It’s Saw meets I Know What You Did Last Summer in this dark thriller by the New York Times bestselling authors of the Wicked series.
Narrated by alternating members of an unreliable group of teens, this riveting thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats. No one is safe, and everyone is a suspect.
Callabrese High’s exclusive parties are famous for booze, sex, and most especially, their scavenger hunts. But when the latest invitees RSVP yes, they have no idea what they’re in for. Because this time the high school elite aren’t the ones doing the hunting. They’re the ones being hunted.
“The Rules follows all the rules of a truly creepy teen thriller: start out fast, keep the tension high, and kill great characters. Loved it!” —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable
“The Rules is a must-read for fans of thrillers with truly frightening twists.”—SLJ
“Fans of the genre will be horrified, just the way they like it.” —Booklist
“Holder and Viguié keep the action churning along as they bounce from teen to teen for different perspectives on the action, sometimes recording a murder with appropriate gore, sometimes an escape.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Turn on the fog machine and the theremin, and you have yourself a teen slasher movie replete with twists, deceits, romance, pyrotechnics, and a cute little dog."--The Bulletin
About the Author
NANCY HOLDER has published more than 78 books and more than 200 short stories. She has received four Bram Stoker Awards for her supernatural fiction and is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Wicked series. She lives in San Diego with her daughter. You can visit her at NancyHolder.com and follow @nancyholder on Twitter.
DEBBIE VIGUIÉ is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Wicked series and several other books, including the Once Upon a Time novels Violet Eyes and Midnight Pearls. She lives in Florida with her husband. You can visit her at DebbieViguie.com and follow @DebbieViguie on Twitter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You would never expect any of it to happen the way it does in the book.. crazy!
When I first saw THE RULES mentioned as a teen thriller, I almost didn’t read it. Boy, would that have been a huge mistake. Turns out THE RULES is one of the best psychological thrillers I’ve ever read. Doesn’t matter it’s listed in the YA genre, it’s a fascinating read for all ages. It will keep you glued to your seat from beginning to end and even then it’ll leave you gasping. The tension begins fast, holds you spellbound and throws you for a loop or two as the adrenaline rush accelerates. The alternating narratives will keep you in suspense as the good guys begin to look bad and the bad guys seem innocent. When junior Robin Brisset has the opportunity to attend one of Callabrese High’s most exclusive parties, she knows it will be a memorable night. What she doesn’t realize is that the stakes will turn deadly during the party’s traditional scavenger hunt. Bending and breaking rules will become necessary for the partygoers to survive, that is if they can determine who to trust as they look for clues and a way out. Authors Nancy Holder and Debbie Virguié have created unique characters that will defy your expectations. The dialogue moves from teen to teen in a fast pace, action-fueled transition. Each unexpected twist will shine new light on the characters and their motives. This dark thriller is a must-read for those who enjoy spine-tingling tales with mysterious settings and captivating characters. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.