Can You Keep A Secret? (Fear Street Relaunch #4)

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I received this ARC from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.

Yet another new Fear Street classic!  I don’t think R.L. Stine could write a bad novel if he tried, but then again I grew up reading the original Fear Street and simply adore everything he touches.

Emmy is your average Shadyside High School student, down to the part time job and close group of friends.  She has a nice boyfriend, Eddie and plenty to do with her free time. Life is normal…except for her strange dreams.

…I was a wolf in the dream.  I was the blue-eyed wolf with the raven-black hair.

They are just dreams right?  She thinks so anyway.  Life takes a shocking turn when she and Eddie discover a briefcase full of money in the Fear Street Woods.  She and her friends agree to split it six ways, hiding it until it’s safe to spend.  A series of wolf-attacks has Emmy on edge and when the money goes missing things only get stranger.

And yes, we found the danger we thought we might encounter there.  But it was much more horrifying than any us could have predicted.

Will Emmy figure out what’s going on before it’s too late?

Five Stars.

Expected Publication: April 12, 2016

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Perfect Betrayal

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I received this ARC from Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.

This is Season Vining’s third book, and my third ARC, and I think it’s safe to say the writing is sound.  Mix an unlikely couple, a dramatic event and expect a HEA.

Levi is a young maintenance man from a solidly blue collar background.  Taylor is the spoiled daughter of a millionaire.  The two cross paths and hearts.

She refused to believe that nothing good could stay.  If that was the case, then what the hell was life all about?  What was the purpose of finding happiness only to know it’ll be ripped from you?  After surviving childhood and adolescence, Taylor was holding out for something better.  And she was willing to fight for it.

Is Levi the diamond in the rough he appears to be?  Is Taylor as vapid as she does?

Read and find out.  You won’t find anything inventive but you will find a story that can keep you occupied during a camping trip.  I’ll definitely take any ARC with Season’s name on it.

Three stars.