Friday, 29 January 2016

ARC Review: Can You Keep A Secret?

Title: Can You Keep A Secret? 
Series: Fear Street Relaunch #4
Author: RL Stine
Publisher:  St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: April 12th 2016
Pages: 272

I received a digital copy of this book for free from the publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review, with thanks to both St. Martin's Griffin and Netgalley. 

Emma and Eddie are from the wrong side of the tracks. 

Emma has nightmares about being a wolf.  *

Eddie's family can barely make ends meet.

But they're in love, so what else could matter? Deciding to take a camping trip as an escape from the lives they lead, they have no idea the drama that they're about to get warped in to. Finding a briefcase with thousands of dollars in it, they decide hide this suitcase filled with money. It could solve all their problems. 

But it might just create some more...

Where did this money come from? 

And where did the money go? 

Going back to the spot where they hid it, the teens quickly discover that the money has went missing, but nobody but the six of them know about it...

(*This is an important part of the story*)

Of course I loved it, let's not beat around the bush here. 

I am a massive fan of RL Stine's books, I've read the whole Goosebumps series, I've read most of the Point Horror books he's written, I'm planning on read spin offs and the main Fear Street series this year...So it's only natural that I'm obsessing over this relaunch series!  Every time I see a new one on Netgalley, I am hands down going to request it. 

Stine's books are so fast paced, and short enough to read in one sitting. They're intriguing and will always keep you enchanted. I'm a fan of these relaunch books solely because they're for my generation now. Things don't seem as outdated as some of the older books do, they read so well and the character building is excellent. 

Another thing that I enjoy about these books is that every story is individual in it's own right, you don't need to read the previous books in the series to read this one. 

I still haven't got my hands on Books one and two in the Relaunch *hint hint to the book gods* 

This book had two stories running through it, which made it slightly different to some Stine books, on one story, it was reading like a paranormal book, and on the other, it was reading as a crime story. Two genres that I love. And at the end they tie together in a brilliantly unique way. 

I didn't see any of the ending coming, and that's exactly what I want from this genre of book!

My final rating is 5 stars. 

QOTD: Have you ever read any RL Stine books? 


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