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Blog Tour: Review + Quotes: The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring + Giveaway

Ever since BookExpo, and probably before that too, I’ve been looking forward to The Tenth Girl. I’m not normally one for ghost stories, as I’m the biggest scaredy cat, but Faring takes us on a mysterious journey that will hook any reader.


At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi—a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the military regime that took her mother—it offers an escape to a new life as a young teacher to Argentina’s elite girls.

Mavi tries to embrace the strangeness of the imposing house—despite warnings not to roam at night, threats from an enigmatic young man, and rumors of mysterious Others. But one of Mavi’s ten students is missing, and when students and teachers alike begin to behave as if possessed, the forces haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be ignored.

One of these spirits holds a secret that could unravel Mavi’s existence. In order to survive she must solve a cosmic mystery—and then fight for her life.


I’ll tell you a secret: I’ve printed Lili’s gorgeous artwork and framed it in my office. While writing The Tenth Girl, I often thought about how I’d like a version that included sketches of some of the otherworldly sights described in its pages. In a dream world, I would commission Lili to draw these…
About this quote: I could speculate about the nature of souls until the day I die (and probably will).

(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

TW: self-harm, pedophilia

I’ve also got a special treat, which is Sara’s reactions to the favorite quotes I picked from! You can find them as captions for each quote!

The Tenth Girl is deeply atmospheric and descriptive. It’s like watching a banner unfurl before your eyes as you take in the detail. The setting comes alive and with this mysterious psychological thriller it will haunt you. The strength of this book lies in its ability to transport, thrill, and captivate. I barely took any notes besides exclamations and shock because I was so immersed in the story and the twists and turns. The Tenth Girl is a story of different time periods, ghosts that span decades, tragedy, and conspiracy.

I used to believe “light is everything” was interior design propaganda, but I woke up one morning a few years ago in an old bedroom of mine at my parents’ house, and the morning light streamed in through the curtains in such a way that reminded me of one of the most joyful micro-moments of my life (waking up on my tenth birthday). That year, my birthday hovered in between the death of a loved one and a major national disaster, and I remember enjoying the quality and shade of that light and being so grateful for my life that morning. Light can change a mood instantly–and subtly. Is light one of the closest things to magic in our day-to-day? In TTG, the interplay between light and darkness is… yes, everything.

At times The Tenth Girl is delightful, unsettling, and I would seriously reconsider reading this before bedtime. Not only does it have the capacity to have you hearing echoes and imagining lurking eyes, but it will absorb you until you emerge bleary eyed hours later. There’s so much I want to discuss, but part of the thrill is experiencing the story first hand. Faring weaves us into The Tenth Girl with this dual perspective story. Mysteries, secrets, and whispers will grip you.

This image is loosely based on a recurring nightmare I’ve had since I was a child.. I’m pitched into darkness, and giant, gnashing teeth slowly close in on me from all angles. Who knows where this came from (…a dentist’s chair?), but I enjoy sneaking in little bits of my human experience into my books.

The Tenth Girl asks questions of cost and sacrifice, existence and penalty. As you turn the pages, you will only become further enchanted, almost like hearing a haunting lullaby from a dark forest. Faring’s masterful plot manipulation, suspense, and talent for surpassing expectations will make The Tenth Girl a perfect read for those who are craving deeply rich setting, mystery stories, and books that consistently shock you to your core.

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Pure Angel. 


Prize: Win a copy of THE TENTH GIRL by Sara Faring (US Only)

Starts: 18th September 2019

Ends: 2nd October 2019

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About the Author

Born in Los Angeles, Sara Faring is a multi-lingual Argentine-American fascinated by literary puzzles. After working in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, she worked at Penguin Random House. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in International Studies and from the Wharton School in Business. She currently resides in New York City.
Her first novel, The Tenth Girl, will be released by Macmillan/Imprint on September 24, 2019. Sara is represented by Sarah Bedingfield at Levine Greenberg Rostan Agency. 

Blog Tour Schedule

September 18th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

September 19th

Book Rambler – Review + Favourite Quotes Story-eyed Reviews – Review + Conversation with Sara The Reading Corner for All – Review + Favourite Quotes and author’s spin on them Malanie Loves Fiction – Review Hauntedbybooks – Review + Favourite Quotes

September 20th

The Reading Chemist – Review Boston Book Reader – Review Book-Keeping – Review Utopia State of Mind – Review + Favourite Quotes and author’s spin on them Musings From An Addicted Reader – Review
The Bibliophile Chronicles – Review

September 21st

Novel Lives – Skype Interview My Fangirl Chronicles – Review + Favourite Quotes and author’s spin on them Confessions of a YA Reader – Review The Reading Life – Review + Skype Interview It Starts at Midnight – Review

September 22nd

Jennifer Mitchell, Bibliolater – Review The Clever Reader – Review YA/NA Book Divas – Review everywhere and nowhere – Review Shalini’s Books & Reviews – Review

September 23rd

the Book Dutchesses – Review Never Too Many To Read – Review + Favourite Quotes and author’s spin on them Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes Novelishly – Review + Favourite Quotes Alys in Bookland – Review + Favourite Quotes

September 24th

A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes Here’s to Happy Endings – Review Book Beach Bunny – Review Devouring Books – Review + Face to Face Interview with Sara Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe – Review + Favourite Quotes and author’s spin on them


What is your favorite book where the ending left your mouth hanging open?

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2 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Review + Quotes: The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring + Giveaway

  1. The book sounds like it is quite the thriller and I am definitely adding it to my TBR. YA fantasy is my favorite genre wit mystery/thrillers second in line. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing the atmospheric details for this book. Best wishes on the new release.

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