Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Sawkill Girls

Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.Who are the Sawkill Girls?Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.Val: the queen bee. Gorg...

Details Sawkill Girls

TitleSawkill Girls
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Horror, Lgbt

Reviews Sawkill Girls

  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. “Decades of dead girls. Poor girls and rich girls. Black and brown and white girls. All of them Sawkill girls.” Sawkill Girls is going to be such an amazing, atmospheric, spooky Halloween read for so many. The start of this book was phenomenal, and the first half was five star worthy in my opinion. I just, didn’t love the ending of this, but I think many of you ...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    This is one of those reviews that I had to sit on for a while, because I had so many things I wanted to say about this book, and I just couldn’t quite figure out how to condense them into anything even remotely resembling a sensible length of review. Sawkill Girls is being marketed fairly heavily as horror, but it’s fabulism, too, with a world so gorgeously complex that I can’t ever quite determine if I adore it or am terrified of it. Come ...
  • 🦊 Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    Little fairy girl, skipping down the sea Little fairy girl, pretty as can be Who is the fellow with the bright clean grin? Do you want, fairy girl, to weave a spell for him? Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐When Marion, her mother and her sister arrive in Sawkill they hear about the missing girl, Thora. They hear about the strange and creepy forest full of darkness and danger. They meet Zoey who hates Val Mortimer more than anyone and anything, because Zoey...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    RATING: 2.75 rounded up to 3/5 Let me start by saying that I LOVE horror. Spooky, creepy and bizarre is my aesthetic. Supernatural shows are my thing; I can't get enough of them. So, when I read this book's synopsis I was definitely intrigued. Plus, Claire Legrand is the author (she wrote Furyborn, one of my favorite books of the year). As it turns out, Sawkill Girls wasn't for me. I considered raising my rating just for the sake of being polite....
  • Hamad
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription"Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep."🌟 To do this book right I have to admit that I went into it not expecting a horror story and by no means it was one. But I was checking GR and searching online and I saw many readers listed it as a horror book but Edelweiss -Thanks for providing a copy in exchange of ...
  • andrea caro
    First of all, I want to give a very enthusiastic thank you to Julie for sending me this ARC. Not only was this one of two most anticipated reads of the year for me, she also left in her tabs color-coded to thematic elements in the story so this reading experience was kind of incredible and revolutionary for me.Now, onto the review:This book is spooky, queer, feminist, and full of women and I loved it. This story follows around several points of v...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Drop everything and add this to your October TBR's immediately.If you like creepy, atmospheric books with badass females that keep you on the edge of your seat then look no further than Sawkill Girls. Earlier this year I read Claire Legrand's novel Furyborn and loved it. From her writing, to her characters, to her world-building I was instantly sucked into the story. So, naturally when I came across that the author was coming out with a new YA F...
  • Ellen Gail
    “With prose as fierce and uncompromising as its three main characters, SAWKILL GIRLS is a fresh and unflinching exploration of female friendship wrapped in a spine-tingling page-turner. Claire Legrand doesn’t hold back--and you won’t be able to put this book down.”-- Courtney Summers She resisted the urge to run her hands over her own arms, torso, face, just to make sure it was all there. It was magnificent, this body - not because it wa...
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    ARC received from the Publisher in exchange for a honest review
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    ♦ Video Review ♦ “Girls hunger. And we're taught, from the moment our brains can take it, that there isn't enough food for us all.” This is such a strange little book and I had a hard time getting into it. I almost DNFed it, not because I thought it was bad but because I felt it wouldn't be for me. And the setting and storyline really wasn't for me.But at its core this story is about feminism, female friendship, and love and it made m...
  • - ̗̀ DANY ̖́- (danyreads)
    . : ☾⋆ — 5 ★ READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins & Katherine Tegen Books!!)WOW. wow. wow wow wow wow wow wow WOW!!!!the island of Sawkill Rock has seen generation upon generation of girls go missing, never to be found again. it’s been like this for decades, and not a single missing girl case has ever been solved, not ...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Claire's writing is beautiful, there's no denying that, but this story just didn't connect for me. Let's chat about the premise of this book: Girls on Sawkill island have been disappearing for generations and island legend warns of a Collector who steals away said girls and does heaven knows what with them...but they're never seen again. Then three girls come into magical mystical powers and battle a deep dark evil that only they have the power t...
