High School Queens (BK1)
By Zachary Ryan
Danielle, Andrew, Delilah, Aman, and Jasmine all are now faced with a mysterious villain whose one goal is to ruin each of their lives. They must protect their secrets at all cost, or they'll be the next victim on Marked Day. They know what’s at stake, and they’ll stop at nothing to continue being: the rich spoiled girl, the normal teenager, the girl who isn’t banging the principal, the straight vlogger, and the girl who isn’t her dad’s punching bag. What happens when The Marked Queen changes up the game just in time for prom? Will each of our favorite puppets survive? Or are they willing to backstab each other just to keep up their personas? The only thing lost at this prom wasn’t going to be their virginity.
Sex, Lies, and High School Queens explores the major theme of self-acceptance. Can they learn to accept all their flaws or pray victim to The Marked Queen? Each chapter continues to fill your sweet tooth until the climactic moment at the prom where you get to have that final bite of the bitch cake you’ve been dying to consume.
The Marked Queen is out to even the playing field and expose all the dirty little secrets of Johnson Prep's "upper crust." Not even the Queen of the school is safe. Despite these characters appearing as shallow and uncaring, the author peels back their layers and shows the reader that despite appearing as rich, stuck up, and above it all; the Queens aren't really any different than their subjects. To say more would spoil the journey, but in the end, I felt sorry for them.
This story is told from multiple POVs. There is even a narrator type person who sees all and comments at the end of each chapter. At first I found that POV annoying because it sort of stuck out from the flow of the story but once I got into the book, it blended in. (This will make sense when you read the book.) I've never read a book that included that.
The big reveal moment in the story is at prom. Honestly, I felt like it was a bit anticlimactic. Considering the story up until this point I expected more fanfare from the Marked Queen and shock
from the student body.
High School Queens is a fast paced, page turner and I am looking forward to what The Revenged Queen has in store for The Marked Queen.
MEET THE AUTHOR
After a disastrous sexual encounter, Ryan stumbled on a group of true friends, or “soul cluster,” that he connected with. Through his writing, he hopes to help other broken souls out there find comfort amid the chaos.
STALK ZACH ON FACEBOOK.