College Weekend by R.L. Stine (Fear Street #32)

Nothing can ruin Tina's big weekend at Patterson College with her boyfriend, Josh. She's so excited, she doesn't even mind that her cousin, Holly, will be tagging along. But when Tina and Holly arrive, Josh is gone. His roommate, Chris, says Josh is stuck in the mountains, delayed by car trouble. That's weird, Josh never mentioned he was going away. It gets even weirder when Holly suddenly disappears...

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Slumber Party by Christopher Pike (Book Review)

It was the perfect weekend...for murder.

Lara thought the ski trip should be a blast. The old gang was getting together again for the first time in years. What could be better than six single girls out for sun and ski and apres ski -- plus a huge house and a warm fire? Even with the memory of what had happened the last time, it looked like the perfect weekend. Until things started to go wrong....

It wasn't much at first -- a snowman that melted when it shouldn't have, a weird phone call. But then somebody went out for "one last run" and didn't come back. And the storm they heard about on the radio was getting worse. Lara thought everyone was up there for a good time. But she was beginning to realize that someone was up there for murder... Continue reading

Weekend by Christopher Pike (Book Review)

The weekend in Mexico sounded like a dream vacation. Four guys, five girls--and a gorgeous ocean-side mansion all to themselves. It should have been perfect.

Except nothing was going the way they'd planned. There was the girl upstairs who was fighting for her life. The phone lines that went dead. And the explosion in the garage that could have killed them all.

But not even that prepared them for what happened next. Because while they were getting some sun, someone else was getting revenge--and the terror wouldn't stop until the weekend was over.

Wow, by the time I sat down and found the time to write this review its now a month or so after I finished reading it. My hubby’s been off of work with medical issues for the last month and I haven’t had a moment.. Continue reading

The Wrong Number (Fear Street #5) by R. L. Stine (Book Review)

It begins as an innocent prank, when Deena Martinson and her best friend Jade Smith make sexy phone calls to the boys from school. But Deena's half-brother Chuck catches them in the act and threatens to tell their parents, unless the girls let him in on the fun. Chuck begins making random calls, some even threatening. It's dangerous and exciting. They're even enjoying the publicity, and the uproar they've caused. Until Chuck calls a number on Fear Street.

To his horror, Chuck realizes he has called THE WRONG NUMBER. The jokes are over when murder is on the line. The murderer knows who they are and where they live — and they have nowhere to call for help.

One thing about the Fear Street series is that some of the books are definitely more mature in subject and writing style then others. I read these when I was in Jr. High... Continue reading

The Dare (Fear Street #21) by R. L. Stine (Book Review)

Johanna Wise has always longed to be part of Dennis Arthur's rich, popular crowd, and she can't believe it when he finally asks her out. She'll do anything to keep Dennis but when he dares her to kill their teacher she is not so sure. Will she really kill for love?

The way teenagers are conveyed in Stine’s works have always amazed me. Because he captures them well. Or at least what I remember teens in the 90s being like and this book is really no different. Heck, these days kids are a LOT worse... Continue reading

First Date (Fear Street #16) by R.L. Stine (Book Review)

Chelsea is the typical shy girl. Always home on a Saturday night, she would give anything to have her first date. Finally, Chelsea's luck begins to change when two new guys move into town and both ask her out. Too bad that one of Chelsea's new boys has a terrible hobby -- murder. Now Chelsea may be looking for love, but he's looking for a new victim.

As a teenager in Jr. High, I LOVED R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike books. I was a huge horror fan, but I wasn’t into reading at all until I picked up R.L. Stine’s “Hit & Run” book back when I was 12 or 13 years old. From that point on I was hooked... Continue reading

Replica: Your Greatest Fear Lives by David Warren (Book Review)

Gary Harmon is known as the class nerd. He's often bullied and finds comfort in his hobby of watching old horror movies and building models of their characters, which decorate his bedroom. Gary discovers a camera that had belonged to his father—who is incarcerated in a mental institution for Murder. The camera gradually becomes an obsession with Gary, who can’t seem to resist its unique powers as they are revealed to him—even when they become sinister.

Replica opens with the tale of Gary Sr. and his wife in 1993. Gary has an old fashioned camera that appears to talk to him somehow... Continue reading

Ouija Be My Friend? by Tarrin P. Lupo (Book Review)

When twin sisters are stuck trying to entertain themselves while visiting with their grandfather at a nursing home, they find there is far more to an old Ouija board then just a fun time. A free short story from Amazon.com

This was a very quick read. Maybe 10 minutes or so. It was a decent concept, aimed completely at young adults (which I didn‘t realize when I downloaded it). But the main characters attitudes and swearing got on my nerves. There was no need for it... Continue reading

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