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What happens when the best night of your life turns into the worst? Full of menace and suspense, this is an unputdownable thriller--and a trade paperback original! Ten people share a prom house at the Jersey Shore for the weekend. Every one of them has a secret . . . and when they begin to die one by one, panic ensues. Could somebody's prom date also be . . . a killer? Under What happens when the best night of your life turns into the worst? Full of menace and suspense, this is an unputdownable thriller--and a trade paperback original! Ten people share a prom house at the Jersey Shore for the weekend. Every one of them has a secret . . . and when they begin to die one by one, panic ensues. Could somebody's prom date also be . . . a killer? Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furious each month. Enjoy everything you want to read the way you want to read it.


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What happens when the best night of your life turns into the worst? Full of menace and suspense, this is an unputdownable thriller--and a trade paperback original! Ten people share a prom house at the Jersey Shore for the weekend. Every one of them has a secret . . . and when they begin to die one by one, panic ensues. Could somebody's prom date also be . . . a killer? Under What happens when the best night of your life turns into the worst? Full of menace and suspense, this is an unputdownable thriller--and a trade paperback original! Ten people share a prom house at the Jersey Shore for the weekend. Every one of them has a secret . . . and when they begin to die one by one, panic ensues. Could somebody's prom date also be . . . a killer? Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furious each month. Enjoy everything you want to read the way you want to read it.

30 review for Prom House

  1. 5 out of 5

    Claude's Bookzone

    DNF 9% After finding the bloody body of her friends boyfriend, the main character wishes she could turn back time... because after all, it took her three weeks to find her perfect prom dress... And. I. Am. Out.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sacha

    Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Children’s Underlined for this arc, which is...wild. I received this arc in exchange for an honest review, and I will post that review upon publication. In the meantime... This is billed as a mystery/thriller, but expect the opposite. If you enjoy Christopher Pike for the so bad it’s hilarious factor, you may get something similar out of this. I took many screenshots of outrageous writing here, and maybe you will, too. If the universe loves us, there is a Teen Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Children’s Underlined for this arc, which is...wild. I received this arc in exchange for an honest review, and I will post that review upon publication. In the meantime... This is billed as a mystery/thriller, but expect the opposite. If you enjoy Christopher Pike for the so bad it’s hilarious factor, you may get something similar out of this. I took many screenshots of outrageous writing here, and maybe you will, too. If the universe loves us, there is a Teen Creeps episode on this in our future. I would absolutely rec that but not so much this. Details to follow upon publication. Updated 5/4/21 Two stars _Prom House_ is billed as a mystery/thriller based on the focal point: murders at "prom house" (i.e. the apparently $10,000 per night beach house that the group of high schoolers rent for post-Prom activities. Relatable). After reading, the most mysterious part to me is how this is getting published. What I DO appreciate about this work is its vintage Christopher Pike this-isn't-supposed-to-be-funny-but-will-still-make-you-laugh plot points, character development, and language. It pains me to not be able to quote from arcs because there are some real zingers throughout. Although the language is highly entertaining for the wrong reasons, the characters are not. Most are flat. There is an attempt to make the main character more layered by randomly highlighting her previous trauma, but it's too little and too late and feels quite forced and in some ways exploitative. One other character-related situation of concern cropped up a few times. Two characters have parents who enter into a romantic relationship and ultimately move in together. The children of these adults are also maybe or maybe not (discussed further in the novel and not spoiled here) in a sexual relationship. I found it so odd that this was considered just a normal occurrence that could be happening. These characters are entering into a potential sibling-style relationship. Is one possibly abusing the other? Does ANYONE think this is worth mentioning or discussing? These characters are complete fools, so I it's not shocking that they don't go far into this issue, but the author and/or editors might have put some more consideration into the possible implications here. I worry for readers who will see this representation without further conversation. My central concern is that I had no interest in these characters living. They are wildly privileged (forget the $10,000 per night - wait until you see their whiteness in play with the police), and they are flat and unlikeable. There were times I rooted for the killer, and I don't think that was the goal. Please, Teen Creeps podcast. I need you to make an episode on this book. If you enjoy full circle so-bad-it's-good YA, you *may* enjoy this. Otherwise, RSVP your regrets to this post-prom event.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    The blurb and cover of Chelsea Muller's Prom House are what drew me into the book. Sadly, the expectations I had for a dark/twisted prom-night-murder-spree were squashed pretty early on. It isn't often that I DNF a book, but between the ridiculous dialogue and even more ridiculous 911 dispatcher response to a murder, I didn't make it 1/3 of the way through this book. Prom House wasn't scary, it was far from entertaining, and it definitely wasn't for me. The blurb and cover of Chelsea Muller's Prom House are what drew me into the book. Sadly, the expectations I had for a dark/twisted prom-night-murder-spree were squashed pretty early on. It isn't often that I DNF a book, but between the ridiculous dialogue and even more ridiculous 911 dispatcher response to a murder, I didn't make it 1/3 of the way through this book. Prom House wasn't scary, it was far from entertaining, and it definitely wasn't for me.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Paula Brandon

