Friday, September 18, 2015

Book Talk...9/18.15

Book Talk…9/25/15
Traci Kenworth

1.      The Lost Girl by R.L. Stine. Thomas Dunne Books. 2015 Netgalley. Beth Palmeri knows some tricks. Some things she learned from her grandmother. Some says she’s a witch. When her father is kidnapped by a rival stable owner and killed, Beth disappears from 1950. In present day, Michael Frost runs into a girl stealing food from the local supermarket. He befriends her. But bringing her into his group of friends spells big trouble for all. There’s a psycho loose, determined to kill them one by one. This is part of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series. I’ve never read one of his books before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It did keep me interested but some of the scenes, I felt, were a tad violent. Of course, this may just be me. I’m certainly no stranger to horror. I LOVE a Stephen King book as much as the next. I also was kind of disappointed by the ending. I felt the whole thing played out too predictable in the end. I’m sure fans of Stine will feel different. Like I said, I didn’t absolutely hate the book, but I didn’t come away loving it either.