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Don't Stay Up Late: A Fear Street Novel

(Fear Street Relaunch #2)

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R.L. Stine's hugely successful young adult horror series Fear Street is back after almost 2 decades. Fear Street is a worldwide phenomenon and helped to kick off the young adult craze which is still going strong today. Now, R.L. Stine is back with new books in this series, and the news of the series returning caused a flurry of excitement both in the press and on social me ...more
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Faye, la Patata
I think I'm not alone when I say R.L. Stine was a huge part of my childhood. Back when I was still in grade school, I found it hard to be committed to reading... the books I read just didn't stick with me and it was difficult to keep being engaged after 10 pages, but R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books changed that. I loved his books. I loved how it helped nourish the reader in me and how it nurtured my love for reading. I was so fascinated with the notion that mere words could scare the daylights out ...more
Cillian
I am seriously beginning to wonder if anyone told Stine that he's supposed to write for kids not like a kid.

Stine built his career catering to a very young audience--although I know adults who still indulge in Goosebumps every once in a while. It is appalling, really, to witness first hand how little he seems to think of his readers: if you put all the characters in this book in one room, they won't be able to collectively form even half a brain cell.
They're stupid beyond the most incredible re
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Sharon
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2015
E-book gifted by NetGalley for review

Lisa Brooks has the typical teenage life, friends, a boyfriend and overprotective parents, but all that changes one night when she and her parents are involved in a car accident which claims the life of her father. Suffering a severe concussion Lisa's world is forever changed with hallucinations that haunt on her on a daily basis. Looking for answers she starts seeing a psychologist to help her with the nightmares and visions. With the help of the psychologis
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Pang
Dnf. My first book of R.L. Stine and sorry this one more like a scary book for child. Seriously like for little child! It's not scare me at all! If I'm a little kid, it might scare me more.
Celine
When I was around the age of eight, I lived on R.L. Stine novels. Together with Darren Shan and a handful of Dutch horror writers, he was my favourite author. My library had two shelves full with his books - probably about twenty Goosebumps novels and another thirty Fear Street ones. I loved the thrills, I loved the scary parts, and I loved all of the monsters.

In Don't Stay Up Late Stine returns to Fear Street, giving us a new story of terror. Between 1997 and 2014 Stine hasn't written any new F
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I received a copy of this book for an honest review from NetGalley.

I used to read the Fear Street novels years ago and thought they were great!

Lisa takes a job babysitting Harry on Fear Street. Some of her friends tell her about Fear Street being haunted etc. But, after a horrible accident with her father she decided along with her counselor she needs to get out and do something.

She falls in love with Harry because he is just so precious. His mother, Brenda, needs her to watch him 3 nights a
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Rashika (is tired)
***This review has also been posted on The Social Potato

This was my first foray into R.L. Stine’s works and unfortunately, it wasn’t a very successful one. I feel like ‘it’s so bad it’s good’ would be applicable here but at the same time, my biggest problem with the book was not the story itself but the writing style.

The writing style just didn’t work for me. It wasn’t even that it was childish, it was just that it never seemed to flow. I never felt like I was reading a story, it was more like s
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Tez
May 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd forgotten how these books are ALL GASLIGHTING, ALL THE TIME.

Same name repetitions here: Brendan Fear, and Brenda Hart. Surname Martin, surname Martino, and town Martinsville. Would've thought an editor would've suggested name changes.
Rachel
The narrator is so annoying -- I think I've complained about her for another book. She tries to sex up the narration (e.g. one part where she's like "his... hairy... THICK... eyebrows raised up at me" -- like it's just unnecessary to emphasize and speak that way when nothing in the text suggests sexuality or sexual tension, lol) and so to combat that I listened to the book mostly on 2x speed. Anyway, to the story itself -- It was good, and actually my theory as to what was really going on was ...more
Tiffy
Nov 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every time I read a R. L. Stine book it always feels a bit nostalgic as I grew up reading his books. I enjoyed this quick, easy read. The story was a bit easy to figure out, still enjoyed it though.
Lexie
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Cheryl
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was so over the top excited to check out this relaunch of the Fear Street series. I can remember reading these books when I was younger. Actually I read all of Mr. Stine's series and watched the television series as well. The best part about these books were the "campy" feel of the stories. Some were scary.

What I felt like I was missing with this book was the "campy" feel. Also there was nothing really scary about this book. While the monster in this story was not something I would want to me
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☣Lynn☣
Eh not as good as the original Fear Street books, but still kept me wanting more till the end. Even though the end was predictable and kinda dumb.

Still going to read the other two books in the relaunch series. Why? Because it's fucking R.L. Stine. I have faith that his new books can't be all bad....
Shelley
**I received this book for free from (Publisher) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Horror
*Rating* 3-3.5

*My Thoughts*

Don't Stay Up Late is the second installment in R.L. Stine's Fear Street Relaunch. 20 years since the original series was released, St. Martin's Griffin is releasing the Fear Street series to a whole new generation of young adult horror aficionados. Welcome to Shadyside, a
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Believe it or not, R.L. Stine was someone I never read while growing up, although I enjoyed the TV series very much. When I saw that the books were being released once again, I couldn't resist taking a look and seeing what they were all about.

While this was a somewhat creepy story (I would imagine) for someone younger, it just wasn't for someone my age. The writing was a bit stilted for me and very immature even for a YA read.

