Book Review for THE SPITE GAME by Anna Snoekstra
THE SPITE GAME by Anna Snoekstra
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A tense and dark look into the ripple effects of mean girl actions.
THE SPITE GAME sheds a light on what can happen to someone who bullied and then turns up the volume on the reaction. The author manages to get into the head of a tormented woman and justify her revenge.
Here is the thing. Ava is not an entirely likable character. She does things and acts certain ways which made me wonder why I was rooting for her. Then, the author would give me a flashback or offer up an inner dialog to switch me back to team Ava. I will not even get into how twisted Mel was.
Packed with deception, stalking, and a whole lot of revenge, Snoekstra’s book will no doubt entertain as you follow Ava down the path of payback. Though it is not really a mystery, this fast-paced psychological novel does keep you on the edge of your seat.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Everyone does bad things when no one is watching
Mercilessly bullied in high school, Ava knows she needs to put the past behind her and move on, but she can’t—not until she’s exacted precise, catastrophic revenge on the people who hurt her the most.
First, she watches Saanvi. Flawlessly chic and working hard at a top architectural firm, Saanvi has it all together on the surface. But everyone does bad things when they think no one is watching and Ava only wants what’s fair—to destroy Saanvi’s life the way her own was destroyed.
Next, she watches Cass. She’s there as Cass tries on wedding dresses, she’s there when Cass picks out a cake, she’s there when Cass betrays her fiancé. She’s the reason Cass’s entire future comes crashing down.
Finally, Ava watches Mel. Mel was always the ringleader and if anyone has to pay, it’s her. But one tiny slipup and Ava realizes the truth: Mel knows she’s being watched, and she’s ready to play Ava’s games to the bitter end.
About the Author: Anna Snoekstra, born in Canberra, Australia, is the author of four novels. She studied creative writing and cinema at Melbourne University, followed by screenwriting at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She has made short films and music videos that have been screened internationally and worked as an arts reviewer for the Melbourne Review.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: MIRA; Original edition (October 30, 2018)
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