    Kylie and her friends rent a large house in New Jersey for the weekend of their prom. After prom, they haven't been partying long when they discover one of their friends dead. They call the police, but once the police arrive, the body is gone. The police don't really believe them, and leave them to their own devices despite the fact a hurricane is on its way. (Yes, you read that right.) The hurricane arrives, the power goes out, and Kylie and her friends must try to survive the night with a poss Kylie and her friends rent a large house in New Jersey for the weekend of their prom. After prom, they haven't been partying long when they discover one of their friends dead. They call the police, but once the police arrive, the body is gone. The police don't really believe them, and leave them to their own devices despite the fact a hurricane is on its way. (Yes, you read that right.) The hurricane arrives, the power goes out, and Kylie and her friends must try to survive the night with a possible killer in their midst. If you're going to have 10 (yes, 10!) characters in a YA thriller, I expect more of a body count than what we get here. There's barely enough mayhem for this to even be considered a thriller. About 80% of it is simply Kylie and her friends arguing with each other and being real shits to each other. We keep getting told they're all friends, but nothing in what they say or the way they act would indicate this is the case. Why anyone would bother being friends with the likes of Hudson and Aubrey is completely beyond me. The characters were uniformly awful and I didn't care about what happened to any of them. And I didn't need to, because barely anything happened in this story. As a murder mystery, it also falls flat because motives are completely thin on the ground. Sure, I could believe somebody murdering these kids because they're all intolerable snots, but one of the main aspects of any book of this kind is trying to pick out who the killer is and why they're doing it. Here, it is completely arbitrary. We know nothing about these characters or their pasts (except for some very basic fundamental parts). We don't even learn their surnames! It could have been anybody and their motive could have been anything. We don't get the motive until the climax, and of course, it's completely impossible to spot. As I guess is typical for modern-day YA, there's a heavy focus on Kylie's infatuation with her boyfriend, Liam. She loooooves him and wants to be with him and he's just so hot and perfect, and they're having sex even after one of their "friends" has been killed. I was like, "Yep, Kylie, I know you think Liam is the bee's knees, but I'm reading a thriller here and you're really beginning to bore me!" Plus, who hires a house on the beach when there's a possible hurricane forecast? Why on earth would police immediately dismiss a report of a murder? Why is a house on the beach so ill-equipped to handle a possible hurricane? Why the f*** don't these kids leave after the first murder BEFORE the hurricane arrives? It was a quick read, which almost made me give it two stars, but then I remembered it was 80% bickering, 20% "I love Liam, he's so hot", and realised that this lacked anything I like to see in the mysteries or thrillers I read.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Cathlin

    I love a good YA thriller and this one had all the things! I loved the idea of murder at a prom after party (where the alcohol is flowing and quite a few hookups...sounds like the prom after parties I attended, minus the murder, of course). I especially loved that Ms. mueller kept me guessing till the end (about who was going to be murdered and the identity of the murderer). Highly recommend!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    What you'd expect. What you'd expect.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Courtney (pawsitivelybookish)

    I wanted to give this one a try even though I had seen mostly iffy reviews. I was pleasantly surprised when the first dead body showed up just 15 pages in, but not much happened after that. I liked that this book was a quick read. I also liked the prom house during a hurricane setting. That was pretty much it. It was a little difficult to keep all of the characters straight. It was also pretty slow after the first body was discovered. I guess I expected more murder 🤣

