Bookish Beginnings on Friday| The Society For Soulless Girls – Laura Steven

I’ve loved promoting books I’m excited about and have received e-arcs of. One I recently got was The Society For Soulless Girls by Laura Steven. This author wrote one of my favorite books, The Exact Opposite of Okay, and I’m excited about this YA thriller with a supernatural twist.

This meme was created by Rose City Reader. The idea is to post the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading. After that you talk about your initial thoughts about the sentence, book or anything to do with that.

A dark and funny YA thriller with a supernatural twist. From the winner of the Comedy Women in Print Prize

Ten years ago, four students lost their lives in the infamous North Tower murders at the elite Carvell College of Arts, forcing Carvell to close its doors.

Now Carvell is reopening, and fearless student Lottie is determined to find out what really happened. But when her roommate, Alice, stumbles upon a sinister soul-splitting ritual hidden in Carvell’s haunted library, the North Tower claims another victim.

Can Lottie uncover the truth before the North Tower strikes again? Can Alice reverse the ritual before her monstrous alter ego consumes her? And can they stop flirting for literally fifteen seconds in order to do this?

Exploring possession and ambition, lust and bloodlust, femininity and violence, The Society of Soulless Girls is perfect for fans of Ace of Spaces, The Secret History and The Inheritance Games.


“Every kid has a moment in their childhood when they realise
just how terrifying the world can be. A moment when they
realise there are far scarier things out there than Big Foot and
boogeymen and monsters hiding under beds. For my parents’
generation, it was the Cold War. For my younger cousins, it
was the Lockerbie bombing. For my friend Shannon, it was the
unconscionable existence of Mr Blobby.
For me, it was when a girl from my hometown died in the
North Tower murders.”


So this is a little more than one sentence, but I felt that this whole paragraph was a good beginning to show. I have to say just after this I’m very intrigued. The author has a point that we all have our moments when we realize the world is a scary place. If only none of us had to have that.

While reading The Society For Soulless Girls I’m expecting lots of unexpected twists and turns. An amazing setting, strong characters, and some supernatural excitement. I have a feeling once I start reading this book I won’t be able to stop!


What do you think of this beginning of The Society For Soulless Girls? Is this a book for you? Let me know in the comments what you think. I’d love to hear from you!

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