ARC Review: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

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Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Release Date: 5th October 2017

Genre: YA Horror, Contemporary

Pages: 320


Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down. 


Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

 


I was really excited to begin There’s Someone Inside Your House. Not because I’ve read the author’s other books, but purely because it was the first Netgalley book I was approved for! I decided to buddy read it with some Twitter friends at the end of last month and thankfully it didn’t take me that long to read.

For a horror book, I will start off by saying and can be backed by a few I’ve already talked to, there wasn’t much horror! There were of course the several gruesome murders scattered throughout the book but the focus of the novel was the romance between the main character and the love interest, Ollie. I suppose I should have expected this because of the other books Perkins has written but a lot of the premise for it has been describing it as a “thrilling horror”.

The writing style was really good and I particularly liked the characters of Perkins and especially the diversity in the novel. Something I really disliked about this book was that they found out the killer’s identity halfway through the book and it wasn’t much of a plot twist! I thought as I was coming close to the end that it would turn out to be a misdirection but that didn’t happen and I personally didn’t understand the motive or see it as believable.

Overall, it didn’t live up the hype that I was expecting it too and I was kind of disappointed at the end. When I read the final page, I was expecting more to come but sadly there wasn’t. I don’t think this is a book I will remember for long but I loved Makani’s gran! What a wonderful, hilarious character!


Rating:

★★★