Release Date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Buy the Book: Amazon | IndieBound
And their doom comes swiftly.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off the from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
Brilliantly plotted and paced, TEN is a psychological mystery that will frighten you and keep you guessing until the very end. Even then, you'll be wrong.
I've been dying for this book ever since it was announced, and was fortunate enough to score a copy this year at Book Expo America. Why? For a few good reasons. One, 'cause it's a thrilllerrrrr....thrilllerrr! Two, a secluded island with a killer on the loose? Yes please!
Reminiscent of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and with striking resemblance to Lord of the Flies, this book will grab you by the neck and beg to be read. Prepare to be drawn in to the thrills and chills of this book from start to finish. Not only will you question "whodunit?" but also, "who will be next?"
As a big fan of the genre and the author herself, I was quite intrigued by the idea of this book. I started reading it nearly the moment I had it in my hands and almost didn't stop until I finished. There were times while reading that I could feel the intensity and creepiness so vividly, that I didn't dare move from my bed lest I be attacked from someone hiding in the dark places in the rooms of my own house. But I did dare, finally. All for a bottle of water. Believe me, though. I ran.
Ten, with its quick pace and demand to be read, was truly an incredible book. I can't speak highly enough, and I can see why Balzer+Bray picked this one up.
Though told in third perspective, the story mainly focuses on Meg--a girl who, despite caring too much for her own good, always protects those she loves. She and Minnie, her bipolar best friend, are invited to a weekend party at a beach house on a secluded island by one of the most popular girls in school. Invites like this only come once in a lifetime. So they accept and head there, not knowing what the weekend truly holds for them.
This story is about ultimate survival and the love found in the midst of it. It wills you to become a teen on this horrifying getaway to not only try to save the others, but also to figure out who is behind the killings. Because in reality, it could be any one of them.
I completely loved this book and highly recommend it to fans of The Hunger Games (don't hate) and Lord of the Flies. Also, if I were to rate this book, I would give it TEN stars.