I am not really sure what to rate this. On the one hand it was good and I think it deserves at least 4 stars, however, with Megan being a total paranoid whiny brat I don’t want to give more than 3 stars.
-1 star for disappointing ending. Let’s start with that. Man that ending was soooo disappointing. And not even that but the thing that happened before it. Let’s just say we had a totally awesome book, awesome scary events happening, and bang, bye bye scariness and hello lame explanation which ruined the book for me. I am just pretending that that didn’t happen and instead we continue with were we left off.
The main character was so-so. I didn’t like her attitude of always trying to scare people. I keep wanting to tell her about the boy who cried wolf, in the end no one believed him. And I am sure that will happen to her to, should she continue with this. In the end there really will be a dangerous situation, and no one will believe her, rather laugh at her, with big consequences.
I did like the whole sleeping party and the whole story that came out of that. But again, that ending. Urgh. It happens quite often in this series, awesome story and then bang, some explanation and gone is the scary mood. 🙁
1. Scary past story for the caves (creeped me out).
2. Scary motel close to the caves (things happening even there).
3. That souvenir shop gave me the heebie-jeebies, especially when they got those gift bags and each of them got their worst fears in a bag.
4. The characters (at least for a bit), they were fun, interesting and I was hoping for certain events to happen.
5. The maze part and the truth about it. I was just shivering the whole time when they went through the part of the maze with clowns (Nooooooooo), mots (urggghhhhh).
6. The whole setting was awesome. I wish there would be more creepy caves stories.
Now what I didn’t like:
1. The characters when they went into the caves. There is clearly a big sign of no-no, don’t enter and yet… they enter. Stating that because there must be lights, it must be safe. *snort*
2. The ending. It was horrendous. We finally have characters like that and then you do that? No, just no. That is just horrendous. I was all hoping for a certain ending, only to get a no-ending.
Well that is all, as you can see I mostly liked the book. 🙂
I would recommend it to everyone who needs a creepy book and doesn’t mind a bad ending.
I would have liked this better if there were a few things that were changed. The kids (Sydney and Gabby) were idiots. You were warned multiple times about that fair and they were even warned at the fair eventually (and there were enough hints and warnings) you have seen it magically appear/disappear, and yet you go there and yet you stay and eat and do everything there. Sorry, but instead of feeling sympathy for those kids I was actually happy they were getting what they deserved.
We also have a typical P.J. Night ending, nothing conclusive, think of your-own-ending. Which I detest at times, especially with a story like this.
I didn’t particularly like the characters that much. Sydney was nice, but she really changed near the ending (for the worse). Gabby was so-so.
I also didn’t like that we gotten some random character (woman in airplane) to come with a warning and then nothing. It would have been perfect had she popped up in the fair and saved the girls.
The park was what made everything better. It was super creepy, and I really liked to walk with our main character through the rides. Go into the rollercoaster, the merry-go-round and eat magical cotton candy.
All in all a so-so book.