There's Someone Inside your House

There's Someone Inside your House

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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"Hawaii-born Makani Young's new life in Nebraska is thrown into chaos when a serial killer begins to target her fellow high school students"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781101590027
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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PinesandPrejudice Dec 06, 2017

I'm not going to lie, I expected a lot more out of this book. It also took about five turns in the direction of boring and predictable and that made me sad. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that a romance was really the center of this book because Stephanie Perkins wrote it but I thought maybe it might be different...and it was but the essence was still about young love. And despite all of the turmoil it was still a happy ending. The representation was good though -- I appreciated that.

The most disappointing part of the book was Makani's big secret reveal. It was this whole secret and mysterious part of the book. But then it was a bullying lame thing. Hazing or whatever. I was not impressed. It was sad actually -- I hate those situations and they made me upset because I can't stand the fact that none of the characters have the courage to get themselves out of the situation or stand up for themselves. So yeah...I wanted something meatier than a basic bullying story.

After like the second murder, it wasn't creepy any more. Yes, there was an escalation of the murders and the violence but not of the mystery. Anyway -- I wanted more mystery and less predictability. It was okay but nothing more than that.

DBRL_ANNEG Dec 05, 2017

This book was scary and made me think of a good teen slasher flick....until about the halfway point. Then the murderer was revealed very early and the story lost a lot of its momentum for me. The killer's motive is not revealed until the end of the book, and I honestly thought the motive was fine. But the early reveal of who the killer was took away so much of the suspense. This novel was setting itself up for a great twist, but sadly it was lacking. With that said, I'd consider trying one of Stephanie Perkins' books again; hopefully next time she'll get it right (because she sure knows how to get a story going!)

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kelseycrowland
Nov 14, 2017

It was okay. The teen slasher concept was interesting and that element of it was well done, but the main character I thought was rather annoying. She moves to Nebraska because of a "dark secret" that is quite a letdown when you finally learn what it is. The killers motive is weak and pretty much as soon as you find out what it is the book just ends. There is no denouement whatsoever. It just ends.

All in all, a fine unique read that's a bit disappointing but also enjoyable enough given the unique concept.

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MelissaYAReader
Oct 11, 2017

Someone is killing students at Osborn High, but they like to play with them first. As the hunt for the killer becomes more intense, no one knows who the next victim may be. It was slasher creepy, but not overly so. This isn't a book that will freak you out, but it is certainly a lot of fun. You never knew who would be the next victim, and that hardest part was figuring out why these specific students were being killed. I also have to give a shout out to Perkins for her allusion to one of my all time favorite series, "The Song of the Lioness Quartet" by Tamora Pierce! I had to reread that a couple of times to make sure I saw what I thought I saw. It was a fun read for October and great for fans of slasher style horror.

KateHillier Oct 10, 2017

jumped on this one because it looked like a fun slasher film in book form. It is that but there's a lot more going on to and it was even more heartwrenching than I was expecting. Our main character Makani has moved from Hawaii to Nebraska after a traumatizing incident at her old high school. She did not bargain for someone going through her new classmates and violently murdering them. Not now that she's already been here a year and has managed to hide her old life from everyone.

It's very much a teen slasher film in book form but there's a lot more emotion here than you'd expect.

AL_SUSAN Aug 07, 2017

As a rule I do not like teen slasher books or movies but this one, filled with secrets, had me HOOKED. The advance copy I received stopped - right before the killer was going to be revealed to Makani. Aargh! It's torture waiting for this book to be released in September.

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