Who are the Sawkill Girls?
Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.
Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.
Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.
Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight…until now.
Continuing my series spotlighting fabulous fellow book bloggers who have enticed me to buy books on the back of their reviews, today we have Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand, as featured in this blog post by Justine on her wonderful blog, I Should Read That.
I really enjoy reading Justine’s reviews as she tends to read very different books to the ones I normally choose, so her blog opens up some different options to me and I am very keen to widen my reading horizons based on the recommendations of other bloggers whose opinions I trust. Justine is refreshingly honest in her reviews but always constructive and I respect her opinions.
When I read the review for this book, the first thing that drew me to it was the very striking cover art which I just love (we all know what a sucker I am for an attractive cover!). I was then intrigued by the description of the book as a mixture of Young Adult and horror. I don’t read a huge amount of either, so I thought this was a book that would be something different to break up my usual genre choices, and Justine’s description of the writing led me to believe it was a book I would enjoy. Although there were some negatives in the review, these actually made me want to read the book even more, to see if I could spot which aspects Justine is referring to her in her review and whether I agree with her.
I am looking forward to getting around to the book soon. If you would like to get your own copy of Sawkill Girls, you can find it here.
Make sure you check out Justine’s wonderful blog here. I love her tag line – ‘Books, cats, nonsense.’ Pretty much all you need for contentment!