I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin #bookreview #YA #thriller #paranormal

Title: I Am Margaret Moore

Author: Hannah Capin

Publisher:  Wednesday Books

Publication Date: March 15, 2022

Page Count:  320

My rating: 2 stars

About the book:

Lyrical and haunting, Hannah Capin’s I Am Margaret Moore is a paranormal thriller that tests the hold of sisterhood and truth.

I am a girl. I am a monster, too.

Each summer the girls of Deck Five come back to Marshall Naval School. They sail on jewel-blue waters; they march on green drill-fields; they earn sunburns and honors. They push until they break apart and heal again, stronger.

Each summer Margaret and Rose and Flor and Nisreen come back to the place where they are girls, safe away from the world: sisters bound by something more than blood.

But this summer everything has changed. Girls are missing and a boy is dead. It’s because of Margaret Moore, the boys say. It’s because of what happened that night in the storm.

Margaret’s friends vanish one by one, swallowed up into the lies she has told about what happened between her and a boy with the world at his feet. Can she unravel the secrets of this summer and last, or will she be pulled under by the place she once called home?

I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin is a young adult paranormal thriller written in an almost prose style. Along with the different writing style this one also jumps around between timelines in the story in a unique fashion. The story is based at Marshall Naval School and involves four girls, Margaret, Rose, Flor, and Nisreen. Something happened one summer the girls came together and things have never been the same since.

I’ve read Hannah Capin before so the writing style wasn’t a surprise but while I wasn’t a huge fan of the style I didn’t mind it in the past. However, this time around I didn’t feel the book flowed well at all and a lot of the time I felt it got repetitive. What really bothered me though after wading through was I could probably tell the entire story in a couple of sentences so I felt like this was one long teen angst ramble that went nowhere surprising.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

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About the author:

Hannah Capin wrote her first “novel” when she was 11. It starred a girl detective and a brilliant villain seeking revenge on her enemies in the FBI. Thousands of pages later, she’s still writing about smart girls and vengeance. She is the author of THE DEAD QUEENS CLUB and FOUL IS FAIR (February 2020).

When she isn’t working on her next manuscript, you can find her sailing, singing, or scheming with her friends. She holds degrees from Columbia University and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and she lives in Tidewater Virginia.

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3 Comments on “I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin #bookreview #YA #thriller #paranormal

      • I try to, too. I really wanted to abandon this by 10%, but pushed on. Then the murder happened, but it quickly became apparent who had murdered him, and then it got really weird again. I persevered until just short of 50% then chucked it in. I just didn’t care. 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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