The Lilies

Prepare to be captivated by this thrilling journey through time, secrets, and the supernatural!

Raegan’s Book Review of The Lilies

At Archwell Academy, an elite all-girls school, four seniors find themselves entangled in a bewildering time loop, forced to relive their most harrowing memories. As the school remains under lockdown, the girls uncover sinister secrets about the prestigious Lilies Society, a clandestine group with a dark history of disappearances.

The Lilies takes us on a suspenseful journey punctuated by fear, revelation, and emotional depth. Each girl’s secret adds a unique layer to their shared struggle, making their quest to uncover the truth both thrilling and heart-wrenching. With its fast-paced narrative and multiple unreliable narrators, this book is impossible to put down.

I was particularly captivated by the blend of suspenseful plot and rich character development. The vivid portrayal of each girl’s inner world and the relentless twists kept me on the edge of my seat. The supernatural elements add an intriguing dimension to the mystery, making it a perfect read for those who enjoy a mix of psychological and paranormal thrills.

“Death grins up at me. Mocking. For a moment, I’m so angry to see it I think about sliding it back into the beaten-up tarot deck. But I know that won’t change anything. Have you ever had a card that just won’t leave you alone?”

The Lilies

Discussion Questions

✩ How does the setting of Archwell Academy contribute to the overall mood and atmosphere of the story?

✩ Discuss the dynamic between the four girls. How do their relationships evolve throughout the book?

✩ The story includes elements of mystery, suspense, and the supernatural. How do these themes intersect, and what do they reveal about the characters?

✩ How does the book challenge traditional tropes in the thriller genre?

✩ What role does the Lilies Society play in the narrative, and how do the characters’ perceptions of it change over time?

✩ How do the events in the book shape the characters’ perception of themselves and their relationships with one another?

✩ The book is described as a “captivating and suspenseful read.” Which scenes or moments stood out to you as particularly enthralling?

✩ How does the book explore the idea of moral ambiguity, especially regarding the characters’ choices?

✩ How does the relationship between the girls reflect or challenge societal expectations of friendship and loyalty?

✩ What aspects of the story surprised you the most, and why? How did they challenge your expectations of the plot or the characters?

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