Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: Lights Out (Fear Street #12) by R.L. Stine

Lights Out (Fear Street, #12)
Title: Lights Out

Series: Fear Street #12 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: July 1991

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Who killed the counselor?

“I could kill you!” screamed Geri Marcus.

Could she? Would she? something is very wrong at Camp Nightwing, and junior counselor Holly Flynn is determined to solve the mystery before it destroys the camp!

The trouble begins with frightening acts of vandalism. After each, a red feather is left behind—signature of the culprit.

Suddenly, one of the counselors is dead. “An accident,” say the police. But Holly knows better—and she knows she’s next. Holly can’t trust anyone now, not even her best friend, as she stalks the camp killer—and hopes that it soon won’t be “lights out” for her!

My rating: ★★★★☆

It all happens in the dark...

I really liked the mystery in Lights Out! The plot twist at the end—the person behind everything—actually surprised me! Everything started off with vandalism in the camp, but then it escalated quickly to murder. Dun, dun, DUN!

what?!

The characters, some of them were interesting and quirky. But the thing is, there were too many characters introduced at once! I couldn’t keep them all straight!

When too many characters are introduced at once

I loved the main character Holly, but she was kind of a pushover when it came to the counselor in charge, Debra. I mean, she stood up to her once and I commend her for it, but why couldn’t she do it again?! Another thing that was incredibly frustrating and just made me feel so awful for Holly, was that no one listened to her suspicions of the weird things that were going on in the camp! Not even her own uncle who is the owner of the camp! And it’s so insane how Holly was alienated almost immediately, and I don’t even know how that happened. Holly doesn’t even know!

...Holly wondered how she had managed to make so many enemies in such a short time. The other counselors were barely speaking to her.

I loved Holly, so that was just insane! And overall, I really liked this book! It had a pretty crazy plot twist with some very interesting characters thrown in the mix. I definitely recommend this one!

The Fear Street connection: This is another book that doesn't take place on Fear Street, but Holly lives on Fear Street!


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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