Wilder Girls by Rory Power | Book Review by Rawa Rabail Khan
Wilder Girls is an unapologetically ruthless, bone-chilling horror and a bewitchingly compulsive read. This female-centered tale is not just about the pretty cover. It’s got excellent style, too, which often is poetic. It packs so much emotion in such wise ways that it’s almost impossible to put down. Wilder Girls is an intelligent feminist YA dystopian, unique and equally amazing.
"Wilder Girls is an unapologetically ruthless, bone-chilling horror and a bewitchingly compulsive read." - #yabookreview #wildergirls
Females living on an island cut off from the rest of the world. They have each other’s backs most of the time and yet… they’re ready to do whatever it takes to survive because they were told to wait and stay alive.
Wilder Girls is full of heart-wrenching dilemmas that would make you think twice about your own decisions. The strength of relationships in this book is a testament to female bonding. This book celebrates womanhood and the earthshaking power of friendship. Rory Power has poured her heart out in an attempt to give us this tragic yet powerful story and has succeeded beautifully.
This book is so different from our regular stories about beautiful blondes meeting handsome guys, going through one or two crises where the guy comes to her aid and they live ‘happily ever after’. On the contrary, Wilder Girls is not about pretty girls. It’s about girls with frightful malformations. Girls who have two hearts, extra spines, and scaled hands. Girls who don’t wait around for heroes to come and save them.
When we are talking about survival, there are things that are ugly and disgusting, so expect lots of blood, intestines, death, page-turners, betrayals, and secrets from this book.
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"This book is so different from our regular stories about beautiful blondes meeting handsome guys, going through one or two crises where the guy comes to her aid and they live ‘happily ever after’. " - #yabookreview #wildergirls
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