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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hot on the heels of the New York Times bestsellers The Twin and The Lake, another pulse-pounding read from the undisputed queen of YA thrillers!They said goodbye to their friends and family for the weekend. They weren’t counting on forever.Jagged Island: a private amusement park for the very rich—or the very influential. Liam, James, Will, Ava, Harper, and Paisley—social media influencers with millions of followers—have been invited for an exclusive weekend before the park opens. They’ll make posts and videos for their channels and report every second of their VIP treatment. When the teens arrive, they're stunned: the resort is even better than they’d imagined. Their hotel rooms are unreal, the park’s themed rides are incredible, and the island is hauntingly beautiful. They’re given a jam-packed itinerary for the weekend. But soon they'll discover that something's missing from their schedule: getting off the island alive.
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"*WARNING THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS* Yea, this wasn't her best one in my opinion. I was trying to set off my spooky books right and a week early with reading this book thinking it'll be worth it. I can't say enough how much this bored me. I'm really shocked and disappointed because I thought I would love this one. I really didn't like how this was about tiktok influencers, it just felt weird to have this as modern as having them as the main characters. I'm pretty sure there are like this out there but it just didn't sit right with me. I spent way too much time on this book when in reality I spend at max 2 days on her books. It was pretty obvious who was the killer but I was surprised at Liams accomplice Harper but her reasoning was horrible and made no sense to go on a killing spree. Also, how did she kill James without getting blood on her, she was in super close range soooo... I will admit I liked the serial killer room, with all the animatronics styled after the most famous serial killers it was pretty cool to envision. The ending was stupid because Liam pushed and jumped with Paisley into the ocean with multiple people around, like dude you are not smart🤣. Natasha Preston is literally my auto-buy author, even though I didn't like this one, I went and bought her newest one The Haunting today(even though I received an e-ARC). This though will not be in my top 5, but I can't wait until I read her new one!!"
"I love Natasha Preston’s books, they’re such a nice read in between harder books. This book had a great plot and an awesome plot twist, but I didn’t love the characters. I felt Ava was especially badly written. I would have liked if Preston gave us a reason to dislike Ava as much as it seemed that some of the characters did. "
"This book was pretty great! It kept me guessing until the end, and it’s the literal definition of “keeping you on the edge of your seat.” But a slight warning, this book is NOT for people who don’t like cliffhangers (especially whenever there isn’t going to be an epilogue or second book.) For me, the ending was definitely creative, but also flabbergasting. It felt like the book was only half done and there are SO MANY unanswered questions. But from what I’ve heard, this author prefers to end books with a “choose your own ending” type of cliffhanger, so, I’m not honestly that upset with it, because I’m used to cliffhangers, it was just the overall ending that made no sense. In the last five pages the author just randomly pulled out a ton of plot twists that simply made no sense, they felt forced. It was like the author just wanted them in there, but didn’t really care about making sure they fit. One of my only complaints is the stupidity of the characters. They did so many dumb things and I just honestly was so confused by there thought process at times. But nonetheless, this book was pretty good."
"The book was alright, it’s a classic slasher/whodunnit. The premise was cool, I wasn’t able to guess who the killer was, there were twists I wasn’t expecting but unfortunately there are plot holes and the book has the WORST ending possible. If the book didn’t end so abruptly and on a cliffhanger that made no sense, then it would be rated higher. Otherwise, it’s an okay and quick read, nothing groundbreaking about it."