Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Superstitious by R L Stine book review

I did not know R L Stine wrote adult fiction. My kids read Goosebumps and got me hooked on his books. When I came across this book, I didn't know what to expect--I just hoped it was good! I was not disappointed. R L Stine uses the same type of language that he uses in Goosebumps to keep you interested in this book. The little off-the-wall comments and thought processes are present here--like the professor, Liam, who believes folklore. Every time something happens, he has a superstition to relate. Once you start this book, you won't want to put it down.

Superstitious is about murders happening on a college campus. Thankfully, once the scene is described, you don't revisit it. They are macabre. You follow the storyline of Sara and her budding relationship with Liam. Milton, her employer, keeps showing up. You wonder what his role is in the murders. He has a knife collection he is very proud of, and he seems a bit crazy at times. Someone calls Sara and warns her to stay away from Liam. If you like Goosebumps, you'll love this book. You won't believe who the murderer is, but you will thoroughly enjoy the ride to find out!