitement from beginning to end. Once I opened it there was no way I could put it down until I had read the last page to know who the killer was and you know I was surprised with that ending leaving me wanting more as if Rachel’s story has not ended. As if she has more to say.

The Mary Shelley Club is a great book for young adults or new adults or anyone who loves a good horror story. I would like to recommend that you give The Mary Shelley Club a try by one-clicking your copy today for a great horror thriller murder mystery story!

Author Bio:

Goldy Moldavsky was born in Lima, Peru, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her family. She is the New York Times–bestselling author of Kill the Boy Band and No Good Deed. Some of her influences include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the esteemed works of John Irving, and the Mexican telenovelas she grew up watching with her mother.

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Giselle said...

This sounds like a really fun thrill ride! Great review!

Veronica @ Little Corner Reads said...

As soon as I got to that open ending, I went online to see if there was a sequel planned 😅