For sixth-form student Grace Becker, The 100 Society is more than just a game; it’s an obsession. Having convinced her five friends at Clifton Academy to see it through to the end, Grace will stop at nothing to carry out the rules of the game: tagging 100 locations around the city. With each step closer to the 100-mark they get, the higher the stakes become. But when the group catches the attention of a menacing stalker – the Reaper – he seems intent on exposing their illegal game, tormenting Grace with anonymous threats and branding their dormitory doors with his ominous tag.
As the once tight-knit group slowly unravels, torn apart by doubt and the death of a student, they no longer know who to trust.
With time running out, Grace must unmask the Reaper before he destroys everything she cares about for ever…
I received this book for review from NetGalley.
I went into this book blind and had absolutely no idea what to expect from it. What I got was an intense story about horrible things mysteriously happening to various people, and I really enjoyed that part of the story. I was less impressed by the characters in the book because I didn’t really connect to them all that much. So, overall this book is so-so in my mind – good story, but the characters are a bit of a let down.
You might be wondering what this book is about. Basically, Grace and her friends go to a boarding school (probably somewhere in England) and they try to become a part of the famous 100 Society. All they have to do is tag 100 locations in the city with their graffiti. However, things start getting weird and creepy when a mysterious stalker starts going after each of Grace’s friends.
The plot is definitely the best part of this book. There’s a lot of tension, and I had no idea who was responsible for what right until the end. Some of the things that happened in the book were a complete surprise, and I had to keep reading to find out exactly what was going on. Some of the events in this book are actually quite terrifying, and I really enjoyed it.
On the other hand, I didn’t connect to the characters. They weren’t all that interesting, and I wasn’t invested in any of the romance in the book. Grace was an alright main character, but most of the other side characters didn’t hold my interest. I did like a couple of them, but overall they weren’t the main attraction of this book.
I definitely recommend this book for the plot and the craziness that is going on, but if you rather a character-driven story, it’s probably not for you.