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There's Someone Inside Your House

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  9,631 Ratings  ·  2,408 Reviews
Love hurts...

Makani Young thought she'd left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She's found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn't far behind.

Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Laura I believe the reason it's been pushed back so much was because of her mental health. I remember this happening with Isla and the Happily Ever After.

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Emily May
Feb 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult, arc, 2017, horror
What happens when an author of cute, fluffy romances writes a gory slasher novel? I'll tell you: You get possibly the most romance-heavy, make out-focused slasher novel you will ever read.

Pretty much everything went wrong with this book. If you want to read a story where most of the minor (i.e. we don't give a damn about them) characters die gory deaths in between repetitive make out/sex sessions, this is for you. I think it is supposed to be scary, but it isn't scary at all. Bloody does not equ
Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
Stephanie Perkins definitely excels at writing fast reads, and this was no exception. Now full disclosure, I'm an absolute chicken therefore, I hate anything scary and thus have 0 knowledge of slasher films or horror films in general. This book was basically the amount of gore and horror I can handle, sometimes it pushed me to my limits but for the most part it was fine. Based on my limited knowledge of these kinds of stories, I know the general outline, and this felt quite generic to me. The wh ...more
Nov 26, 2013 marked it as to-read

Is this the same woman who wrote Anna and the French Kiss?

Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I know a good bit of people didn't like this book but I freaking loved it and that's all that matters =D

I loved Makani and Ollie! I thought they were awesome together. And well, they got me a little hot and bothered at times. It was fanfreakingtastic!

So this is a teen slasher type book. I'm not sure where anyone ever got off calling it a horror book. It's a mystery, suspense, young adult book. But, I digress.

We have some nutter going around killing classmates. And I thought I might know who t
Emma Giordano
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Obvious CW for gore & death, but also be aware that there are descriptions of severe hazing that may make some readers uncomfortable.

As a previous fan of Stephanie Perkins, I knew horror would be out of her element, so I was interested to see what she could do with the genre. I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed but I also wasn’t totally won over. It was interesting without a doubt, but I’m not sure it exceeded my expectations. It kind of felt like a cheesy high school slasher film but in no
destiny ☠ howling libraries
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, owned-physical
I had a looooot of feelings about this book - actually, about how people have reacted to this book. So, I'm going to get a rant out of the way. Feel free to skip this paragraph if you don't like rants. People told me it was going to be absolutely horrible, that no self-respecting horror fan would enjoy it, that it didn't fit the horror genre, so on... alright. Lemme tell y'all something. I've been obsessed with horror movies AND books since I was five years old, roughly? I had a blast reading ...more
Sep 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF – 40%

Was I supposed to be afraid of going to bed at night after finishing this book? Was I supposed to be terrified?

Wasn’t I? Isn’t that why this book is shelved under ‘‘horror’’ and described as ‘‘Scream meets YA’’?

I remember watching the Scream movies vividly, because those did in fact scare me. They didn’t keep me from closing my eyes, but they did make me tense and jump at key moments.

This book didn’t do anything to me. It is readable, that’s true. Stephanie Perkins has written and edite
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
This book could be divided into two different novels. On one hand you have a diverse love story with a splash of haunting past and on the other you have someone going around and killing students in a small town during Halloween. They work fine when they are two separate entities. Together, they create a mess.

I still love Stephanie Perkins. I just don't think her mind is messed up enough to create a good slasher.
Sep 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
If you really truly are reading this because you love horror and live for slasher flicks, do yourself a favor and go read something else. In fact, I’m more than happy to send you a few recommendations. This, unfortunately, shouldn’t pass for horror. It’s a sad excuse for horror with absolutely zero tension, suspense, thrills, or afraid to look under the bed scares. Maybe it’s my fault being my first Stephanie Perkins novel. I know she’s famous for her YA romance novels, which just isn’t my genre ...more
Evgnossia O'Hara
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, mystery

I can’t tell that I didn’t enjoy this one. I liked it but I didn’t love it.

Although, at the beginning it felt like it would be one of those boring thrillers with a predictable plot, I was taken by surprise. The suspense and the mystery made my heart beat uncontrollably in certain points of the novel. It was an easy and fast-paced read, best-suited to those who want some adrenaline in their veins.

Great role in the plot played the friendship between Makani, Darby and Alex. They are those fr
Cass -  Words on Paper
Aug 11, 2012 marked it as top-wishlist
As long as it's got your name on it, Stephanie Perkins, I'll read it. Even if it gives me nightmares.
Ben Alderson
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
So missleading.. Literally not at all what I expected.
I have way to many questions still and feel really confused.
I LOVED the romance and the dialogue was fun but apart from that it was odd.
Sentences just seemed like they had been placed awkwardly and the flash back scene was odd. I just feel like a lot of this didn't need to be in it.

I am so sad that i didnt like this
Trina (Between Chapters)
Content warning: Several scenes of descriptive gore. Mention of suicide.

Representation: The main character is African American and Native Hawaiian. There is an African American side character (her grandmother) and a trans male side character.

Issues: The trans side character is deadnamed* twice in the finished copy I read (pgs 11 & 83), despite this having been brought to Perkins's attention as offensive by early readers of the ARCs. She did apologize in June of 2017 and said she had correcte
bran (brandonthebookaddict)
UPDATE JUNE 10, 2017 .

Now that was some wicked, delightful, bloody fun.

