Tuesday, September 15, 2015

REVIEW FOR - THE BOY MEETS GIRL MASSACRE - BY AINSLIE HOGARTH


This is my first book completed on my Tackle Your TBR Read-A-Thon!

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pic and description taken from Goodreads


DESCRIPTION:

Noelle takes a summer nightshift job at the infamous Boy Meets Girl Inn, even though she's well aware of the grisly murders that happened there decades ago. That's why she has a diary—to write down everything she experiences in case things go bump in the night. But the inexplicable freezing drafts, the migrating rotten-flesh smell, and the misplaced personal items don't really scare her. Noelle has bigger problems: her father's ailing health, her friend Alfred's inappropriate crush, and the sore spot on the back of her head that keeps getting worse.

When a party commemorating the anniversary of the original killings ends in a ghoulish bloodbath, Noelle's diary becomes the key piece of evidence for investigators. But the cryptic and often incoherent entries suggest there is more to the bizarre case than can be rationally explained...
 


MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

Let me start by saying this book should not be read on the Kindle.  In my opinion.  With all the annotations I think it kind of took away from the book having to follow it on the Kindle.  I think it would have been far scarier reading it while it happened in a "real" book.  BUT, having said that, this book is CREEPTASTIC.  it's definitely for older readers, in my opinion.  It has a lot of language, and it's very creepy, and graphic in some places.  It was so good.  SO Creepy!

Noelle and her friend Alf work at Boy Meets Girl Inn, where things go bump in the night.  I mean, really go bump.   While things are going on Noelle has her diary going so she can remember the things that happen while she is on her night shift at the inn.

She and her friend Alf have some very interesting nights at the hotel.  They want to host a party on the night of the anniversary of some "real" killing that happened there.  Who does that?  I think the scariest think I did as a teenager was play "ghost in the graveyard" in the actual graveyard.  I thought that was scary.  Having a party in an inn where some very horrible, ghoulish murders had actually happened would probably be more than I could handle.

Noelle, has a lot of things going on in her life.  We find that out during her writings in her diary.  I think the diary is creepier than what is actually happening in the book.  

I ended up finishing this book in the day because I had to quit reading it before bed.  I love scary books, just like I love scary movies, but this one really creeped me out at times.  I would make my daughter make sure the doors were locked...hehe!  Seriously this was such a great, scary book.  

I do not like all the language in the book, but in all honesty I was totally involved in every aspect of this book that the language only bothered me sometimes.  I just want people to be aware that it is there.

I cannot even really tell you much about it without giving something away.  It's the little things that make the whole book what it is.  Exciting, scary, interesting, page turning awesomeness!

Source:  I bought this book for myself off Amazon.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

Content:  Lots of language.  Some graphic violence.  Talk of sex, but not too graphic. Again, in my opinion this will probably be far scarier in actual book form :)


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ainslie Hogarth
pic and bio taken from Authors website here


Ainslie Hogarth was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario but currently resides in Toronto. She has an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Philosophy and a Masters in Creative Writing. She watches a lot of movies and has a lot more books in her head. THE LONELY, her debut novel, is out now. Her second novel, THE BOY MEETS GIRL MASSACRE (ANNOTATED) is out in September of 2015 with Flux Books.