Review: Final Girls

Source: Goodreads

Title: Final Girls
Author: Riley Sager
Publisher: Dutton

My Rating:

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media's attempts, they never meet.

Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancĂ©, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.

That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy's doorstep. Blowing through Quincy's life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa's death come to light, Quincy's life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam's truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.

Well developed plot. So this girl survives a massacre and there's two more girls who do then one dies and drama comes from that. So yeah I was into it, plus everyone said it read like a movie. Spoiler alert: it doesn't.

 I went into this not knowing much all that, but the fact that Stephen King liked this book... I don't really understand why he said it was the best thriller of the year but yeah.
My expectations were super high when I went into this and I must admit I came out of it a bit disappointed.

Final Girls takes place in NY and partially at Pine Cottage. It goes back and forth between the present and Quincy's past since she really can't recall what happened during her massacre experience.

Quincy Carpenter - She's the main character and the story is told through her eyes. I didn't connect nor liked her from the beginning and at the end of the day she's not really all that nice.

Lisa - She's the oldest of the final girls and probably the only character I tolerated in this book.

Samantha - The third final girl that we get to meet in this book. She's creepy, nobody knows about her past since she disappeared all of a sudden and I didn't like her at all.

Jeff - Quincy's feyoncé. He seemed to really love Quincy and put up with a lot of her issues.

Coop - The cop that saved Quincy from the massacre and still contacts her to this day. He was pretty ok but still incredibly weird.

I really was not a fan of this book, mostly because I didn't connect nor liked pretty much any of the characters. Also the book did not read as a movie at all. It was quite slow for the most part and the ending did not satisfied me in the least. The only reason I gave it a 3 stars instead of a 2 was the fact that I was actually interested in knowing what was going on.


  1. Oh no I'm so sorry you were disappointed! I personally loved it, but the reviews have been very mixed so of course it's not for everyone.

    Nice review :) ❤

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. I am super glad you loved it, that only comes to show that everyone's different and that's ok too. I would love to chat on why you loved it :) Compare notes you know? :P