I'm a freelance writer living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published May 24th 2017
Could you survive the night?
When most people hear the name R.L. Stine, they usually think of the kids spooky book series, Goosebumps, of which I am a massive fan, but how many of you are aware of his other series of scary books, aimed at those in their teens and up?
The cover released in Australia, depicts a very cool scene, of a spooky looking carved pumpkin, with a knife sticking out of the top of it, along with the title and it is fully embossed, which is quite a fun novelty to add to one's book collection.
For those unfamiliar with his work, R.L. Stine, whose full name is Robert Lawrence Stine, is a world famous author, known for his creepy writing style and love of scaring people.
This brings me to his famous book, aimed at teens; Halloween Night, that was so popular, it even got its own sequel, which continues the story on from where this one leaves off and both are very addictive reads, to say the least.
Halloween Night tells the story of Brenda Morgan and her 2 best friends Traci and Dina during the time they decided to murder Brenda's creepy, boyfriend-stealing cousin Halley on Halloween night, but it's all a joke... or has it gone too far?
This is a wonderfully written book, oozing with drama, dark humour and mystery, making it a perfect addition to your thriller/horror library, with its truly terrifying descriptions of creepy and sometimes gory details, which will have you jumping out of your skin, every time you hears something in your house go "creak!".
It is also a book, which really draws its readers in and is very hard to put down, as each chapter ends on a note that leaves you wanting to race to find out what happens next, with its lovable and sometimes truly despicable characters all mixed up in juicy teen drama and scary situations and all the while keeping you guessing as to what it really happening and how it all will end.
I really enjoyed the style of writing and how much this book opens its readers up to use their imaginations, as well as the who done it type of mysteries, which are an underlying theme throughout the book. The nostalgic drama, scary situations and plot twist after plot twist, will keep you guessing until the very last page.
For those who have difficulty reading, or just finding the time to read, there is also an audio book available.
R.L. Stein's Halloween Night Audio Book
R.L. Stine's Halloween Night was released in Australia by Scholastic. It is classified as Young Adult Thriller Fiction and is recommended for those ages 15 and up.