#Murdertrending

#Murdertrending

WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society?s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society?s m...

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Title:#Murdertrending
Author:Gretchen McNeil
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1368010024
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

#Murdertrending Reviews

  • Mellea
    Aug 26, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

    #murdertrending was a bit good. I expected more from the novel and I didn't get it. ...

    Death Row Breakfast Club. Beautifully accurate tagline. This book reminded me of the cheesy horror movies of the 80's that I adore! It was campy, relatable, slightly dramatic, and a bit ridiculous....this made for a winning combination in my mind! I thought it was cool how she cr...

    3.5 Stars - This book started out as a really fun, campy, enjoyable read. The concept was violent and over the top in a comedic B-movie teen slasher meets the Purge kind of way. The painiacs were creative with their unique killing personas, and I liked the gang of misfits walking aroun...

  • Taschima
    Aug 01, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

    #murdertrending was a bit good. I expected more from the novel and I didn't get it. ...

    Death Row Breakfast Club. Beautifully accurate tagline. This book reminded me of the cheesy horror movies of the 80's that I adore! It was campy, relatable, slightly dramatic, and a bit ridiculous....this made for a winning combination in my mind! I thought it was cool how she cr...

    3.5 Stars - This book started out as a really fun, campy, enjoyable read. The concept was violent and over the top in a comedic B-movie teen slasher meets the Purge kind of way. The painiacs were creative with their unique killing personas, and I liked the gang of misfits walking aroun...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Elizabeth Smith #MurderTrending is set in the very near future where reality television has been taken to a whole new level. The Postman is an anonymous television mogul who developed the idea for Alcatraz 2.0, an island in the San Fra...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! One of my cinematic weaknesses is Arnold Schwarzenegger movies from the 1980s. The best way to give me a great day is a glass of champagne and a marathon of mov...

    "Well, she knew one thing for sure: one of The Postman's psychos was about to shed her blood. Who would it be? Would she end up as the main ingredient in one of Hannah Ball's cannibalistic casseroles? Or starting in a Cecil B. DeViolent splatterporn re-creation of Gone with the Wind...

  • Jessica *The Lovely Books*
    Jul 17, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Mar 21, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

  • Jenn
    Oct 26, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

    #murdertrending was a bit good. I expected more from the novel and I didn't get it. ...

    Death Row Breakfast Club. Beautifully accurate tagline. This book reminded me of the cheesy horror movies of the 80's that I adore! It was campy, relatable, slightly dramatic, and a bit ridiculous....this made for a winning combination in my mind! I thought it was cool how she cr...

    3.5 Stars - This book started out as a really fun, campy, enjoyable read. The concept was violent and over the top in a comedic B-movie teen slasher meets the Purge kind of way. The painiacs were creative with their unique killing personas, and I liked the gang of misfits walking aroun...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Elizabeth Smith #MurderTrending is set in the very near future where reality television has been taken to a whole new level. The Postman is an anonymous television mogul who developed the idea for Alcatraz 2.0, an island in the San Fra...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! One of my cinematic weaknesses is Arnold Schwarzenegger movies from the 1980s. The best way to give me a great day is a glass of champagne and a marathon of mov...

    "Well, she knew one thing for sure: one of The Postman's psychos was about to shed her blood. Who would it be? Would she end up as the main ingredient in one of Hannah Ball's cannibalistic casseroles? Or starting in a Cecil B. DeViolent splatterporn re-creation of Gone with the Wind...

    3.5 Stars So this was a super quick read and it was fun. I love whodunit's because half the fun is figuring out who the killer is or what is actually going on and I felt that McNeil captured that well. So the premise, a reality star has become president (I know, right?) and now ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Aug 02, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

  • Helen Power
    Jun 24, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

  • MissBecka
    Sep 15, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

    #murdertrending was a bit good. I expected more from the novel and I didn't get it. ...

    Death Row Breakfast Club. Beautifully accurate tagline. This book reminded me of the cheesy horror movies of the 80's that I adore! It was campy, relatable, slightly dramatic, and a bit ridiculous....this made for a winning combination in my mind! I thought it was cool how she cr...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Jul 20, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

  • Stacee
    Aug 03, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    Sep 05, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

  • Nicole (FearYourEx)
    Jun 19, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

    #murdertrending was a bit good. I expected more from the novel and I didn't get it. ...

