September 23, 2022

Wilder Girls by Rory Powers - Review

Wilder GirlsWilder Girls by Rory Power
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A mysterious island where everything is changing: the woods, the animals, the girls who call it home. All becoming... wilder. This book has some spooky vibes, some mystery, and Le Dollar Beans. There is violence and gore but little to no language and spice. Actually I think none really. Maybe I'm forgetting...


I enjoyed this read. Rory is a mixture of Agatha Christie and Stephen King, but in her own something entirely her own. Wilder Girls is written in first person from multiple viewpoints. Sometimes first person can get annoying and I end up not liking whoever the voice is. I did grow to like Rory, though Byatt was my favorite character overall.

The ending leaves you with a lot of questions. You don't get to end with a pretty little perfect package. At first I was disappointed. My copy had quite a few pages to go and when I discovered it was the end and that these pages were previews for other books and acknowledgements... I let out an exasperated sigh. Literally. BUT after sleeping on it, the ending was fitting and makes sense. I really enjoyed Rory's writing style and will be adding more of her work to my TBR. 

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