Thursday, 7 August 2014

The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 317
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Released: 4th of September 2014

For sixth-form student Grace Becker, The 100 Society is more than just a game; it's an obsession. Having convinced her five friends at Clifton Academy to see it through to the end, Grace will stop at nothing to carry out the rules of the game: tagging 100 locations around the city. With each step closer to the 100-mark they get, the higher the stakes become. But when the group catches the attention of a menacing stalker - the Reaper - he seems intent on exposing their illegal game, tormenting Grace with anonymous threats and branding their dormitory doors with his ominous tag.

As the once tight-knit group slowly unravels, torn apart by doubt and the death of a student, they no longer know who to trust.

With time running out, Grace must unmask the Reaper before he destroys everything she cares about for ever...

What I Have To Say

So the blurb made this book sound fairly dark, but I wasn't quite expecting it to be as dark as it was. I love dark books and this is no exception. Once I got into it, I finished it in about a day. It was just so good!

The characters were maybe a little flat, except for Trick and Grace who I felt were much more well rounded. Regardless, I didn't think the lack of character affected the sympathy I felt for them at all.

It was a nice set of characters though, there were a range of characters, stereotyped or not, all of them adding something to the group and working well together with their attempts to join the 100 Society.

As long as you like dark books, you can't go wrong with the 100 Society. It's got mystery , suspense and interesting friendships, all the things that make a good book.

4.5 stars!

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