    Death Row Breakfast Club. Beautifully accurate tagline. This book reminded me of the cheesy horror movies of the 80's that I adore! It was campy, relatable, slightly dramatic, and a bit ridiculous....this made for a winning combination in my mind! I thought it was cool how she cr...

    3.5 Stars - This book started out as a really fun, campy, enjoyable read. The concept was violent and over the top in a comedic B-movie teen slasher meets the Purge kind of way. The painiacs were creative with their unique killing personas, and I liked the gang of misfits walking aroun...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Elizabeth Smith #MurderTrending is set in the very near future where reality television has been taken to a whole new level. The Postman is an anonymous television mogul who developed the idea for Alcatraz 2.0, an island in the San Fra...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! One of my cinematic weaknesses is Arnold Schwarzenegger movies from the 1980s. The best way to give me a great day is a glass of champagne and a marathon of mov...

    "Well, she knew one thing for sure: one of The Postman's psychos was about to shed her blood. Who would it be? Would she end up as the main ingredient in one of Hannah Ball's cannibalistic casseroles? Or starting in a Cecil B. DeViolent splatterporn re-creation of Gone with the Wind...

    3.5 Stars So this was a super quick read and it was fun. I love whodunit's because half the fun is figuring out who the killer is or what is actually going on and I felt that McNeil captured that well. So the premise, a reality star has become president (I know, right?) and now ...

    The book was just as and even better than I thought it would be. Just like the summary reads, Dee has been framed for murder, landing her a spot at Alcatraz 2.0. And that's all the background you need, otherwise you might as well skip the first 30 pages. The introduction re...

    I received an e-galley from the publisher via Netgalley. The views expressed in my review are my own. #MurderTrending is absolutely full of potential. The concept is absolutely amazing. Everything just needs a bit of fine tuning. The logistics of Alcatraz 2.0 were a bit unbelievable...

  • Mandy
    Jun 13, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

    #murdertrending was a bit good. I expected more from the novel and I didn't get it. ...

    Death Row Breakfast Club. Beautifully accurate tagline. This book reminded me of the cheesy horror movies of the 80's that I adore! It was campy, relatable, slightly dramatic, and a bit ridiculous....this made for a winning combination in my mind! I thought it was cool how she cr...

    3.5 Stars - This book started out as a really fun, campy, enjoyable read. The concept was violent and over the top in a comedic B-movie teen slasher meets the Purge kind of way. The painiacs were creative with their unique killing personas, and I liked the gang of misfits walking aroun...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Elizabeth Smith #MurderTrending is set in the very near future where reality television has been taken to a whole new level. The Postman is an anonymous television mogul who developed the idea for Alcatraz 2.0, an island in the San Fra...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! One of my cinematic weaknesses is Arnold Schwarzenegger movies from the 1980s. The best way to give me a great day is a glass of champagne and a marathon of mov...

    "Well, she knew one thing for sure: one of The Postman's psychos was about to shed her blood. Who would it be? Would she end up as the main ingredient in one of Hannah Ball's cannibalistic casseroles? Or starting in a Cecil B. DeViolent splatterporn re-creation of Gone with the Wind...

    3.5 Stars So this was a super quick read and it was fun. I love whodunit's because half the fun is figuring out who the killer is or what is actually going on and I felt that McNeil captured that well. So the premise, a reality star has become president (I know, right?) and now ...

    The book was just as and even better than I thought it would be. Just like the summary reads, Dee has been framed for murder, landing her a spot at Alcatraz 2.0. And that's all the background you need, otherwise you might as well skip the first 30 pages. The introduction re...

    I received an e-galley from the publisher via Netgalley. The views expressed in my review are my own. #MurderTrending is absolutely full of potential. The concept is absolutely amazing. Everything just needs a bit of fine tuning. The logistics of Alcatraz 2.0 were a bit unbelievable...

    **Thanks so much to the publisher for sending me an e-ARC via Netgalley! It did not change my opinion of the book at all!** WARNING: THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF GORE IN THIS NOVEL. Like, it's actually YA horror and not the fake kind?? So, it brings the gore and the gory descriptions. Th...

  • Adah Udechukwu
    Aug 26, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

    #murdertrending was a bit good. I expected more from the novel and I didn't get it. ...

