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Falam que é um thriller, mas é um livro adolescente com alguns assassinatos como plano de fundo, personagens sem nenhuma motivação, inclusive o próprio assassino, teve um momento do livro em que eu estava torcendo para o assassino matar todo mundo. O segredo da personagem é tão nada a ver que não faz a menor diferença descobrir o que é... Maior decepção com a autora, que tem uma escrita super fluída mas que entregou pouco conteúdo e dinâmica nesse livro.
There were some parts in this book where I forgot I was reading a thriller, if that tells you anything about this book. Stephanie Perkins is good at writing YA contemporary with cute romances but as any sort of horror, this book was a bit lacking.
There's Someone Inside Your House takes place in a small town where teenagers are being murdered with seemingly no connection between them. As the days go on, the murders get worse and more frequent, as more dark secrets are revealed.
It's just... okay. There was a lot of problems like the killer being revealed, far too early. When I read YA thrillers, I want the killer to be saved for last, to keep the mystery going. I want to try to guess who it is before the characters do. I need the suspense! To have their identity exposed so soon was confusing, and it was someone who I didn't even remember meeting in the story before. There just wasn't any suspense. Even in classic horror movie moments, it was more about the romance between the main character and the emo boy than about the actual serial killer.
The romance! It was basically the whole story, to the point where I really just wished the author had written another YA romance instead of even trying to write a horror novel. It just didn't work. There was a lot of chances for this book to be creepy but it was too busy with all the kisses and friendship drama and the fact that I knew the MC would be fine. Otherwise I didn't mind the romance, I just wished it wasn't such a big part.
There was also a LOT of talk about how the MC has a dark secret in her past that haunts her and I just didn't care? Then it was revealed what her big secret was about and it wasn't really that shocking or relevant.
This book was such a classic slasher at times, it kind of got ridiculous how completely incompetent the police and everyone was. Oh you know who the killer is and where they'll probably be? Don't worry they'll just be over there easily killing six people with little to no struggle. Don't worry, we have four teenagers after them who DIDN'T EVEN THINK TO PACK ONE SINGLE WEAPON BEFORE GOING AFTER A GOD DAMN SERIAL KILLER. Ahem. Plus the killer was dropping random people like flies, it was too easy.
Some parts were a bit creepy though and I will give this book that credit. Someone creeping around inside your house, no thanks!
I don’t write reviews, but this book was such a let down that I felt compelled this time. Don’t waste your time with this one unless you want to read more about teenage relationship drama and less of a murder mystery, the killer is revealed too early on in my opinion, and the big motivation reveal in the end was completely bogus. The only reason this book gets two stars instead of one from me was because there was a person of color as the main character and an adorable trans friend at her side.
This book... was not good. The writing was clunky and inauthentic. The “big reveal” about a major character was beyond boring. The characters are not interesting or well-developed. The only time I was scared while reading this horror novel was when I was scared I wouldn’t be able to make it through.
As a 22 year old woman I felt too old to be into this book. I think it would be a good first "thriller" for early teens. The author has a strong voice and is privy to American culture in 2017 but the actual mystery isn't very good. The murderer's motivation seems half baked at best. There's also a substory that isn't worth the time of day. .