Book Review 7: Party Games by R.L. Stine

Title: Party GamesParty Games Cover
Author: R.L. Stine
Release Date: September 30, 2014

Her friends warn her not to go to Brendan Fear’s birthday party at his family’s estate on mysterious Fear Island. But Rachel Martin has a crush on Brendan and is excited to be invited. Brendan has a lot of party games planned. But one game no one planned intrudes on his party—the game of murder. As the guests start dying one by one, Rachel realizes to her horror that she and the other teenagers are trapped on the tiny island with someone who may want to kill them all. How to escape this deadly game? Rachel doesn’t know whom she can trust. She should have realized that nothing is as it seems… on Fear Island.

R.L. Stine makes his triumphant return to Shadyside, a town of nightmares, shadows, and genuine terror, and to the bestselling series that began his career writing horror for the juvenile market, in the new Fear Street book Party Games.

Rating: 5/5
Review: When I heard that R.L. Stine was coming back to Fear Street, I was so excited because it has been YEARS since his last Fear Street book. I’m happy to say that I was not disappointed.

The story bears the hallmarks of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books – high school kids, high school issues, and the shadow of the Fear family. The only difference is that this time, the kids text and subscribe to social media instead of talking on landlines. Nevertheless, modern technology means little in Shadyside.

Brendan Fear holds his birthday party on Fear Island, and Rachel Martin is invited. She goes despite being warned by friends not to. She should have listened to her friends, but when has any character ever listened in a Fear Street story? The party turns deadly but things are not as they seem.

The Fears are back and I can’t wait to see how they’ll haunt us next.

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