Wilder Girls by Rory Power: Book Review


“Some days it’s fine. Others it nearly breaks me. The emptiness of the horizon, and the hunger in my body, and how will we ever survive this if we can’t survive each other?” 
― Rory Power, Wilder Girls


wilder girls by rory power


The most anticipated book of the month, it’s here, finally. I have read it and I am ready to break it down for you guys. 


It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First, the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.



If the synopsis isn’t enough to freak you out, don’t worry I got you covered. This was an incredibly well-written debut novel which successfully kept me on the edge of my seat. People have been comparing this to the Lord of Flies. This book has a horror element to it, fear of the unknown. I was right about this, it did not disappoint. 

Raxter School for Girls has been under quarantine after the breakout of a virus, named as the Tox. It’s manipulating and affecting the island and the creatures living on it, making them savage. The girls have to fight to survive as the Tox claims them all slowly. 

Byatt goes missing and Hetty is determined to find her. And on her quest to find Byatt, Hetty reveals some very dark secrets of the island. 

Why I love this book

Wilder Girls is that one YA book you should have on your TBR for the month. I enjoyed it thoroughly. This comes off a science-fiction with a dash of creepy and LGBTQ. As a result, this book was pretty impressive and I love how the story plays out. 

I have to say this book has a very pretty cover. It would easily be one of my TOP 10 gorgeous book covers. 

Above all, this book needs to have a second part. The way this one ended has me hungry for more. The hype for this book is real and because of that, we have a tiny bit of hope that a second one will be down the line. I am down for more books from Rory Power. For more reviews check out my review section. See you next time. Until then, HAPPY READING!


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