You Will Be Mine
Love turns deadly in a new, heart-pounding thriller from Natasha Preston, author of the runaway bestsellers The Cellar and The Cabin.ROSES ARE REDVIOLETS ARE BLUEWATCH YOUR BACKI'M COMING FOR YOULylah and her friends can't wait to spend a night out together. Partying is the perfect way to let loose from the stress of life and school, and Lylah hopes that hitting the dance floor with Chace, her best friend, will bring them closer together. She's been crushing on him since they met. If only he thought of her the same way...The girls are touching up their makeup and the guys are sliding on their coats when the doorbell rings. No one is there. An envelope sits on the doormat. It's an anonymous note addressed to their friend Sonny. A secret admirer? Maybe. They all laugh it off.Except Sonny never comes home. And a new note arrives:YOUR TURN

You Will Be Mine Details

TitleYou Will Be Mine
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
ISBN-139781492654322
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Suspense

You Will Be Mine Review

  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come
  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I Received an ARC of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinionFor me, Natasha Preston became an author to look out for after reading The Cabin. It had me hooked from beginning to end and the ending was absolutely shocking. So when Sourcebooks uploaded this to Netgalley, I just had to read it! This book had me guessing throughout, but there were some things that I feel were a little unbelievable, considering the situation.This book follows a group o Note: I Received an ARC of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinionFor me, Natasha Preston became an author to look out for after reading The Cabin. It had me hooked from beginning to end and the ending was absolutely shocking. So when Sourcebooks uploaded this to Netgalley, I just had to read it! This book had me guessing throughout, but there were some things that I feel were a little unbelievable, considering the situation.This book follows a group of six housemates at university as they begin to get notes and they start getting murdered. The police are trying to catch the culprit, but they don’t seem to be getting anywhere. I felt like this book was obvious in the sense of who it wasn’t. The characters had an idea of who they thought was the perpetrator from the very beginning and they often blamed this character for the events throughout the book – so obviously it wasn’t the character that they thought it was. I think I’ve been reading too many murder mysteries… I know the tricks of the trade… or the books.Whilst I knew who it wasn’t, I had other suspects throughout the book. Both guesses turned out to be wrong and I only started getting an inkling of who it was going to be toward the end. The book left me guessing and I loved the way that the events were described and the ultimate ending and explanation that was given. I felt like the explanation was well thought out, but I would have liked to maybe have seen more of the relationship dynamic between the characters (I don’t want to spoil it) to really give weight behind the actions themselves.I did feel like a lot of the actions of the characters were a bit unbelievable considering the circumstances. There was a lot going on with the murders etc. but the characters often acted pretty stupid and ultimately did things that were getting them hurt/murdered. Even after the first couple of times, they carried on acting stupid and it grated on my nerves.I would have also liked to have seen more of the relationship dynamic between the character they believed were committing the murders and the rest of the housemates. I feel like flashbacks would have been a great tool to add to the book to help give it that extra bit of depth with the characters themselves and the readers.Can we also just talk about that ending. I should have really guessed that an ending that shocking would have come from this author after reading The Cabin, but I forgot and it sprung on me. It has definitely left the future open for the characters and for the reader’s imagination to run wild on what could happen next. It was a great way to leave it as either a standalone or even as something the author could come back and visit in the future with a follow up book.All in all, I enjoyed this book and the plot itself. I felt the murders were well planned out and the explanation was definitely fitting to the book itself. I absolutely loved the ending and would not be opposed to a second book! I gave this book 4/5 stars.
