Book Review: Don’t Stay Up Late


Ever since a car accident killed her father and put Lisa and her mother into the hospital, Lisa can’t think straight. She’s plagued by nightmares and hallucinations that force her to relive the accident over and over again in vivid detail. When Lisa finds out that a neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her young son, she takes the job immediately, eager to keep busy and shake these disturbing images from her head.
But what promised to be an easy gig turns terrifying when Lisa begins to question exactly who — or what — she is babysitting.

Pros – I genuinely enjoyed this book. Possibly the best of the Relaunch titles.

Cons – Terrified me to never babysit again.

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Review – Pop Quiz Time Fear Street Fiends:

Your therapist offers you a job working with a “perfect angel” of a child. Its extraordinarily, some might even say improbably, good money for minimal effort. The caveat being the last baby sitter just up and disappeared. Having lived near Fear Street long enough to hear the rumors would you:

A) assume the baby sitter was at fault, because awww the kid is so cute!
B) have a bit of self-preservation instinct and ask questions like “I’m in therapy for severe nightmares brought on by my father’s traumatic death, why give me the care of a child?”
C) Ignore your suspicions because you think your boyfriend may be cheating on you with your best friend so that’s more important.
D) those rumors about Fear Street are unfounded and unjustified

You’ve miraculously survived babysitting the angel of a kid, however you are seeing some rather strange sights and your pesky PTSD from your father’s traumatic death seems to be getting worse. Do you:

A) allow everyone to reassure you that the strange sights you saw are meaningless because awww the cute kid loves you!
B) Be rather concerned that no one else is concerned that you are having these traumatic moments and seek new outside help.
C) Ignore your suspicions because you think your boyfriend may be cheating on you with your best friend so that’s more important.
D) It can’t possibly be related to the rumors about Fear Street, so why does it matter?

You made your concerns about your PTSD known and things seem to have calmed down. Until that girl who used to date your boyfriend winds up dead after warning you about said boyfriend. Do you:

A) Assume she’s just batshit cray-cray with jealousy and her death has nothing to do with your boyfriend because awwww the cute kid loves him!
B) Be VERY concerned because wtf she died not even a block away after warning you about your increasingly suspicious boyfriend.
C) Ignore your suspicions because you think your boyfriend may be cheating on you with your best friend so that’s more important.
D) Pfft just because she happened to die in a gruesome manner on Fear Street doesn’t mean it has anything to do with those unfounded and unbelievable rumors about Fear Street.

Now you’ve gone and done it. You’ve found out your boyfriend is related to the angelic child (and your best friend?), you’ve learned that the former babysitter is now in a looney bin, and your best friend has told the police that you’re seeing things. Do you:

A) Assume you’re going crazy and it has nothing to do with the kid because awww cute kid!
B) Take a step back and realize “Wait. No. This really feels like a conspiracy guys!” and go to a higher authority with hard proof of said conspiracy.
C) Ignore your suspicions because you think your boyfriend may be cheating on you with your best friend (HIS COUSIN?!) so that’s more important.
D) Just because your very suspicious boyfriend’s best friend who made a move on you wound up dying in a horrible horrible manner just steps away from the kid’s house on Fear Street doesn’t mean that those rumors are true!

Well somehow, by some plot deus ex machina, you survived. The real murderers are behind bars, the angelic kid is gone from your life, you’ve moved away and you’re finally feeling mentally healthy again. Do you:

A) Stop to reflect on the fact everyone you trusted was completely okay with making you out to be certifiably insane to protect that awww cute kid!
B) Realize you should have had your suspicions much quicker so from now on you’ll listen to your better instincts.
C) miss the boyfriend who was ready to let you believe he was cheating on you with your best friend (his cousin?!) and let you be carted away as crazy (at least until that plot deus ex machina occurred).
D) Seriously none of this has anything to do with the rumors about Fear Street. Its all a bunch of coincidences.

Dear Fear Street Fiends let me assure you if you chose any answer but “B” in any of the questions you obviously should move to Fear Street because you’re the type of rube they’re looking for.

Real Estate is cheap! Get in while you still can!

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Published by: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release: April 4, 2017
Series: Fear Street Relaunch Book 2
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