Jun 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: A Midsummer Night's Scream by R.L. Stine

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I am so excited for today's book! R.L. Stine is one of the authors that I loved to read as a kid. Luckily, I won a copy of this book through a giveaway during Armchair BEA. His newest book A Midsummer Night's Scream is set for a July 2 release and as soon as I'm done with it I plan on sending it to my sister since she's just a large a fan of Shakespeare and R.L. Stine as I am! Read the synopsis and enjoy!

A Midsummer Night's Scream cover Get ready for laughter to turn into screams in R.L. Stine's re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Everyone knows that Mayhem Manor is cursed. After production on the horror film was stopped due to a series of mysterious deaths, it became a Hollywood legend--which makes it perfect for Claire and her family. If they can successfully finish the film, it should be enough to save their ailing movie studio.

Sure, the old haunted house is creepy, and strange stuff has been happening, but this is Claire's chance. Her chance to become the movie star she's always dreamed and her chance to finally convince her friend Jake that she is girlfriend material. Of course, the fact that Jake thinks he's in love with her best friend, Delia, who is crushing hard on Jake's friend Shawn, who insists on following Claire around, could be a problem, but Claire is sure she can figure it out. After all, the course of true love never did run smooth.

But once shooting starts, "creepy and strange" morph into "bloody and deadly," as the lines between film and reality begin to blur...

From Goodreads

Being one of my favorite plays almost guaranteed this book a spot near the top of my TBR pile, add in the re-imagined element and I was sold! This looks to be equal parts horrifying and fun. Knowing Stine, it'll be just the right amount of scary. Are you excited for this one? Do you have any Stine favorites?

1 comment:

Bookworm1858 said...

I don't think I've ever read a horror twist on Shakespeare-that is a new and welcome change!