Title: The 100 Society
Author: Carla Spradbery
Source: ARC from Netgalley
Buy it: Here
Grace and a group of friends from her art class are on a mission - they want to join the prestigious 100 Society, and join the ranks of people who have tagged 100 locations around their city with a letter. Achieving it is almost an unspoken free pass into art college, but as they get closer to 100, things start to get very dangerous... Some one is watching them.
I really enjoyed The 100 Society. It's a quick, fast paced thriller with some shocking moments and a greatly climatic end. The similarities drawn to "I Know What You Did Last Summer meets Point Horror" are very accurate!
I loved the unusual themes of the story - graffiti and boarding schools. They're not two things you would necessarily naturally group together, but I felt they blended really well, thanks to some rebellious characters in the friendship group at the centre of the story. Without Trick anchoring everything that was going on, I don't think the match would have been so well made!
That said, I do think the characters themselves lacked a bit of depth. There were things hinted at that weren't really explored (Grace's relationship with her dad and brother, how Trick got his scholarship...) and I think going further into the characters pasts would have helped make the events of novel even more affecting - especially where Faith and Chelsea were concerned.
I think The 100 Society would be a great book to read on a journey - you could easily finish it in one sitting, and it keeps you entertained the whole way through!
The 100 Society was a quick and exciting read with very dark parts. I really enjoyed the fast pace and am always a fan of British boarding school novels! I did feel, though, that The 100 Society lacked a bit of depth that could have made it a complete winner.