The bookworm in me stalled in the past few weeks. For some reason, it felt a bit good to slack off on things (ha!). But I don’t want to imply that I haven’t been doing anything. I’ve actually been trying to get my thoughts together so I could come up with another material to print. And since my ink isn’t that good with my wit out there somewhere, I decided to look for it through some old books, and luckily, I found a couple of free downloads online (am I going to hell for book piracy?) – Dangerous Girls by my old time favorite author, R.L. Stine.
I should say that Stine has this natural brilliance when it comes to writing horror stories. The paranoia of the characters is actually scary enough and is so powerful to carry me away, let alone the act of horror that’s being described in the book. Dangerous Girls, is a classic vampire sequel. I love vampire books which stick to the original vampire concept – dark, scary, afraid of sunlight and dangerous, as contrasted to lovable, kind-looking, and sparkly under the sun (sorry Twilight fans, but I am just sooo over Edward Cullen). The story started out with Destiny, and her twin sister Livvy, who were bit by a vampire named Renz at a summer camp. Renz is this heartbroken man who lost his love, Laura, some two centuries ago. Upon seeing the twins, he is being reminded of his lost love, and convinced himself that if the twins will be turned into vampires, he can bring the love of his lofe back. The most classic vampire story of all time, right? But the twist and turn of the events are exciting. The reader’s got to find out what connection does Dr. Weller, the twins’ dad, have with the vampires. And how Ari, the vampire geek, could be helpful to the twins’ dilemma.
So anyway, R.L. Stine has once again done a wonderful job in here. I have an R.L. Stine book in my shelf published 1989, and this vampire book was published 2003, but this time period didn’t even affect the quality of Stine’s magnificent stories. I wouldn’t say no if Santa (or anyone, really) would bring me a bunch of R.L. Stine Y.A. books for Christmas.