Review : Party Games by R. L. Stine

Her friends warn her not to go to Brendan Fear’s birthday party at his family’s estate on mysterious Fear Island. But Rachel Martin has a crush on Brendan and is excited to be invited. Brendan has a lot of party games planned. But one game no one planned intrudes on his party—the game of murder. As the guests start dying one by one, Rachel realizes to her horror that she and the other teenagers are trapped on the tiny island with someone who may want to kill them all. How to escape this deadly game? Rachel doesn’t know whom she can trust. She should have realized that nothing is as it seems… on Fear Island.



i don’t know why I decided to read this book, because the last time i enter a Stine’s novel i ended up hating it (my midsummer night’s scream review)

So, how was Party Games?

Well, it was better than expected, that’s for sure. i didn’t hate, but It annoyed me.

The storyline sounded interesting even if it was a big déjà vu, i enjoyed that premise. The begining was a bit slow, but when you get at the party things get interesting. People die and i enjoyed that part alot……. (SPOILERS) but, the thing is all that excitement was for nothing because well, everybody who’s suppose to be dead is not. That was such a let down, all that cool setting was actually a big joke… i hate that so much. Maybe it would have been a good twist if it was well done, but it all felt flat to me. We also get some kind of weird last part about a kidnapping and I was like WTF AM I READING AN OTHER BOOK?!? This part had no relation with the first 3/4 of the book, it came out of nowhere. At the end, everybody lives, Brendan is not that weird and everything’s fine, sorry not my type of horror. it’s also full of cheesy moments and clichés making me want to laugh out loud. 

these is no character development. They are all faceless to me, with absolutely no personality. I didn’t care for any of them. There is also a bit lack of intelligence in this group of teenager…

So, Party Games was extremely predictable, not very intriguing and even boring at some part… but I still enjoyed it a bit or maybe i just like hating it. There is something in Stine’s writing that make it hard to put down, it’s just so ridiculous you want to know how it will end. Would not recommend 

Party Games : 2/5


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