I know authors’ hate it when you compare their book to another, but I can’t stop myself from doing it. This is very Goosebump-esque. I say that for two reasons:
1. If you’ve read Goosebumps and like them, then you know what you’re getting with this book.
2. If you hate Goosebumps, you’ll know to skip this one.
This book is part of a new series called The Haunted States of America series that will focus on “haunted locals” in the different states. I loved that this story centered on the infamous Stanley Hotel in Colorado. Stephen King wrote The Shining after staying there in 1974. So, right there the atmosphere gets a thumbs up. It’s labeled MG horror, but between you and me it’s more like MG creepy. Unless you’ve got a sensitive reader, this one won’t inspire nightmares.
The main characters in the story are staying at the hotel with their Dad while he works nearby for the week. That leaves two kids wandering around a “haunted” hotel on their own. They see a ghost and then investigate who it might be.
I’m looking forward to reading more of the books in this series.
Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from NetGalley without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
Trapped in Room 217 by Thomas Kingsley Troupe