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  • Amanda Kingswell
    January 1, 1970
    A shout out to Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book. I was really taken by the synopsis of the book. It is a mystery and it sounded like it was going to be a page turner. However, I could not get passed the writing. It was not the greatest. It was very amateur writing and mind you I do realize that the audience is YA but, I have teens that I know would not be able to stand the writing. It is supposed to be a YA suspense novel that almost feels like it was written for a young A shout out to Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book. I was really taken by the synopsis of the book. It is a mystery and it sounded like it was going to be a page turner. However, I could not get passed the writing. It was not the greatest. It was very amateur writing and mind you I do realize that the audience is YA but, I have teens that I know would not be able to stand the writing. It is supposed to be a YA suspense novel that almost feels like it was written for a younger audience but, it is still dealing with mature themes. I don't know.
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  • Bailey Randolph
    January 1, 1970
    I was granted an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Almost two years after the tragic death of her parents, Lylah is still trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She is doing well – she is going to university, she lives in a house with five other students whom she considers her closest friends, and she is maybe finally moving on. Valentine’s Day, the day her parents died, is still difficult though, and the days leading up to the anniversary of t I was granted an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Almost two years after the tragic death of her parents, Lylah is still trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She is doing well – she is going to university, she lives in a house with five other students whom she considers her closest friends, and she is maybe finally moving on. Valentine’s Day, the day her parents died, is still difficult though, and the days leading up to the anniversary of their accident bring up a lot of anxiety for Lylah.As Lylah and her friends head out to kick off their campus Valentine’s Day celebrations they find a note on the doorstep; a message pieced together with cut out letters from a magazine. They brush it off as just another prank, typical on campus this time of year. What they don’t realize is that this note is the beginning of a dark and terrifying spiral that their lives are about to take. Someone is watching them, and it isn’t a secret admirer…You Will Be Mine is very…dramatic. It reads like the script of a cheesy horror movie. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a fun read, it was just very dramatic. Maybe I read too many murder mysteries, but I saw the ending coming from a mile away. It’s a typical whodunit murder mystery surrounding a group of college housemates who start dropping like flies in the days leading up to the most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day.
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  • A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I was given a chance to read this as an ARC for an honest opinion. If you like a decent suspenseful serial killer novel this book is for you. I found it a bit predictable but it was still action packed right up until the end. It was worth the read.
  • Melanie Maloney
    January 1, 1970
    If you like a decent suspenseful serial killer novel this book is for you. I found it a bit predictable but it was still action packed right up untilthe end.
  • Kim Sutton
    January 1, 1970
    Review to follow
  • Ainslee || Jest and Hearts
    January 1, 1970
    3/5 starsI enjoyed this book, it was a quick easy read, I read it in one sitting. This is a mystery/thriller so I would expect it to be a pager turner and it was. However, it is very similar to many YA mystery/thrillers I have read before, especially similar to There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (I enjoyed You Will Be Mine way more)The story follows the main character Lylah who is a university student living with 5 other students who have become her closest friends. Valentine 3/5 starsI enjoyed this book, it was a quick easy read, I read it in one sitting. This is a mystery/thriller so I would expect it to be a pager turner and it was. However, it is very similar to many YA mystery/thrillers I have read before, especially similar to There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (I enjoyed You Will Be Mine way more)The story follows the main character Lylah who is a university student living with 5 other students who have become her closest friends. Valentines day marks the anniversary of her parents death and is a hard time Lylah, she just wants the day to be over. The story starts off with Lylah and her roommates heading out to some Valentines day festivities on campus. Before they head out the door there is a knock and when Lylah answers it no one there just an envelope on the step addressed to Sonny