  • mahana ✧
    3.5 stars ✧ full review now on my blog ARC kindly provided by Katherine Tegen Books in exchange for an honest review. I was excited to pick this ARC up when I heard about the diversity in this book. I'm always keen to add more f/f romance to my recommendations repertoire, especially those that are from different, unique genres. When I started this, I was expecting a thriller with an underlying mystery to the disappearances of multiple girls o...
  • Sophie
    How does someone review a sample if not by telling if it did made me want to read the book right?Well my Sawkill Girls sample (that I foolishly hoped would be the whole book) was like that one lone chocolate truffle you eat after your meal with your coffee: not enough. You immediately crave for a second then a third serving. Before you realize it you've eaten the whole box of truffles!In other words: I need more words! I need the whole book!I dis...
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    - can we just take a second to appreciate this cover art? wow.- I didn't even know this existed until just shortly before it's release which is a tragedy because it deserves all the hype.- such a unique story with beautiful writing and an intriguing concept- extraordinary girls bond together to defeat an ancient monster preying on young women? heck yes!- diverse characters? check.- my only comment, the action sequences were a little long and I st...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    This is one of those books that sounded good, but I put off a bit because I wasn't sure if I would like it.  Luckily, it was so good and it's one that will stick with me for awhile.  I've found myself thinking about it multiple times since I finished it two nights ago.Sawkill Girls is told by three girls.  Marion had just moved to the island with her mom and sister.  Zoey (my favorite), the police chief's daughter that recently lost her best ...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Thank you Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Decades of dead girls. Poor girls and rich girls. Black and brown and white girls.All of them Sawkill girls. It took me a while to finish reading this since I'm currently on vacation. The atmosphere over here in Kenya is windy and cold, and is in fact a great place to read this. Sawkill girls is an extraordinary book. I admit that the cover d...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I am starting to worry that the author and I may not be meant to be. Just like  Furyborn , I genuinely liked some of the aspects of Sawkill Girls, but overall I felt like I was just slogging through. It's actually a sort of odd feeling- I can appreciate the good parts, but I can't quite connect? Well, speaking of the good parts, let'...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    RTC — balancing between 3.5 and 4; this had some really great bits (sexuality rep w/ central f/f and ace characters) but also some elements I thought felt dissonant in the story. ✨ Buddy read with: Amy | Julie | Jules | Imi | Laura & Mel ✨*I heard this has horses so that’s the only reason why I want to read it??? We need more horse-y novels ok
  • Hollis
    So, I'll admit I went into SAWKILL GIRLS with a wee bit of trepidation as my last Legrand experience was FURYBORN and that didn't go so great for me. But between the high praise and hype, and how much I enjoyed the dark and creepy WINTERSPELL, I had hope this would work out okay. And it did. Oh did it ever.Fair warning, I thought the beginning was kind of slow and I don't think this book really took off until maybe 20%? But once it did I was just...
  • Stacey
    the gays win this round
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink.I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*3.5 stars*Content warnings:  grief, loss of a loved one, murder, violence, animal death, gore, talk of blood, abuse, parental abuse, talk of miscarrying, unwanted sexual contact, acephobic language (challenged), scene with a girl purposely cutting open her palm, use...
  • Benjamin
    Boring af, but with the best love interest ever. RTC.
  • Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep. On Sawkill Rock, young girls have been going missing for decades, more frequently every year. They're never found, lost to the island. Three girls are drawn together – Marion, Zoey, and Val – as they go up against the dark evil lurking on the island, fighting against the horror...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    DNF @ 30% “Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deepHe’ll follow you home and won’t let you sleep.” I am so heartbroken that I can’t finish this story, but I am so utterly bored and uninterested that if I continue I know the rating will only drop further. Sawkill Girls was supposed to be my creepy atmospheric favorite for this fall season, but everything fell flat. While reading about The Rock and the island’s personified spirit w...