Sunday, 18 March 2012

You're Invited to a Creepover: Truth or Dare by PJ Night

Title: You're Invited to a Creepover: Truth or Dare
Author: PJ Night
Published by: Atom
Publication date: 5th April 2012
Pages: 160
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher

During a round of Truth or Dare, Abby Miller confesses her crush on Jake Chilson.

The only people who know her secret are her friends at the sleepover - and whoever sent her a text message in the middle of the night warning her to stay away from Jake...or else!

But Abby isn't going to stay away from Jake, especially not after he asks her to the school dance.

As the night of the dance comes closer, some very creepy things start happening to Abby. Someone definitely wants to keep her away from Jake. Is it a jealous classmate or, as Abby begins to suspect, could it be a ghost?

Truth or Dare is a creepy short story full of ghosts, graveyards and creepy, girly sleepovers, not to mention a dead girl and a mysterious lock of red hair! 

My only problem with this book is that it's too short which meant that a lot of the plot and characters were left out or undeveloped. It would have been better if there were more chapters. 

Saying that, I really enjoyed Truth or Dare. It was a nice, quick read and it was my favourite kind of book - romance/mystery/horror all mixed into one! 

I found that I could relate to the main character Abby quite a lot. I can't remember how old she was (or if her age was even mentioned in the book) but she sounded about my age. One of my favourite parts of Truth or Dare is when Abby and her friend Leah are buying things for their sleepover. It's mysterious because they are being watched by someone who we meet later in the book.

I love the cover. Pink and black go really nicely together. The girl peeking from behind the cover is a nice touch too - or is she under a duvet? Either way, they are both appropriate to the plot. 

My rating for Truth or Dare is 4/5! This book is suitable for girls aged 9+. 

1 comment :

  1. Great review! I have this one and I'm really looking forward to it now. :)