Point Horror Recaps

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Recap #222: Tales for the Midnight Hour by J.B. Stamper Part 1 by on 23 May 2019

Title: Tales for the Midnight Hour Author: Judith Bauer “J.B.” Stamper Initial Thoughts As part of my attempt to start off Year Three on the right foot, I’ll be reviewing one of my favorites of the Point Horror collection. Though this book was originally published back in 1977, which I believe predates the inception of OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Sweet Sixteen by Francesca Jeffries

Recap #175: Sweet Sixteen by Francesca Jeffries by on 15 August 2018

Title: Sweet Sixteen by Francesca Jeffries Summary: Leslie can’t wait to turn sixteen. She’s planning a huge birthday Party. Everyone’s invited. Her gorgeous boyfriend, Rick. Her best friend, Deborah. Her cousin, Trish. It’s going to be the biggest bash ever. [Wing: That … that is a list of three people. THREE.] But out of the OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Driver's Dead by Peter Lerangis

Recap #142: Driver’s Dead by Peter Lerangis by on 27 March 2018

Title: Driver’s Dead by Peter Lerangis The Author: A rather prolific author, Peter Lerangis has been writing for decades, although if you go to his website the farthest back you’ll find is his The Watchers series. No mention of his Point Horror writing that I can find. Seriously. Not even his Wiki page goes beyond his OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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cover of Halloween Night II by R L Stine, has three figures dressed in skeleton outfits and black cloaks in front of a Halloween night background

Recap #100: Halloween Night 2 by R. L. Stine by on 30 October 2017

Title: Halloween Night 2 by R. L. Stine Summary: Brenda isn’t really looking forward to Halloween this year. After all, it was only twelve months age that her best friend tried to kill her at a Halloween party and she’d rather not be reminded of that. [Wing: I’d rather not be reminded of that recap either.] OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #98: The Forbidden Game #2: The Chase by LJ Smith by on 23 October 2017

The Author: Who uses really oddball descriptions of things, repeatedly. Seriously. What the hell are spaniel eyes? Maybe? I don’t know. But one character, Michael, always has some kind of spaniel eyes going on. And Audrey with her spiky lashes and bangs. The same thing. All the time. And who others the crap out of OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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cover of The Cemetery by D. E. Athkins, has four fingers coming out of dirt with long, sharp silver nails

Recap 96: The Cemetery by D. E. Athkins by on 15 October 2017

Title: The Cemetery by D. E. Athkins Summary: At a Hallowe’en party with very exclusive guests, the disguised play a game of hide and seek in an ancient cemetery as midnight approaches. When someone is killed, all the partygoers can do is suspect each other – unless there is an unknown player. Tagline: Don’t look OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #90: The Forbidden Game #1: The Hunter by LJ Smith by on 23 September 2017

The Author: LJ Smith was never part of my reading repertoire when I was younger. In fact I never even read The Vampire Diaries until earlier this year and it was only the very first book (the original, not the re-releases). That kind of drama never interested me and still doesn’t. I’ve always known who OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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The Hitchhiker by R L Stine book cover, right hand with thumb raised up in front of two headlights

Recap #65: The Hitchhiker by R. L. Stine by on 15 May 2017

Title: The Hitchhiker by R. L. Stine  Summary: He wants a ride. She wants a thrill. So, in spite of her best friend’s arguments, Christina stops to pick up the handsome hitchhiker. He’s everything she thought he’d be. And more. Much, much, more. Enough to thrill Christina and Terri… to death. Tagline: Don’t stop now OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Identity Theft by Anna Davies

Recap #64: Identity Theft by Anna Davies by on 24 April 2017

Title: Identity Theft by Anna Davies Summary: Hayley is going to have the best year ever. After years of careful planning, she’s ready to serve as student council president AND editor-in-chief of the newspaper. Ivy League, here she comes! However, just before student council elections, someone creates a fake facebook profile for Hayley and starts posting OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Wickedpedia by Chris Van Etten

Recap #63: Wickedpedia by Chris van Etten by on 10 April 2017

Dove recaps Wickedpedia by Chris van Etten, one of the new Point Horrors, that address the injustice of the lack of diversity of leads in PH: we need MOAR WHITE MALES. And that’s probably the least shitty thing about this book. Brace yourself.

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Twins by Caroline B. Cooney

Recap #62: Twins by Caroline B. Cooney by on 27 March 2017

Title: Twins by Caroline B. Cooney Summary: Twice the evil. Twins Mary Lee and Madrigal are living double lives – with some shocking secrets Mary Lee and Madrigal are twin sisters, beautiful and deeply attached to each other. Then in high school, Mary Lee and Madrigal’s parents decide to send Mary Lee away to boarding OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney

Recap #59: Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney by on 20 February 2017

Title: Freeze Tag by Caroline B Cooney Tagline: Cold Hands Evil Heart… Tag you’re dead Summary: Meghan and West, girl and boy next door, play an innocent game of Freeze Tag with their neighbour Lannie. But Freeze Tag is no ordinary game… when Lannie is playing. For when she tags someone, they really do freeze-like OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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The Boyfriend by R. L. Stine

Recap #54: The Boyfriend by R.L. Stine by on 19 December 2016

Title: The Boyfriend by R.L. Stine Summary: You lie, you die Dex is madly in love with Joanna. He would do anything for her… but she doesn’t care. To her, boys are there to be used and thrown away. After Joanna breaks up with Dex, he does something no other guy has done to her OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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The Bride by D. E. Athkins

Recap #53: The Bride by D. E. Athkins by on 12 December 2016

Welcome to completed recap #50! We have a fun celebration planned for later, but I wanted to note it here, too. I can’t believe we made it to 50 recaps. We would not be having nearly as much fun with this project without you guys, our lovely readers, and we appreciate each and every one OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Followers by Anna Davies

Recap #51: Followers by Anna Davies by on 28 November 2016

Title: Followers by Anna Davies Summary: To tweet or not to tweet . . . what a deadly question. When Briana loses out on a starring role in the school’s production of Hamlet, she reluctantly agrees to be the drama department’s “social media director” and starts tweeting half-hearted updates. She barely has any followers, so OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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The Accident by Diane Hoh

Recap #50: The Accident by Diane Hoh by on 21 November 2016

Dove recaps the Point Horror staple, The Accident by Diane Hoh, where a nice girl swaps places with a ghost and, shocker, that turns out to be a Very. Bad. Idea.

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Fatal Secrets by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Recap #48: Fatal Secrets by Richie Tankersley Cusick by on 7 November 2016

Dove recaps Fatal Secrets by Richie Tankersley Cusick, the love child of Cusick’s meandering dirge and Michael Bay’s assumption that explosions will fix everything.

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Halloween Night I by R. L. Stine

Recap #47: Halloween Night by R. L. Stine by on 31 October 2016

Title: Halloween Night by R. L. Stine Summary: Brenda hates her cousin, Halley, and she’s not the only one. Halley shouldn’t go around stealing other people boyfriends, it could get her into trouble. Big trouble… Brenda is determined to have her revenge – the perfect finale to her Halloween party She’s going to stop Halley’s OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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The Claw by Carmen Adams

Recap #46: The Claw by Carmen Adams by on 24 October 2016

Title: The Claw by Carmen Adams Summary: The mark of death… Kelly is excited about her summer job at the local zoo – even after the threatening phone calls warning her away. Nothing can dampen Kelly’s resolve to work with animals. But wild animals can be very dangerous and someone has left the door to OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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