Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager

Hello! I just finished this novel and before I get too caught up with other life things and forget the entire plot, I wanna write my own little review! Forgive me if you’ve read this book and don’t agree with anything I’m about to say. I don’t really have a worthy opinion. I’m doing this mostly to practice my writing.

The book I just finished reading is called Final Girls by Riley Sager. Honestly, for three quarters of the book I thought I knew what was going to happen. I really thought this book was super predictable. Everything seemed to line up but boy, was I wrong. This book really threw me for a loop!

Okay, so the book is basically about this woman named Quincy that goes on a trip to a cabin while in college with her friend’s for her best friend’s birthday. This guy runs into car trouble, comes knocking on their cabin and ends up staying with them for the night. He stays for dinner and drinks/parties with them afterwards. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and then before you know it they’ve all been stabbed to death, except for our heroine: The Final Girl (A.K.A. Quincy) There are three “Final Girls” in total. They’re basically women that have survived killing massacres like the one that happened at this “Pine Cottage”/cabin. There’s Lisa that survived one during college at her sorority house and there’s Samantha, she survived a killing “spree” at a hotel. The killer was a man that cut holes in a potato sack and tied it around his head. (Guys, this book is messed up!)

This one similarity (being a “Final Girl”) creates a connection between the three of them that only they understand. The twist is that Quincy has completely lost all of her memories of that night at Pine Cottage. She remembers everything up until the violence and how she was saved. Is she lying? Or has her brain completely blocked that night from her memory altogether? (I’m not telling!) Quincy and the police have assumed that it was the same random stranger that the group had invited to stay with them but something isn’t adding up. Quincy is questioned for years and years after the incident and still can’t remember a single thing. It isn’t until Lisa is found dead and Sam shows up at her doorstep that memories of that night start to come back to her. Up until this point Quincy has convinced herself that she has moved on and has let go of her past. But when these other Final Girls resurface, she’s forced to face the past all over again, bringing up pieces of that night at Pine Cottage that she never expected to remember.

It’s honestly the most thrilling book that I’ve read in a while. I think I can compare it to Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl”. I can most definitely picture it becoming a film. I kinda hope they do tbh! I don’t think I want to mention anymore about it because I want you all to go read it for yourselves! It was such a fun and easy read and overall, I think I would rate it a 9/10. I don’t think I loved it enough to read it a second time but I still enjoyed reading it more than other books that I have read this summer!

Let me know if you want more book reviews like this! I’m always looking for book recommendations so if you have any, please leave them in the comment section below!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

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