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Give Me a K-I-L-L

(Fear Street Relaunch #6)

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The sixth new book in the re-launch of R.L. Stine’s bestselling Fear Street series, which has sold more than 80 million copies around the world.

At Shadyside High, cheerleading can be a scream!

For the first time since the original series, R.L. Stine brings back his most beloved characters—the cheerleaders of Shadyside High.

The cheerleading squad at Shadyside has always been
Hardcover, 281 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
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Aneta Bak
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
If you’re a fan of this series, a fan of R.L. Stine, or are just looking for a good mystery to read, then look no further. You need to pick up a copy of Give Me a K-I-L-L right away!

Gretchen has just moved to Fear Street and is the new kid at Shadyside High. Her mother’s messy divorce has moved them far away from her best friend and cheerleading co-captain. Settling into a new school can be hard, especially when everyone’s known each other for years. Gretchen’s best chance is to put the past beh
Elle's Book Blog
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Horror

R.L. Stine is back at is again, bringing readers a teen scream that will keep you satisfied. I originally wanted to read this book for nostalgias sake (I mean, R.L. Stine's Fear Street books are what made me an avid reader in the first place). And, true to his form of writing, I was brought back to a time when these books were my calling. Now, while I think the formula he uses to write these stories are a tad out of date, I still enjoyed th
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Horror
*Rating* 3.0

*Full Review Pending*

Truth be told, I'm was a bit bored with this story. Definitely not the best works of RL Stine. The villain was pretty apparent to me. Gretchen had some twists but nothing that would put this in the category of horrific activities.
Paula Brandon
Apr 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Gretchen Page is the new girl at Shadyside High and really wants to get on to the cheerleading team, despite the last spot just being taken by spoiled rich girl Devra Dalby. However, Gretchen is really good and the coach agrees to let her try out, meaning Devra has to try out again too! Devra is pissed. Her rich father contributes a lot of money to the school, so she gets him to threaten to withdraw his money if she doesn't get the spot!

That doesn't seem to be the end of it. Gretchen is the vict
Jul 14, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

I grew up reading R. L. Stine, and I still find myself loving all his books—even if they are meant for children (which is debatable because I am 21 and still have a blast reading them)! Give Me a K-I-L-L is the last book in the Fear Street Relaunch series, and although I found this particular book to be predictable, I have to say that it was one of my favorite readings in the series. I liked how R. L. Stine developed the character Gretchen and Devra, because both act very immature and
Jan 07, 2017 rated it did not like it




EDITED TO ADD 6/26/17: I just saw the comment that Stine had previously stated that he wasn't going to connect these stories to the originals. Which is fine, that's his prerogative, but the marketing/publicity team DEFINITELY didn't get that memo. All their material implied a connection.

That being said, and it being over 6 months since I read this, my anger towa
Mar 16, 2017 rated it liked it
(This review is cross-posted on my blog https://readingandotherrandomstuff.wo... )

*This book was provided to me for free by the publisher for review before the book's release date, but all opinions in this review are my own.*

I haven't read the rest of the books in 'Fear Street Cheerleaders' series by Stine but I was still pretty excited when I received this book in the mail from the publisher, because while I haven't loved the majority of the books I've read from the author, they are always supe
Mar 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
I can remember growing up reading R.L. Stine. I have read a couple books in this relaunch series. They were alright but they have not really brought back the warm fuzzes of my childhood. I thought I would try this book. It was pretty apparent right away that this book was written very childish. All of the cheerleaders annoyed me. I felt no connection with Gretchen. I tried to stick with this book in the hopes that it would get better. Yet, the more I read the more I did not like the book. After ...more
Jenifer Popolizio
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I would like to thank R.L. Stine, the publisher, and goodreads for the opportunity to win an arc of this book through a giveaway!

*****************SPOILER ALERTS********************

I was beyond excited to win this book for two MAJOR reasons! First, I was excited because I am a true book "nerd" and I think unedited copies of books are truly amazing. Second, when I was a little girl, I loved R.L. Stine; I read all of the Goosebumps books and transitioned to the Fear Street series and I even had a G
Ms. Yingling
Mar 02, 2017 rated it liked it
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline

Gretchen moves to Shadyside after her parents' divorce, and wants to try out for the cheerleading squad. The coach has just offered Devra Dalby, the daughter of the town's department store owner, the position, but after she seems Gretchen's recorded performance, has another try out. This time, Gretchen wins the spot. Gretchen is also stealing another cheerleader's boyfriend, Sid, which doesn't make Devra happy either. Gretchen starts to get threatening text
Regina Widya
Jul 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller-horror
The story is about Gretchen Page, who recently moved to Shadyside with her mom and lives on Fear Street, and she acts like a bitch the whole time towards her mother. I mean, geez, when reading this I just wanna slap her on the face and tell her to show some respect to her mom who's, despite described by Gretchen as having a distant and cold personality, a single mother who tries damn hard to make a living for her and her daughter after a divorce. That's the only thing that annoyed me when readin ...more
Apr 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Fun read! R. L. Stine will always hold a special place in my heart. He is how I learned the love of reading! Does the end hint at a sequel?????

She picked her phone up from where she had tossed it on the bed. She gazed at a text on the screen:


All in capital letters. From Devra?

A chill tightened the back of Gretchen's neck as she read the word's again.

