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S.T.A.G.S.
S.T.A.G.S. | M. A. Bennett
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Donna Tartt's The Secret History meets Pretty Little Liars in this propulsive, edge-of-your-seat novel that explores just how far the elite at an English boarding school will go to maintain the social order. One deadly weekend. At St. Aidan the Great School, or S.T.A.G.S., new things--and new people--are to be avoided. Unfortunately, Greer MacDonald, token scholarship student, is very much a new person. She has just transferred to S.T.A.G.S., and finds herself ignored at best and mocked at worst by the school's most admired circle of friends, the Medievals. So imagine Greer's surprise when this very group invites her to an exclusive weekend retreat at the private estate of the parents of their unofficial leader, Henry de Warlencourt. It's billed as a weekend of "huntin' shootin' fishin'," and rumor has it that the invitee who most impresses the group will be given the privilege of becoming a Medieval themselves. As the weekend begins to take shape, however, it becomes apparent that beyond the luxurious trappings--the fancy clothes the maid lays out on Greer's bed, the elaborate multicourse dinners held in the Great Hall--there are predators lurking, and they're out for blood. . . .
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hes7
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“Nine students. Three bloodsports. One deadly weekend.”

This YA mystery-thriller isn‘t anything mind-blowing, but considering I am not usually a fan of spoiled-rich-kids-behaving-badly stories, I enjoyed it more than I expected.

+2 for a mystery-thriller

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon

(I received a free copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.)

LibrarianRyan I agree with your review. And they left it open for a possible sequel. 4w
kamoorephoto Yep, this was an enjoyable read! 👍🏼 4w
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emilyrose_x
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1. I read this one quite recently and it was really good ?
2. To be able to read for as long as I wanted without it taking up any time in the "real world" ?
3. Aries ?
4. Nothing yet! I have some maths homework that I was assigned 7 weeks ago due on Monday though ?
5. Happy Friday everyone!!! ???

#friyayintro
@howjessreads

readingjedi Well, that's now the superpower I want too! 3mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
S.T.A.G.S. | M. A. Bennett
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Mehso-so

Sadly underwhelmed by this; I spent at least five hours sitting around on a delayed flight yesterday and a couple of hours in the airport before that and still had a few chapters left today, which is not what you'd expect for a supposedly fast paced YA thriller. Neither the style nor the plot structure (which I felt had a few holes) came together for me. A few good moments but overall pretty meh.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Flying back to Dallas today, wondering what state my car and house are in after getting hammered with storms earlier. Our flight half boarded then got delayed since DFW was closed, boarded an hour later and then sat on the runway for another 40 minutes, and now we've landed and have been sitting on the runway for another 30 min at least waiting for a gate. At least I don't have a connection like my neighbors... 😤

Crazeedi I hope all is well at home! And that you get to go there very soon!! 5mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Crazeedi thank you! We had an email from our HOA pres about the storm and she didn't mention our unit number so I'm hoping for the best. Just very ready to be home and see my fur babies. 5mo
Crazeedi @WhatWouldJaneDo oh they may stick their noses up for a bit! But not for long! Bet they miss you too!!😉❤ 5mo
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nikkiy_reads
S.T.A.G.S. | M. A. Bennett
Panpan

So sorry to my Book Club Chicas for this pick. This was the worst book ever. So many problems with the writing and characters, I wish I could get my time back. All you need to know!!!!! https://www.thehousethatblumebuilt.com/single-post/2018/07/13/A-Review-STAGS

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MaggieCarr
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Mehso-so

"The hunter... became the hunted..."
A cult that is a school or a school that is a cult? Regardless, YA readers seeking an intro to thrillers may find what they are seeking in S.T.A.G.S. Simply put, it is a cross between the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" and the "Mean Girls" movie franchise. However, readers that aren't new to the thriller genre may find it lacking with an easy plot/conflict/resolution.

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somebooksaround
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Day 16 of #MarchMadness is YA Crime Novel! I spent the afternoon at B&N, so I thought I‘d go with a #tbr today! This books sounds wild🙌🌞📚
#march #challenge #books #reading #litsy #ya #novel #fiction

Christine11 I‘ve got this one but haven‘t gotten round to it yet! It does sound pretty wild! 😊 2y
somebooksaround @Christine11 yess! The forever growing tbr haha! Hope it‘s good! 2y
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hes7
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Yesterday‘s #BookMail. I have almost no idea what it‘s about, but I‘ve seen it compared to The Secret History and Pretty Little Liars. I‘m intrigued.

LibrarianRyan I finished it last night. It's about a snobby boarding school and some dangerous kids. Very similar to Frankie. Also very similar to a Netflix movie staring Abigale Breslin that I can not name off the top of my tongue. I'm going to give it a 3 or 3.5 stars. Haven't decided yet. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Josh and I are spending the bright night with Stags. It's been a long stressful week and we are ready to unwind. Who are you reading?

Alfoster Just started Do Not Ask 2y
LibrarianRyan @Alfoster that looks good. 2y
Alfoster So far it‘s great! Author sent me an autographed copy because I showed interest on Goodreads!😍😍 2y
Christine11 I bought this one quite recently but haven‘t read it yet - interested to hear what you think of it ! 😊 2y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I loved this book about a private school, class struggle, blood sports, and maybe a cult? I read it as a book with murder for #5book5bingo

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NerdNarration
S.T.A.G.S. | M. A. Bennett
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Mehso-so

"Every year, six Medievals leave and a new pack is forged..."

This book centers around traditions, and ever-changing world, and (obviously) murder. There are a few make-you-think moments, but too many details are given in advance and that robbed me of the thrill. It is, however, a quick read and perfect for anyone that loves secret society/boarding school themes.

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kamoorephoto
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I‘ve caught up on some reviews (this was my 5th book of the year), and this one‘s not actually been released yet, although it‘s been out in the UK since 8/17. This is a YA thriller with a boarding school (a setting I can‘t resist) as the backdrop. The elites at this school rule the roost and they invite new student Greer to an exclusive hunting weekend at a stately home. Read my review to find out the full scoop! #LRC2018 http://bit.ly/STAGSReview

kamoorephoto #LRC2018 (Set in the place you were born) 2y
kamoorephoto #popsugar2018 (book involving a sport) - as much as I am reluctant to say that ‘bloodsports‘ are actually sporting 2y
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