Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Five Survive by Holly Jackson. This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.
Five Survive by Holly Jackson
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Publishing Date: November 29, 2022
Eight hours. Six friends. Five survive. A road trip turns deadly in this addictive YA thriller from the bestselling author of the worldwide phenomenon A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER.
Red Kenny is on a road trip for spring break with five friends: Her best friend – the older brother – his perfect girlfriend – a secret crush – a classmate – and a killer.
When their RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere with no cell service, they soon realize this is no accident. They have been trapped by someone out there in the dark, someone who clearly wants one of them dead.
With eight hours until dawn, the six friends must escape, or figure out which of them is the target. But is there a liar among them? Buried secrets will be forced to light and tensions inside the RV will reach deadly levels. Not all of them will survive the night. . . .
Content Warning: guns, death threats, mob violence, death, injury
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Five-Survive/9780593704899
This was weird timing because my husband and I just started talking about an RV in the future. And now this one makes me rethink it all.
The setting for this was pretty perfect. I started to feel that closing in feeling while reading. I’m claustrophobic (which scares with an RV), so that got to me more than anything. The book honestly started a bit slow. I wasn’t sure what to think of the first 25%. But after that, I got way more into it. I related a bit to Red. The way her mind drifts from topic to topic and how she forgets what she was just saying. That’s very me. It’s something I hate, but it was nice to see it in a book. I struggle with that daily, some more than others. But it’s always there. Red’s mind also seemed to focus on certain bad things and things from the past. I’m the same way. I felt for her through the whole book. Her jumbled thoughts made it hard to follow at times, but I think that’s the point.
Red’s mom was killed five years earlier. She was shot and Red feels guilty about the way things ended with them. She blames herself. She doesn’t have money, so her best friend, Maddy, talked everyone into going to spring break in an RV. Maddy’s brother and girlfriend go with as chaperones (sort of). They’re both older. The younger ones are Red, Maddy, Arthur, and Simon. They’re all in high school. Oliver is a bit of a control freak and he made me crazy throughout the book. I hated how Red and Maddy followed what he said. There are six people in total. As the title says, five survive. But you really don’t know who until the end.
When the RV breaks down, they think it’s just a blown tire. But then all the tires go out. There is somebody out there and they want a secret. There are some big ones that come out during the time they’re stuck. There is a lot of tension and things from the past start to come out. But no one is sure whose secret this person wants. Or how he knows what they’re doing or talking about.
I gave this book 4 stars. The later part would get 5 stars, but the beginning was more 3. So I went in the middle.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for my earc.
Shame was a red feeling, a hot one, just like guilt and anger.
She was always fine, when people asked.
She couldn’t control him anymore, no one could. He was loose and he was wild.
All of them changed, by this RV, by each other.
Holly Jackson was born in 1992. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and started writing stories from a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a book aged fifteen.
‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ is a YA Mystery Thriller and her debut novel. She lives in London and aside from reading and writing, she enjoys binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs.
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