BOOK REVIEW: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Title: There’s Someone Inside Your House

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Series: N/A

Genre: Young Adult, Suspense, Mystery

Published: eptember 26th 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers

Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★

“It was sad that people only got along when everybody was unhappy.”

SYNOPSIS:

Love hurts…

Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind.

Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.

MY REVIEW:

3 of 5 stars to There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

★★★

It’s tricky writing a young adult mystery–with the need to reinforce high school romance amidst a suspense filled atmosphere–but Stephanie Perkins passed albeit without the flying colors. Reading There’s Someone Inside Your House felt like watching a B-grade horror flick complete with the gory killing spree and some less graphic sex scenes. To say I was disappointed with this book would be right. I would have liked it more if there was less romance and if the build up of suspense was handled better. However, I understand the need to consider the book’s target market. The experience wasn’t anything stellar but it wasn’t horrible either.

 **cover art: 4/5 stars. Looks neat!**
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