Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Review: The Lost Girl (Fear Street Relaunch #3) by R.L. Stine

The Lost Girl (Fear Street Relaunch, #3)
Title: The Lost Girl

Series: Fear Street Relaunch

Previous books in the relaunch: Party Games (#1) | Don't Stay Up Late (#2) (can be read as standalones)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: September 2015

Published by: St. Martin's Griffin

Source: For review from publishers via Netgalley

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There’s a new girl at Shadyside High, and she’s to die for...

Beautiful and mysterious, new student Lizzy Walker is the talk of Shadyside High. Where did she come from? Where does she live? No one knows anything about her, but everyone wants to find out. Michael finds himself drawn to her. He can’t stop thinking about her. But the closer he gets, the stranger she seems...

Michael invites Lizzy to join his group of friends on a day of fun in the snow, racing their snowmobiles through the woods. The day ends in a terrifying accident. And that’s just the start of the horrors. Michael is more puzzled than ever. Lizzy can’t be responsible—can she?

My rating: ★★★★☆

I am a HUGE Fear Street fan so I had high expectations for this. Unfortunately, these new books are not what the old ones used to be (or are, since they’re still in existence). The first two books (Party Games and Don't Stay Up Late) left me woefully disappointed (the second more so than the first). But I am glad to report that this one was not as bad as as I feared it would be. It was definitely better than the last one I read. Unfortunately, I wasn't too surprised by the "plot twist," which you know I hate. I just can’t win this one, can I? But you know what, I did enjoy learning what was really up with the mysterious Lizzy.

The story was told in this dual timeline (1950s and present) sort of way, which I actually really liked. At first I was a little hesitant about it but everything is intertwined so masterfully. Those flashbacks though, they were horrifying, everything that happened. There were also horrifying things in the present. I gotta love it. It’s why I read these books! I LOVE horror! I particularly love supernatural horror, which this actually wasn’t. This was more humans being horrible to each other. But still... *shudder*

Overall, The Lost Girl was pretty good. Not as good as the Fear Street I remember from back in the day, but definitely better than the previous book in the relaunch. Though I do think this book had more nostalgia going for it than anything else. I just love this world, okay? It was entertaining, which is what reading all about, right? Anyway, if you love Fear Street definitely give these a chance... if you want ;)

The Fear Street connection: Lots of drives down to the Fear Street Woods in both timelines. Honestly, why?! Lol.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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