A Review of S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett
S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett, is a
fast-paced mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know more. The
story starts off with the main character, Greer MacDonald, coming to a private
school named S.T.A.G.S. She finds herself alone, with no friends in a school
that is much fancier than her last, but she's managing fairly well during the
first part of the school year. Then during Justitium, the school's mid-term
break, Greer gets a letter slipped under her door from one of the
Medievals, the most popular group in the school, inviting her to spend
Justitium at Longcross Hall—the home of the most popular Medieval,
Henry Warlencourt. Is this invitation like any old invitation to a birthday
party or special event, or is there a hidden story behind the listed events of
"Huntin' Shootin' and Fishin'"?
M.A. Bennett knows how to organize and compose a novel to make the reader feel
like she is truly a part of the story. From the first word of page one, I knew
this was going to be a book that kept me up at night secretly reading. I could
never stop reading. The suspense and the multitude of cliffhangers made me want
to read until sun-up—or at least until my parents caught me. S.T.A.G.S. is not
only captivating, it is one of the best books I have read. Every word is so
precisely placed, it is as if each word holds a piece of the puzzle for the
reader to uncover. If I had to rate this book from one through five, it would
definitely get a six.
Get ready for one deadly weekend in this twisting thriller for fans of
Pretty Little Liars and One of Us is Lying that explores just how
far the elite at an English boarding school will go.
has just started as a scholarship student at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great
boarding school, known to its privileged pupils as STAGS. STAGS is a place where
new things—and new people—are to be avoided. And in her first days there, Greer
is ignored at best and mocked at worst by the school's most admired circle of
friends, the Medievals.
So, naturally, Greer is taken by surprise when
the Medievals send her an invitation to a sought-after weekend retreat at the
private family estate of their unofficial leader, Henry de Warlencourt. It's
billed as a weekend of "huntin' shootin' fishin'."
As the weekend begins
to take shape, it becomes apparent that beyond the luxurious trappings,
predators are lurking, and they're out for blood.
Young Adult Suspense
[Delacorte Press, On Sale: January 30, 2018,
Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780525578468 / eISBN: 9780525578482]
Until next time, keep secretly reading the books you love.
Gidget: Middle school student by day, voracious reader by
flashlight at night. Gidget loves great mysteries and utopian girl-power
adventures. She's an artist who wants to be a member of the WNBA or a secret
special agent when she grows up, but will be pleased when she finishes her math
homework for now so she can hop into bed and read the next great novel on her
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