Ginger Nuts of Horror
Kristopher Triana's Full Brutal is certainly an example of a book that lives up to its title.
Kim White is the cookie-cutter popular girl. She's hot and come from a well-off family, sort of, she has a rich father who is never around so she gets to play adult with no worries about money or repercussions. This leads to lots of time to think, and plot...She doesn't want or need much of anything and it's driving her crazy. This book lets you know that the drive wasn't all that far.
Bored and leaning towards suicide, Kim instead decides she's going to lose her virginity, but not one to go conventional, she decides to seduce and lose it to one of her teachers. Thinking that his ruination would be an added layer to her freaky fun cake. Then she finds that she is pregnant and that's when the bloody snowball really starts rolling. Deceptions and manipulations so sick and twisted that it's dizzying. Ripe with teenage-sex and violence. The final chapters are just insane.
Someone touted this novel as Mean Girls meets American Psycho, I'd agree with that. In an earlier draft of this review, I had claimed it was Mean Girls fisting Heathers. It's whatever teen movie you want it to be, pumped full of drugs and then directed by the horny ghost of Sam Peckinpah. Nobody writes bat-shit crazy like Triana. And I sill gladly line up for my slice, every time.
Full Brutal is available from Grindhouse Press.