Author: Gretchen McNeil
Release Date: September 18, 2012
And their doom comes swiftly.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
Ten was amazing. I loved it from beginning to end! I had skimmed the summary of the book, so when I started reading it I wasn’t really sure what it was about. This made it even more enjoyable, since I didn’t know what to expect. The book began right in the middle of the story, the reader isn’t given a long introduction about the characters and who them were. Though the main character, Meg and her friend Minnie, were quickly described. I liked that the author didn’t dwell on who the characters were and allowed the reader to discover more about them by providing information throughout the book.
This book was intense. Seriously. I kept trying to read it at night, but I kept getting scared and so I ended up reading most of it on the train. People kept getting killed and no one knew who was doing the killing. I tried to guess a few times, but I was proved wrong by the things that Meg kept finding out. I was glad that I didn’t know, it kept me on my toes and I was so anxious to know who was terrorizing these teens.
The fact that they were on a secluded island in the middle of nowhere with no one around was the scariest thing ever. The author, Gretchen McNeil, did a great job with creating a suspenseful environment. She thought of everything and left nothing out. I was blow away by the amount of detail that was put into the methods of killing and even more importantly, the reasons why. When everything was explained at the end, I was flabbergasted. I would have never, ever figured it out. I am definitely impressed with this book. I loved everything about it. I’ve heard great things about McNeil’s other book, Possess, so I’m thinking of reading that one too. I highly recommend Ten, it has been one of my favorite books of the year!