Friday, March 9, 2018

Review: What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott

What Waits in the WoodsTitle: What Waits in the Woods
Author: Kieran Scott
Publisher: Point
Publishing Date: March 31st, 2015
Pages: 288
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Series: Standalone
Source: Book

It's a beautiful, sunny day. Callie Velasquez holds hands with her boyfriend Jeremy as they follow Callie's new BFFs Penelope and Lissa up the trail. The four friends are embarking on a camping trip -- a trip that immediately goes awry. They lose their way on the trail, and encounter a charismatic stranger with questionable motives. And when Callie stumbles upon a dead body, it becomes clear that the danger that lies in the woods is deadlier than she could have ever imagined. Tensions mount and friendships are tested as these teenagers try to survive the most sinister of circumstances.

What made me pick this book up: 

I took photos of it for a challenge during the 24 hour readathon, years ago. And since then I wanted to read it.

What did I like about the cover: 

It looks ominous and creepy.

What made me read this book:

Well... I was in Jenn's room, hijacking books as usual, and I saw it and because I had seen it years back I decided it was time to read it.

What did I like the most: 

So I liked this book because it was pretty creepy and had you guessing the entire time, as to what was happening. The "twist" was my favorite part, though I think in the back of my mind I kind of saw it coming. Either way, it made sense and it was a perfect ending I think. I also really loved Jeremy, he was sweet and caring. 

What didn't I like: 

The main character annoyed me a bit, but I think almost every character does at times. Lissa really annoyed me. She was bitchy and a know it all and just plain annoying. I could not be friends with someone like her. 

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?

I've read a few Kieran Scott books and she has a book called What Waits in the Water, and I definitely want to read that one.

I enjoyed it. Took me a bit to get into it, but once I did, it was great. I don't know why I keep reading/watching creepy camping stuff, I love camping.

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Kieran Scott is an author of young adult fiction including the upcoming TRUE LOVE TRILOGY (May 2014) and the HE'S SO/SHE'S SO TRILOGY, which includes SHE'S SO DEAD TO US, HE'S SO NOT WORTH IT and THIS IS SO NOT HAPPENING. Her other books include the Non-Blonde Cheelerader trilogy, Geek Magnet and Jingle Boy. She also writes Alloy Entertainment books under the pseudonym Kate Brian, including the SHADOWLANDS trilogy and the PRIVATE and PRIVILEGE series, MEGAN MEADE'S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS and THE PRINCESS AND THE PAUPER, among others. She grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey, attended Rutgers University, and now lives in River Vale, New Jersey with her husband and two sons.


  1. There’s is something intriguing about that cover, isn’t there. Good to know it’s a fun book.

  2. It is a great cover and I enjoy stories like this one. I too wonder why I read them as I love to go camping. LOL


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