We have a guest post today!! Hopefully Sarah will join us full time on WRFB, but for now, please check out her debut review!!
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (2017) Reviewed by Sarah. Hello everyone! I’m Sarah, the noob with my first ever review for Will Read For Booze. I’ve been friends with this gaggle of voracious book readers for years and even tagged along with them to a couple of ALAs. I confess that I wrote this intro sober, but the rest of this review is certainly from my drunken state.
What I drank: A rare occasion of cheap beer cuz it was my pal’s beday and I wore a shark onesire. I drank 3 Miller Lites and a PBR. Autocorrect is a godsend with this so far since these are my first “under the influence” sentences.
Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind.
Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.
Drunk Overview: If you’re looking for a Tom Clancy or whatever is consider a quality thriller, this might not be it. HOWEVER…ig you love slasher movies, this is right up your alley. I’ve been a fan of horror movies since I took a class on gender and horror films in college and this book was like experiencing a slasher movie unfold through words. Is experiencing even the right word to describe it?
Spoiler-free Thoughts: ANhyoo, Stephanie Perkins is verrrry descriptive of the murders. Plenty of gore. Solid characters. Makaini was one fo those main characters with a dark past, like the stereotype you see in some boorks or movies or whatever. Low key it felt cliché, but I liked her anyways. It’s the classic set up of a teen who moves to a rural town and feels like a fish out of water. Obviously she hangs out with the outcast crowd. Personally, I found them to be the coolest people in their high school. Definitely not a predictable plot so that was nice. I was so off the base with who the murderer was. Ultimately, this was just a fun read. If you don’t want to read the book, then go watch the movie version on Netflix that came out in October 2021. I gotta say that the movie version is well cast and that’s as far I will say without spoiling.
I’m trying to figure out if I’m spoiling anything or not since this is my first drunk review. I’ll let the rest of the gang judge that. Can I use gifs here? I want to use them. (Editor’s Note: gifs are encouraged, obvi) Maybe you’ll see them in my next review.
What to pair it with: Any drink that’s the color of blood since it’s full of murders. Burley Oak Brewing Company (Berlin, MD) has this delightful series called J.R.E.A.M. with a ton of weird flavor profiles and a few of them are bound to be that color.
Rating: I haven’t read that many slasher books like this so I’ll give it 3 out of 5 giant ass knives.