Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review: Ski Weekend (Fear Street #10) by R.L. Stine

Ski Weekend (Fear Street, #10)
Title: Ski Weekend

Series: Fear Street #10 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: September 1996

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Snowbound!

“Red” Porter was a stranger they’d met on their ski weekend. But Ariel Munroe, Doug Mahr and his girlfriend Shannon Harper were grateful he was there when they set out for home on the icy roads. Thank heaven for Red! He spotted the hilltop lodge when they were stranded by the blizzard. He took charge when they stumbled into strange surroundings, scared, tired and looking for refuge. But can he save them when their refuge becomes a trap? Suddenly their hosts are acting very sinisterly. Doug’s car is gone. The phones are dead. And the house is full of guns. If they steal one, maybe they can escape! Until a shot is fired and the real terror begins…

My rating: ★★★☆☆

It was a perfect setting—for murder!

Red to the rescue! The near-stranger Red was the one who spotted the lodge when Ariel and her friends Doug and Shannon thought they were going to be stranded in the blizzard. It’s too bad the owners are f*cking insane!

psychopaths

Overall, Ski Weekend was pretty good. I found that the plot twists weren’t that effective on me because I figured everything out way ahead of time. I mean, it was so glaringly obvious from the start! How did they not see it?! Seriously people...

Dean's eye roll

I mean, the guy, the owner of the place, was just really off and totally creepy. And the kids didn’t put the pieces together! Anyway, I actually had fun reading this, besides its predictable nature. The climax was pretty good and quite action-packed, plus it was very suspenseful! I also loved the setting! I just love snow!

snow

The Fear Street connection: While the book doesn't actually take place on Fear Street, or even Shadyside, all the kids (except Red, maybe) are from Shadyside. And the main character, Ariel, actually 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 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting. I'm a bit li-la now, but it still looks like a solid read.

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