the lostI can tell just from the cover that The Lost by Natasha Preston probably is not my kind of book. There’s a very…eerie feeling to it, despite the purple splash of color that has been added via the flower, the title, and Preston’s name. Ultimately, the stark black and white and the chair with a chain leaves me feeling as though I want nothing to do with this novel. And the synopsis really does nothing but affirm that belief of mine as it features missing girls, murderous hot guys, and the psychotic torture chamber of rooms that the girls have to fight through in order to survive–I imagine the key here is that many of them don’t make it through this evil maze, but the ones in now featured totally do because they’re special. Also, why else would the author want to tell this story? That was somewhat rhetorical.

Anyway, I’m good without this novel. There are mixed reviews, also, but ultimately I don’t want to read a horror story. The Lost is not going to be on my TBR.

In the small town of Aurora, teens go missing all the time. But when one of Piper and Hazel’s classmates disappears, they become determined to find out the truth of what happened to her.
While investigating, they meet three handsome and rich grad students…who kidnap them. The girls are taken to a building in the middle of a privately-owned forest. The building isn’t just designed to keep them locked away—every room is a test in survival. And Piper and Hazel won’t give up without a fight.

So, I’m skipping out on Preston’s The Lost, but how about you? Is horror a genre you enjoy? Do you think you might pick it up? Are you like me and want nothing to do with this novel? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! I do always read them, even if I’m horrible about responding. Happy reading, everyone!

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