Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book Review of #6 Daughters of Silence by RL Stine

Name of book: Daughters of Silence

Author Name: R.L Stine

ISBN: 0-671-00293-7

Publisher: Archway Paperback

Part of a Series: Fear Street Sagas: prequels: A New Fear, House of Whispers, Forbidden Secrets, The Sign of Fear, sequels: Daughters of Silence, Children of Fear, Dance of Death...all the way to The Hand of Power

Type of book: Young adult,1878 , horror, Fier Saga

Year it was published: April 1997

Summary:

When Angelica and Simon Fear lost their two daughters, it nearly destroyed them. Now the Fears have only one mission-to summon every ounce of dark power within them, and bring their daughters back from the dead.

It is to be their ultimate act of dark magic. And when it calls for the murders of two innocent girls, Simon and Angelica don't hesitate. Their daughters are waiting...

Characters:

In the sagas the novels aren't character driven, so of course the characters tend to be cardboard and a bit on the flat side. They do have motives but not interesting and complicated personalities.

Theme:

Sometimes some things aren't worth it, don't cling to the past.

Plot:

This is written in third person narrative from Jenna's point of view. I think I would have liked more suspense building and I feel that things have happened a little too quickly in the novel.

Author Information:

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.

Opinion:

I think this was one of my least favorite books. The reason for that is that summary is a bit misleading in someways. First of all the point of view is from a victim and not Simon and Angelica, and the synopsis gives away the suspense so to speak. It does, however, explain a certain thing mentioned in third The Fear Street Saga book.

2 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.)

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