Title: There’s Someone Inside Your House
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Date of Publication: September 26th, 2017
Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind.
Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.
I’m not understanding why there was so much hate on this one or why the rating is so low over on Goodreads. I’m not sure if people wanted straight up serial slashing or what. Yes, this book has serial killer status, but it is also filled with an awesome romance. What else would you expect from Perkins?
What can I say about Makani and Ollie, except for cute, cute, cute! I totally loved them! Lets get to the murders now… there was some pretty gory descriptions which was AWESOME! I don’t get scared when I read books or watch movies, so I can’t tell you on whether it was “scary.”
Also, I mean, this is YA horror here? If you want something more, maybe you should have gone to the big guns like Stephen King or Clive Barker. The killer reveal was never going to be epic like Saw (the first one) or Scream. But I thought the goriness of what the killer did with each victim was pretty unique.
My one pet peeve, though, was how early on the murderer was revealed. It was like halfway through the book! I do wish there would have been an epilogue at the end, but that’s because I love knowing what happens after. Either way, Perkins writing was quirky and I loved the mix of humor with horror along with the perfect romance!
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