February 08, 2022

#BookReview: The Last Beautiful Girl by @girlinthetitle






Synopsis: BLACK MIRROR meets Darcy Coates in this exploration of the dangerous, dark side of beauty in the digital age, with a gothic, haunted-house setting.

When Izzy is dragged from Brooklyn to a tiny town for her parents' new job, she's not thrilled. The silver lining is the gorgeous old mansion she's moved into: the former home of an artist's muse who died tragically in a fire. But the house has its quirks: whole floors are closed off, paintings are covered up, and cell reception is nonexistent.

Izzy throws herself into starting an Instagram fashion account using the gowns and jewelry she finds hidden away in the house. She looks perfect in the photos--almost unnaturally perfect--and they quickly go viral. Soon she's got a new best friend, a potential boyfriend, and is surrounded by a group of girls who want the photoshoots and fame for themselves. But there's a darkness in the house, and a darkness growing in Izzy, too. When girls start dying, it's clear that something--or someone--in the house is growing in power, with deadly intentions.
 



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Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: 
I started reading this one because I fell in love with the cover and the premise of the story. While it wasn't as dark or scary as I had anticipated I loved it. The house revealing little secrets slowly over time while the ghost starts possessing Izzy and her friends kept me on the edge of my seat.  I know from reading other reviews that many felt the book was predictable,  however there were several times I thought I had it figured out only to be wrong. There was a little gore in it which made me love it even more. It didn't get a full five stars from me because at times it felt a little slow but overall it was the perfect fall/spooky season read.










Review

Suspense is consistent throughout, and readers will have a hard time putting the book down... Hand to fans of Mary Downing Hahn, Peg Kehret, and Dan Poblocki. - School Library Journal










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