The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery

21348317How did I get the book?  Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Thriller

Synopsis: Friendships unravel and lives are risked in this suspenseful debut thriller where no one is above suspicion…

For sixth-form student Grace Becker, The 100 Society is more than just a game; it’s an obsession. Having convinced her five friends at Clifton Academy to see it through to the end, Grace will stop at nothing to carry out the rules of the game: tagging 100 locations around the city. With each step closer to the 100-mark they get, the higher the stakes become. But when the group catches the attention of a menacing stalker – the Reaper – he seems intent on exposing their illegal game, tormenting Grace with anonymous threats and branding their dormitory doors with his ominous tag.

As the once tight-knit group slowly unravels, torn apart by doubt and the death of a student, they no longer know who to trust.

With time running out, Grace must unmask the Reaper before he destroys everything she cares about for ever…

200words (or less) review: I was intrigued about The 100 Society when I first heard about it. Thrillers are something that I only developed a taste for since I began reviewing but when authors manage to fool me I appreciate the book all the more. Carla Spradbery succeeded in doing that. I had a few suspects and at one point I was quite disappointed thinking “It can’t be this easy” and it wasn’t, so thank you for that.

There was something of a hurdle in this book for me which is the fact that I never understood why The 100 Society was so important to Grace and her friends. The thrill and notoriety I get, but risk your future? Maybe if I’d had more of a connection with Grace it would have made more sense.

While I wasn’t as emotional invested in the characters as I anticipated it didn’t stop me from enjoying this book. The story twits here, there and there were some nail-biting moments. I thought Carla Spradbery built up the tension well. You’re not quite sure who to trust and are consistently swayed from one suspect to another.

The 100 Society provides suspense, action and mystery – worth a read.

Recommend it?

Absolutely

Expected publication:
September 4th 2014 by Hodder Children’s Books

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