Book Review

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

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Rory Powers
Delacorte Press
July 9th 2019

It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

I received an advance review copy for free from NetGalley, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

From what I could actually grasp from this book it was good.

Major problems hit me in the face.

What’s the plot line? Not going to lie here I was confused. I felt like I was on the edge of my seat waiting for something to happen and well I feel like I might have missed something important and that but bugs me. I don’t know if I did miss something or Rory was just building up to something that never actually happens.

It was slightly boring. There was a lot of world building which is fine because I like a backstory but it just lost me there.

I loved the idea of the story but I feel like it could have been slightly more developed especially where the central plot was because like I said, something was lacking.

I actually really liked the characters. It was good to have technically all female book selection of characters. And I loved the LGBTQ trend that was in the book. Rory made it fit well for this book and it was good. It wasn’t forced upon me and that’s what I liked.

Overall it was an okay book it just didn’t draw me in as much as I hoped.

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