Book Review: The Dead Boyfriend by R.L Stine

The Dead Boyfriend by R.L Stine (Fear Street Relaunch #5)


Published: September 27th 2016


R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series is back, and in The Dead Boyfriend, he tells the frightening tale of teenage love – and how it can go terribly, murderously wrong.

Caitlin has never had a real boyfriend before. When she starts seeing Colin, she throws herself into the relationship with fervor. She ignores her friends who warn her that Colin may be a phony and that she is taking the whole thing too seriously. Caitlin is smitten. She doesn’t care if she loses her friends. All she wants is Colin. When Caitlin approaches Colin with another girl, she completely loses it. She snaps. Everything goes red. When she comes back to her senses, she realizes that Colin is dead – and she has killed him.

But if Colin is dead, how is he staring at her across a crowded party?

Terrifying from the first page to the last, The Dead Boyfriend is a heart-racing young adult novel from the master of teen screams himself.

This book was the most enjoyable storytelling from R.L Stine in the history of fear street. Ever. Yes. It was that good. It beat out the Fear Street Saga and became my new number one.


This is classic R.L Stine.

The story was quirky, original and full of jumps and bumps. It is impossible not to devour this book in one sitting!

The ending took an entirely unexpected twist, one that is original and endearing.

Great characters. Rounded enough to fuel real emotional attachments.

I love that all the original tropes introduced in Fear Street years ago are back and better than ever in the reboot.

Thank you, Raincoast Books for the review copy.

About Maison Moonchild

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Halloween enthusiast. She has a special interest in communications and writes for pleasure and profession. She moonlights as a metaphysical maven with a knack for creating magical crystal jewelry and holiday accessories.
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1 Response to Book Review: The Dead Boyfriend by R.L Stine

  1. Paul Phillips says:

    That synopsis is different from the book I read and the boyfriend’s name was Blade.

Thanks for the read.

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