Hey!!I am back with a new post and it is book review and 20 thoughts I had while reading Those Who Prey. I hope you all enjoy reading the post.
TITLE: Those Who Prey
AUTHOR: Jennifer Moffett
PUBLISHER: Atheneum, Simon & Schuster
RELEASING ON: November 10th, 2020
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT FICTION–Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Cults
Sadie meets The Girls in this riveting debut psychological thriller about a lonely college freshman seduced into joining a cult—and her desperate attempt to escape before it’s too late.
College life isn’t what Emily expected.
She expected to spend freshman year strolling through the ivy-covered campus with new friends, finally feeling like she belonged. Instead, she walks the campus alone, still not having found her place or her people so far away from home.
But then the Kingdom finds her.
The Kingdom, an exclusive on-campus group, offers everything Emily expected of college and more: acceptance, friends, a potential boyfriend, and a chance to spend the summer in Italy on a mission trip. But the trip is not what she thought it would be. Emily and the others are stripped of their passports and money. They’re cut off from their families back home. The Kingdom’s practices become increasingly manipulative and dangerous.
And someone ends up dead.
At times unsettling and always riveting, Those Who Prey looks at the allure of cult life, while questioning just how far we’re willing to go to find where we belong.
Those who prey was such a thrilling and emotional book. The story was planned very well. Overall I read this book in a day.
The story follows the main character Emily who is freshmen in college and is away from home. Her family doesn’t want her to stay at home, but well she does. The book starts with an interview and it makes you think the book is going to end on a sad note, but the ending is sad but in a different way. Emily doesn’t have friends at the beginning and she is dealing with loss. Emily is shown as alone and when she finds a certain group who approve her she feels like she belongs to the place. Her character is relatable as we all like her in a way trying to find a place to belong too or we are comfortable.
The story was well written. The issue the book deals with, is so difficult to write about but the author wrote this story in a way in which the reader is like what is going to happen next. The other characters also bring so much to the story. I wont say more because I will start giving out spoilers.
20 Thoughts While Reading
1.College setting and a cult, interesting
2. Next time a boy approaches me I am running, never know if he is a part of cult or no.
3. “When I am in painting, I am not aware of what I am doing” this quote.
4. I am stressed for Emily
5. Also like how before the chapters there these steps how people get others to join a cult.
6. Don’t go Emily.
7. I feel so sad.
9. Emily needs to be protected
10. I want trust Josh but I can’t.
11. Heather is obnoxious
12. I don’t even know what will happen next.
13. Don’t fall for it
14. I think I am scared because I kind of know how this will end.
15. What the.
16. Kara seems like a interesting character.
18. I have a bad feeling
19. This is getting more serious every minute.
20. The book was a great read!
JENNIFER MOFFETT grew up in Arkansas, where she spent her childhood playing in creeks and climbing trees while dreaming up stories about faraway places. A college study abroad program sparked her lifelong passion for travel. After working in children’s television in New York City, she received an MA in Creative Writing and wrote book reviews for regional publications. Her short stories and poems have appeared in various literary journals, including New Orleans Review and descant. She teaches creative writing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where she enjoys kayaking, gardening, reading outdoors, and planning trips to new places (preferably with great local yarn shops and bookstores).
Her debut YA thriller, THOSE WHO PREY (Atheneum, Simon & Schuster), is about a shy college freshman who is seduced into joining a campus cult, leading her on a deadly mission trip to Italy.
This is it for today’s guys, thank you to the author,publisher for providing with the e-arc in exchange of an honest review.Also thank you to the Turn The Page Tour for organising this tour. Follow their Instagram/website because there is a giveaway which is going on. More information is down below. Do check other blog tour stops, the links are down below. See you all in the next post!!
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