Horror Hotel, by Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren

Elisa Lam meets Scooby Doo meets RL Stine. TBH, I’m not sure how this book got on my TBR, but it someone landed on my library hold list, possibly based purely on the cover. And somehow, I got the impression that this was an adult novel. I was hoping for RL Stine For Adults. When it arrived and I began to read, I quickly realized that not only was this YA, it was young YA, reading more like middle grade, only with murders. Definitely not my cup of tea, writing-wise. I kept reading because I wanted to see if my immediate theory panned out (it did) and because I was curious how closely the authors would tie in the Elisa Lam case. (They did, in fact, dedicate the book in part to Lam, which I appreciated.) Will this be the best book I’ll read this year? Nah. Was it good enough to hook me into continuing to read despite not enjoying the type of writing? Yup. Would’ve made a really good RIP/Readathon combo, too. But hey, if anyone has suggestions for RL Stine For Adults, send them my way because obviously that didn’t pan out here and I’m still craving it!

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Agender empty-nester filling my time with cats, books, fitness, and photography. She/they.
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