I can definitely see a preteen audience absolutely loving these though
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Raul
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. I don't know why I thought this book was going to be predictable. I've read enough R L. Stine to know he can always manage an unexpected twist. I enjoyed this one more than the first book in the relaunch, but didn't rate it higher because I could see one of the twists coming from a mile away. The last few chapters totally blew me away though. I love these books!
Ms. Yingling
E ARC from Netgalley.com

Lisa is a rather bratty high schooler, and her bad behavior results in her father's death in a car accident. Lisa and her mother are injured, but Lisa's injuries are more psychological. She hallucinates quite a bit-- seeing her dead father, her missing dog, and other odd things. She sees a therapist, who suggests that Lisa would benefit from constructive work, so Lisa ends up babysitting Brenda's son, Harry, at their house on Fear Street. Harry is a delightful child, but
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Joei
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelf
I'm an RL Stine fan and grew up reading Goosebumps (which my sister collected) and Fear Street (which was my collection).

Don't Stay Up Late still has all the makings of a classic RL Stine novel-- the twists and turns of the story, as well as the cliffhanger at the end of each chapter.

The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the story is a bit more Goosebumps than Fear Street. Fear Street is supposed to be darker and scarier with all the murders and disturbing events in its
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Justin Tate
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This relaunch series follows the same page-turning formula of the original Fear Street books of the 90s. I do think the longer length feels a bit forced and makes the big reveal less appealing, but still great entertainment as always from Stine
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Not as scary/surprising as I expected, but still held my attention for a few hours.
Abbie
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is it me or has RL Stine improved his books? It has much more detail and psychological elements. I enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading his future novels.
✨The Reading
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delightfully gruesome!
Lisa's life is turned upside down by a terrible car crash that claims her father's life. There is so much healing to be done. But which scars are the worst... the physical, or the mental?
Lisa soon goes back to school under the watchful eye of her psychiatrist and worrisome mother. Lisa even retains a job as a babysitter. However she soon realizes the money isn't worth babysitting this 8 year old boy.
Something terrible is happening on Fear Street and it's claiming the live
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Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
When I found out R.L. Stine relaunched the Fear Street series, I immediately had all the nostalgia: Fourth grade, Goosebumps and Fear Street paperbacks littering my floor, the Nickelodeon channel on in the background.
And this book was a fun return- a quick read with some unbelievably creepy characters/monsters and some brief mentions of the Fear family.
Obviously it lacks a lot for adult readers but adults are going to read these purely for the nostalgia and this was pure entertainment for a tri
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Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
Stine is a terrible writer, but his books make me so nostalgic, even the modern day set ones. :)
Lauren Stoolfire
I received an ARC of Don't Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine through the Goodreads First Reads Program.

Shortly after moving to Shadyside, Lisa and her family were in a terrible car accident. Her father died and her mother got a broken arm. Lisa was in the hospital from weeks with a bad concussion. Now, she hallucinates and suffers nightmares. Sometimes she even has a hard time telling what's real. As she seems to improve, her psychiatrist recommends she take on a job. When Lisa says she used to babysit
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Crystal
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Oh how I used to love Fear Street as a teen. I remember curling up with a blanket and reading a book a night just to reread them all the next month. This was my first jump into thrillers and I will forever love R.L. Stine for introducing me to this genre. Okay all that being said this installment did leave me wondering if I have finally grown up.

For those who don't know Fear Street has always had strange things happen to the people who live or visit there. The street is pretty much cursed and Do
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Michelle
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: http://bookbriefs.net** 

I used to love R.L. Stine so much as a kid. I read the books, I watched the shows. I just loved it. So when I found out that his Fear Street series was being re-launched I was super excited. What actually started my love of R.L. Stine was the tv show, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" with the midnight society. I loved that show so much that I started looking for things like it, and I discovered the creepy magic that was
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Aparajitabasu
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Like many of you all R. L. Stine's books formed a major part of my school years. Those were the years before I became the literature junkie today and they made for great spooky read too. I never preferred the horror paraphernalia much so Stine's brand of the scary appealed to me very much. Keeping that in mind and anticipating the same I sat down to read 'Don't Stay Up Late'.

Finishing it, I will only say .... I may have outgrown
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Jessica *The Lovely Books*
This was a nice surprise. I grew up reading and watching R.L. Stine. Buts it's been years since I've read or watched anything he has put out into the world. The story was fast-paced read, I finished it in one sitting. True to his signature writing, I couldn't turn the page fast enough because I wanted to see if my predictions about the book were right. And they were! So I guess I could say that it was predictable. The main character got on my nerves at times...especially when she would scream or ...more
Siobhan
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goosebumps made up my childhood, so when I was given a chance to read this I jumped at it without a moment’s thought. This read was one of those necessary returns to my former childhood days, a read I enjoyed more than I should probably be admitting to.

Being older I did not enjoy the book as much as I would have if it was still a child. The writing style disappointed me somewhat, but that is simply due to my matured taste. It’s a great read for children but if you’re looking to rekindle your lov
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Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

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Other books in the series

Fear Street Relaunch (6 books)
  • Party Games (Fear Street Relaunch, #1)
  • The Lost Girl (Fear Street Relaunch, #3)
  • Can You Keep a Secret? (Fear Street Relaunch, #4)
  • The Dead Boyfriend (Fear Street Relaunch, #5)
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