Good, but DASL Was Better

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Quick Stats
Age Rating: 14+
Over All: 3.75 stars
Plot: 3/5
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 4
Writing: 3.5

Special thanks to Penguin Teen and NetGalley for an eARC of this book! All thoughts and opinions reflected in this review are my own.

Ginny Meyer’s Sain’s debut Dark and Shallow Lies was one of the best paranormal thrillers I’ve read, so I had impossibly high expectations for this one. Even though I didn’t love it as much as DASL, it was a solid read.
The angst between Avril and Cole was *chef’s kiss* amazing. I really loved Avril discover her past and connect with the memory of her mother.
All of the “big reveals” were pretty obvious to me, and the mystery aspect of the plot really seemed to drag on and on. The paranormal aspect of the story was very unique and interesting at first, but after a while it started to get repetitive.
I think the real selling point of this book were the characters and the interpersonal relationships and interactions between the campers.
Over all, despite the fact that it was slow at points, I did enjoy this book and would recommend it.

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