by Gretchen McNeil
Expected Publication: 09.18.2012
And their doom comes swiftly.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
I first read Ten right after I got back from BEA. It was a book I was very excited about, even more so after meeting the adorable author and getting my book signed. I thought instead of just doing a review I’d list ten things I loved about Ten by Gretchen McNeil in the next month and a half before it’s September 18th release.
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It’s based on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None*. But don’t expect a complete re-telling. McNeil has taken it into the world of YA, and brings her own murderous flavor to the story. Never read a Christie novel? No problem, you’ll still enjoy Ten! Love Agatha Christie and have already read And Then There Were None a dozen times? No problem, you’ll still enjoy Ten!
* Little known fact about And Then There Were None— not the original title. The original title is actually very racist, and I’m glad that it was changed. I’m not going to post the original title of Agatha Christie’s novel, because I’m sure ya’ll are pretty well versed in Google searches.