Thursday, April 6, 2017

Review: Halloween Party (Fear Street #8) by R.L. Stine

Halloween Party (Fear Street, #8)
Title: Halloween Party

Series: Fear Street #8 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: September 1990

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Invitation to Terror

The invitation arrived in a black-bordered envelope. Inside, the card showed a coffin with the inscription “Reserved For You.” It was perfectly fitting for an all-night Halloween party on Fear Street. But Terry and his girlfriend Niki wondered why they had been invited. They barely knew Justine Cameron, the beautiful and mysterious transfer student who was throwing the party.

The party was well under way when the lights went out. That’s to be expected at a spooky Halloween party. But when the lights come back on, there was that boy on the floor with the knife in his back. Just a Halloween prank? Maybe. Maybe not.

For Terry and Niki the trick-or-treating has turned to terror. To their horror, they realize that someone at the costume party is dressed to kill!

My rating: ★★★★☆

There is going to be an uninvited guest at this Halloween party on Fear Street...

A select few of kids are invited to the new girl’s Halloween party. They don’t know why they were selected in particular—this group of kids aren’t friends, they don’t even run in the same circles in school! But hey, it’s a party and they all don’t complain too much... until there’s a murder at the party. This is not what they had in mind when they came to the party. A party where no one had any idea why they, in particular, were chosen to attend. But I definitely had an idea. That particular plot twist did not surprise me once the reveal came. To be fair, I think I may have read this book this for back in middle school, but I don’t actually remember.

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But overall, I really liked it! I enjoyed all the different characters, particularly Nikki! It was also thrilling and suspenseful, with a couple of good twists! And while I did guess that big twist ahead of time, I’m not even mad ‘cause I actually really liked the execution! I thought it was really interesting. The person behind everything was just freaking insane!

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“Hey—we made it all night. It’s morning!” Ricky cried. “It isn’t Halloween anymore.”
Nikki: “I don’t know about that. It’s always Halloween on Fear Street.”

The Fear Street connection: The party takes place in the Cameron mansion which is behind the cemetery on Fear Street!

Other covers:

Halloween Party Halloween Party

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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