I decided it was high time to re-read some of these You’re Invited to a Creepover books. I got rid of a few that I wasn’t too big of a fan of, but I got plenty of the series left. I thought this one would be a fun first book to re-read as I love a girl who is a reader and who, when she moves, goes to look for the local library first and grabs some books.
We all know about chain letters, but I think you never had something happen to you because you didn’t care to pass it on, well this chain tarot card is here to ruin your life, and on top of that there are creepy messages that get send from a 13-numbered phone number that tell you to pass on the card…. or else. The bad luck stuff first started quite tame with shirts going pink or elastics from braces flying… but then things get more and more scary and the girls are frantic to get rid of the card.
We have two characters in this one, Charlotte and Lauren. Charlotte just moved here and is the new girl and Lauren moved last year. These two become fast friends. I really liked both the girls, though I did feel for Charlotte that she had to keep moving because her dad is in the military and there is constant stress about her dad, while he is apparently more repairman than doing action, there is still the fear he may not come home. Poor family.
Lauren has lost her mom years ago and is now living with her very absent-minded professor dad.
I was proud that one of the girls at least didn’t want to pass the card, though she was tempted, but the other girl… eh. Sorry, I just found it mean, I could understand that you are scared, but to screw your friend over like that? No, just no.
I loved the plan of the girls and I was rooting for it to work. The ending was very awesome and I am glad that the author went for this one. Sure, maybe another ending would also have been great, but this fitting so well with the book.
All in all, a very spooky story that will have you on the edge of the seat. And be warned, if something calls to you just turn around and run away.