OMG IS IT TRANG? Yes I’m back after a whole week hiatus LOL
After Flame in The mist, I noticed that my opinion might differ a lot from the popular ones. Usually I find something bad when it’s hyped but for the last novel I actually loved while the majority hated it.
Thankfully, STAGS feel like the same thing. It got everything I ever wanted in a novel.
However, I must warn you, there are A LOT of mixed reviews for this one.
Nine students. Three bloodsports. One deadly weekend.
So as always, I will state why I loved it and just keep in mind you are reading my very subjective opinion about it. It’s my review after all right ? 😉
- The boarding school setting. Something about schools and academic life always attracts me in novels and anime. The world is so immersive. And this one is no different. We got introduced in the fancy life of them private schools and their teenagers. I love the fact that this school was so secluded from everything else that it survives the evolution of times. Time seems to be still and they are left to create a society on their own.
- The villain theme. A lot of people complain about this is not the morbid-gory-thriller they expected, but I believe they’ve missed something that’s by far better than the gore. Because the obvious facts cannot be seen, it would be too boring. The author plays with the hypocrisy and disguise theme to reveal to us a frightening fact: humans can convince themselves that they are so right by doing evil things.
- Constantly adding new twists and that ending was just perfect. If you noticed in my reviews, endings and the mindblowing plot twist fact is a huge deal to me ( I even mentioned it in my rating system). And to be honest, if I didn’t like the rest of the book, the ending alone was worth the reading experience.
An easy read while keeping me on the edge of my seat on some parts and some pretty exciting chasing scenes to pump up my adrenaline.
This novel reminds me of Katherine Pierce from The Vampire Diaries meets Downtown Abbey (there’s no vampire but just the villain character of Katherine 😉 hehe)
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Thank you to Penguin Teens for giving me a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review 🙂