Cursed

Title: Cursed

Series: The first three books of the Fear Street saga.

Author: R.L. Stine

Published: December 20, 2016 by Simon Pulse

Price: $13.99

☆☆☆☆☆/5

Blurb: From the beloved and bestselling author of the Goosebumps series comes three haunting and terrifying Fear Street Saga novels—now available in one chilling paperback edition.

Fear Street is cursed.

It’s been that way for hundreds of years. Unspeakable horrors haunt those who’ve walked on its terrifying path. And it all started with one family—the Fears.

Go back to how it all began and discover why the heir to the Fear name attempted to escape the family curse, how a young woman fell victim to the haunted Fear mansion, and why marrying into the Fear family means being trapped in a world of death and horror.

And how Fear Street became the evil place it is today.

Review: This was a nostalgia read for me. I remember loving R.L. Stine so much when I was a kid. Goosebumps actually got me into reading and I just had to go back to the author who made me fall in love with books.

This was three novellas in one, telling about the history of the Fears and I was hooked. I felt like a kid again. I love this author still and I would keep going back if for nothing more than when I’m feeling nostalgic and wanting to go back to my roots.

I remember getting the Goosebumps books in kindergarten and then the Fear Street books when I was a teenager. When it’s mainly for kids, it’s alright to skimp on the detail, the author put just enough that I could fill in the blanks. Either that or I might be biased.

Of course this is meant for a younger audience so I don’t expect a lot of detail, but it’s a good way to introduce the spooky genre to children and to get them into reading without teachers assigning books to read that kids won’t read because it’s required and they’re forced to.

If I have kids, when they reach the age they can read at that level, I’m giving them goosebumps and then Fear Street. Keep the cycle going.

Thank you for reading my review.

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