  8. 4 out of 5

    Gemma

    0.5, how’d this shit get published christ it’s bad

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mia

    A thoroughly average, And Then There Were None-with-a-teen-twist inspired YA novel that has an admittedly cool cover going for it, but not much else. It has a similar vibe to Sara Shepard's books or the Gossip Girl series- sparse plot, barely fleshed out characters, and tons of drinking, sex, and teen drama. I wanted to like it despite those things for the murder mystery aspect alone, but it turns out it's kind of hard to get into the whodunnit when you don't actually care about the characters, be A thoroughly average, And Then There Were None-with-a-teen-twist inspired YA novel that has an admittedly cool cover going for it, but not much else. It has a similar vibe to Sara Shepard's books or the Gossip Girl series- sparse plot, barely fleshed out characters, and tons of drinking, sex, and teen drama. I wanted to like it despite those things for the murder mystery aspect alone, but it turns out it's kind of hard to get into the whodunnit when you don't actually care about the characters, because they're either dicks, or you barely know them. (view spoiler)[When the first character to die (and like, in the second chapter), is the roid-ragey vibes, semi-absuive, drunken boyfriend of the main character's BFF, it sets a precedent of really not giving a crap which of the semi-horrible teens will be next to go. I honestly felt like this when the aforementioned dick was the first to go: (hide spoiler)] I mean, it was a quick, fast-paced read, and I totally agree with the other reviewer who said it had major Christopher Pike, so-bad-it's-unintentionally-hilarious vibes. So if you're looking for a book whose read time could probably be clocked in at under an hour, with teen characters you'd love to yell at IRL, give this one a go. It's a dramatic bit of fun with less of a "oh wow I totally didn't see that twist coming" factor and more of a "I would scream at these kids if I could" one, and it's pretty entertaining if you don't take it too seriously.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

    **LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD** This is exactly what you think it's going to be. I picked this up knowing it'd be a mindless read, I'm totally down for the type of writing that I can just barely pay attention to and revel in some self-fulfillment or whatever. However, the choices the characters made were so nonsensical at times that I couldn't even enjoy pretending I had a hot boyfriend who may or may not be a murderer. The stakes are written as unreasonably high more often than not. For example, the wa **LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD** This is exactly what you think it's going to be. I picked this up knowing it'd be a mindless read, I'm totally down for the type of writing that I can just barely pay attention to and revel in some self-fulfillment or whatever. However, the choices the characters made were so nonsensical at times that I couldn't even enjoy pretending I had a hot boyfriend who may or may not be a murderer. The stakes are written as unreasonably high more often than not. For example, the water starts to gently pool in under the front door. The author describes it as slow. Literally two pages later the group moves up to the second floor before realizing two of their friends were still downstairs somewhere. Suddenly going downstairs is too dangerous and a bad idea. It's a literal puddle by the front door still. There's a lot of instances like this throughout the entire book, where the author raises the stakes nonsensically. Another example is once the cops leave, warning them to stay inside because of the storm. They all lost cell phone service. One character suggests stepping onto the porch to see if they could call someone and everyone literally starts kicking and screaming how it wasn't safe. Mind you, the storm was just a downpour at this point. Why is stepping onto the porch so dangerous? I only finished this book out of spite because it was a short read and I'd already dedicated some time into it. It's literally what you'd expect from a book like this, but the writing had me so frustrated that I couldn't even enjoy the mindless cliché entertainment. Oh yeah, and I literally hated like 3/4ths of the entire cast. Especially Rory and Aubrey, who both constantly got under my skin... and Aubrey is supposed to be the main characters best friend. The reveal of the killer is fine, but the motive makes literally no sense. 2/5 stars.

