Saturday 26 December 2015

WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE by Laurie Faria Stolarz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Wow. Wow!

I was looking for a super creepy, freaky, spooky story with a clever storyline... and I definitely found it in this fantastic book.

Seven kids enter an essay competition and win a weekend trip to meet a horror film director most of them idolise. But strange stuff starts to happen right away because one of the winners goes missing before the others even get a chance to meet her.

But when they enter the creepy abandoned amusement park, where they'll be forced to face their individual nightmares, everything falls apart.

OMG. I absolutely LOVED this book! The story, the way it's written, the twists and turns, the horror kudos--all of it. I picked it up this afternoon and finished it only hours later. It totally hooked me in and kept me turning the page until I reached the end.

At first I was concerned about the multiple POVs because it included so many--Ivy, Parker, Shayla, Natalie, Frankie & Garth--but it TOTALLY worked. Every voice was different. Each added to the story in its own way. And I got to know every character deeply enough to get attached to them. :(

Though I particularly liked Ivy and Parker.

I also thought that adding everyone's competition entry/essay in the epilogue was genius.

Loved this book. SO. MUCH.

Can't wait to read the next one...

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