don't stay up late

In the small town of Shadyside, don’t stay up late, because horrible things can happen…

Both day and night, Lisa Brooks is plagued with nightmares and hallucinations. Could they be caused by the horrifying accident that landed her in the hospital for weeks? When Lisa finds out that a neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her little boy, Lisa jumps at the chance to keep busy and take her mind off of her troubling thoughts. But then the murders start — and her friends begin dying one by one. Are Lisa’s nightmares coming true? Find out in the next installment of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series, Don’t Stay Up Late.

I received  a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I remember reading R.L. Stine books as a kid, but not much else about them apart from that I liked them. This brought back memories but it was also more modern and more adult, even as I teenager I felt the books were a little childish.

It was an engaging story and although I did guess some of what was going on, I did not guess all of it. I really enjoyed the smooth writing style which flowed very well and the story that kept me captivated.

There were a few small flaws I noticed but I cannot say what they were without giving away the story. But with this kind of book I did not mind much, it’s a book that is meant to be taken seriously. It’s a book about fun and scaring kids. It wasn’t too scary but then again I am an adult, I can imagine a young adult reading it late at night or at a camp or something and then being afraid the dark because of the monsters lurking there.

I raced through this book and would read more.

4 out of 5 stars