Friday, October 7, 2011
Book Review of #4 The Sign 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, House of Whispers, Forbidden Secrets Sequels The Hidden Evil, Daughters of Silence, Children of Fear...all the way to The Hand of Power
Type of book: Young adult, 1710, 1679, 50 A.D, horror, Fier Saga
Year it was published: December 1996
Fieran. A young warrior driven by revenge. He created the Fear amulet-and cursed the Fear family for all eternity.
Christina. A young servant girl struggling for survival. She found the Fear amulet centuries later-and may be destroyed by its evil.
Although the characters are somewhat interesting, there is not much depth to them and again they seem like caricatures more than anything else.
Revenge is not worth it, and things can go wrong.
This is told from two points of view in third person; from Christina and Fieran. It's broken up into four parts, describing the despair they experience and how things go wrong for them and they cannot make them go right.
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.
I am confused by the way the two stories connect. How does Christina's story tie in to what happened to Fieran? How are they related? The amulet? Any other relations? Christina is not even a Fier, but she happens to become a victim of sorts to one.
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.)