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The Tenth GirlSimmering In Patagonian Myth, The Tenth Girl Is A Gothic Psychological Thriller With A Haunting TwistAt 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 GirlsMavi 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 IgnoredOne 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

[PDF] ✅ The Tenth Girl ✈ Sara Faring – Playutopia.us
  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • The Tenth Girl
  • Sara Faring
  • 14 January 2017
  • 1250304504

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  1. says:

    I went into this SO excited, but came out feeling extremely let down This ended up being 450 pages of nonsense Maybe I m just dumb, but nothing about the plot especially the EXTREMELY out of left field ending made any sense to me On top of that, I also feel like this book handled certain situations and scenarios in really harmful ways and it just did not work for me It felt like the author was trying to go for shock factor and it just ended up coming offinsensitive than anything I went into this SO excited, but came out feeling extremely let down This ended up being 450 pages of nonsense Maybe I m just dumb, but nothing about the plot especially the EXTREMELY out of left field ending made any sense to me On top of that, I also feel like this book handled certain situations and scenarios in really harmful ways and it just did not work for me It felt like the author was trying to go for shock factor and it just ended up coming offinsensitive than anything else.TW child abuse, rape, pedophilia, miscarriage, goreBuddy read with Melanie and Jocelyn


  2. says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest DNF p 114I love Gothic horror and the fact that this is set in a creepy boarding school in Patagonia with Argentinian characters seemed like a slam dunk I m sad that it wasn t, because I was really, really looking forward to this book and was so sure that it would be good Here s the problem, though good writing is like a carrot on a stick You want to withhold enough information to keep the reader interested and make them think that Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest DNF p 114I love Gothic horror and the fact that this is set in a creepy boarding school in Patagonia with Argentinian characters seemed like a slam dunk I m sad that it wasn t, because I was really, really looking forward to this book and was so sure that it would be good Here s the problem, though good writing is like a carrot on a stick You want to withhold enough information to keep the reader interested and make them think that they have a chance at catching the carrot but if you hold the carrot too far away and don t reveal enough information, the reader will be bored and confused and will wander away in search of somethinginteresting.The plot of this story is very difficult to explain There are two timelines I think, although both appear to be happening concurrently , with two narrators One is a young teacher named Mavi, the other is a mysterious crystal being named Angel There s a curse on the school There s a student missing Something creepy is happening And don t worry, the book will keep reminding you how creepy it is even when it isn t.I found the timeline really confusing and the storyline was really disorganized I kept waiting for things to click into place, but that never happened I know people harangue authors for info dumps, but I would actually prefer a well written info dump if it was interesting to keeping the reader totally in the dark I love the cover for this book and I thought the atmosphere of this book was really well done, with regard to the arctic setting and the dilapidated mansion, and I really wanted to love it for being infused with South American folklore, but the pacing and story were just totes off.Your mileage may vary with this one, and if this ends up being one of your top books for fall,power to you I guess it depends on how you feel about going into a book totally cold and based on other reviews I saw not getting to find out anything until the end A similar book to this is HOUSE OF LEAVES, which I also couldn t get into So if you like HOUSE OF LEAVES, you will probably like THE TENTH GIRL I have so many other ARCs that I d rather read than spending any time with this one, so I m sorry to say I m ghosting THE TENTH GIRL and leaving it on unread Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 1.5 stars


  3. says:

