Sunday, November 8, 2015

I just finished Fear Street #3 - The Overnight

I'm not reading these in order because I don't have them all and the book number doesn't show up in my Kindle. I'm sure I can fix that.

Today's book is Fear Street #3 - The Overnight. Have a cover:

This is one I didn't remember from my youth, but even those I remember by title/cover I've still forgotten most of. We shall get on the way with the review, but as always...

One day I'll make my own spoiler alert gif. That day won't be today.

Our story opens with a girl named Della looking in her locker. She is making sad faces about some lovey-dovey bullshit scratched in her locker that reminds her of the boyfriend (Gary) she recently dumped. Then it goes into how she didn't think he'd take her seriously, she didn't really want to break up with him, wah wah prom, and so on. Basically, a summary of teenage breakup woes.

We then learn about an overnight (SHOCK!) trip to Fear Island coming up for the school's Outdoor Club. Six students, one teacher, and one wild weekend of fun! Sounds normal, right? But WAIT! Mr. Teacher had to cancel because of some family thing. Will that stop a bunch of randy teenagers?

Della is super excited because Gary is in the Outdoor Club as well and this overnight is the perfect way to bring him back into her arms.....except not. Another Clubber named Suki is making her moves on Gary. So much so that Della overlooks Pete who is obviously crushing on her. Della thinks he's handsome, but she isn't giving up on getting back with her ex.

Oh, and I forgot to mention Della's BFF Maia. She cries a lot and is pretty paranoid, but that's about the extent of her role in this book.

So, they all decide to go without Mr. Teacher. What could go wrong? Well, splitting up on Fear Island probably isn't the best idea. This leads to Della being confronted by a murderous goon who tries to scare her. She throws him over the cliff as her friends sneak up and observe the whole thing. As in past books, they do the right thing and contact the police cover him in leaves. Right.

They go back to camp and hit the hay. Della is woken up by noise, pokes around at night, then goes back to bed. They all head home. But wait! There's more! They've taken a vow of secrecy to not tell ANYONE! They'll pretend they went on the trip and it was great. Yay!

After Della gets home, she realizes her wallet is gone! WTF? One other dude realizes his wallet is missing, and the two of them get stalked by someone - assumed to be the partner-in-crime of Mr. Dead Guy. I guess Dead Guy and Partner Man murdered some old guy together and escaped. Cue whining and crying, especially coming from Maia.

Mr. Teacher returns and announces that YAY he can make up the trip. Groans ensue but they can't get out of it, so they get ready for the trip back to Fear Island. Once on the island, Mr. Teacher is bopped in the head, Della smartly runs off to find something she left behind on the last trip, then is attacked by....who is that?? THE DEAD GUY! Guess he wasn't really dead after all.

Police get there in a timely manner, Not Dead Guy is arrested, and Della realizes she actually does like Pete and lets Gary and Suki go about their business. All's well that ends well.

So, I've got to say that aside from some stupid choices, this book is well deserving of


It was pretty good. Plus points for some side twists to add to the story, decent characters (aside from Maia), and an actual feeling of "What's going to happen next? OMG a bad guy is going to jump out and kill them!". Semi-minus points for some stupid decisions, but they are teens in a YA scary book so it's to be expected. Actual minus points for Maia.

I definitely recommend this book, and would appreciate it if you purchase it through my Amazon affiliate link, I'm not paid for this review, and it's all done on my own out of sheer boredom. Hope you enjoyed it!

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