  • Kelly Brigid
    Aug 18, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

  • Jilly
    Sep 09, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Oct 13, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

  • Laura
    Sep 15, 2017

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

  • andrea caro
    Aug 29, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

  • Kaila
    Sep 04, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

  • Diabolica
    Aug 24, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

    #murdertrending was a bit good. I expected more from the novel and I didn't get it. ...

    Death Row Breakfast Club. Beautifully accurate tagline. This book reminded me of the cheesy horror movies of the 80's that I adore! It was campy, relatable, slightly dramatic, and a bit ridiculous....this made for a winning combination in my mind! I thought it was cool how she cr...

    3.5 Stars - This book started out as a really fun, campy, enjoyable read. The concept was violent and over the top in a comedic B-movie teen slasher meets the Purge kind of way. The painiacs were creative with their unique killing personas, and I liked the gang of misfits walking aroun...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Elizabeth Smith #MurderTrending is set in the very near future where reality television has been taken to a whole new level. The Postman is an anonymous television mogul who developed the idea for Alcatraz 2.0, an island in the San Fra...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! One of my cinematic weaknesses is Arnold Schwarzenegger movies from the 1980s. The best way to give me a great day is a glass of champagne and a marathon of mov...

    "Well, she knew one thing for sure: one of The Postman's psychos was about to shed her blood. Who would it be? Would she end up as the main ingredient in one of Hannah Ball's cannibalistic casseroles? Or starting in a Cecil B. DeViolent splatterporn re-creation of Gone with the Wind...

    3.5 Stars So this was a super quick read and it was fun. I love whodunit's because half the fun is figuring out who the killer is or what is actually going on and I felt that McNeil captured that well. So the premise, a reality star has become president (I know, right?) and now ...

    The book was just as and even better than I thought it would be. Just like the summary reads, Dee has been framed for murder, landing her a spot at Alcatraz 2.0. And that's all the background you need, otherwise you might as well skip the first 30 pages. The introduction re...

  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    Oct 07, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jul 24, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

  • The Library Ladies
    Aug 14, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

    #murdertrending was a bit good. I expected more from the novel and I didn't get it. ...

    Death Row Breakfast Club. Beautifully accurate tagline. This book reminded me of the cheesy horror movies of the 80's that I adore! It was campy, relatable, slightly dramatic, and a bit ridiculous....this made for a winning combination in my mind! I thought it was cool how she cr...

    3.5 Stars - This book started out as a really fun, campy, enjoyable read. The concept was violent and over the top in a comedic B-movie teen slasher meets the Purge kind of way. The painiacs were creative with their unique killing personas, and I liked the gang of misfits walking aroun...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Elizabeth Smith #MurderTrending is set in the very near future where reality television has been taken to a whole new level. The Postman is an anonymous television mogul who developed the idea for Alcatraz 2.0, an island in the San Fra...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! One of my cinematic weaknesses is Arnold Schwarzenegger movies from the 1980s. The best way to give me a great day is a glass of champagne and a marathon of mov...

  • Dennis
    Apr 26, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

  • The Nerd Daily
    Aug 30, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

    ?I have diplomatic immunity?? ? ?BAM!? Ethan pretended to fire the gun. ?It?s just been revoked ? I?ve been waiting months for someone to try and kill you so I could use that line.? I can?t quite comprehend what I read. I like the general premise of this book...

    1.5/5 stars I never rate books one star. I feel like I?m really easy to please with books, but I really couldn?t help but hate this one to my very core. In the simplest of terms, this book makes me really mad. I?m not even sure I want to write a full review about it yet becaus...

    #murdertrending was a bit good. I expected more from the novel and I didn't get it. ...

    Death Row Breakfast Club. Beautifully accurate tagline. This book reminded me of the cheesy horror movies of the 80's that I adore! It was campy, relatable, slightly dramatic, and a bit ridiculous....this made for a winning combination in my mind! I thought it was cool how she cr...

    3.5 Stars - This book started out as a really fun, campy, enjoyable read. The concept was violent and over the top in a comedic B-movie teen slasher meets the Purge kind of way. The painiacs were creative with their unique killing personas, and I liked the gang of misfits walking aroun...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Elizabeth Smith #MurderTrending is set in the very near future where reality television has been taken to a whole new level. The Postman is an anonymous television mogul who developed the idea for Alcatraz 2.0, an island in the San Fra...

