I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Don't Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine
The second new book in the re-launch of R.L. Stine's Fear Street series, which sold 80 million copies around the world, making it one of the bestselling young adult series of all time.
R.L. Stine's hugely successful young adult horror series Fear Street is back after almost 2 decades. Fear Street is a worldwide phenomenon and helped to kick off the young adult craze which is still going strong today. In the second new book in this series, Don't Stay Up Late, Stine explores the unbridled terror of a damaged young lady sent on a doomed babysitting job.
Ever since a car accident killed her father and put Lisa and her mother into the hospital, Lisa can't think straight. She's plagued by nightmares and hallucinations that force her to relive the accident over and over again in vivid detail. When Lisa finds out that a neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her young son, she takes the job immediately, eager to keep busy and shake these disturbing images from her head.
But what promised to be an easy gig turns terrifying when Lisa begins to question exactly who — or what — she is babysitting.
R.L. Stine makes his triumphant return to Shadyside in the new Fear Street book Don't Stay Up Late.
I sincerely have no idea what to think of this book. Is this part of a series? What kind of series? What kind of people actually like this kind of book? It was pretty predictable; the characters were all suspicious. The only person who made me kind of like this book kind of had to go… (Isaac – Summers piqued my interest but well, not really, I thought she’s pretty bitchy.)
This is a shady book. If I let my imagination do the job, I’d say that you never know the truth when it comes to the world. I haven’t seen each and every corner of the world, have you? Well, let’s not judge.
Mini spoilers ahead.
Next, the epilogue was somewhat unreal, um, that kind of… didn’t happen all good then I would have liked it to. I mean, it was predictable. The whole book, I mean. But that epilogue – What’s that supposed to make me feel? Turn this into some thriller-adventure series where we chase the organization that does whatever they do? Anyway, I have no idea what to feel about this book.
The writing, on the other hand, was great. The description was pretty vivid to me, and Lisa’s emotions got through. The happenings were too apparent to me.
And well, the first half of the epilogue was pretty much the best thing that happened.
Reviewed by: Reneth