Thursday, August 19, 2021

Review: His Final Girl (B Mine #1) by Brooklyn Ann

Title: His Final Girl

Series: B Mine #1

Author: Brooklyn Ann

Publication date: April 2019

Published by: Boroughs Publishing Group

Source: Purchased ebook

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Computer nerd, Wes Carpenter, dreads having to spend ten days at summer camp with the rest of his in-coming high school senior class. But when he meets strong-willed and confident farm girl, Linnea Langenkamp, everything about being away at camp improves immediately. When a malicious prank awakens an ancient evil, turning their summer romance into a bloodbath, Wes and Linnea pray they make it home alive while fighting for the survival of their classmates. With Wes’s ingenuity and Linnea’s knowledge of the forest, together they may be able to stop the killer, save the camp, and maybe even find their happily ever after on the way.

My rating: ★★★★☆

A seed of pride sprouted in Wes that they'd gotten the hang of the canoe. Maybe he could survive this summer camp stuff—if he didn't get massacred by a masked killer.

You've heard of Final Girls, well now get ready for a Final Couple! I really liked this concept—it’s what first drew me to this series. It’s very much inspired by horror b-movies, which yes, please! I love my slashers and I love that there were so many references to horror movies in this book! However, while this is a horror series, it has a romantic twist, which I found intriguing.

So, some high school kids are going to a summer camp. This camp used to be an old miner camp where there was a horrific accident and was then shut down. However, it was then purchased and converted into a summer camp where this latest group of kids are about to unleash a bloodthirsty killer 😬 Ooof. And that’s why I don’t go camping 🤣

The horror element of the book was pretty good. To me, it wasn’t very suspenseful, but I did enjoy the gore. There was one kill in particular that made me go WHAT? You guys, the killer killed a person with another person 😳 As in a guy was pummeled to death by the killer with the corpse of another person... What. The. Fuck. I loved it! 🤣 So yeah, all of that was really fun. And the killer himself was very Jason Voorhees-like, what with the mask and the water and the weapon and the, well... undeadness. Lol. I love Friday the 13th, so this was another thing I liked about the book.

As for the romance, it was really cute. At around the 50% mark, there still had been no slashing or killing, but for whatever reason, I was okay with it. I guess I was enjoying the setup and the establishing of the relationship and all that. But I was afraid of an instalove situation. And I actually had every right to be because after only a couple of days:

I think I’m in love... was the last conscious thought she had before she woke to hear a bloodcurdling scream outside her window.

Dude, no you’re not. You’ve known the guy for like THREE days! Ugh. Fortunately, this is when the bloodbath finally started! Yay! Lol.

Overall though, I really enjoyed this book! Wes and Linnea were very cute together. Plus, I liked them as individuals too. Wes was really sweet and not a horny asshole like all the other guys at the camp, thank god. And Linnea was very strong-willed and smart. They just worked really well together. And while it felt like there was more romance than horror, the horror WAS there. And it was decently gory, too! I’m looking forward to reading more of this series!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! 😊

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