Thank you so much to the publishers for an arc in exchange for an honest review!
“Panic creeps up on me, slowly, steadily, from its hiding place on the stones, and latches on to me with its greedy, sucking mouth.”
This book was not what I expected in the least, but that WRITING! THE WAY THINGS ARE DESCRIBED.
This is one of those stories with a plot so complex and detailed, that if you don’t pay attention and focus with everything you have, you’re going to feel lost.
But if you’re interested in a creepy, atmospheric (the atmosphere reminded me so much of the Bronte sisters), then this is the book you need!!
Also, it takes place on the very tip of South America + is written by an Argentine-American author, so the OwnVoices cultural/historical content enriched my life.
Sidenote: There was nearly a reference to my favorite The Bell Jar quote!!!!! This book says: “I’m here, I’m here, I’m here, I’m here, I’m here…I feel the mantra like a heartbeat, its rhythm giving me new life.” And Sylvia Plath wrote: “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”.
Overall, the writing style was so dreamy. Gosh.
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Release Date: September 24th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Historical Fiction
Simmering in Patagonian myth, The Tenth Girl is a gothic psychological thriller with a haunting twist.
At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi—a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the military regime that took her mother—it offers an escape to a new life as a young teacher to Argentina’s elite girls.
Mavi tries to embrace the strangeness of the imposing house—despite warnings not to roam at night, threats from an enigmatic young man, and rumors of mysterious Others. But one of Mavi’s ten students is missing, and when students and teachers alike begin to behave as if possessed, the forces haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be ignored.
One of these spirits holds a secret that could unravel Mavi’s existence. In order to survive she must solve a cosmic mystery—and then fight for her life.
have a day that’s cooler than cucumbers!