Party Games by R.L Stine
Published: September 30th 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.This is the R.L Stine I know and love. Last year’s Midsummer Night’s Scream underwhelmed me to the point I couldn’t even craft a clear review. My inner child could never dare to insult the work of R.L Stine. The thought was just inconceivable.
R.L Stine is one of those authors that I will forever remain loyal to. His work is part of my childhood. My generation grew up with Goosebumps and Fear Street. To read his newer works and have them just be, for better word, blah, broke my teenage heart.
Party Games brings back the R.L Stine readers know and love. Campy stories where we know nothing good is going to come of something as tradition as an annual lake party. Fear Street has been revamped for a new generation, but I loved that Stine still held true to the originals and many of the Great Fear stories were briefly mentioned.
I couldn’t be more excited for the resurrection of Fear Street and Goosebumps….
Thank you, Raincoast Books for the review copy.