  11. 4 out of 5

    dane

    i found this book in a 3 for 2 sale yesterday and the cover and premise sounded so cool and i didn't look up the reviews, bad idea in hindsight. (i usually never browse bookstores to randomly find something unless they're used bookstores, i always have books in mind.) first off, this book was a hot mess, but an addictive one at that. i was tempted to give this three stars but i cant justify it. most of this book was so much interrogation as well as dealing with a tropical storm turned hurricane a i found this book in a 3 for 2 sale yesterday and the cover and premise sounded so cool and i didn't look up the reviews, bad idea in hindsight. (i usually never browse bookstores to randomly find something unless they're used bookstores, i always have books in mind.) first off, this book was a hot mess, but an addictive one at that. i was tempted to give this three stars but i cant justify it. most of this book was so much interrogation as well as dealing with a tropical storm turned hurricane and then romance parts that were meh at best but if they were developed better (such as the closet scene, but not the end one) it could've added so much more depth to the relationship and detective dynamic. why it's a mess - example A: "He looked like a dark-haired Hemsworth brother." how did this pass editing? (a lot of this publishing imprint has terrible rated books so...) example B: "Vic had the charm of a brick and still tried to hit on every girl they met, regardless of relationship status or orientation." sorry???? no way, this is not okay!!!! example C: "epic prom night" "rager" "bop" "zonked" who uses these words?? also it's not 2016 despite a plethora of other messy and problematic things, i was hoping this would at least be a good slasher...but no; and the ending was done so quickly it was such a let down. there was also a few too many characters 10 was a bit excessive. alas, despite its issues i could not put it down as it was entertaining nonetheless, so there was that. personally not for me but if you want a fast and fun read then it's an option. - 2.5*

  12. 5 out of 5

    Analise Amaral

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. *SPOILERS*Okay. So this book, let’s see. Some things made me a bit pissed. Like you just saw your dead friend and now you are thinking about how hot your boyfriend is? The thriller aspect was decent. I feel like it ended too soon? Like they built up Kylie had trauma from her dad but only used it for a tiny scene, also what lead Noah to truly act this way, knowing his friends could always visit him or whatever. It didn’t make much sense to me but wasn’t there worst book ever. If you want a short *SPOILERS*Okay. So this book, let’s see. Some things made me a bit pissed. Like you just saw your dead friend and now you are thinking about how hot your boyfriend is? The thriller aspect was decent. I feel like it ended too soon? Like they built up Kylie had trauma from her dad but only used it for a tiny scene, also what lead Noah to truly act this way, knowing his friends could always visit him or whatever. It didn’t make much sense to me but wasn’t there worst book ever. If you want a short term slasher go for this but I don’t think I’ll revisit the horrors of the prom house. Also, Kylie and Liam had sex the same night they found cam. And why didn’t Kylie just open her damn mouth and say she heard Hudson and Dani fighting but judge others for not saying other things to begin with? I feel the ending was bland. I’d be traumatized not ready for college like these kids were. All they did was fight all the time to begin with, and so many unnecessary characters. These kids were far from good lmaoo, the deformation of toxic high school friends are these kids. Also, Storm of not if I was a parent and my kid had received trauma and wasn’t answering her phone during a trip I’d either report it or go find my kid.

  13. 4 out of 5

    ty!

    1.5 to 2. First off, the writing saved this book for me, it was interesting and engaging, but everything else was not that good. The characters were boring and only existed for the sole purpose of moving the ‘story’ along, but there was no reason for them to do the things they did or act the way they did. They weren’t characters, just place holders, they weren’t even stereotypes like most teen slashers. All of them were just there for the story to exist. The entire book was just them arguing, no 1.5 to 2. First off, the writing saved this book for me, it was interesting and engaging, but everything else was not that good. The characters were boring and only existed for the sole purpose of moving the ‘story’ along, but there was no reason for them to do the things they did or act the way they did. They weren’t characters, just place holders, they weren’t even stereotypes like most teen slashers. All of them were just there for the story to exist. The entire book was just them arguing, nothing about this story really stood out? It’s stereotypical and boring, nothing makes it any different from other mystery books or slasher movies. It had a great premise and one that a lot could be done with if done correctly, but it just wasn’t executed good enough to be an amazing story or even a great one. The ending was very rushed, underwhelming and quite hard to follow, and we never got any reasons as to why what happened happened other than some vague mentions of it. Overall very disappointed by this, if could’ve been a great story.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    Let me just say, the cover and premise of this book intrigued me. I’m 80% romance, and 20% horror, looking for more thrilling horror novels. So, I gave this book a try. First, I was a bit surprised that someone died within 15 chapters. 15!!! Like there was no suspense build up, and I didn’t even get a chance to love or hate this character. He just died. And that wasn’t the worst part. The friends were driving me NUTS. They were so rude to each other, arguing too much for my liking. They acted li Let me just say, the cover and premise of this book intrigued me. I’m 80% romance, and 20% horror, looking for more thrilling horror novels. So, I gave this book a try. First, I was a bit surprised that someone died within 15 chapters. 15!!! Like there was no suspense build up, and I didn’t even get a chance to love or hate this character. He just died. And that wasn’t the worst part. The friends were driving me NUTS. They were so rude to each other, arguing too much for my liking. They acted like the next step wasn’t to call the cops, and when they did, it was so generic. They were acting too normal for a friend that just DIED!!!! And then the MC, Kylie, I couldn’t like her. She kept reminding us how much she lovedddd looking at her boyfriend at the wrong time. It was slow paced and fast at the same time. There wasn’t much excitement after the first guy died, and I was looking forward to that. I wanted the suspense to be on the edge of my seat, but it didn’t do that. I wish I could give a better review, but I couldn’t even finish the book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bex