one of her roommates. Inside is a creepy threatening note made up of cut out magazine letters. Everyone shrugs it off and heads out to enjoy their night. But the next morning Sonny never comes home and another note shows up at their door..One of the best things about this book was the age of the characters, they were not in high school which is so incredibly rare for a YA book and I really enjoyed that. While this story was pretty predictable it did have that thriller element, you didn't know who the bad guy was and it kept you guessing and a lot of stuff happened. I had guessed two different characters before I finally realized who it was! When reading these types of stories most of the time I find myself saying "why would you do that, how stupid are you" and unfortunately that happened with this one. Characters always seem to make the dumbest decisions that no one would ever make in real life and seem to intentionally put themselves in harms way. WHY?Another thing that was annoying was how incompetent the cops were. Cops were supposed to be keeping an eye on Lylah and her roommates, they aren't supposed to go anywhere without a cop and cops were supposed to be watching the house day and night. But they couldn't seem to do that, at all. Completely incompetent. If you're looking for an easy read that will keep you turning the pages then you might like this. I will warn you, you have probably read something similar before and its incredibly cheesy!I was sent a copy for review from Sourcefire books
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  • Bree Garcia
    January 1, 1970
    College students Lylah, Sienna, Charlotte, Sonny, Isaac, and Chace only want to break loose and have a fun night at the beginning of the Valentine's season {oh yes, that's a thing around here}. Before leaving their house, Sonny, the lothario, receives a sinister note, and they toss it over their shoulders, because trying to figure out which scorned girl wrote it would take them all night.But when Sonny doesn't come home the next day, Lylah worries. And the notes don't stop once they find do fina College students Lylah, Sienna, Charlotte, Sonny, Isaac, and Chace only want to break loose and have a fun night at the beginning of the Valentine's season {oh yes, that's a thing around here}. Before leaving their house, Sonny, the lothario, receives a sinister note, and they toss it over their shoulders, because trying to figure out which scorned girl wrote it would take them all night.But when Sonny doesn't come home the next day, Lylah worries. And the notes don't stop once they find do finally find Sonny. Having lost her parents only a few years earlier, Lylah is the most adamant in wanting to find the anonymous note leaver and move on her with her life. But life isn't as simple as that, and a killer is on the loose, hunting Lylah and her friends in a twisted game of cat and mouse.Lylah really only wanted to worry about her massive crush on Chace and the fact that her overbearing brother Riley is pressuring her to come home for the anniversary of her parents' death. She wants to be a normal college student, not someone having to constantly look over her shoulder for someone with a large knife.I've read a couple of other books by Natasha Preston, and it's clear that she really likes to keep her readers on their toes. Her books remind me a lot of R.L. Stine's Fear Street books, with a scrappy heroine and her friends trying to evade a crazed killer whose motive is strange, at best. In You Will Be Mine, the entire group of friends points to former roommate Jake, a boy who left school a few months after being rejected by Lylah. That apparently equates to becoming a vindictive serial killer in their minds {how Lylah doesn't have a huge head after all this, I don't know}. It's honestly a little troubling how quickly Lylah's friends fall into the cobbled together idea that the killer is Jake. Then his family comes to clear his name - even though Jake is missing and has been a little weird the last few months - and things get even more muddied.You Will Be Mine is a fun thriller that keeps you hurtling toward the end to figure out who the killer really is. But that doesn't mean it's not without faults. Some parts feel rushed, and Lylah is kind of a big worrier. Obviously, she should be, but she does a lot of yelling and crying and freaking out. It's not helpful, Lylah, let me tell you. Her friends are trying not to freak out that people are dying around them, that they have police tailing their every move, that their entire school is talking about them, and Lylah running around playing detective is not what they need. I spent most of the book sighing and asking her why she is determined to make this harder for the detectives.But then I guess it wouldn't be a very interesting story if the main character sat on her bed patiently and waited for the detectives to solve the case, would it?If you're looking for a quick YA thriller and are also a fan of R.L. Stine and Cyn Balog, I'd pick You Will Be Mine. Valentine's is coming up, and if you're not into that holiday {really, though, we're not all Kirsten Cohen}, this is definitely the book that you want to grab.
