Hello everyone and welcome to this new review! So I bought There’s someone inside your house back in November for my birthday, and I was wary. A lot of people really didn’t like this book, but I wanted to read it and formulate my own opinions. And I was so glad I did that!
I absolutely loved this book, and I thought it was amazing. Well, let’s get on with the review!
P.S. This review does have spoilers so if you haven’t read the book yet, go read it (!) then come back and read this review.
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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 grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets. – Goodreads
So, this book was AMAZING. I loved this book so much. It was so intriguing and suspenseful and the ending was a shocker.
I actually liked the romance between Ollie and Makani. I knew it was going to be a big part of the book, but I was expecting 99% romance and 1% murder mystery, and it wasn’t like that at all. I also liked Makani’s friendship with Alex and Darby, and how protective they were of her. But OMG Alex dies!!!!!??!!?!?! I did not expect that. Like… wha????
Speaking of killings, I did think that Katie’s death was kinda unnecessary. It seemed like it was just there to add gore to the book, and not to add any plot points.
Now onto David. I really didn’t expect him to be the killer. I mean, I thought he might be, but I thought that way about everyone (even Makani’s Grandmother). I wish I would’ve found out the reason as to why David wanted people to stay in Osborne, because it was a little vague. I’m also sure I’ve heard the same motive of murder somewhere else, but that might just be my weird little brain playing tricks on me.
To be honest, while reading this book, I was going to give it 3.5 stars, but the last 20 or so pages instantly added a star. It was just too good not to give it an extra star. The ending was definitely the most suspenseful part, and my heart was still beating hard five minutes after I had finished. I was so worried about Darby and Ollie when they were stabbed, and when I found out that Ollie was still alive, I felt so unbelievably happy. I did want there to be a glimpse into the future though, maybe as an epilogue, just to see how they all were doing after the whole incident.
One last big thing. I was really curious about Makani’s secret, and the book was hyping it up the whole time, but it just seemed pretty tame when I read it. I mean, I thought it was going to be something much worse than that, and I was a little bit disappointed.
But overall I thought this book was absolutely fantastic and I recommend it to anyone. Seriously, tell everyone about this book!
Well, that’s all I have today. I hope you guys enjoyed this book review and I’ll see you soon. Bye!
P.S. Who else HATES Makani’s mother? Comment down below!