There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on September 26th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Horror
Over a year after her parents sent her away from Hawaii to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, Makani Young is still adjusting to her new life. She’s made a small group of close friends and even flirted with romance, but her past in Hawaii is still hard to forget.
And then . . . one by one the students of her new high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders. Makani doesn’t know who’s next on the list. Between this, and a secret scorching relationship with the school weirdo, this school year may turn out to be one to die for . . . literally.
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins will have you swooning with fear and romance, and is the perfect page-turner for fans of Scream Queens and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins is a young adult horror novel about a girl who gets shipped off to be taken care of by her grandmother in a rural town after a horrible accident. A year after her arrival, Makani’s classmates begin being murdered one by one. A past full of secrets and a future that isn’t looking so bright, Makani and her friends have to step up and find out who is behind the murders plaguing this small town before they find themselves face to face with the knife.
First and foremost, I am a huge fan of horror movies, especially the slasher flicks. Call it morbid, but I just love the scared feeling you get from watching them. So when I heard of There’s Someone Inside You House, I knew I had to read it immediately after it comes out. I did just that. I went in with low expectations, because that is what you do with horror movies especially; and I quite enjoyed it! There were a couple snags for me, but overall, it was a good addition to the slasher genre.
One highlight for me was the characters. I loved Makani’s grandmother of all characters. She was sweet and loving, but also strong handed and stern with Makani. Now as for the kids, you don’t really get much backstory and information on them except for Makani and Ollie, the MC’s. Because of this, it was hard to care about them before they got gruesomely murdered. It was a little different from what I’m used to. You tend to care more about the characters in horror movies more because you get to see them, so reading about them kind of left it void.
Another highlight for me were the death scenes. Some of them were elaborate, some were gruesome and had me squirming in my seat. No two deaths were the same and each one was well planned out by Perkins. Her writing wasn’t overly scary, but the premise and the set up of the scenes were frightening.
Now comes the snags I was talking about earlier. One of them is the killer’s reasoning behind the whole murdering the teens things. I thought it was weak. Real weak. I don’t want to spoil anything what so ever, so I will just leave it at that. The killer’s handy work was spot on, but his logic and reasoning was lackluster. Another snag is the middle portion of the book. It was quite dry. There was a big gap between the one death and the next. I think Perkins could have spiced up the middle a bit more.
If you’re a fan of the horror movie slasher flick genre, then I highly suggest picking up There’s Someone Inside Your House ASAP!
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Until next time,
Hi, there! I’m Steph, and I wrote Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After. I also edited (and contributed a short story to) a romantic holiday anthology called My True Love Gave to Me and its companion anthology, Summer Days and Summer Nights. My next YA release is a horror novel called There’s Someone Inside Your House, which will be released Fall 2017.