10 mysterious invitations.
10 terrible secrets never meant to be shared.
1 abandoned amusement park where all will be revealed.
And someone—or something—determined to make sure that only one survives.
Blackmail lures Ava to the abandoned amusement park on Portgrave Pier. She is one of ten teenagers, all with secrets they intend to protect whatever the cost. When fog and magic swallow the pier, the group find themselves cut off from the real world, and one by one, they die.
As the teens turn on each other, Ava will have to face up to the secret that brought her to the pier and decide how far she's willing to go to survive...Perfect for: Fans of Karen McManus and Stephen King
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Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! Good Girls Die First by Kathryn Foxfield is a YA supernatural thriller that is perfect for fans of Netflix's new Fear Street movies! The plot revolves around Ava, one of ten teenagers who are sent mysterious invitations to meet at an abandoned theme park. She decides to accept the invitation, because she's convinced someone is blackmailing her. The other teens decide to show up also. After meeting them, Ava isn't sure who to trust. It seems that each person there is keeping a terrible secret that could ruin their lives. Will Ava be able to keep her secret a secret? Who among the group of teenagers will she be able to trust? And will she make it out of the theme park alive? Here is a thrilling excerpt from Chapter 1, which introduces us to Ava: "On nights when the winds blew wrong, distorted music seemed to drift inland from Allhallows Rock. Sunset cast the island in foggy shades of red and orange, and for a moment, it appeared as if it was still burning. Then tar-dark waters swallowed the lights, and the people of Portgrave once again looked away. Any questions they had about the abandoned carnival and its mile-long pier vanished. Most of the time, Ava forgot the island was even there. Nothing like blackmail to refresh the memory. ... Eight o’clock, Portgrave Pier. Can you keep a secret? That was what her invite said." Overall, Good Girls Die First is a gripping YA supernatural thriller that you will not be able to put down. I ended up finishing this book in a day. I was super into it and could not wait to find out what happened next. One highlight of this book is the mysterious and haunting setting. I absolutely love thrillers that are set in atmospheric, spooky places, like old sanatoriums and haunted hotels. I think it makes those books all the more terrifying. I haven't read any books set in abandoned theme parks before, though I can see how it would make an excellent setting. If you're intrigued by the excerpt above, or if you're a fan of YA supernatural thrillers, I highly recommend that you check out this book when it comes out in December!