Arriving at a purported scholarship dinner, Amber Prescott, and her classmates, quickly discover something isn’t right.
The teens seem to be the only people in the building and after the door to the banquet room closes, they’re locked in.
Once the purpose of them being trapped is revealed, they realize they have an important decision to make.
They have to choose one of them to die. If they don’t, they’ll all die.
Alternating between the present timeline and the months leading up to the night of the action, this story pieces together the relationship dynamics of all the characters.
Amber is our narrator. She is a musical prodigy, whose main goal is to go to USC for musical composition. The other characters include Queen Bee, Sasha, Amber’s ex-BFF, Priya, Amber’s boyfriend, Robbie, bad boy, Scott, and childhood entrepreneur, Diego.
The characters were fairly stereotypical, but generally I don’t mind that and I didn’t really mind it here.
While the set-up was compelling, I was hoping for a bit more of a mystery. This seemed like a dramatic YA Contemporary to me, with a teensy-tiny bit of suspense sprinkled over the top.
While some of the interactions between the teens was interesting, it just wasn’t what I was looking for going in.
Overall, it was entertaining, though I wouldn’t say particularly memorable. If you are looking for a quick, dramatic story though, it’s absolutely worth reading, just expect more drama than suspense.