    Prom House is a slasher novel, which is a genre that intrigues me a lot – slashers can create such gripping books, but they are also formally/practically difficult to create. That being said, I liked reading this because it gave me another addition to a genre I love; however, it felt like a fairly weak addition. It was a book of contradictions I think. It felt quite obvious, and yet also quite bizarre; it was tropey, yet there were tropes I thought it would make more of that it passed over. The Prom House is a slasher novel, which is a genre that intrigues me a lot – slashers can create such gripping books, but they are also formally/practically difficult to create. That being said, I liked reading this because it gave me another addition to a genre I love; however, it felt like a fairly weak addition. It was a book of contradictions I think. It felt quite obvious, and yet also quite bizarre; it was tropey, yet there were tropes I thought it would make more of that it passed over. The ending was incredibly hasty and that felt quite weird – one of those books where it feels like a word limit has been hit, and then the author is done. I think mostly though I was thrown off by the weird descriptions of the characters, especially at the beginning – the way characters were described using continuous adjectives felt quite amateur, and more a virtue-signalling of diversity more than anything. Laaaastly – for a slasher I was definitely expecting a higher kill count!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Misty Horning

    Ten friends rent a secluded beach house for their after-prom weekend...for $10,000. This is what stayed with me after finishing this book, the idea that they paid this much for the house. I found this to be the hardest to believe. The story itself is what one would expect from a YA mystery thriller. It is a fast-paced whodunit, with an ending that seems hastily pulled together. There are elements in the characterizations that could be more robust and developed. The characters themselves are stat Ten friends rent a secluded beach house for their after-prom weekend...for $10,000. This is what stayed with me after finishing this book, the idea that they paid this much for the house. I found this to be the hardest to believe. The story itself is what one would expect from a YA mystery thriller. It is a fast-paced whodunit, with an ending that seems hastily pulled together. There are elements in the characterizations that could be more robust and developed. The characters themselves are static and flat. The description of abuse one of the characters suffers from is added as a half-hearted attempt to add depth to the character, but the author falls short of it. With all this though, the book is entertaining and I can see teenagers enjoying the quick read of it. It is a book I would have in my high school library.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kari

    Prom House is a YA thriller just in time for prom season. This is a closed room isolation story where a group of friends are stranded during a hurricane after prom. They are expecting a fun weekend of partying in their rented beach home, but things go quickly wrong when people start dying. The story is told through the perspective of Kylie. I kind of wish we had another perspective because I only felt like I got to know her and not the other characters. We only get to know them through her eyes. Prom House is a YA thriller just in time for prom season. This is a closed room isolation story where a group of friends are stranded during a hurricane after prom. They are expecting a fun weekend of partying in their rented beach home, but things go quickly wrong when people start dying. The story is told through the perspective of Kylie. I kind of wish we had another perspective because I only felt like I got to know her and not the other characters. We only get to know them through her eyes. Despite that, this was a fun book. I always love stories like this. You don't know if one of the characters is a killer or if there is someone hiding in the house. Everyone seems to have some secrets. This one kept me guessing until the end. It was a quick and fun read. I do recommend checking it out.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Skyler

    Wow. This book is wow. In a good way. The beginning started out like a normal party weekend, people being people until the part where (…) died. Then they called the police and found out the body was moved. The story continues on, people dying, people being hurt, physically and emotionally. The anticipation, wow. But the way it was from Kylie’s view was amazing. Chelsea Mueller found a way to make Kylie afraid, strong, determined, and way way creeped out. There were multiple characters I suspecte Wow. This book is wow. In a good way. The beginning started out like a normal party weekend, people being people until the part where (…) died. Then they called the police and found out the body was moved. The story continues on, people dying, people being hurt, physically and emotionally. The anticipation, wow. But the way it was from Kylie’s view was amazing. Chelsea Mueller found a way to make Kylie afraid, strong, determined, and way way creeped out. There were multiple characters I suspected were the killer, but until the scene where they found out who the killer was started, I had my mind set on two possibilities. I was very surprised at who the killer was. Prom House begins a normal weekend, and ends with a bang, and an experience the reader won’t forget. Now, ready to shiver and occasionally gasp?

