Monday, July 29, 2019

Book Review | Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Wilder Girls is a (debut!) young adult horror novel by Rory Power.



It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

I normally don't care for moment in time stories, but I loved Wilder Girls! Wilder Girls is being marketed as a stand alone, but I'm holding out hope that it will turn into a series. Everything about it feels way bigger than the story we got with Wilder Girls. I want to know more about the disease, the setting, the characters... I want prequels and sequels and more of this world.

If you enjoy body horror, I think you will really dig Wilder Girls. It's going to end up on my favorites list for the year.

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6 comments:

  1. I need to make time for this one. I have no excuse other than too many books to read. I've heard a few people say they hope this turns out to be a series. Hopefully I enjoy it and want it to continue on as well.

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    1. I feel you with the TBR pile. I hope you find time for this one, though.

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  2. I love the sound of this one!

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  3. Well, your description of body horror sold me. I am usually very cautious about what YA to read because I've been burned too many times by hype, but I've heard nothing but good things about this one from trusted sources.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It's definitely different than any other YA I have read. I hope you enjoy it!

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