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REVIEW: The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery

The 100 Society  by Carla Spradbery
Published by Hodder Children's Books on 4th September 2014
Pages: 317
Source: *Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

For sixth-form student Grace Becker, The 100 Society is more than just a game; it's an obsession. Having convinced her five friends at Clifton Academy to see it through to the end, Grace will stop at nothing to carry out the rules of the game: tagging 100 locations around the city. With each step closer to the 100-mark they get, the higher the stakes become. But when the group catches the attention of a menacing stalker - the Reaper - he seems intent on exposing their illegal game, tormenting Grace with anonymous threats and branding their dormitory doors with his ominous tag.

As the once tight-knit group slowly unravels, torn apart by doubt and the death of a student, they no longer know who to trust.

With time running out, Grace must unmask the Reaper before he destroys everything she cares about for ever...
Fast-pace and suspenseful, I was continuously frightened for our main characters. I definitely love this cover, it conveys the theme of spray-painting and art but also the darkness and gruesome aspects to this novel.

To choose to start, The 100 Society is not a game. It is a game changer. Until now Grace has only had the threat of being caught by the school, but now she and her friends are being threatened by someone who does know, and will do whatever they can to remain anonymous. So when the Reaper is spray painted on top of Grace's own markings, soon things take a turn for the worse as the crimes against them slowly become worse.

The wide variety of our main characters was intrigueing, they were all very different in their own ways which made them all hauntingly mysterious. Though I was pleased by the representation of natural human emotions as they displayed emotions of which in many Young Adult Fiction novels are not widely portrayed.

The plot of this novel was very unique, to have a novel centred purely around art was interesting and incredibly engaging; it was a truly terrifying yet perfectly plotted novel. Though the conclusion was anticipated, the way it was represented was truly shocking!

This is a nail-biting, darkly haunting and edge-of-your-seat novel that will have you scared stiff... but at the same time begging for more.

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