Friday, January 26, 2018

Review: The Third Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders #3) by R.L. Stine

The Third Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders, #3)
Title: The Third Evil

Series: Fear Street Cheerleaders #3

Previous books in this series: The First Evil | The Second Evil

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: October 1992

Published by: Archway/Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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It’s back!

Did the evil spirit really leave Kimmy’s body? The cheerleaders of Shadyside High can still feel its dark presence, and Corky knows that it is out there, somewhere close. And getting closer.

Corky is tormented night after night by dreams of her dead sister, Bobbi. What terrifying message is Bobbi trying to tell her? When the evil begins again—more horrible, more gruesome than ever—Corky knows it is up to her to learn the century-old secrets and destroy the evil spirit’s power for good. But so many have died already—will Corky be next?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Fight, fight, fight or die, die, die!

Poor Corky. Both her sister Bobbi and boyfriend Chip are dead—killed by the evil spirit. But it’s not over yet! The evil spirit is back once again! This time around, the evil spirit possess someone I never would have guessed! I was so surprised to find out who it was in this time. But it was very interesting see it in this perspective and see the internal struggle between host and evil spirit. However, there was one different thing that happened in this book that I didn’t really understand: this time the evil spirit actually let the host remember the things they did while being possessed. It was very strange because in the previous book, Kimmy did not remember at all being possessed, but maybe the spirit is growing weaker as time goes on...?


As always, I absolutely love the descriptions! They’re incredibly violent and kinda gorey... okay, it’s not that bad. But this is horror, so I love it! I also loved that shocking twist with who the evil spirit was possessing.

Another thing I loved about this is that we finally find out what happened to Sarah Fear and the evil spirit on the fateful day in which she died. We actually flash back and get to witness things first hand, which I absolutely loved seeing! It was very cool getting to see Sarah struggle to beat the evil spirit, but then ultimately die. I read the Fear Street Saga trilogy a very long time ago, but I remember absolutely loving it! I love getting these little tidbits about the Fear family from back in the day, and how the myths and legends of the Fear family and Fear Street were shaped! I just love it!


A couple of mentions: Suki and Gary from The Overnight! And apparently they’re not together anymore. Gary is now going out with one of the cheerleaders, Hannah, apparently. Speaking of Hannah, not a fan of her, to be honest. She was just very annoying and kind of selfish.

I don’t believe [Hannah’s] nerve, Corky thought angrily. She really thinks she’s a princess or something.

Same, Corky, same.

Also mentioned: Dalby’s department store, owned by Reva Dalby’s father from the Silent Night series!

Overall, I really liked this book! It was super creepy with super shocking twists, and had insanely awesome and horrifying descriptions!

The Fear Street connection: Yup. Corky still lives on Fear Street. That’s probably why the evil spirit keeps coming back, honestly. Lol.

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. Gah! I haven't read a Fear Street book since I was a kid! Definitely going to have to revisit these sometime especially since my hubby is such a big fan of them. Great review and it's nice to see an older book being reviewed for a change.

    1. I also read these as a kid, but recently I've been re-reading them more and more! I highly recommend it! I'm sure you would enjoy it ;)

  2. Lol, I'm so enjoying your gifs! Wonderful review.

  3. Thank you for the - A couple of mentions part.


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