Light as a Feather by Zoe Aarsen

I’m not going to lie to you, Fangirls; I bought this book because it says that it’s a Hulu series in the cover, and I want to watch this horror unfold after reading it. Also, the name is that of a game that I never played, but am highly aware of (as many children of the 90’s are). 

Light as a Feather starts with a group of high school friends, at Olivia’s 16th birthday. Violet, the newest girl at school, suggests they play Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board. In this game, players take turns learning about their “deaths” and then being lifted up by the rest of the group like pallbearers who only use two fingers. 

Violet becomes the storyteller in the game, and predicts some incredibly vivid deaths. Everyone laughs it off, until Olivia prepares for the homecoming dance exactly the way she did in Violet’s telling. McKenna, our main character, and her friends other than Violet see the spookiness of it, but Olivia isn’t worried. 

Olivia’s evening follows Violet’s story exactly, ending in her death. 

McKenna and her friends try to continue their year, but tragedy strikes McKenna’s dog immediately after she tells Violet about her. Her suspicion grows, and she can’t leave the possibility of evil spirits alone. McKenna has to find out what is happening, and whether or not Violet has anything to do with it. 

This book was an incredible horror story, and had me reading exclusively in well lit spaces. While I wasn’t scared of playing Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, I do get pretty spooked by demons and spirits. But it makes reading so much more fun!

I really enjoyed reading Light as a Feather and I can’t wait to watch the Hulu series to give you my thoughts. Happy reading!














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