trope: He's dead! He's dead! HE'S FUCKING DEAD! ... oh wait he survived

Where the story tries to convince us that there really is a body count, only to later reveal the victim only sustained minor injuries.

Arcadia 3: The Pool by T. S. Rue

Recap #11: Arcadia 3: The Pool by T. S. Rue

Dove recaps the very best in the Arcadia series, #3: The Pool by T. S. Rue, where we have irresponsible lifeguards, slack work ethics, surprise returned-from-the-dead characters, and also MOTHERFUCKING PIRANHAS. Yes, you read that right. PIRANHAS. This book is the greatest.

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The Lifeguard by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Recap #9: The Lifeguard by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Dove recaps The Lifeguard by Richie Tankersley Cusick, a book so painfully obvious, it practically announces the killer on the first page. But, you know, red herrings, hot cheerful boys, intense quiet boys, and people who run away to privately owned islands. Your standard baffling Cusick fare.

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Funhouse by Diane Hoh

Recap #1: Funhouse by Diane Hoh

Dove recaps Funhouse by Diane Hoh, wherein the lead character isn’t a wet rag with the intelligence of rotten milk, the setting is pretty cool, and Gina, the BFF, rocks. Sadly, this will be the last time we enjoy such luxuries. Bit of a shame this is the case on recap #1.

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