Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green

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When a simple round of truth or dare spins out of control, three girls find it’s no longer a party game. It’s do or die.

It all started on a whim: the game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin “Angel” Thomas to prove she’s more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn’t even there; she was hiding behind her camera like usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long after the party has ended, they’re forced to play along—or risk exposing their darkest secrets.

How far will Tenley, Caitlin and Sydney go to keep the truth from surfacing? And who’s behind this twisted game?

Set against the backdrop of Echo Bay, an isolated beach town haunted by misfortune, Truth or Dare is a highly charged debut that will keep readers in suspense from beginning to end (Goodreads)

I had this book on my TBR for a very long time before I actually managed to find a copy! I went through a phase of reading creepy kind of books (because that was the mood I was in), so when I actually found a copy of this, I was ecstatic!! It is very Pretty Little Liars – esque, which, if you know me, is one of my favourite programmes!

This book revolves around a game of Truth or Dare at a party, which then becomes sinister as someone carries it on afterward, making the girls do things they don’t want to do at the threat of exposing their secrets.

What I think was my favourite thing about this book was the fact that the reader is always left guessing as to who is causing these problems and they are left trying to figure out the motive behind it. It wasn’t easy trying to figure out how Tenley and Caitlin connected to Sydney because, Despite the fact that Ten and Caitlin were best friends, they didn’t really have anything to do with, or anything in common with Sydney. I loved the fact that all of these characters had their own personalities and they weren’t copy cats of each other. They each represented different cliques within a high school or even the different personalities you would find within a group of friends – in this sense it was fairly realistic!

What disappointed me about this book is the fact that, despite me liking PLL, it was too similar. I sometimes forgot that I was reading a completely different book and kept thinking that I was reading one of the PLL series. For me, the events that took place were too similar for me to enjoy it as a new book – I was disappointed that it wasn’t a little more original.

I wasn’t expecting it to be who it was! When we finally found out who was causing these dares, I was shocked! It was the last person that I suspected! And that ending had me depressed for ages. I think this ending nearly made up for the rest of the book!! It was definitely interesting enough for me to carry on with this series!

I gave this book 3/5 stars.

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