The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters
Double, double toil and… so much trouble.
The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters is a rollercoaster ride of events. The story is told in a present view and in flashbacks of Heather, one of the girls in a group self called The Dead Girls Club, who has a very dark secret and her very own stalker.
The Dead Girls Club was formed in the early nineties by four preteen girls obsessed with all things that go bump in the night. I think a lot of us can relate to being in late elementary school and middle school, forming clubs with our friends about things we liked or were interested in just because we could (I personally pretended I was in a secret spy group with my friends and every day at recess we would defeat our arch nemesis… but that’s another story). However, everything goes wrong when the girls get together and talk about a witch named “The Red Lady” who was brutally murdered years and years before. Becca, one of the girls in the club, insists she’s real and ends up dead because of it.
The only reasons I didn’t give this a 5 star rating was that the flashbacks seemed more interesting to read than the present day Heather’s point of view. The stories they told were gripping and drew you in. Present day Heather seemed intensely paranoid but given her circumstances I sort of understand. I would say, if you like true crime novels or shows, the supernatural, and major twists this is the read for you.
Katy is a senior English literature major at the University of Alaska. She has always been known as the girl most likely to be seen with a book in her hand. She enjoys reading a variety of books but some of her favorites include The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken, Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and an all time favorite of hers is the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. She enjoys writing, especially short stories and poetry. On an ideal day, you’ll find her curled up with a book, snuggled with her dog, and sipping on Earl Grey.