Saturday, October 8, 2011
Book Review of #12 Chamber of Fear by R.L Stine
Author Name: R.L Stine
Publisher: Parachute Press
Part of a Series: Fear Street Sagas: prequels: A New Fear...Daughters of Silence...The Awakening Evil, Circle of Fire, sequels: Faces of Terror, One Last Kiss, Door of Death, The Hand of Power
Type of book: Young adult, 1845, horror, Fier Saga
Year it was published: May 1998
Carolyn takes a job as assistant to a famous magician. Carolyn knows her mother died trying to unlock the secrets of the Chamber of Fear, the magician's most dangerous prop.
No one has ever entered the Chamber and lived. The spirits of those wo have tried are trapped in the Chamber forever.
But Carolyn is determined to take a job with the magician and master the Chamber to free her mother's spirit. Even if it costs her own life!
The characters are slightly more fleshed out and believable instead of using the "twist" so to speak. Still, some things required and needed an explanation and that didn't happen in there.
I think the theme is trying to discover the past, and that sometimes you can get away from destiny.
Unlike other books, this is written in first person narrative, from Carolyn's point of view. Unlike The Hidden Evil, the characters are slightly more believable, although it's not explained who is right and wrong.
R.L Stine was born on October 8th 1943 and is most famous for other Fear Street series along with Goosebumps series and Nightmare Room. Goosebumps and Nightmare Room were made into TV series ages ago.
This is a little too similar to The Hidden Evil. (I will not give away spoilers or comparisons on how.) It also gives a hint to perhaps a quest for the future, but little is followed up with that. I am not sure what else to say about this book.
3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)