Friday, March 21, 2014

Review on Teacher's Pet

How many of you like horror novels and movies? We all love a good scare and can't resist the thrill of a good horror book/film. What if you wanted to create your own? You could create your own book filled with horror and blood. And what if you could write with the best horror writer in the world? Yet some people take things too far and the horror that you thought was imaginary could actually be real.
I read... Teacher's Pet by Richie Tankersley Cusick!

Teacher's Pet

Format: E-book (New edition)
Pub. Date: February 11th, 2014 (New edition)
Kate will do anything to be the teacher’s pet

An aspiring horror writer, Kate likes a little scare. When offered a spot at an exclusive weeklong writing conference, she jumps at the chance to go. After all, it’s taught by William Drewe, the master of horror himself.

But strangely, when Kate arrives, William Drewe is nowhere to be found. Filling in for him is his brother, Gideon, whose assignments give Kate the thrills she seeks. With a teacher like this, she’ll get all the material she needs to become a bestselling author . . . if she survives.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richie Tankersley Cusick including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

My rating: 3 out of 5 books!
My recommendation: Anyone who likes a good horror book!
My review:
My copy was provided by Netgalley.
Kate loves writing horror stories and when she gets the opportunity to write at a writer's conference, she's psyched. Especially when she learns she's a part of a class being taught by her favorite horror writer, William Drewe. Yet when she arrives with her teacher, Drewe is missing and no one seems to know where he is. Only Gideon, Drewe's brother, might know where he is, but even Gideon doesn't know. Or, at least, that's what he says.
Gideon replaces Drewe as the teacher of the class and Kate quickly becomes his favorite. Yet soon the conference becomes deadly as Kate begins to see things she wasn't meant to see and there's someone or something wanting to kill her.
This book was definitely creepy, especially with the hand. I love it when YA authors include the creepy factors most authors just skim over. This author didn't leave any details out and it left me feeling slightly scared when I finished the book.
It definitely had a good mystery. I never knew who was behind everything and there were tons of suspects to choose from. You never knew who the mystery person is until it was finally revealed in the end. The storyline was intriguing and I couldn't stop until I learned what had really happened to Drewe.
Kate was interesting, but I couldn't relate to her really. She claims that she doesn't like to be scared, but she sure seemed to mind when all these creepy things happened to her. Some of the characters seemed kind of blah and they didn't really have any personalities.
The ending was confusing to me. The book had seemed so simple at first, but then it got really complicated. The ending weirded me out and I had to read over it again so I could actually comprehend what had happened. It was weird and creepy. I had difficulty understanding what was going on at times and if the things Kate was seeing were real or not.
The suspense was high in the book and I couldn't put it down. While some aspects didn't seem like they could actually happen in real life, this book kept me entertained the whole time. I had to know what happened at the end and I could hardly put it down. It made me scared at times and while some things seemed cliché, I enjoyed this book and the creepy factor it brought with it.

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