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  • Keren Hughes
    January 1, 1970
    Oh. My. God! I don’t have the words! You Will Be Mine was absolutely amazing. I don’t know how she does it, but Natasha Preston hooks you, lures you in and keeps you enthralled throughout. I could barely put this book down - and only did when I needed sleep. Thrilling, gruesome, fast-paced and awe-inspiring- that’s what this book is, in a nutshell. The cast of main characters were brilliant. With different things to like about each of them, it was an interesting mix. Lylah is so goddamn strong. Oh. My. God! I don’t have the words! You Will Be Mine was absolutely amazing. I don’t know how she does it, but Natasha Preston hooks you, lures you in and keeps you enthralled throughout. I could barely put this book down - and only did when I needed sleep. Thrilling, gruesome, fast-paced and awe-inspiring- that’s what this book is, in a nutshell. The cast of main characters were brilliant. With different things to like about each of them, it was an interesting mix. Lylah is so goddamn strong. She doesn’t know it though. Her anxiety makes her think she’s weak, but she isn’t. She’s anything but weak. With everything that she goes through, there’s no way you could say she isn’t a strong young woman. She’s put through the wringer again and again, but each time she thinks it makes her weaker, it does the exact opposite. I love books that keep me guessing and YWBM definitely did that. It kept me on the edge of my seat and my pulse racing. This wasn’t merely a thriller, there was also the romance element between two characters. It was sweet, light-hearted and rather than detracting from the main story as it could have done, it added to it. You needed something to look forward to throughout all the horrific things that kept happening. The romance broke up all of the horror and was almost like a reprieve for the characters and the reader alike. The major twist in this story wasn’t something I expected and it shocked the hell out of me. These days, I can often predict a twist or two that a story will take, but in this one, I honestly didn’t see it coming. My only problem with this story was that it had to end! I wanted SO much more. Sadly, it did end, but oh what an ending...No spoilers here, I swear...but what an ending!!
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  • Nannette Demmler
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book, but there were a few aspects that I found annoying. The overall arc of the book was good and kept me interested in the story and wanting to know who the killer was. The characters were annoying though. Lylah, from whose point of view the story is told, really got on my nerves sometimes. Mostly because she could not stop whining about her friends being murdered which I could understand, but her pining over Chace was what really annoyed me. Someone is killing her friends in very I liked this book, but there were a few aspects that I found annoying. The overall arc of the book was good and kept me interested in the story and wanting to know who the killer was. The characters were annoying though. Lylah, from whose point of view the story is told, really got on my nerves sometimes. Mostly because she could not stop whining about her friends being murdered which I could understand, but her pining over Chace was what really annoyed me. Someone is killing her friends in very horrific ways and she focuses on his body and face and her feelings for him. At one point I found myself wanting Chace to be the killer, just so her focus on her lust would shift to horror. Also she often made horrible choices when it came to her safety (although to be fair, they all did this). Even though she knows she is the target, she chooses to sneak away from police protection. I know in thrillers you often have to have your characters do stupid things, but sometimes I wish there would be a story where the characters made the right choices and let the police do their jobs.The plot was interesting and was what kept me reading. I liked the setting of a small college town and the fact that it was the week before Valentine’s day. I really couldn’t predict who the killer was and their motivation until the big reveal. Although the killer was one of my suspects, I was still a bit surprised, because I really didn’t think it would be him. The motivation for the killings was a little weak and could have benefited from a stronger connection between him and Lylah. It was there, but just needed some tweaking. There is one murder that bothered me, though. The body is moved out to a very public place during the day and no one saw anything or stopped the person! It was just too far over the edge of believability for me. But otherwise a good solid plot that left you guessing.This is the first book I have read by this author, and although I found it a bit lacking, I will probably check out some of her other work. I liked her writing style and the plot was intriguing. Also her other books have some good reviews. If you are looking for a short thriller that will keep you guessing this would be a good one to pick up. https://elnadesbookchat.com/
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  • Maria Elmvang
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second book I've read by Natasha Preston (the first one being "Awake"), and I enjoyed this one every bit as much. It's absolutely chilling, and Natasha Preston's writing is so engaging that I put myself in Layla's shoes far too much, and found it very hard to put the book down - reading it in just a few sittings.As with almost all suspense novels, the big question is always - does the ending hold up? Far too often it will be too far-fetched or unbelievable and the resolution unsatisf This is the second book I've read by Natasha Preston (the first one being "Awake"), and I enjoyed this one every bit as much. It's absolutely chilling, and Natasha Preston's writing is so engaging that I put myself in Layla's shoes far too much, and found it very hard to put the book down - reading it in just a few sittings.As with almost all suspense novels, the big question is always - does the ending hold up? Far too often it will be too far-fetched or unbelievable and the resolution unsatisfying. I kept wondering how Natasha Preston would wrap this up in a suitable manner, as I could see quite a few options that would indeed fall into those traps.But fortunately Natasha Preston delivered. Yes, I'd guessed the culprit ahead of time... but only a few pages too soon, which to me is one of the marks of an excellent suspense novel - one where the reader can follow the clues along with the characters in the book and make an educated guess, but not one where the answer is screamed from the pages at a much too early stage.I greatly enjoyed this, and will definitely be on the look out for more of Natasha Preston's work. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars straight, is that I thought everything was wrapped up (or not) too quickly in the last few pages, and I'm left wondering if a sequel is in the works.
