Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Wilder Girls

It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her.It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has ma...

Details Wilder Girls

TitleWilder Girls
Release DateJul 9th, 2019
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreYoung Adult, Horror, LGBT, Mystery, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy, GLBT, Queer, Thriller

Reviews Wilder Girls

  • Kai
    We don't get to choose what hurts usDid somebody say feminist horror cause there goes my money outta the window as I drool all over this cover.Also just in: this book is hella gay.Wilder Girls was one of my most anticipated books of 2019. The premise and cover gave me life and I was ready to experience all the horror and gore that they promised. I got what I wanted. So be warned. This book is violent and gory. Don't take this lightly. It's a ruth...
  • Riley
    sapphic horror is my new favorite genrethis is probably one of my favorite covers of the year and I am so happy to say that the inside is just as amazing. this honestly ended up being a weird combination of everything i love in stories. it is a feminist lord of the flies following 3 friends who are under quarantine at a boarding school. when one of the friends goes missing it becomes a race to find her and figure out what the hell is happening on...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    3-3.5 STARS"It's like that, with all of us here. Sick, strange, and we don't know why. Things bursting out of us, bits missing and pieces sloughing off, and then we harden and smooth over."I can see why Rory Power's debut novel Wilder Girls is getting serious buzz; it's not just a pretty cover, as it contains an excellent writing style that wavers between flowery prose and captivating horror. In terms of idea and compulsive page-turning, this boo...
  • Melanie
    ARC given to me by my amazingly kind friend - McKinlay at McKinlay's Bookshelf!I really enjoyed the atmosphere and characters so much in this, but the ending really kind of ruined it all for me. But I can't wait to see what the author does next! Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Youtube | TwitchBuddy read with McKinlay! ❤
  • karen
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for BEST YA FANTASY 2019! what will happen?Some days its fine. Others it nearly breaks me. The emptiness of the horizon, and the hunger in my body, and how will we ever survive this if we cant survive each other? Were gonna make it. Tell me were gonna make it.so much about this book is so good. the synopsis. the premise. the chillsiness it delivers. the characters. the tantalizing dislocation of WHAT IS ...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    4 damn what did I get myself intoWere not in Kansas anymoreIm sure this book takes place in earth, this might be closest highway to hell, say goodbye to your classical contagion, post-apocalyptic , LGBTQ- survival- now or never themes, this is so much mind-blowing and earth shattering stars! WHAT THE HELL THIS BOOK ABOUT: Testing your survival skills! CHECK!Testing your friendship and your loyalty/honesty. CHECK!Testing yourself how much youre re...
  • Cindy Pham
    An interesting premise with a romance that surprised and intrigued me, but unfortunately I couldn't find myself connecting to any of the characters.
  • jessica
    another debut feminist dystopia, another underwhelmed jessica. seems pretty on brand for me at the moment, unfortunately. and this is probably going to be the worst review ive ever written because i cant even put into words why this didnt quite work for me. it wasnt a horrible reading experience - i was focused and finished it - so im gonna chalk it up to me not being in the right mood for this, because i cant really find anything super negative ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Because this cover is freaking everything!! Holy Sh*t Snacks! I need more answers right now! Where is book two; geez I just finish this book and need another one. I mean there has to be another one because of that ending! So, this is told through two POV's; Hetty & Byatt. But there they have another best friend Reese who is very prominent in the book. All of these girls live at the Raxter School For Girls. The school is on an island but it seems ...
  • Felicia
    Well here's something I never thought I'd never say, this book should have been at least another 100 pages longer.The premise for this book is really exciting and the cover is fabulous but the execution is sorely lacking. The story picks up some year+ after a remote school for girls is ravaged with a devastating virus and subsequently quarantined. Notice how I said "picks up". Very little backstory is ever given about the onset of the virus. How ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    I didn't love this and I am SO SAD about it. I did enjoy the first half of the book, but the ending was such a let down that it honestly tainted any positive feelings I had for whatever came before it. The biggest womp.
