By Adam Cesare
Source Received from the publisher
Published by HarperTeen
on August 25, 2020
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Quinn Maybrook just wants to make it until graduation. She might not make it to morning.
Quinn and her father moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs to find a fresh start. But ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can.
Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It’s a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now.
I really enjoy YA horror, and this had such a great cover and premise that grabbed my attention. I read this several months before it came out – I just couldn’t wait!
This was a really wild, fun book. If you’re a fan of slasher movies and stories, this might be for you! It was tense, suspenseful, and very bloody.
I didn’t feel like I got too much in the way of character development, but I could live with that. Quinn was the main focus of the story, and I was definitely rooting for her.
This was a quick, thrilling read, not to be missed if you’re a YA horror fan!