The Rules by Nancy HolderThe Rules by Nancy Holder

The Rules

byNancy Holder, DEBBIE VIGUIE

Paperback | June 28, 2016

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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 


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 and follow @nancyholder on Twitter.   DE...
Title:The RulesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.18 × 5.43 × 0.73 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385741014

ISBN - 13:9780385741019


Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing the suspense is very exciting
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Typical Horror I almost gave up reading the book in the beginning because the plot was unclear and too many character point of views changing. If this book were a movie, it would be your typical slasher horror movie with no plot or development, just meaningless killing throughout. Wasn't overly bad towards the end but needed less points of view and more focusing on fewer characters and developing them so when they did die, it would be less expected and more devastating.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh So you this book was good, it wasn't terrible, or great. It was a fun and easy read, it was entertaining and it kept me on my toes the whole time. The problem I had with this book though, was that in the beginning the book has like 15 different characters and there were switching perspectives. I just couldn't keep up with so many new characters. I also didn't like the fact that while these murders were happening, the main character is kissing and hugging this guy. I mean come on! There are more pressing matters to deal with! I get it you think you're about to die but still. I also knew who the bad guy was the whole time and felt like it was pretty obvious, which ruined the ending for me. I also felt like there were so many characters and perspectives that didn't leave for much development. Some characters changed, but they weren't developed well. But overall the book was alright and if you think it seems interesting give it a try, because one of my close friends absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2016-12-30