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amy (novelteahappyme)

    Oh how I wanted to like this book so much more than I Positives: Christopher Pike throwback vibes in terms of plot and dialogue. There is some laugh out loud funny passages, that I hope were intended to be humorous. Although the $10,000 a night beach house rental setting is beyond extravagant, it makes for a fun locale with lots of rooms and areas to discover throughout the novel Negatives: Dull and often flat characters. I found all of them to be unlikeable leaving me with no one to root for or Oh how I wanted to like this book so much more than I Positives: Christopher Pike throwback vibes in terms of plot and dialogue. There is some laugh out loud funny passages, that I hope were intended to be humorous. Although the $10,000 a night beach house rental setting is beyond extravagant, it makes for a fun locale with lots of rooms and areas to discover throughout the novel Negatives: Dull and often flat characters. I found all of them to be unlikeable leaving me with no one to root for or want to survive. Is it worth the read? Yes - if you’re looking for a throwback to the 80’s and 90’s teen scream novels, there’s definite nostalgia here. However be wary that there isn’t much more than that.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jordan

    I enjoyed the premise of this book and the desire to know who the killer was is pretty much the only reason I actually finished this. The identity of the killer seemed like a cop out to me. His reasons for killing were very shallow and just didn't seem enough to actually kill anyone. He seemed to switch personalities on a dime, from protective survivalist to insane megalomaniac in a blink. I was really disappointed in who the killer was and his motivations. The only redeeming thing about this was I enjoyed the premise of this book and the desire to know who the killer was is pretty much the only reason I actually finished this. The identity of the killer seemed like a cop out to me. His reasons for killing were very shallow and just didn't seem enough to actually kill anyone. He seemed to switch personalities on a dime, from protective survivalist to insane megalomaniac in a blink. I was really disappointed in who the killer was and his motivations. The only redeeming thing about this was Kylie and Liam's relationship. It was the only thing I was truly invested in even though at times their relationship didn't really seem to have much substance. It was an okay book to pass some time with but it definitely does not warrant a re-read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kendra Ivery

    This was disappointing to say the least. I was expecting something long the lines of And Then There Were None, but it was far from that. For the most part, the book was uneventful. All the characters did was go back and forth with baseless accusations about who was the killer. I can't even say this was a good "slasher" book because honestly there wasn't much slashing. These types of books should make you want to stay up at night to finish them, and this one almost put me to sleep. Overall, this This was disappointing to say the least. I was expecting something long the lines of And Then There Were None, but it was far from that. For the most part, the book was uneventful. All the characters did was go back and forth with baseless accusations about who was the killer. I can't even say this was a good "slasher" book because honestly there wasn't much slashing. These types of books should make you want to stay up at night to finish them, and this one almost put me to sleep. Overall, this is a one star for me but there were some pretty funny one-liners that made me bump it up to two. Review copy downloaded via Edelweiss.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Netgalley I really, really wanted to be able to get this one for my middle school library. Comparisons between Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine's Fear Street are very apt, and there's a decent amount of blood and gore. The details of a prom party house, as well as an early first murder, will draw readers in. For middle school, though, this isn't quite right. There's a level of Harlequin romance novel descriptions that were a bit much-- not too bad, just a bit... cheesy when read E ARC provided by Netgalley I really, really wanted to be able to get this one for my middle school library. Comparisons between Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine's Fear Street are very apt, and there's a decent amount of blood and gore. The details of a prom party house, as well as an early first murder, will draw readers in. For middle school, though, this isn't quite right. There's a level of Harlequin romance novel descriptions that were a bit much-- not too bad, just a bit... cheesy when read from a younger view point. I would probably buy this for a high school library, if only for the cover!