The phone dinged again. Another message appeared beneath the first one:


I L-I-V-E (yeah, I'm corny and punny, bye) for R.L. Stine. He's one of the especially amazing authors, who could an anthology full of car-commercial jingles an
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it

**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I grew up reading R.L. Stine books. These were my murder mystery and suspense books before I discovered Lisa Gardner and so many more authors in the suspense, thriller categories. So when I saw R.L. Stine was releasing another new book I jumped. It was like taking a leap back to middle school and high school. Trying to figure out who was the
Suspenseful teen mystery!

Give Me a K-I-L-L: A Fear Street Novel by R.L. Stine begins with main character, Gretchen, trying out for a spot on the cheerleading squad at her new school, but Devera also wants the spot. Gretchen feels certain Devera is behind all the creepy things happening to her and wonders how far Devera will go.

I grew up reading Goosebumps and Fear Street series, so I found this book nostalgic even though its's a fairly new release. This book had the creepy mystery that R.L. Stin
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018, own
Heather Wyatt moves to Fear Street with her mom and will be a new student at Shadyside High. At her old school she was the best cheerleader on the squad and is hoping to make the Shadyside High Cheerleading team. For some reason everything seems to be going wrong and she is certain one of the other cheerleaders is out to get her! Packed full of the nostalgic twists and turns you've grown to love from the Fear street novels this one will not disappoint! Loving these relaunch books. So much fun to ...more
Texan Holly Reads
Give Me A K-I-L-L is the 6th book in the Fear Street Relaunch series! Heather Wyatt just moved to Shadyside and is looking to join the cheerleader squad. There is only one problem that stands in her way, Devra Dalby. As both girls complete against each other, strange things start going wrong for Heather and her new friends. With people getting hurt and dying, it's a race to find who is doing everything until a major secret comes out about Heather and her past. It all leads to a stunning conclusi ...more
Jun 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Reminded me of the original Fear Street books, which I loved when I was younger.

In the Goodreads description, it says the main character's name is Heather. In the book, her name is Gretchen. But when she meets Sid, Sid tries to guess her name and guesses Heather. I was convinced this was the twist (it wasn't). However, I did guess the actual twist right away.
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
I had a difficult time getting into this one.
Ella Nickless
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a really good book, the ending is extremely frustrating though
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
R.L. Stine at his best! I absolutely loved this, one of my favourites in the Fear Street relaunch. Not one but two twists in the final 30 or so pages.
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I actually quite enjoyed this book.
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am generally not a big fan of R L Stine, but this one was spot on with a twist. This novel is one big ball of retro fun. Perfect teen horror.
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lessons from Fear Street: If there’s one thing more deadly than cheerleading, it’s working at a shopping mall.

Full (spoiler-filled) review at my blog:
Baker St Shelves
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is a huge improvement over the last few books of this series. What helps is that it's much more simpler. This allows your characters to shine and grow. Definitely a good plot and characters were fun to read, but I think the killer needed some work. The motivations were just too petty for me. It's a minor thing, but it does have that Fear Street feel that I loved in the first two books. I give this book two pompoms out of a cheer pyramid.
Bailey Randolph
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
I received a digital ARC through NetGalley

Why is it called Fear Street? Gretchen is about to find out. If you’ve ever been a girl in high school, then you know that there’s nothing scarier than a rich, spoiled, cheerleader who will stop at nothing to get what she wants…

They’re back! I was so excited that the Shadyside High cheerleaders were getting a reboot, and I was not disappointed. As expected, R.L. Stine wove a tale of twists and terror. The book itself was a quick and easy read – I read it
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

Gretchen just moved onto Fear Street... poor, poor Gretchen. Lol. At Shadyside High, Gretchen wants to try out for the cheerleading squad where there is only one spot open. She is up against the mean, rich girl Devra Dalby. But someone is out to get Gretchen. Could Devra actually be trying to stop her from stealing her spot on the team? But Gretchen won’t give up, even if she gets herself killed.

First of all, about this quote:

“For the first time since the origina
Mandy Peterson
Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it
We can be kind by saying that I was in the first gen. of Fear Street readers. I read every single book with rapt attention, the lights off, and tucked into my bed - terrified to move half the time. I can still recall the plot of "The Step-sister" as if I had just read it last night. Alas, it's been many a year since then. So when I saw this book offered on a read to review basis through NetGalley, I was pretty psyched to rekindle that magic.
Here's the deal: it wasn't bad. It also wasn't good. N
C.C. Hrivnak
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, ya-reads
**DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC copy of this novel from NetGalley and St. Martin's Press in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my review whatsoever.**

For My longer review click here:

Give Me a K-I-L-L reminded me of the old Fear Street novels but it lacks the proper planning, age-fitting dialogue, and lacked the foundation the original novels laid down.
Alas, the revival book has NOTHING to do with the these books. Yeah, nothing. Give Me a K-I-L-L surround
Audrey Adamson
Jan 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I was very excited to see that these books were coming back. I don't read much in the teen section any more but I read these growing up. They continue to be an easy creepy read that is an escape from reality. Still choked full of twists and turns, this was a fun read.

I won an advanced copy of this book and all opinions are my own.
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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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Fear Street Relaunch (6 books)
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  • Don't Stay Up Late (Fear Street Relaunch, #2)
  • The Lost Girl (Fear Street Relaunch, #3)
  • Can You Keep a Secret? (Fear Street Relaunch, #4)
  • The Dead Boyfriend (Fear Street Relaunch, #5)