    The Tenth Girl deserves to become, with time, a horror classic. And also __________ and __________ It deserves it.Sara Faring s writing is literary and beautiful and clever The world she has created is wholly original and the book is remarkable Intrigue becomes suspense which turns to terror and back to intrigue and fear and it doesn t let up And here and there there s a little gift or inside joke for horror fans It s a book to read over and findin it every time.ABOUT THE BOOK SOR The Tenth Girl deserves to become, with time, a horror classic. And also __________ and __________ It deserves it.Sara Faring s writing is literary and beautiful and clever The world she has created is wholly original and the book is remarkable Intrigue becomes suspense which turns to terror and back to intrigue and fear and it doesn t let up And here and there there s a little gift or inside joke for horror fans It s a book to read over and findin it every time.ABOUT THE BOOK SORT OF This is a book about a haunted house An enormous house built on very tall rocks on an ice field at the tip of Patagonia Isolated Insular Faring has created a perfectly forbidding setting.It s also a book about __________ and ___________ and ____________.Which is why I say DON T READ ABOUT IT JUST READ IT It isn t just that there are spoilers everywhere, which there are Now that I m done with mine I ve read a few reviews and THERE ARE SPOILER FREE REVIEWS WITH SPOILERS I ran into one without even reading a review.I want to be like that person in the movie who warns everyone going into the house to STAY AWAY I don t want to save you from the house I want you in the house.I want to save you from knowing anything going in It s better that way.Even when you know about the __________ or the __________ or the __________ it may not diminish the mesmerizing, petrifying, immersive experience that is The Tenth Girl But it would be a shame if you found out before you read it about the ___ with the ___________s or any of the others.For horror fans, this book is a must.And it s also a book that _______ _______ ___s and ________ ____s may love AndMaybe every ____ would love it.It may not be on their radar So when you re done, please make sure they hear about it If you have to, talk them into it Or buy it for them It s that good.ABOUT THE YA CLASSIFICATION My early impressions were that this should not be YA But I was wrong.You re a horror fan Like me you were probably reading the classics and bestsellers at a young age, some would say too young but not , for me about eleven My parents shared theirs with me Some I sneaked in I always loved to be scared.In this way you probably weren t like me, maybe nobody else was because the best ones, my favorites, the scariest, before I went to sleep I had to move them into another room By day and night I savored them but I didn t trust them near me while I was sleeping Ha I laugh about it now As if the book couldn t come and get me from the living room Kids This is a book I would have put in another room at bedtime and then by day been sent to the principal s office for hiding it behind my textbook.There is material in here that some parents will find objectionable because the parents object to it.Like you and me,, a young, smart literate fan can handle it see Potter, Harry and will probably love it Unfortunately this kid may need therapy sometime, but it won t be because of the book.Kids are smarter than adults in many ways, they process things differently and they re growing up in a different world with a totally different culture.So the right kids, the horror fans and the ____s and the _________s and even the ________ ones, deserve to read it.I can t give an age since some younger ones can handle it, like eleven year old me, and some older ones can t and some adults can t either.I m also sure the right YAs will ______ __ ___ quickly, faster than so called grownups I did, sort of sure, not as well as a ___ or a __________ and it didn t take away anything, it added Sara Faring plays fair.I ve thought a lot about this book the whole time I ve been reading it and having finished it last night, about how to review it Never written a review like this one.I have a wish I wish there was time travel and I was a ghost and I could spy on Lovecraft and Poe reading this on their Kindles Or maybe like me they would still read paper books You know what I mean I m not saying she s in their league, she s not, they re in a league of their own I want to see their reactions and ______ s too I want to believe they would love The Tenth Girl, have fun with it, admire it, even say goawaydon tbothermenow while they re reading it.It s that good


  4. says:

    Every time Dennis and I buddy read a bookMany thanks to the publisher for providing our review copies.


  5. says:

    So here s my problem with THE TENTH GIRL If this was astraight forward, yet twisty, gothic horror, I think it would ve been amazing Parts of this were really good The atmosphere, the creepy factor, the isolated strangeness of the setting, the eerie encroaching darkness of it all. it was great.But instead this book is a lotthan meets the eye Infact in hindsight you see a lot of the clues, or at least I do, but even had I noticed, even if they had got me wondering, nothing could h So here s my problem with THE TENTH GIRL If this was astraight forward, yet twisty, gothic horror, I think it would ve been amazing Parts of this were really good The atmosphere, the creepy factor, the isolated strangeness of the setting, the eerie encroaching darkness of it all. it was great.But instead this book is a lotthan meets the eye Infact in hindsight you see a lot of the clues, or at least I do, but even had I noticed, even if they had got me wondering, nothing could have prepared me for that this book actually is It s a very. risky choice Bold, even Particularly for a debut.The good thing is you get a sense early on that things aren t quite as the appear But the problem is just how not as the appear things really are It didn t work for me My mind was trying to make it work but I had certain expectations about this book and the story as a whole didn t meet them So maybe that s on me.This is a spoiler free zone This is the only kind of review you will, get the vaguest of vague, which will either intrigue or scare you off Either choice is valid I might read this author again but unfortunately I can t say this book gave me what I wanted I received an ARC from the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities


  6. says:

    OKKKKKKK I need this book like NOW


  7. says:

    I suspect that the The Tenth Girl is going to be a very polarizing book There is a twist at the end I did not expect, and I think some readers will dislike that twist, while others will love it Unfortunately, I can t really tell you what factors might make you likely to appreciate what this book is doing without spoiling things If you really want to know, there will be a spoilery section below where I get into what the twist is, what it means, and why I think it is so smart and thematically b I suspect that the The Tenth Girl is going to be a very polarizing book There is a twist at the end I did not expect, and I think some readers will dislike that twist, while others will love it Unfortunately, I can t really tell you what factors might make you likely to appreciate what this book is doing without spoiling things If you really want to know, there will be a spoilery section below where I get into what the twist is, what it means, and why I think it is so smart and thematically brilliant For now, what I can say is that this debut novel is being billed as a gothic thriller set at a girls boarding school in 1970 s Argentina I really loved it, but I don t know that this is something that will necessarily work for typical readers of mysteries or thrillers For some it will, but I think to really appreciate what this book is doing, you need a particular set of reference points Ones which I had, but other reviewers I know did not But again, spoilers In general, I can say that this book is atmospheric, creepy, engaging, and includes some horror elements It follows a young teacher beginning at a girls boarding school in Patagonia, in a house built by colonizers on land that formerly belonged to the Zapuche, an indigenous people in Argentina The book is own voices for the Latinx representation and includes actual mythology from the Zapuche, a real life group It is also peppered with stories from the author s family members, recalled from living under oppressive rule in 1970 s Argentina That mythology is rich and unusual, which makes this book feel quite unique and gives voice to a group of people not previously known widely The teacher is trying to escape the Argentinian government, but it seems that she may have gotten herself into an evendangerous, disturbing situation, where The Others present an ominous force There are going to be a whole bunch of content warnings listed below as well, so recognize that this is quite a dark and violent book That said, I m going to move on to talking about why I think this book is doing something important and why I love ittheI reflect on it, but also why this may not be the book for everyone view spoiler The big twist we find out at the end, is that the school is not real It is a virtual reality RPG video game that allows players the Others to upload their consciousness to a closed system where they interact with AI NPCs non player characters and earn points by haunting and possessing them So here is the thing some readers are going to hate this and feel like it s a cheap attempt at a sci fi ish twist that wasn t well planned I would beg to strongly disagree, BUT I do think that to appreciate the brilliance of what the author has done here, you really need to have some experience playing RPG video games and have some familiarity with discussions of morality and ethics taking place in the gaming world Both of which I have As soon as I realized what was going on, a whole lot of things clicked into place for me The school is basically set up like a horror RPG and a lot of the things that feel strange through the story, make perfect sense given that context The way the house changes, the dangerous and hidden paths to make it to new, important locations, the fact that the Others ganged up on Angel at one point etc Even the way that the prologue is written reads like a video game intro setting the stage I think the author must be very familiar with these sorts of gameified experiences, and quite intentionally build the house to reflect that What I love is, because you don t know from the beginning that this is a VR game, you have the chance to be horrified at what is happening to the characters There are great discussions about the morality of the choices made by the Others as part of the gaming experience this is something Angel wrestles with frequently and near the end, Mavi the teacher even asks the very pertinent question of why anyone would create a loop entirely based on the torture and trauma of women and girls This book takes a pretty strong stance on significant philosophical issues discussed in the gaming community Does it matter if you make moral choices in a game Is it okay to use a game as a place to let loose dark urges RPG s typically allow for a range of choices, moral, violent, and otherwise, and those decisions impact your character in various ways Personally, I have always followed a pretty strict code of in game ethics when I play as a character, but others feel it is fine to murder, torture, sexually assault, engage in infidelity etc because it doesn t matter if it s a game This book engages with those questions in a powerful way, adding to that the increased stakes given the advance of artificial intelligence AI and specifically, engages in the ways that parts of the gaming world promote toxic masculinity and the normalization of violence sexual and otherwise , particularly in gendered ways hide spoiler Okay So half of this review and discussion includes spoilers, but I thought it was really important to talk about what this book is doing and why I find a lot of value in it The one thing I can saygenerally, is that part of what it does is tackle toxic masculinity and the ways that can present in aspects of Millennial culture Sorry if that is vague but I think it is the best I can do without spoilers I know this won t be the book for everyone, but I definitely think there is an audience for it and I think it is a fantastic debut.Content warnings in this book include violence, death, depictions of blood, dark magic, possession, spirits ghosts, torture, sexual assault, violence towards children, pedophilia Maybe , but those are some big ones


  8. says:

    I should say up front that this as a debut has a lot of promise I think the author builds a sense of atmosphere, incorporates indigenous culture mythology effectively, and definitely has a bold premise plot pay off which, though I did not like how that ultimately ended up, was not boring This is not basic YA mystery or horror or fantasy, and for that I salute it.That said, I think the disparate elements of this book just do not come together and the twist that folks allude to in this is both I should say up front that this as a debut has a lot of promise I think the author builds a sense of atmosphere, incorporates indigenous culture mythology effectively, and definitely has a bold premise plot pay off which, though I did not like how that ultimately ended up, was not boring This is not basic YA mystery or horror or fantasy, and for that I salute it.That said, I think the disparate elements of this book just do not come together and the twist that folks allude to in this is both unsatisfying and not executed well IMO This book never came together in a cohesive way that paid off for me, and that s really too bad, because a lot of the individual elements were really interesting I really wish this book had beenstraightforwardly aligned to the back cover description I think a slightly less ambitious book would have ultimately beensuccessful I would check forfrom this author, because there s a lot of promise here The book itself though kind of a mess IMO