  23. 4 out of 5

    paige

    Got this as an ARC from Netgalley. This was a pretty quick and easy read. The premise sounds amazing but I found myself reading it just to see “whodunnit”...and that part was super predictable. Agree with other reviewers that the attempts to add depth to the main character kind of fell flat, and the ending could have done without its epilogue-type wrap up. I guess I just didn’t care enough about the characters to want to know what they ended up doing with their lives, as this wasn’t really that Got this as an ARC from Netgalley. This was a pretty quick and easy read. The premise sounds amazing but I found myself reading it just to see “whodunnit”...and that part was super predictable. Agree with other reviewers that the attempts to add depth to the main character kind of fell flat, and the ending could have done without its epilogue-type wrap up. I guess I just didn’t care enough about the characters to want to know what they ended up doing with their lives, as this wasn’t really that kind of book. It should have ended when the weekend ended. All in all, I’d probably buy for my high schoolers, but it didn’t transcend the YA realm like other thrillers can and do.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    I loved this book. it is set in modern day but the feel of it instantly transported me back to the 90s teen horror books. As you all know by now, those were my favorites. Chelsea Mueller did a great job writing a great slasher that evolves into a one room whodunnit. I wasn't surprised by who the killer was, but it was still a creepy reveal. If you enjoy RL Stine, Christopher Pike, or any of the Point Horror novels in the 90s you'll be a fan of this one! Quick and easy read that's perfect for a s I loved this book. it is set in modern day but the feel of it instantly transported me back to the 90s teen horror books. As you all know by now, those were my favorites. Chelsea Mueller did a great job writing a great slasher that evolves into a one room whodunnit. I wasn't surprised by who the killer was, but it was still a creepy reveal. If you enjoy RL Stine, Christopher Pike, or any of the Point Horror novels in the 90s you'll be a fan of this one! Quick and easy read that's perfect for a stormy evening.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kara Sofilka

    Solid teen slasher book. Gave me I know What You Did Last Summer/ Scream vibes. Set on the Jersey Shore, a beautiful beach rental, prom night with your best friends and boyfriend, what could go wrong? Kylie is about to find out! While I found the pacing of this novel decent, the wrap up was lackluster. It was all tied up in a neat package in a manner of 2 pages. I would’ve been happier without the recap/wrap up.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Angie Jenkins

    This is a story about a prom weekend... with a few murderers between friends. I enjoyed this, but it felt like it was written for a lower YA audience (maybe 13-17?) which isn’t a bad thing at all, but is worth noting. This is a fun murder mystery in a mansion at an after prom party, and it was a quick fun read. Thank you Netgalley & Random House Children's for this eARC This is a story about a prom weekend... with a few murderers between friends. I enjoyed this, but it felt like it was written for a lower YA audience (maybe 13-17?) which isn’t a bad thing at all, but is worth noting. This is a fun murder mystery in a mansion at an after prom party, and it was a quick fun read. Thank you Netgalley & Random House Children's for this eARC

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alexis

    *SPOILERS SORT OF* I will admit I had low hopes and expectations with this book. And that came true. How any of the characters were ever friends is beyond me. They all seemed to hate each other. There was also little plot, and it felt rushed at the end. It is not the worst book I have ever read, but I am not recommending this book to anyone.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sam Murray

    Ooof this was one heck of a campy book. Looking for a book to really immerse yourself in? Don’t read this one. Looking for a quick beach read? This might be a fun one for you! The ending was super abrupt and the writing was so different that it made me laugh. I had a fun time making fun of the plot, so I’ll give it that. 2/5 ⭐️

  29. 4 out of 5

    Chicken Nugget

    I didn't hate it, but saying I liked it is also a lie. The characters were all depthless, borderline annoying. The main character only had a few glimpses into the past that made her semi interesting. I will say though, I did not find it predictable... Only because I was overthinking it's predicability. I liked the final aftermath chapter because it wrapped everything up but overall 2.5 stars. I didn't hate it, but saying I liked it is also a lie. The characters were all depthless, borderline annoying. The main character only had a few glimpses into the past that made her semi interesting. I will say though, I did not find it predictable... Only because I was overthinking it's predicability. I liked the final aftermath chapter because it wrapped everything up but overall 2.5 stars.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    This was a relatively short book but to be honest it took me longer than I expected to finish it. For the most part it did keep my attention but I was annoyed with the main character a lot because her friends were being killed off yet all she kept thinking about was how horny her boyfriend made her feel 🙄. 3/5

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