Monday, October 31, 2016

The Dead Boyfriend by R.L. Stine-- Because It's Halloween!!!

The Dead Boyfriend

Caitlyn meets Blade and begins a whirlwind romance that makes her happier than she's ever been.  But when Blade turns out to be too good to be true, she completely loses it.  Now, with the help of Deena Fear (yes, of THOSE Fears), she is trying to make sense of her violent outburst and why the boyfriend she supposedly killed is showing up everywhere she goes.

Since it's Halloween, I thought I would share this Fear Street Relaunch book.  Fear Street was my obsession growing up.  I loved the mysteries, the supernatural elements, the creepy backstories.  When I heard R.L. Stine was doing a relaunch with NEW stories, I knew I wanted to check them out.  And OMG BLAST FROM THE PAST is what I got.

You know how there are those cheesy B horror movies that are completely ridiculous, but you still love to watch them anyway??  Well, THIS book is totally like that.  It's not up to par with the YA of today, it's just something to read for fun and entertainment.  I am a slow reader and I read this in 3 hours, so it's not something you need to commit to. You can just settle in and read this and not think for an afternoon.

There's this total My Boyfriend's Back (do you remember that movie??) vibe in this book, and I have to say I loved the supernatural element to it.  You never know if a Fear Street book is going to be full-on ghost/magic/witchcraft or if it's just going to allude to it.  This one was full-on and I thought that was super fun for Halloween especially.

I was torn about the ending.  On one hand, I was like-- YES!!  Total Fear Street twist.  But on the other hand, it just happened SO FAST and with so many things left to question.

PS-- I love the name Blade!!  So appropriate for this book!

OVERALL: Fun, fun, and more fun.  Don't read this if you want the YA of today-- this is the classic thriller, 90's-style, cheesy, silly, non-serious Fear Street.  This might be a "relaunch", but it's the same type of book I remember from my childhood.

Date Published: 9/27/2016
How I got this book: Thanks to St. Martin's for providing me with a finished copy to read and honestly review.
Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin

Add it to your To-Read List!!

My Rating: 3/5

Character: Blade
Book: Where it Began by Ann Redisch Stampler

  • Because Blade and Billy Nash sound like they could be besties.

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  1. I love this post and have been wanting read a classic (if cheesy) 90s thriller! I remember loving these and omg yes I remember that movie!!

    1. It's totally chessy... but haha I need that every now and again!!

  2. I just read this too!! Aaahh. It was wild. Seriously, I haven't read RL Stine since elementary. Goosebumps!! Now, his books don't scare me, they just excite me, weirdly enough lolz

    1. I love that you read this!!! Isn't it just insanely FUN to read the stuff that used to scare you as a youngin??? I had a blast reading this book :)