Wednesday, September 9, 2015

ARC Review: The Lost Girl by R.L. Stine

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23848058The Lost Girl
by R.L. Stine
Release date: Septemeber 29th, 2015
Format: ARC
Genre: YA Horror
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Generations of children and teens have grown up on R.L. Stine's bestselling and hugely popular horror series, Fear Street and Goosebumps. Now, the Fear Street series is back with a chilling new installment, packed with pure nightmare fodder that will scare Stine's avid fan base of teen readers and adults. 
New student Lizzy Palmer is the talk of Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper befriend her, but the closer they get to her, the stranger she seems… and the more attractive she is to Michael. He invites her to join him on a snowmobile race that ends in a tragic accident. Soon, Michael's friends start being murdered, and Pepper becomes convinced that Lizzy is behind the killings. But to her total shock, she and Michael are drawn into a tragic story of an unthinkable betrayal committed over 60 years ago. Frightening and tense in the way that only this master of horror can deliver, The Lost Girl is another terrifying Fear Street novel by the king of juvenile horror.
I received this book from the publisher to review honestly

My Rating:


The Lost Girl is part of the Fear Street relaunch, and to be honest, it's the first I've read of the relaunch. But I have been a massive fan of Fear Street since I was nine, I own most the original books and was so freaking excited when I found out more were coming out. Don't get me wrong, I love Goosebumps too, but Fear Street is so much better in my opinion.

Onto the review. If you've read any Fear Street books then you know they all follow the same kind of formula, not a bad thing though, it made me super nostalgic. That's where this book, and I assume the rest of the relaunch, gets you. The nostalgia. Reading this I wasn't my scared nine-year-old self, but I was a little on edge and, mostly, it was just so much fun.

The Lost Girl is very similar to old Fear Street books, but, sadly, it's not nearly my favorite. It jumps between two timelines which felt weird. The old mystery, the killing, the gore, was all still there along with the supernatural like twist common in Fear Street books, but this one kind of lost me, interest wise, with the time jumping.

Overall: There's not much to say about this. If you love Fear Street then you'll want to read this for the nostalgia alone. It's not outstanding, but it's exactly what Fear Street has always been. It's a new old friend, you know? And I had lots of fun reading it and will definitely pick up the rest of the relaunch books.

Would I Recommend This? Yes.
Who To? Fear Street fans.
Will I read more from this author(or series)? Um, why is this question here?

Were you more a Goosebumps or Fear Street fan? Also, if you could pick one series from when you were little to "relaunch" what would it be?


  1. I used to love Fear Street when I was younger! I read the first of the relaunch not too long ago (forget the name), but I was not impressed. Maybe I have outgrown it or maybe the style has changed. I think it's just a matter of having outgrown it. Oh well. I am glad you enjoyed it.

    1. I used to read them all, in fourth grade I thought it made me so cool to read Fear Street when my brother was still reading Goosebumps. haha. Yeah, I can definitely say that I used to enjoy the old ones more than the new but I still found it enjoyable, and a really really fast read, of course! For me, it's worth it for the nostalgia factor alone.

  2. So... I am a little confused. My brother was obsessed with the Goosebumps books, I assume those are more MG? Okay so Fear Street, I HAVE heard of them. But why a relaunch? Are they the same books? Or new books? I don't understand, and now I have to go googling! Okay so, the original Fear Street is NOT the same as the Fear Street Sagas and is also not the same as the Relaunch, and now I am exhausted by this whole franchise ;)

    Oh. While we're relaunching? THE BABYSITTERS CLUB. Not even a question.
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    1. Yes. Goosebumps is more MG and Fear Street YA. For instance, when I was in 4th grade all the "cool" kids read Fear Street and everyone else read Goosebumps. Ah, elementary school. Haha, I should've clarified in the review. They stopped coming out years ago, I'm not sure when, and then new ones starting coming out last year and they called it a "relaunch", I don't know why! And yes, there are so many different ones, it's confusing even for avid fans! I had to print a list of them all out when I was trying to collect a whole set a few years ago.

      Haha, I KNEW you'd say that!