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  • Darla
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for an ARC of this YA thriller. The story takes place in just two weeks -- February 1 - 14 as a serial killer strikes the house where Lylah and her four housemates are living while attending college. The assumption is that a former housemate who was attracted to Lylah, but was rejected has come back to get vengeance. No one has seen him and the police can't seem to stop the killer who seems to come and go in the house and neighborhood at will despite 24-h Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for an ARC of this YA thriller. The story takes place in just two weeks -- February 1 - 14 as a serial killer strikes the house where Lylah and her four housemates are living while attending college. The assumption is that a former housemate who was attracted to Lylah, but was rejected has come back to get vengeance. No one has seen him and the police can't seem to stop the killer who seems to come and go in the house and neighborhood at will despite 24-hour surveillance and protection of the house residents.What I liked about this book was the tight time frame and the imminence of Valentine's Day. You knew that when that day came, there would be an end to the killings. But will Lylah survive? What about the housemates she has grown so close to? I did feel that the book was much too long. Some of the conversations were overly repetitive and made the book less enjoyable.
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  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    Lylah hates Valentine’s Day… for a good reason. It’s the anniversary of her parents’ death. She feels uneasy about this time of year but when she and her housemates start receiving threatening letters this letter Lylah’s dread and grief for the holiday turn into fear. As her housemates begin to disappear, Lylah and her crush Chace must work together, with the police, to find who is targeting them. Preston (The Cabin; The Cellar) has written another suspenseful novel. The teen angst and the does- Lylah hates Valentine’s Day… for a good reason. It’s the anniversary of her parents’ death. She feels uneasy about this time of year but when she and her housemates start receiving threatening letters this letter Lylah’s dread and grief for the holiday turn into fear. As her housemates begin to disappear, Lylah and her crush Chace must work together, with the police, to find who is targeting them. Preston (The Cabin; The Cellar) has written another suspenseful novel. The teen angst and the does-he-like-me-as-much-as-I-like-him scenarios are a bit tedious, but the mystery of the killer is what will keep readers turning the pages. Preston again is at the top of her game in creating a mystery that keeps readers guessing until the very end. *Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy of this book.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    This book was provided to me free of charge by Edelweiss. I am reviewing it voluntarily.You will be mine is a simple but twisted thriller, revolving around Lylah and her 5 roommates. Threatening notes start showing up; people start dying. It's pretty typical stuff, exciting but not terribly original. It bothers me that the roommates decide who the killer is very early in the story. Without any kind of evidence or solid motive, they determine that it must have been a former friend because he left This book was provided to me free of charge by Edelweiss. I am reviewing it voluntarily.You will be mine is a simple but twisted thriller, revolving around Lylah and her 5 roommates. Threatening notes start showing up; people start dying. It's pretty typical stuff, exciting but not terribly original. It bothers me that the roommates decide who the killer is very early in the story. Without any kind of evidence or solid motive, they determine that it must have been a former friend because he left school four months after being rejected by Lylah. It's very random and contrived. The climax isn't all that surprising, and the final page possibly alluded to an absolutely unnecessary sequel. I'm giving 3 stars because the writing isn't bad, and I read the entire book and was entertained, if not impressed.
