September 18, 2017

ARC Review: There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (Sept. 26, 2017)
Length: 289 pages
Genre: Young Adult Thriller/Horror
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Source: I received a free copy from the publisher at ALA this year. Thank you! This does NOT affect my honest review.
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
My Rating:
Goodreads Summary: One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted. International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

My Review

There's Someone Inside Your House in Three Words: Chilling. Bloody. Magnificent.

There's Someone Inside Your House begins with a chilling opening that will have your hairs standing on end. Set up like a slasher movie such as Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, this book gave me plenty of chills and thrills.

Stephanie Perkins did an amazing job at setting the scene for this creepy story of local teens being murdered. She has a way with words. Thanks to the amazing descriptions I was able to visualize the town, the fall weather, and everything in between, she made the story come to life like I was actually watching a slasher movie.

I found the main character Makani to be just as unique as her love interest Olly. Yes, there is romance in this horror novel. Although I did enjoy it, I didn't care about the romance as much as everything else going on. I'm not sure these main characters will have a lasting affect on me, but I did find them to be interesting. However, I did absolutely adore Makani's grandmother!

You are probably wondering if this book was scary. I will start by admitting that I personally get scared pretty easily. With that being said, even though at times the story had my skin crawling and made me a little on edge, I don't think too many people would find this book all that scary. What about its mystery elements? Although I didn't guess the killer, I was a little disappointed by that reveal. On the other hand, I thought the overall pacing of the story was spot on and kept me turning the pages. The ending scene was slasher movie perfection.

The Verdict: There's Someone Inside Your House is a must read for the month of October!

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