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Publisher: Simone Pulse, Turtleback Books, and Pocket Books
Page Count: 216, 196, and 198
Fiction Genre: YA, Horror, Thriller, Mystery,
Dates Read: December 24-25, 2015
Reading Challenge: 2016 Topic Discard Challenge
Topic: A book that takes place during the holiday
Reread a favorite
A novel that is part of a series you are reading
Series: Silent Night Saga: 1-3, Super Chiller Series: 2, 5, 11
Good Reads Summary
Welcome to Fear Street.
Don’t listen to the stories they tell you about Fear Street. Wouldn’t you rather explore it yourself…and see if its dark terrors and unexplained mysteries are true? You’re not afraid, are you?
Don’t open that present! If only Reva Dalby had listened to that warning. But beautiful, cold Reva won’t listen to anyone. Reva thinks she can have whatever—and whoever—she wants. After all, her daddy owns Dalby Department Stores. Now, someone has some surprises instore for her. Robbery? Terror? Even murder? Someone wants to treat Reva to a holiday she’ll never forget. Holiday cheer quickly turns to holiday chills for Reva. Someone is stalking her, someone is trying to get to her. Her money can’t help her. No one can. After all, who can you turn to when murder comes gift-wrapped?
Silent Night 2:
Sure, she promised to be nicer after last year's horrors. But a rich, spoiled girl like Reva Dalby always things she can have anything—or anyone—she wants, and never, never pay.
But now it's payback time. Someone is out to kidnap Reva.
This year, Santa is bringing Reva a little holiday fear. And just around the corner is the biggest, most gruesome Christmas present of all—murder. And it's all hers!
Silent Night 3:
Rich, snobby Reva Dalby wants a little fame or Christmas. And since her daddy owns Dalby's Department Store, she can have whatever she wants. Someone else will always pay. Except this year Reva goes too far. Now someone is watching her. When she's sleeping, and when she's awake--until she's dead.
This is yet another series I read and reread probably hundreds of times as a teen. I was obsessed with just about everything R.L. Stine, and the Silent Night Saga really got to me. I really related to Pam when I was younger, but I really hated the way she let herself be manipulated by her cousin Reva. When I was younger I really disliked Reva, but I could never name that dislike. Now that I'm older, I have no troubles with that. Reva is a BITCH. I feel no need to censor that either. SorryNotSorry.
The thing I felt so disappointed in is that the character of Reva does not evolve in the series. She doesn't learn from her bitchy stupidness. She continues with her antics with the constant promise that she will do better next time. Bitch, next time I hope you die. Stine should have killed your character. However, Reva is the character you love to loathe. You don't want to see her survive, but secretly you do. Secretly you are team Reva.
As always, Stine's writing is on point. He provides a well mapped out and shocking (though sometimes obvious) plot twists. It keeps you wanting more. Much like The Fear Street Saga, I am very happy that I was able to reread these after so many years after putting them away, but I don't think I will be revisiting them. It was nice to read them at least once as a "full fledged adult" and they will always have a special place in my library, but I have finally aged out of Stine. If I ever have children, I will count down the days until I can introduce them to the magical world of Goosebumps and Fear Street!
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 5
Pace - 5
Plot Development - 6
Characters - 5
Enjoyability - 5
Insightfulness - 5
Ease of Reading - 7
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 3 out of 5 stars