Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: Party Summer (Fear Street Super Chiller #1) by R.L. Stine

Party Summer  (Fear Street Super Chiller, #1)
Title: Party Summer

Series: Fear Street Super Chiller #1 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: Simon Pulse

Published by: May 1991

Source: Own Paperback

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Cari Taylor and her three friends are looking forward to a “party summer,” working at The Howling Wolf Inn, an old hotel on a tiny island off Cape Cod. But to their dismay, the hotel is completely deserted, and someone warns them to leave immediately.

But the mysterious owner, Simon Fear III, allows Cari and her friends to stay, giving them the run of the hotel. The four teenagers are thrilled...until Simon Fear is murdered. Cari and her horrified friends want out—but they can’t escape! They’re trapped on the island. And that’s when the “party” begins...

My rating: ★★★★☆

There's no vacation from the terrors of Fear Street!

I really, really liked Party Summer! My favorite part about this was that there were actual Fears in this book! I mean, our main character, Cari, lives on Fear Street, but we get Simon Fear III, great nephew of THE Simon Fear!

Plus, Simon actually explains some of his family’s history, well, the things he knows about/heard of only. So, if you’re wondering what the deal is with Fear Street and the Fear family, and about all the horrible stuff that’s happened and how it all started, Simon gives a great summary in this book! But Simon’s knowledge is very limited, not knowing exactly what happened on that fateful night. So, if you the whole story, I think you can find it in the Fear Street Saga Trilogy. There is also another series, the Fear Street Sagas, which is more of the family’s unfortunate history.

Anyway, as for the particular story in Party Summer, it was interesting enough, though the plot twist at the end wasn’t very surprising. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve read this one before (I honestly can’t remember, lol) or because it was actually that predictable.


Also, the romance between Cari and Eric felt very forced, so I didn’t really enjoy it. But overall, I really enjoyed this read! It was thrilling and suspenseful, as always, plus the Fear family background was great!

The Fear Street connection: So the book doesn't take place on Fear Street... mostly. But we obviously get to meet a direct descendant of the infamous Fear family! And also, unfortunately for Cari, she 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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