I enjoyed this book so much.
Probably more than I intended to. And it's extremely short. The book barely clocks in 300 pages. However, it is an arc so there's that but I actually, genuinely, enjoy this format a lot better.

The main character is Hawaiian and there's some great LGBTQ representation in the book as well. I could relate very well with the main character, whose name is, Mariko Young. Going to a midwestern state
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at:

Words cannot even express the amount of joy it brings me when I am the first of my friends to read something. Well, when it’s something I liked - being the one to burst the bubble when a highly anticipated release turns out to be a turd kinda sucks. Anywho, when I saw this blurb . . . .

“Scream meets YA”

I had much excite! But then I saw the next part . . . .

“ in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna
Kate (GirlReading)
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-favourites
4.75* I'd heard mixed things before going into There's Someone Inside Your House, so I was a little apprehensive before reading. I've adored everything I've previously read from Stephanie Perkins' and didn't want to be disappointed. Thankfully, I'm very happy to say this book was no different, I wasn't disappointed at all. In fact, I absolutely loved it. There's just something about Stephanie Perkins' writing that never fails to pull me in from the get go. It's simple yet lovely, to the point an ...more
Elise (TheBookishActress)
Actual Rating: 2 1/2 Stars. Somewhat entertaining, a few great ideas that go underdeveloped, not much dramatic tension. Or like, any. It's, uh, basically a contemporary where people die and every fifteen percent it gets really messed up.


♔ Perkins has stepped up her game on avoiding tropes, surprisingly? Makani is definitely not the stereotypical virginal blonde protagonist - she's biracial, for one, she sort of hates herself and isn't afraid to take action, and she's also not a vi
1.5 stars

I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The story is about a girl who has escaped her past and her parents have sent her to live with her grand-mother. After she begins her high school, some of the students were murdered one by one and she doesn’t know who is next in the list. Makani (main character) and her friends try to identify some of the similarities between the victims to know who will be the next target. There is also a romance stor
Aug 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars

What a disappointment.

Warning: mild spoilers.

After this one I’m done with Stephanie Perkins. At this point I don’t know why I liked Anna and the French Kiss two years ago, maybe if I reread it now I’d hate it as much as the other ones. I really wonder what I liked about it back then.
Her characters and the relationships feel unreal to me, that’s why I can’t enter the story completely. They feel flat and one-dimensional just like paper. They live? It’s okay to me. They die? That’s okay to
may ❀
I was terrified to read this book bc it seems the general majority of readers had HATED it and I was like nooooooooooooooooo not Stephanie perkins, I don’t wanna have to cancel 2017 just yet

And TURNS OUT, it wasn’t THAT bad


Yes kids you heard me. Keep those expectations as low as they are with your math scores okay, trust me on this

Also know that the thriller aspect of the book is HEAVILY garnished with contemporary lit. like LOTS of it.

If yo
Cait • A Page with a View
Ok, so I think a lot of people will like this book if slasher stuff is their thing. I'm leaving a rating off because I called it a DNF – horror or anything stressful just realllly isn't for me. I tried! I do love this author, but am going to stick with something more lighthearted like Anna and the French Kiss.

Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC.
hoping there's a british/french/american boot-wearing hottie in this one.

and also that he doesn't die.

don't fail me this time, Perkins.
"Yes, it will be bloody. Yes, it will be sexy. Yes, it will be scary."

Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Meh. This was whatevs. I didn’t hate it, but I definitely think Stephanie Perkins is better at writing fluff than gore. ...more
4.5 stars

I had been hearing Stephanie talk about her upcoming YA horror for a while and I was so excited for it. So when I saw it on EW, I downloaded it immediately and got to reading.

I loved this cast of characters. They're smart and strong and loyal to each other. Makari and Ollie are adorable and there's definitely the standard spark and banter that we expect from Stephanie's words. There's also some great diversity represented as well as a thread of inner monologue from Makari about asking a
Aug 25, 2014 marked it as to-read
A YA horror novel? By the author of Anna and the French Kiss you say? Interesting ...

Gemma ♕ BunksMcCoy
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Candace Robinson
First off everyone needs to contain their horses. I mean it’s a freaking YA horror book here, if you think you were going to get thoroughly creeped out, then you probably should have shot your way over to the big guns like Stephen King or Clive Barker. I for one don’t get scared with books or horror flicks, so I can’t say whether this was scary or not. I will say the character development was my favorite part, and I absolutely loved the cute romance. Plus, yes, there is gore descriptions which w ...more
Dannii Elle
What immediately struck me about this book was how commendable the degree of representation was. Each of the main cast of characters portrayed a diverse outlook that was integral to the impactfulness of the story. This was not just diversity for diversity’s sake, but an authentic collection of characters whose experiences combined to make this both an informative read and one whose many mysteries could not be solved without this alternative perspective to the accepted.

Perkins quite cleverly uses
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I know there are some unsavory reviews on this book but honestly I really enjoyed my evening of reading it. Yeah, it did remind me of Scream meets I Know What You Did Last Summer but I liked those movies also so I'm not going to knock that aspect. This is a quick read that is very different from Perkins' other books but honestly I hope she writes more of these teen slasher type books.

Overall, a quick read that I honestly really enjoyed!
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Hi, there! I'm Steph, and I wrote Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After. I also edited (and contributed a short story to) a romantic holiday anthology called My True Love Gave to Me and its companion anthology, Summer Days and Summer Nights. My next YA release is a horror novel called There's Someone Inside Your House, which will be released Fall ...more
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