Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review: Sunburn (Fear Street #19) by R.L. Stine

Sunburn (Fear Street, #19)
Title: Sunburn

Series: Fear Street #19 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: June 1993

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback, Collector's Edition

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You could get burned...

The perfect suntan. Soaking up the rays. Fun on the beach. That’s what Claudia Walker had in mind when she accepted her friend Marla’s invitation to spend the weekend at her cliffside beach house. Little did she know that horrible accidents—fatal accidents—would occur on the beach and in the house.

But Claudia knows they’re not “accidents.” She’s sure somebody is out to get them…out to kill them. The week of “fun in the sun” has turned dark and deadly!

My rating: ★★★★★

The perfect tan... or the perfect murder?

Claudia is invited to go on vacation with some friends from a camp she went to the previous summer. Claudia thought she was going to have the time of her life, just her and her friends alone, enjoying the seaside mansion with a private beach all to themselves. Just summer fun, right?


It all starts with Claudia being left out in the sun sleeping, buried in sand... deliberately? But that’s only the first of many “accidents” to come to the girls. Is it possible that their host is trying to kill them for what happened at camp last year? Or is it the stranger they Claudia keeps running into? They don’t think so, but all these accidents... why? What’s going on?!

I loved Sunburn! The f*cking plot twist at the end of the book...


It was AMAZING! I did not see it coming! This is exactly why I love Fear Street! The mystery was amazing, it was very thrilling and suspenseful, plus there was also a bit of nostalgia there ;)


The first time I read this (‘cause I’ve read this twice now) I found it really interesting that this book didn’t actually take place on Fear Street. However, Claudia actually lives on Fear Street, so that’s the connection. I guess that Fear Street curse follows you even when you leave the street...

The characters themselves I liked well enough (really liked Claudia’s love interest by the end of the book!) But, look, the only downside to these books is that they are so short I don’t have time to really connect with the characters. But on the other hand, it’s so short you can finish it in one sitting! Lol.

When it comes to Fear Street books, they can sometimes be a bit of a hit or miss, but Sunburn is definitely one of the best ones in the series that I have read! I highly recommend this one if you’re looking for a creepy summer read! Or, you know what, just read it whenever! Who cares! It’s great!

The Fear Street connection: Even though the book doesn't take place on Shadyside, the main character Claudia 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! :)


  1. The Fear Street Series sounds great. Thank you for your reviews.

    1. Fear Street is amazing! If not a bit cheesy at times ;) lol. But I really enjoy it.


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