  9. says:

    The full reviewcan be found at The Book BratzThank you so much to Sara and Imprint for the opportunity to read THE TENTH GIRL I tried to keep this review as spoiler free as possible But please read at your own riskHi Hello It s been three days and I am still trying to wrap my head around the last 150 pages of The Tenth Girl I been working with Sara on an interview for The Tenth Girl and I was thrilled when she sent me a copy to read so I could askspecific book relat The full reviewcan be found at The Book BratzThank you so much to Sara and Imprint for the opportunity to read THE TENTH GIRL I tried to keep this review as spoiler free as possible But please read at your own riskHi Hello It s been three days and I am still trying to wrap my head around the last 150 pages of The Tenth Girl I been working with Sara on an interview for The Tenth Girl and I was thrilled when she sent me a copy to read so I could askspecific book related questions Jessica and Emily had the opportunity to attend a Fierce Reads event at BookExpo where Sara was a keynote speaker and met her when she was signing ARCs of The Tenth Girl I was on another signing line, so Jessica got a copy signed for me and then told Sara how much I loved The Tenth Girl I was hoping to meet her another day of BookExpo but I had sadly cut my trip short do to an injury The Tenth Girl is a dark and twisty horror novel set in Argentinian Finishing School in the 1970s, where Mavi becomes a teacher to ten young girls Only, there is no tenth girl and no one seems to know about her or her whereabouts Besides the darkness The Tenth Girl is rich in history and myth from Argentina and is written by an Argentine American author As Mavi s students and fellow teachers begin to show symptoms of possessions and the headmistress son suddenly befriends her, Mavi knows she must get to the bottom of what ever is haunting the Vaccaro school I really enjoyed Sara s writing style It is different then what I am use too and was quite refreshing It also made her charactersrelatable The Tenth Girl is told from dual point of view We have Mavi and Angel in alternating chapters In the first few chapters, I wasn t quite sure what was going on with Angel Who is she What is she Why is she at Vaccaro School Is he a ghost These are questions that I know readers are going to long for But ALL of them get answered in the most brilliant of ways My biggest advice going into this novel Keep your mind open and take in every single detail Also, take a look at the aspects of the cover real closely They don t stand out right away, but look at the fading edges of the cliff and the shading and you ll see them I am completely blind sided by the climax and the plot twist in The Tenth Girl What The Hell My mind was completely blown With the pieces you are given in the novel, you come to your own conclusion on how you believe that this novel is going to end and then suddenly BAM Everything is revealed and you are flipping through the pages to see what is going to happen next You also might look like me who according to my sister, Looked like a fish out of water I really loved The Tenth Girl and I can t wait to read my by Sara in the future She has a unique writing style that is going to suck you in at the first page and spit you stuttering and in shock at the last page


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    Before I get into my review, I do want to acknowledge that I think this is going to be a very polarizing book While it didn t work for me, I know there will be plenty of readers that findsuccess So here s the thing with The Tenth Girl that twist everyone keeps mentioning It completely changes the first 75% of the story That can sometimes work, but here it felt a little half baked The few clues that were left throughout I had initially read as errors in the writing I didn t find them Before I get into my review, I do want to acknowledge that I think this is going to be a very polarizing book While it didn t work for me, I know there will be plenty of readers that findsuccess So here s the thing with The Tenth Girl that twist everyone keeps mentioning It completely changes the first 75% of the story That can sometimes work, but here it felt a little half baked The few clues that were left throughout I had initially read as errors in the writing I didn t find them charming, they didn t make me wonder where the story would turn I was annoyed and believed we were being intentionally left in the dark And to be quite honest, I still am annoyed and believe we were being intentionally left in the dark When I m hit with a twist, I want to be excited, I want to gasp, I want to get pulled in even deeper Here I was just frustrated I d been along for this ride for nearly 400 pages I was invested in these characters no matter how confused I might ve been by the specifics and then the rug was pulled out from under me Instead of getting any answers at all, I m left only with the question Why I wanted to love this book There were so many topics that were brought up in the text that I think could ve made this a favorite of mine However, the sheer amount of issues I had with the writing and story telling especially made this miss the mark I am interested to see what Sara Faring will come out with in the future, but I ll be sure to temper my expectations Heavy trigger warnings all around here, friends Abuse of all kinds, gore, talks of murder and suicide, statutory rape, miscarriage I think that s most of it.Buddy read with Chelsea and Melanie

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