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Thank you to Macmillan and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! A big special thanks to Linda Cheng as well for letting me read this ARC! This is a great 3.5/5 stars book so I ended up rounding up for this review.

Gorgeous Gruesome Faces is a YA thriller with a splash of horror from debut author Linda Cheng. This story follows Sunday (Sunny) who was part of the popular music trio group, Sweet Cadence, in her early teens. Sunny and Candie ends up falling apart going separate ways after Mina commits suicide after a sandal and cancel culture destroys the group. Sunny is confused, blaming herself for Mina's death which still haunts her.

This book has queer romance, revenge, self-harm, suicide, torture, body shaming, and ritualistic attempted murder. I think it displays Kpop culture well and the pressure to have perfect beautiful skin that anyone could relate to.