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The Burning (The Fear Street Saga Trilogy #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  3,980 Ratings  ·  111 Reviews
The end…and the beginning

Simon Fear thought changing his name would stop the evil. He was wrong—dead wrong.

After generations of unspeakable horror, it is up to Daniel and Nora, brought together by their fateful love, to unite the feuding families. But is their forbidden love strong enough to withstand such awesome evil?

Poor Nora—desperate to tell the truth and bury the fam
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Simon Pulse (first published 1993)
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Feb 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fear-street
I must admit this book certainly lives up to its expectations. The story of Simon Fear and his family is finally told in all its graphic horror. The twist regarding Simon and Angelica was interesting. Regarding the curse, again it seems self-fullfilling and yet there are supernatural aspects to it. I don't think what happened to Nora would really happen, though. (view spoiler) It made me wonder: Is the curse really gone? Accordi ...more
Sakura Koneko
Aug 12, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes the supernatural
The final book in this series, I ended up picking it up after reading the other two, wanting to see how these horrible series of events would end (though knowing it couldn't be very well, because otherwise we wouldn't have the Fear Street series of books).
Dec 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
At this point you’d think someone would be like JUST MARRY ALREADY because we’re creeping up on 250 years of bad luck and dead bodies and it’s about time to let this shit go instead of keeping the home fires burning, you know?

Nora is our storyteller throughout the series and now, in this last book, we finally get to her story that was introduced at the beginning of the first. Like all the others it involves two lovebirds wanting to marry after a few hours of knowing each other but shenanigans en
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Nomadic SA Chick's Book Reviews

I loved this series as a teenager. I probably read the trilogy a hundred times in my teens. I don't know what it was about these books, but I was hooked. Reading them 10 years later as an adult I gave myself a migraine from all the eye rolling I did. I couldn't believe all the cheesy romance lines and easy swooning these ladies did. I mean good lord, a man said hi to these ladies and they wet their knickers with the excitement of wedding planning. It's laug
Lindsay Heller
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reread
I remember when I was little waiting, very impatiently, for this book to be published. It November of 1993 and this was the third, concluding, book of the Fear Street Saga, the historical horror trilogy that explained why Fear Street, in R.L. Stine's Fear Street series of books, was so haunted. I got it for my birthday, immediately tore in, and was not disappointed.

This book continues the story of the Fears (who have now changed the spelling from Fier) and the Goodes, two feuding families not o
Sep 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
That was one of the first books i ever read from R.L. Stine and it's still my favorite till this day. You cant really explain what this book is about because it has so many twists and turns that it leaves you stunned at the end. When i read this book it was like a movie in my head because i could see exactly what she was describing. She made The Burning with so many vivid details that I actually thought i was watching it and forgot to close the turn of the T.V when i finished.I think this was on ...more
Nov 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing great book because it had a lot of colonial times events.It was during the time period which made it very non-fictional because stories like this happened during those time periods!!!!!
Lilith Rayne
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-books
It was a good read but not as interesting as the previous two. Sometimes it felt like more of the same. The conclusion was not very satisfying for me, either. I would recommend it as a light read and if you want to find out what finally happens to the families involved. I give it 3.5/5.
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
A great beginning to Fear street! I loved reading about the Goode and Fier family feud. It has been so long since I read any of the Fear Street books, and I'm glad I was able to get my hands on them again! I truly missed reading them.
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
I used to love the fear street series when I was a kid. I think that anyone who likes a good mystery story and being young at heart should give them a try.
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is my favorite trilogy in the Fear Street series, but this last one just isn't as good as the first two.
Ronni Lea
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
wow! fear street! my fave as a young in! I wonder if I'd like them as much now as I used to. I think I still have em all somewhere. :-)
I never cared much for the Fear Street Saga. They were interesting I guess, but just generally never my favorites. Re-reading them was intriguing, since I didn't remember a lot about them, but it's nothing I'd feel compelled to go back and read a third time. They just aren't quite as good as some of the other Fear Street books, which is sad since they tell the history of the place.
Irham Nurrahman
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Saga ini ditutup dengan sangat baik,
Saya sangat menyukai cerita tentang awal cerita kota Fear Street,
saya sadar gara2 tiga buku ini-lah yang menyebabkan buku Fear Street jadi banyak :)
Jennifer Lynn
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
I should never have re-read these....
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“ you know what they’re going to call the new road.”
“What?” Nora asked weakly.
“They’re going to call it Fear Street.”

