Book: Teen Killers Club
Author: Lily Sparks
Publication Date: 10th November 2020
Genre: YA Mystery Thriller
Rating: 5 STARS
Framed for the murder of her best friend, a young girl joins a super-secret society of teenage assassins to avoid a lifetime behind bars–and discovers her own true self–in this mesmerizing debut novel.
Seventeen-year-old Signal Deere has raised eyebrows for years as an unhappy Goth misfit from the trailer park. When she’s convicted of her best friend Rose’s brutal murder, she’s designated a Class A–the most dangerous and manipulative criminal profile. To avoid prison, Signal signs on for a secret program for 18-and-under Class As and is whisked off to an abandoned sleep-away camp, where she and seven bunkmates will train as assassins. Yet even in the Teen Killers Club, Signal doesn’t fit in. She’s squeamish around blood. She’s kind and empathetic. And her optimistic attitude is threatening to turn a group of ragtag maniacs into a team of close-knit friends. Maybe that’s because Signal’s not really a killer. She was framed for Rose’s murder and only joined the program to escape, track down Rose’s real killer, and clear her name. But Signal never planned on the sinister technologies that keep the campers confined. She never planned on the mysterious man in the woods determined to pick them off one by one. And she certainly never planned on falling in love. Signal’s strategy is coming apart at the seams as the true killer prepares to strike again in Teen Killers Club.
I really loved this book. I requested this book quite a while ago and had no memory of what this was about when I started it. Right from the beginning I was hooked. The opening scene was very compelling, gripping and really sucks the reader in with a line like “Prison is a lot like high school”. Like who can’t get hooked in with a first line like that?
We meet a lot of characters within this story and each of them are so unique and very different from one another, their kills and the way they kill are very very unique. This story is full of laughs and I had so much fun with these characters. Although there were a lot of laughs and funny moments in this story it does have quite a dark undertone because Signal is innocent and she is in a camp with Class A killers that are training them to be even better killers.
This was such a fun and quick read with a little bit of a love triangle which was interesting to follow. I did really love this book but it isnt one without some faults, some insta love with our main character which got on my nerves a little and I do feel this whole story could have been slowed down a bit and a bit more fleshed out but that did not take away any of my love for this story and can’t wait for the sequel!!
About The Author
Born in Connecticut, came out to Los Angeles to work at Tumbleweed kid’s camp, stayed to go to UCLA. I’ve had a million odd jobs and use them to tell stories on screen, in animation, and in books.Telling stories is what I do to be happy and help make sense of the world.I hope you have as much fun reading my books as I do writing them.