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Kaylee is new in town and doesn't really know anyone. Her mom wants her to make an effort to meet people so when Anna invites her to a friends house for a party, Kaylee reluctantly accepts. But when they get there, they realise it isn't a party, but actually a scavenger hunt in an old abandoned retirement home! What lurks inside the building??
I was looking forward to this as I enjoyed the authors first book, but was a little let down to be honest. It felt like it was missing something! It started off slow and then when we get to the building, it took a while to take off. There wasn't enough scares, nor enough tenseness to make this thoroughly enjoyable. I know this is aimed at YA, but they can handle a little darkness!!
Character wise, I didn't particularly like any of them. One was extremely bitchy, and extremely nasty, one was extremely whiney and Kaylee herself was a little too.... I don't know. She didn't capture my attention and I honestly couldn't care what happened to them. I think the only one I liked was the little boy.
In all, this was readable. It kept my attention and I finished it, but it was forgettable!
Randi Larson was good. She read the story well, but lacked the cadences necessary to bring the book fully alive. She had a good few tones and voices and I enjoyed her performance.
I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
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The story is a little hard to get into because jamie's such an annoying character. She is the stereotypical spoiled girl who berates and uses everyone. The good news is we don't hear from her for most of the book once it gets going. The thrills are a bit more serious than a typical children's novel. The children go into the house for a scavenger hunt, find themselves locked in, and get attacked by a crazy old man. Once the building catches on fire, their lives are definitely in real danger. There's no supernatural/paranormal element, so I'm not sure why it's in that category on Audible. There are a few scenes where they they mistreat a dog, which I don't like, but it fits into the story line.
The characters are all a little meh, and the protagonist isn't the most likable person either. The narrator did a great job portraying them. She definitely convinced me she was the spoiled Jamie, the quiet Ethan, over-excited Sidney, and the bored Ren.
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