  • Bookteafull (Danny)
    Aug 05, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

    HOLY HELL! This was f?n amazing. The Hunger Games meets The Purge meets The Breakfast Club. Yesssss! I honestly didn?t know what to expect when I first picked up this book. (Thank you Cassie for sending me the galley!) the book hooked me from the very first page. In the very ne...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars How to summarize this book in one sentence: The Purge meets Deadman Wonderland meets Saw meets the The Breakfast Club. Despite reading and watching similar storylines in various forms on media (i.e. Btooom, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and ...

  • may ☆彡
    Aug 07, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...

    Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read. Set in a very much realistic time ...

    I want to start this review by saying this: this book is probably not, realistically, a five-star read. But honestly? I had the best time reading it and anything critical I could say about it, for me, gets completely overshadowed by how much fun I had during this reading experience. ...

    Wow. It?s not so much that I?m confused, it?s just a lot to take in. Okay, so here we go. #murdertrending is an amazing book. I absolutely loved it!! So many plot twists that I never realized were coming (and I?m normally really good at figuring out the mystery before the ...

  • Sh3llraiser (grumpybookgrrrl)
    Sep 03, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the brooding witch)
    Aug 14, 2018

    ?3.5 Stars for #murdertrending? This was a fast paced, fun read that definitely kept me turning the pages. It has a certain edge of your seat factor to it as you ultimately never know when someone will be killed. In a nutshell the plot centers around Alcatraz 2.0. America ...

    This book was super strange. I don't know if was meant to be a thriller, but I can tell you that I never felt any creepiness or suspense at all. And yet, there were super graphic grisly murders throughout the book. It reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo, but with bloody murders. ...

    I'm between a 3-3.5 star rating here. We've seen oodles of YA novels published with themes of youth battling each other to the death, which is why I'm amazed at how unique and engaging Gretchen McNeil was able to make #MurderTrending feel. In a sea of similarly plotted novels, does...

    Blog / Twitter You know what? This was fun! Empty your brain, don't expect some super literary journey, view it like this: And you'll be all good. The premise is this: America elected a President that used to be a reality TV star (hold up, no, this isn't nonfiction, pe...

    1 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/12/... I hate giving out 1-stars, and if you?ve followed me for a while, you may have already noticed you don?t see that rating here very often. That?s because even if I didn?t like a book overall, there?s...

    Bad enough she?d lost her sister, then been wrongly convicted of the murder; now she was going to be humiliated, forced to prance around the island in these stupid clothes while millions of people gawked and laughed and placed bets on how many days she?d survive until her blood wa...

    3.5 stars In a world where The Purge and The Hunger Games collide? #MURDERTRENDING shows us a society crippled by reality television and instant social media validation. Seriously folks, this book is a lot of fun and all too real for me. Dee Guerrera is wrongfully convicted for...

    Set in the near future, eighteen year old Dee has been convicted of murdering her stepsister, and is sentenced to a new type of prison, known as Alcatraz 2.0, run by a mysterious figure known as The Postman. Located on an island, Alcatraz 2.0 is always under surveillance, and the publi...

    Oh man, I loved this book, but I knew I would. Gretchen?s words are always a favorite and she writes murdery goodness like no one else. I loved Dee. She?s smart and somehow levelheaded and much more of a bad ass than I would have been. The Death Row Breakfast Club is just as aw...

    This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns in the plot that I was riveted the whole way through. I'm obsessed with things prison-related, San Francisco-related, and twisted reality TV show concepts, so this book was just my cup of tea! I couldn't put it down (both b...

    This was so much more fun than I thought it would be. This is my introduction to Gretchen's writing and I'm very happy. I have several more of her books, so I'll be checking those out sooner than later I hope. Another perfect October read, this is by no means scary but it's violent, ha...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera comes to in a warehouse, she realizes she?s about to be the next victim of The Postman app, which allows citizens to stream the executions of convicts from Alcatraz 2.0, a suburb...

    "It was dangerous to appeal to the most vulgar instincts of humanity, to normalize something as horrific as state-sponsored serial killers. But that's what you got when a former reality star was elected president." Rating: 3/5 stars SYNOPSIS: A wrongly accused teenage girl founds...