Friday, 4 September 2015
The Lost Girl - R.L. Stine
"New student Lizzy Palmer is the talk of Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper befriend her, but the closer they get to her, the stranger she seems… and the more attractive she is to Michael. He invites her to join him on a snowmobile race that ends in a tragic accident. Soon, Michael's friends start being murdered, and Pepper becomes convinced that Lizzy is behind the killings. But to her total shock, she and Michael are drawn into a tragic story of an unthinkable betrayal committed over 60 years ago. Frightening and tense in the way that only this master of horror can deliver, The Lost Girl is another terrifying Fear Street novel by the king of juvenile horror." - Goodreads
I received this eARC from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. And honest I will be.
This book will be published September 29th 2015
I liked it. I didn't love it. I wasn't scared by it, I wasn't intrigued by the storyline and to be honest, I much preferred the backstory/1950's part of the book than the present day story. I had a few issues with the characters and the plot alike.
For one, the characters seemed very bland to me, they didn't seem real, they didn't jump out at me as people/characters that I need to care about and I didn't care about them at all. I didn't care what happened to them. The book was so short that it didn't really give us much time to connect with the characters in order to really become engrossed in the story.
Another issue I had, was the actual plot itself - I understand this is aimed at a younger audience and I take that into full consideration but I feel like it could have been developed a lot more. There were certain aspects to the story where I was left with plenty of questions and not enough answers.
Aside from those issues, it was a short book which I completely flew through and did enjoy to an extent. It wasn't at all what I imagined it to be (the synopsis is a little misleading, I think!), but I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another book from the Fear Street Relaunch! I rated this book 2* on Goodreads.