⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 4 stars
Spooky arrives at a wilderness boot camp for troubled teens with two suitcases and an ultimatum: either she keeps her head down over the summer or she won’t be allowed home at the end of it. All she wants to do is survive the pyros, bullies, and power-tripping counselors, get through senior year, and start her life somewhere new. She’ll do just about anything to protect that future.
But when an encounter with another camper goes awry and ends with Spooky hiding in the woods, something else finds her. Something ancient and powerful has sent out feelers, hoping to catch a human alone. For its purposes, one human is as good as any other. Even a delinquent teen will do.
If Spooky wants to survive to see any kind of future, she will have to figure out how to gain leverage over a god. And as if the one wasn’t bad enough, a pantheon of dark entities are lining up between her and the life she’s always wanted...
MY THOUGHTS-SPOILER FREE
**I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.**
If you’re looking for a YA portal fantasy, look no further! This was a great story of self discovery. Spooky wants nothing more than to get through this camp with her head down and go back home where she can live out her future. Of course nothing is ever simple in life, and she finds herself on a quest to seek out gods to help save the world. .
Strange Gods is set to be released on July 20th. You can pre-order here
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