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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library Y MCN (Text) 33500013145834 New Checked out 08/13/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library ya MCN (Text) 35500006203333 Main Checked out 08/25/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368026277
  • ISBN: 1368026273
  • Physical Description: 326 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles ; Freeform Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: #MurderTrending.
Summary, etc.:
Seventeen-year-old Becca auditions for a new, non-lethal reality show featuring Painiacs, hoping to prove that her deceased mother was not Alcatraz 2.0 executioner, Molly Mauler.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    Who cares if Alcatraz 2.0 is finished? A new show is on the horizon, Who Wants to Be a Painiac?, which pits would-be Painiacs against victims in a battle royal (but don't worry—the deaths are totally fake!). Most fans have aligned themselves with the Postmodern Painiacs, who want to find the original survivors, or the Fed-Exers, who want to punish family members of the deceased Painiacs. Enter Stef, who accuses Becca's dead mom of being the infamous Molly Mauler. The two grudgingly work together to find the truth by applying to be contestants. Unfortunately, it looks like the show isn't as billed when the contestants are kidnapped and forced to face off against the Postman's second wave of hand-chosen Painiacs. Fans of the first book will be delighted with this sequel as McNeil introduces new teens to love, revisits Dee and her crew, and highlights new Painiacs with fun twists (such as Psychoman and Gorefunkel—a Bill and Ted-esque deadly musical duo). While this appears as a stand-alone sequel, knowledge of the first book is recommended. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Gretchen McNeil is the author of #MurderTrending, I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl and the Don't Get Mad duology, as well as the YA horror novels Possess, 3:59, Relic, and Ten which was a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and was adapted as the Lifetime original movie Ten: Murder Island in 2017. You can find her online at, on Instagram @Gretchen_McNeil, and on Twitter @GretchenMcNeil.

Subject: Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Murder > Juvenile fiction.
Social media > Juvenile fiction.
Reality television programs > Juvenile fiction.
Romance fiction.
Lesbians > Juvenile fiction.

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