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What Stalks Among Us

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This book was just SO COOL. I went into this expecting a super triply mind fuck and I was not disappointed. Two teenagers skip school to explore Brown County, a county so rural that no area is populated enough to even be called a town. They find a corn maze that’s fully grown, which isn’t possible because it isn’t fall. They go inside to explore, finding that things have been set up for visitors, even bales of hay strewn about for people to sit on and rest. They stumble across a dead body that they assume is a mannequin prop, only to find that it is the body of one of the two, very alive teenagers. And this all happens before you even get to the second chapter!

The maze gets even trippier from there, with mysterious doors appearing out of nowhere, and even ghosts. You never know what to expect next. Every time they take a new turn down the maze or enter a new passageway, something random and crazy happens. This book keeps you on your toes and is the definition of a page turner. If you’re like me and you get bored easily with books, this is the kind of page turner you need. This book is scary, claustrophobic, and will keep you guessing. I genuinely didn’t know how they were gonna get out of this. This was so imaginative!

For Netgalley reviewers, the epilogue is a bit confusing because they mixed up the order of the paragraphs. It took me a while to figure out why it didn’t make sense but eventually I figured out the passages were out of order. If it doesn’t make sense, that’s why.

Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins for sending me an advanced copy in return for my honest review.

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I'm a little torn on my rating, but since it's not a book I'd read again, I didn't feel I could rate it higher.

That being said, it's actually a really intriguing and trippy story! The psychological mind trip is real and often cringe worthy, which tends to be something missing in YA horror.

But, it became a bit repetitive towards the end.

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4.5 stars!

This book follows Sadie and Logan who end up skipping their school field trip and end up at a corn maze. Without going into too much detail there is corpses, time that seemingly doesn't exist in the maze, and maybe some trauma. I think there were topic that were handled very well in this book, which I really liked. Definitely look up trigger warning if you feel like you need too!

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Thank you for the ARC.
Sadie and Logan. Characters just spot on for middle school and even high school readers. Corn maze are legendary for the funny and all the mystery inside of them. This book changes some of your perspectives and definitely expresses many emotions.
It is written for a YA audience, I believe anyone with adventure, can and will enjoy this book.
I just reviewed What Stalks Among Us by Sarah Hollowell. #WhatStalksAmongUs #NetGalley

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You will never catch me in a corn maze again. I was already afraid of them, but this book just sealed the deal. I was so shaken throughout this book. It builds tension so well and truly feels claustrophobic at times. It handles the heavy themes and the lighter moments with ease. Absolutely recommend for anyone scared of corn mazes. (And even those who aren't.)

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The POV had a strong presence that was quite unique; it took me a little while to get used to it, but eventually I cane to love their perspective which made this story all the better. Creepy, eerie, with lots of thrills and chills. And excellent YA.

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I really enjoyed What Stalks Among Us. While the corn maze was creepy, and I desperately wanted to know if Sadie and Logan made it out, my favorite parts were a little heavier. The topics of trauma, abusive relationships, self-doubt, and grief were really well done. I loved Sadie and Logan's friendship and how well they were each fleshed out.This will be a great book for readers to kick off the fall season with!

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Unfortunately I had to DNF this after 100 or so pages. Nothing against the book, it just wasn't for me. I found the prose and plotting a little difficult to get into and the mystery didn't gripe me in the way I wanted it to. I think for younger audiences who aren't as well versed in the mystery/horror genre will love this book however.

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Nice and creepy, with a great setting and likeable characters. It tackled many important topics as well. There were a few aspects I wasn't a huge fan of, but other than that, it's a recommendable book.

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This is one of the best books I've read in a while. This is the story about two friends, Sadie and Logan, who skip a school field trip and go on a drive together. They end up in a corn maze and find several corpses of themselves. They get trapped in the maze and have to work together to find a way out. Along the way, they find other corpses and ID that match the bodies, along with a living person. Time doesn't exist in the maze. This is a young adult horror book that explores topics such as fatphobia, biphobia, friendship, and trauma. There are some pop culture references in this book that are engaging for teenagers and adults.

The corn maze is a symbol for trauma, which I think is so creative. Be aware that this book contains body horror and A LOT of self harm. Self harm is used in many scenes to navigate the maze and there is one scene where Sadie dies from a result of self harm.

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This was surprised good. Most YA books don't really pull me in but this ended up being better than I thought. It was super eerie and unsettling, something about corn mazes just freak me out. But I thought this was a good book, perfect for spooky season.

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