AUTHOR: Jennifer L. Armentrout
RATING: 5 Stars
SOURCE: ebook provided by Author in exchange for honest review
** As a note The Dead List was originally released on Wattpad in 2015 but is now being re-released as a newly edited book, even if you've read it before I recommend picking it up again because there are changes!**
Let me start off by saying I never read horror or anything that might cause me to freak out the next time I hear a sound when I’m in the shower. Leave it to my devotion to Jennifer L Armentrout though to cause me to read not just one, but two thriller/horror books this year with the first being Till Death (which by the way is amazing). But I am SO glad that I’ve branched out of my reading norm and read The Dead List!
We’re introduced to our main character Ella who has a haunted past as a survivor. As Ella enters her senior year of high school things begin happening that are far from coincidental. Items are left in her home and other students begin mysteriously disappearing from her school. Enter Jensen (Ackles of course...jk) Carver who is Ella’s past crush and an all around hottie. Together with Jensen she begins to learn self defense vowing to never be a victim again.
I think one of the things I appreciate most about Ella is that she is a fighter. She isn’t necessarily fearless (because come on who wouldn’t be shaking in their slippers?) but she’s not willing to give up or let herself be weak. I admire that a lot in Ella and I have to admit I now have a new book boyfriend in Jensen!
Even if you’re wary of suspense and horror stories I highly recommend this book! It moves at a great pace and even though I was legit scared at times I was overall so glad I read it!