Thursday, October 5, 2017
Review: There's Someone Inside Your House
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
Title: There's Someone Inside Your House
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
Genre: Horror/Psychological Thriller/Suspense
Makani, a teenager now living in Nebraska, is haunted by her past and her present. Her classmates are dying one by one, picked off by a mysterious serial killer, and Makani might be next.
What I Liked:
This is like a 90s teen slasher film in book form, and I loved it! I had actually just done a rewatch of one of my favorite scary movie series, the Scream movies, before reading this book, which put me in the perfect mood for this story.
This is creepy, and clever, and keeps you on your toes. Perkins manages to create jump scares using her words, no visuals, and lulls you into a false sense of security in between each death. She makes you really care about the characters and what is going to happen, which just ups the tension even more.
Anything I Didn't Like?
I had some trouble with how gorey the book was-I'm the one who loves scary movies, but covers my eyes at the blood. I couldn't cover my eyes and still read the words, so I read the gore, and it definitely got to me.
I definitely enjoyed this book. It's a great spooky read, perfect for this month.