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Book Review: Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano

I received this ebook by the author through netgalley in exchange for an honest review:
Goodreads summary: Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life. 

She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black. 

Black to cover the blood. 

And she can fight. 

Tell no one.

She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls. 

But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad, sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker…something she still craves—the rush of the fight, the thrill of the win—something she can’t resist, that might still get her killed…

The only rule is: There are no rules.


Once I started reading this, I almost finished it in one sitting! I could not put it down and I was fully investing into the story. It grabs your attention and leaves you on the edge of your seat. It is compared to Black Swan and Fight Club and I can see the similarities. 

At the beginning after missing for two weeks,  Rachel wakes up in a ditch. She is covered in blood and is bruised up. Worse is that she has no memory of how she got in the ditch as well as the not remembering the previous year. She has definitely changed. She lost her best friend and she is dating a guy named Dylan.

The setting was good for this story. Lately I have been into the darker genres of Y.A. fiction and this has that as well as the intense grit part of it. The development of the story kept building and became more engaging. There is mention of drugs, sex, and all those things that fall into those categories. I have no problem with it but its just to put it out there. 

The writing was good and I look forward to reading more from this author. 
Rating 4Stars

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