I don’t generally read YA, so I didn’t know what to expect from this (especially seeing horror icons like Barker were raving about it). Turns out you can get away with a LOT more in YA than I realized.
This slasher novel reads like an adult novel for the most part, complete with bloody violence and coarse language. There were scattered moments throughout in which I felt like the writing became a little too simplified, but I managed.
For the most part, I loved this rollercoaster. The long sequence in which the party gets “busted” was phenomenal. Some of the gory deaths were quite memorable and shocking! There was a lot of excitement from the point forward. It rarely let up.
I look forward to the sequel releasing next year. I’ll also have to look up more Cesare novels in the future.