New girl Rachel Chavez is eager to make a fresh start at Manchester Prep. But as one of the few scholarship kids, Rachel struggles to fit in, and when she gets caught up in a prank gone awry, she ends up with more enemies than friends.
To her surprise, however, the prank attracts the attention of the Mary Shelley Club, a secret club of students with one objective: come up with the scariest prank to orchestrate real fear. But as the pranks escalate, the competition turns cutthroat and takes on a life of its own.
When the tables are turned and someone targets the club itself, Rachel must track down the real-life monster in their midst . . . even if it means finally confronting the dark secrets from her past.
Do you understand what addiction is? Just like any other feeling, this too is pure, raw and exponential when fed with the right fodder.
This book was my addiction and the Mary Shelley club its fodder. I was compelled to spend nights, awake, looking like a zombie in the dark, devouring this book like one devours a late night snack. Was the horror fanatic in me overindulged? Definitely. I just can’t give horror the sole bragging rights though. For someone who has the attention span of a fly, I did pretty well with this one. So yeah, the narration was impeccable too.
Was this book silly? Yes, hands down. Did I like silly? I was starving for it. I crammed it down my throat like it would all evaporate from the face of the Earth if I didn’t.
I loved the characters, I loved the thrills, and yes, I also loved how predictable it felt it was, while it actually wasn’t!
Pranks. Oh no, the Mary Shelley club prefers to call that the Art of Fear. To see how fear manifests, how it triggers the flight or fight response, and how it is possible to gain power over it. This exclusive club goes beyond anything and everything to achieve their goals. Sprinkled with the right amount of humour and suspense, the story twists and turns to an ending that is both unnerving and surreal. From Elite and The Babysitter to Get Even and Pretty Little Liars, this book has all the classic horror feels with just the bling to validate all the glamour.