Ahh that how was it!
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen, horror
Not great, but it was an entertaining read in my teens and luckily I found myself just as entertained as an adult.
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, horror, kept
This is a classic of my childhood. I read this series instead of Goosebumps. I still have my old copy!
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-blog
Over a hundred years ago Benjamin Fier framed an innocent girl for witchcraft and burned her at the stake. Over a hundred years since his brother Matthew robbed the girl’s grieving father. Over a hundred years since everything began, but just two since the curse was reawakened and Frank Goode murdered the Fier family in cold blood. Only two years since Simon Fear changed his family name and forswore good. The chain is completed, the end is beginning.

The Burning is the third and final book in the
Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
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In the final installment of the Fear Street Saga, Nora begins to tell the tale of Simon Fear and how the Fear mansion mysteriously burned down one evening. This is my least favorite of the three books. It claims Simon’s story is the evilest of all, but in truth, you get only samplings of his life. To be honest, I wish Stine had a companion series of the Goodes during these same years. It would be extremely interesting to discover how the timeline
Oct 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, 2016
This was better than the previous one, but the first book is still the best in terms of overall plot and creepiness. I did like the beginning that showed how Simon and Angelica met. Simon was such a weirdo. They were talking for talking for like 30 seconds and Simon was all, ‘we will be married’. While I probably would have called the cops on him, the scenario was fun to read. I didn’t expect that twist either.

I think my biggest problem was that I wanted more scary things to happen. The part wit
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review is for the whole series.

I was reading Fear Street books way before I reached the age that I should have been reading those. Goosebumps was child's play and this Fear Street Saga books are my absolute favorites from the dozens of books R.L. Stine wrote. I loved the feud, the gruesomeness of each murder, the time periods and the creepiness of every single story.

The other day I was hit with some serious nostalgia and decided I had to read these books again (how gorgeous are the women
Ash †Reviews of a FearStreetZombie†

Such a amazing ending to a awesome start!
I honestly didn't expect this book to end the way it did...
Actually, I didn't expect anything in this book. It all caught me off guard leaving me with a "that's new" thought and O_O look on my face.
All in all, this book was AMAZING!

Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Over 17 years later and I still remember how awesome this saga (series) was. He very exquisitely captured the essence of the days of 'olde' and I felt like I was being transported in time. Obviously some of the details of the story have slipped away with time, but the emotions and feelings that Stein’s tales elicited have steadfastly remained throughout the years and I struggle to recall another novel that has so markedly “transported me through and to another time!” Of course there’s the possib ...more
May 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: lunch-book
3 1/2 stars. This last book in the Fear Street Saga which tells the story of the curse that plagues Fear Street rounds out what happened to the Fier (Fear) family although the fate of the Goode's is left up in the air. It is not as creepy as the first two books but goes about the business of winding up the story. I did enjoy finding out about the families although there is a sense of hopelessness toward the end. No one seems to have learned any lessons about the futility of seeking revenge. No o ...more
Mario Rocchetta
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
"The Burning" by R.L. Stine is the third and final installment of the "Fear Street Saga." The aim of the saga is to explain to us readers how "Fear Street" began. Mission accomplished. Stine indeed does what he set out to do, and that's explain how all of the evil things happening in Shadyside originate from a curse dating back to the 1600s. This third book tied up the series nicely. I recommend this book and this saga to anyone who is a fan of Stine's "Fear Street" series. Appreciating where th ...more
Alexis Jade
Feb 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fear-street
I love the plot and twists & turns with the Fear Family. I like these kind of Fear Street books because they tell us how Fear Street came to be and what we need to know. The book was a little boring and not my favorite, but the year it was in and everything pulled me in.

By the way, I only read this one because I was interested in finding out how Fear Street came to be. I like how R.L. Stine put it and the Fear Mansion seems pretty creepy to me. But I prefer the other Fear Street books such a
Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his)
Angelica and Simon were such a great couple. Their story is the only one I remembered from the reread of the trilogy, mainly because of the twist it brought. Each book had about the same formula. Either the Fiers or the Goodes would move and try to settle, then something awful would happen to reawaken the curse for one side. Then, a daughter of one would fall for the son of the other and terrible things ensued. The formula worked, but it is presictable. Still, I really enjoyed these books becaus ...more
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this story!! Simon thought that he could escape the curse but it found him in the worst way imaginable. Then theirs Daniel and Nora, and it seems that their story will end happily and that the curse is finally over but the outcome broke my heart. Poor Nora!! Very well written. Well done Mr. Stine!! Horror fans should check this one out!
Selvianty Selvianty
Apakah kutukan keluarga fear akan berakhir disini? Cukup mengherankan sebenernya, nampak konservatif (ya iya sih kan ceritanya dr abad 17 sampe abad 20), semua anak gadis keluarga Fear kalo bukan gila ya mati. Selalu tersisa satu anak lelaki keluarga Fear untuk meneruskan nama keluarga. Takdir yang berbelit-belit hanya karena dendam.
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