REVIEW: There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

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“It was the kind of pain that made her feel alive.”

Back of the book blurb:

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.

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9780525426011

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My rating:

            I’ve been so excited for There’s Someone Inside Your House forever. My favorite horror flicks are the Scream movies. So, when I learned that Stephanie Perkins, one of my all-time favorites, was writing a book where Scream meets YA, well, I freaked the fuck out.

“But then she felt bad again, because a girl was dead, and it really was sad.”

            Makani Young hasn’t lived in Nebraska for long, and because of her own past and the reason why she had to leave Hawaii, when this killing spree intensifies and the hunt for the killer gets closer, Makani must confront her own past.

            I really enjoyed Makani and her friends and her storyline. I thought all of the characters in There’s Someone Inside Your House were well-written and I had connections with all of them. Just be careful! You never know who’s next… and it could be your favorite character.

“Ollie was shy and helpful, and he looked happy whenever she was happy.”

            I’d be surprised if I read a Stephanie Perkins novel and there wasn’t any romance. And the romance between Ollie and Makani was a delightful and welcome surprise amongst the horror and gore. I’ve read a lot of reviews on this novel and a lot of them said there was too much focus on the romance. I disagree. I think when tragedy strikes, you become closer to the people you’re meant to become closer to. You need people to lean on. And that’s what happened with Makani and Ollie. They turned to each other in times of tragedy and I thought it was so cute and perfect and I love them.

“The next morning, the entire school was buzzing about two things: the brutal slaying of Haley Whitehall and Ollie Larsson’s newly pinkened hair.”

            There’s Someone Inside Your House is so completely atmospheric and dark and scary! There were truly times where I was terrified to turn to the next page because I feared what was going to happen. I also loved how much it truly did remind me of Scream. It was meta and humorous and completely gory and intense. With everyone theorizing who the killer is, all of the school events and memorials, and the small town… it just screams, well, Scream.

            My favorite thing about this novel is that the reader finds out who the killer is relatively early and it’s fun and thrilling to read about what they’re going to do next and who the next victim is. It’s so creepy!

            Make sure to keep all the lights on because you’re in for a scare! There’s Someone Inside Your House is the perfect blend of humor, atmosphere, and scares and it makes for a great Halloween read.

Happy Reading!
The Wandereader

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