Review of There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Review: I Got sucked in the first chapter, but chapter two was harder. Could be that the first chapter was not even the main character-Makani. And just murder-y stuff going on.

The chapters with the victims getting killed was more engrossing to me then the main character and her story plot was (not sure what that says about me…). Did not like the main character all that much, and the terrible thing she did  was super build up and not that awful or what she made it out to be (but the thing is the thing she did was something that happened to me when I was younger, and I just felt-yeah so what about it). The killer was crazy intense (or just scary) because no real reason behind why he/she (don’t want to spoil it) was doing what they were doing (well there was a reason but no real depth).

And the action with the killer was pretty much the best part of the book. The only other two things there were that I was not a fan of was the romance and the open end-ness of the book. No the book does not end on a cliff hanger and no there is no second book-this is not a series. But I just felt that the book ended very abruptly, you know. The romance  was super off, and felt a bit forced into the story plot. Which, when you think about it is super weird because Perkins is like THE PERSON for contemporary romance. But I was seeing no classic Perkins in There’s Someone in Your House.


Favorite quote: This broke my heart and had me screaming with tears running down my face.

“Why aren’t you screaming?”

Because I don’t want to wake up my brother and sister.

Would I? Reread? I don’t think so. Tell others to read? Yes, I think so.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Edition: Hardcover, 289 pages.

Young Adult. Contemporary. Horror. Mystery. Thriller. Romance. Mature Themes. Fiction. 

Published September 26th 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers.

SummaryLove hurts…

Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind.

Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.

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