I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
on October 16, 2018
Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.
He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.
Who are the Sawkill Girls?
Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.
Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.
Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.
Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.
Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.
Sawkill Girls is a horror book that releases tomorrow. It is set in a town where girls go missing never to return. There is a monster lurking killing the girls.
This book is told through three point of views: Marion, Val and Zoey.
Characters: Marion is the newcomer to the town. Her mom is set to work as Val’s mother housekeeper. Marion has an older sister Charlotte and she lost her dad recently. So she is going through a period of grief. When she arrives to town she discover she has a special ability.
Val is the queen bee in town. Her family has been involved in the disappearance of the girls. However nobody has made the direct link.
Zoey is the sheriff’s daughter and her best friend disappear a few months early. She has been trying to uncover her disappearance.
The story unravels as Charlotte, Marion’s older sister disappear.
Throughout the story we had three distinct voices sharing the story. I felt for Val. She was placed in a tough situation.
Plot: The story unravels as we learned about the monster. The pace was somewhat quick at the beginning. Then it slowed down in the middle.
The role of the Hand of Light annoyed me in the story. I would have lost that story arc and the story would have been just as strong.
Romance: Val and Marion fall in love despite the obstacles that they face. I was rooting for their relationship. Zoey is asexual. I absolutely loved Grayson. Zoey’s ex-boyfriend and best friend. He was amazing.
My feels; This book was out my regularly read genre as it was a horror book. This book is perfect for Halloween. I read the first half of the book in one sitting and then I put it down and didn’t feel like picking it up for a few weeks. I think it was the genre that turned me off.
I loved the representation of the book. If you are looking for LGBTQA+ book then you should pick it up.