Review: Followers by Anna Davies

Book Title: Followers
Author: Anna Davies
Published Date: June 24th, 2014
Publisher: Point
Genre: YA Horror
Book Link: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads:
To tweet or not to tweet . . . what a deadly question.

When Briana loses out on a starring role in the school’s production of Hamlet, she reluctantly agrees to be the drama department’s “social media director” and starts tweeting half-hearted updates. She barely has any followers, so when someone hacks her twitter account, Briana can’t muster the energy to stop it. After all, tweets like “Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark . . . and a body’s rotting in the theater” are obviously a joke.

But then a body IS discovered in the theater: Briana’s rival. Suddenly, what seemed like a prank turns deadly serious. To everyone’s horror, the grisly tweets continue . . . and the body count starts to rise.

There’s no other explanation; someone is live-tweeting murders on campus.

With the school in chaos and the police unable to find the culprit, it’s up to Briana to unmask the psycho-tweeter before the carnage reaches Shakespearian proportions . . . or she becomes the next victim.

Disclaimer: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

I have been so horrendously disappointed by the YA horror genre lately. I haven’t been creeped out or scared to read the book at night. What I have been is bored, uninterested and unsatisfied by the creepiness.

Unfortunately Followers did nothing to excite me. In fact, as I read this book, I kept checking to see how much I had left to read. Sure I could have decided not to finish it, but I feel like I have made that decision a lot lately, so I decided to try and finish it.

I managed to finish it, but to be honest I want those hours that I spent reading this book back. It didn’t get better, like I was hoping it did. The characters did not become more interesting, in fact they stayed just as flat and uninteresting as they began as. Which makes me sad. I love a good character arc with good character development. Unfortunately this book was lacking in so many things that it really needed.

I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone because I didn’t enjoy it at all. I was bored the entire time, which made me really sad. I am giving this book 1 star because it it was poorly written, and the execution was awful.

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