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  • MartyAnne
    January 1, 1970
    College housemates face surreal killings; a creepy game of matching wits with a killer. It's YA horror-lite on a platter. Good read to offset the saccharine of the Valentine Season.Lylah's group of friends and housemates are all excited to make the most of February and the chance to couple-up before Valentine's Day. Lylah hates Feb 14th. Just two years ago, her parents were killed in a car accident, orphaning Lylah and her brother… She has finally gotten to where she doesn't lean on him as much. College housemates face surreal killings; a creepy game of matching wits with a killer. It's YA horror-lite on a platter. Good read to offset the saccharine of the Valentine Season.Lylah's group of friends and housemates are all excited to make the most of February and the chance to couple-up before Valentine's Day. Lylah hates Feb 14th. Just two years ago, her parents were killed in a car accident, orphaning Lylah and her brother… She has finally gotten to where she doesn't lean on him as much. Now she's hoping THIS Valentine's day could bring her closer to her crush, Chace, and a more normal life again.Someone ELSE has other plans, though. As the friends prepare to leave for the night, they find a note on the porch, a note that looks like it belongs in a horror movie, words cut from clippings, addressed to Connor. It's laughable as Connor is a heart-breaker… until Connor fails to come home. His body is found, and then.... another note. "You're Next!" Lylah, Sienna, Charlotte, Isaac, and Chace are now in a deadly situation where even the cops seem unable to protect them. One by one...
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  • Gillian Odom
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book on goodreads! Thank you so much! I enjoyed this book. Solid characters and a twist at the end ! I didn’t guess this one right, that’s for sure! A light and quick read with suspense and gore. Give it a try. I will be reading her other books as well.
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  • Judy
    January 1, 1970
    Woah. I read this in one sitting. I simply could not put it down. I had a suspect in mind, but I was totally off base. The last line has to be the best ending ever! This would make a great movie.I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.
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  • Chantale Canadian Book Addict
    January 1, 1970
    I couldn't put this book down because I just had to keep reading to see who the killer was. This books had me on the edge of my seat.I highly recommend
  • Carol Dass
    January 1, 1970
    Great mystery, keeps you guessing till the very end, or rather, kept me guessing! I liked the characters. I would have liked to know more about Lylah’s background and the death of her parents.
  • Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
    January 1, 1970
    I'M SO EXCITEDI LOVE NATASHA PRESTONAND THIS COVER MATCHES HER ORIGINAL ONES YESI CAN'T WAIT
  • Tammi Drevers
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book. I think I might watch a few to many crime shows because there were so many times I was screaming at the characters for being so careless. I thought I knew who the killer was... boy was I wrong.
  • Barker Jones
    January 1, 1970
    This started out creepy and got creepier as it went on ... definitely not one to read alone at night! (I discovered this far too late.) The characters were well drawn and engaging, even if I did occasionally want to yell at them, in that great horror tradition, not to go in there. I was glued to the page all the way to the end, desperate to find out what was going to happen to everyone ... or at least to the ones who survived, haha.Thank you for the chance to read this. I'll be keeping an eye ou This started out creepy and got creepier as it went on ... definitely not one to read alone at night! (I discovered this far too late.) The characters were well drawn and engaging, even if I did occasionally want to yell at them, in that great horror tradition, not to go in there. I was glued to the page all the way to the end, desperate to find out what was going to happen to everyone ... or at least to the ones who survived, haha.Thank you for the chance to read this. I'll be keeping an eye out for more by Natasha in the future.
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