  • Lala BooksandLala
    Perfect. Queer. Flawless. Weird. And not for everyone lol.Reading vlog: https://youtu.be/r2Wc68tLiZk
  • chan ☆
    reading my twitter followers' most disappointing books of 2019
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    A group of girls are trapped at an island boarding school as their bodies mutate and change underneath them. In trying to consider why this book worked so well for me, I keep coming back to this: This is one of the most chilling books I have ever read. (If youre really turned off by body horror probably dont read this. I mean it.) The writing is excellentthe odd style, slipping between long sentences and short beats, contributes well to the atmos...
  • Lola
    4.5 stars. Survival stories tend to grip me. Theres something really fascinating, I think, about the idea of the survival of the fittest or strongest, smartest, prettiest. Its a competition. Its a deadly game. Sometimes, theres no use even trying because you cant compare. You dont have it in you to survive. Youre a follower, not a leader. And yet, and yet. Your body doesnt want to die. YOU dont want to die. So you let your instincts take over and...
  • Kayla Dawn
    Damn, I'm in love
  • Amy Imogene Reads
    Its darker, its meaner, its fracturing, its singular. It gives you too much and not enough. This was something else and loved it even when it upset me. Concept: ★★★★★Characters: ★★★★★Pacing: ★★★★Unique factor: ★★★★★I wasn't ready for Wilder Girls. When I sat down with my cup of tea and opened it on my cushy chair, I thought I was ready for a Lord of the Flies-type tale with bio-human interactions and a dash o...
  • ;3
    4.5and THIS is why i will never live near the woods. props to them for enduring all of that shit tho bc i wouldve offed myself on the first day 4.5and THIS is why i will never live near the woods. props to them for enduring all of that shit tho bc i would’ve offed myself on the first day
  • BernLuvsBooks
    A modern day, female Lord of the Flies - count me in!I must confess that I bought this book solely based on the cover! Isnt it gorgeous? Well, it turned out the story within the beautiful outer wrapping was everything I hoped for which is even better! Rory Power did an amazing job of building this world within a world. Essentially the story is about 3 friends (Hetty, Reese and Byatt) attending the Raxter School for Girls when the school is hit wi...
  • Tatiana
    Wilder Girls could have been a feminist horror story, but it didn't quite get there for me. Rory Power talents shine in writing horror, to be sure. Sick teenage girls, plagued with deformities, hungry and scared for their lives, always in peril, always on the brink of death. Power is so good at writing body horror and capturing the thrills of something evil lurking just around the corner. But then she doesn't embrace the strength of her allegoric...
  • Faith M ✨
    I received this ARC from Delacorte Press via BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. All quotes are taken from the uncorrected proof and are subject to change.I better be getting a sequel or I will personally strangle Rory Power.The Tox didn't just happen to us. It happened to everything. Obligatory Summary It's been 18 months since an insidious and horrific disease known as the Tox ...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Brutal, arresting, and utterly bewitching feminist spin on Lord of the Flies. A top read of 2019, for sure. There used to be horses, four of them, but early in the first season, we noticed how the Tox was starting to get inside them like it got inside us, how it was pushing their bones through their skin, how it was stretching their bodies until they screamed. So we led them out to the water and shot them.
  • Irena BookDustMagic
    Actual rating: 4,5 starsI dont even know where to start when it comes to reviewing Wilder Girls.It was gory, detailed and it is definitely not for readers with weak stomach, but at the same time it was brilliant!I loved almost everything about this novel, from main to side characters, plot and the mystery, but what I liked the most was the creepy atmosphere that felt so real.The writing style is excellent and I still cant believe this is Powers d...
  • may ➹
    one part of my brain is saying that I could barely handle the gore and the other part of my brain is just repeating pretty girl on pretty cover pretty girl on pretty cover