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Monster by CJ Skuse

At sixteen Nash thought that the fight to become Head Girl of prestigious boarding school Bathory would be the biggest battle she’d face. Until her brother’s disappearance leads to Nash being trapped at the school over Christmas with Bathory’s assorted misfits. As a blizzard rages outside, strange things are afoot in the school’s hallways, and legends of the mysterious Beast of Bathory – a big cat rumoured to room the moors outside the school – run wild. Yet when the girls’ Matron goes missing it’s clear that something altogether darker is to blame – and that they’ll have to stick together if they hope to survive.

My thoughts
I am a sucker for boarding school stories and always have been so when I found out this book was coming out from one of my favouite UKYA authors I was very excited indeed

It is so so so good. The thriller storyline is brilliant and kept me guessing throughout. I loved the laugh out loud dialogue which was funny, witty and clever. The entires story was fast paced and exciting from the first to last page meaning I was incredibly reluctant to put it down at all as I needed to find out what was going to happen next. I'm deliberately not going to tell you anything at all about the storyline because I don't want to spoil the book for you.

Ppreorder this brilliant read now ready for september. A perfect example of why I adore UKYA just don't read at bedtime if you want to get any sleep at all