Hi everyone! I’m back with yet another Bookstagram & Creative Tour (hosted by MTMC Tours) post and this time it’s going to be a mini-review plus book recommendations for young adult horror fans.
Today I’ll be talking about Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren. This addictive YA horror was published on February 1st, 2022 from Underlined/Penguin Random House!
Title: Horror Hotel
Author: Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren
Publication date: February 1st, 2022
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Horror
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This addictive YA horror about a group of teen ghost hunters who spend the night in a haunted LA hotel is The Blair Witch Project for the TikTok generation.
When the YouTube-famous Ghost Gang—Chrissy, Chase, Emma, and Kiki—visit a haunted LA hotel notorious for tragedy to secretly film after dark, they expect it to be just like their previous paranormal huntings. Spooky enough to attract subscribers—and ultimately harmless.
But when they stumble upon something unexpected in the former room of a gruesome serial killer, they quickly realize that they’re in over their heads.
Sometimes, it’s the dead who need our help—and the living we should fear.
Mini-Review + Book Recommendations
If you loved the Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel documentary on Netflix and Buzzfeed Unsolved, then I would recommend Horror Hotel to you! I loved the plot, the character development, and the location of the story. I made the mistake of reading this book before bed and I wasn’t able to sleep till 4 a.m which, coincidentally, was also when I finished the book.
If you’ve finished reading Horror Hotel and want more then I recommend you pick up any of these 5 books:
1. Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?
It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together.
When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever.
And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.
2. Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis
Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker–she thinks nothing can scare her.
But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she’s quickly packed off to live with a grandmother she’s never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father’s most iconic horror movie was shot.
The locals are weirdly obsessed with the film that put their town on the map–and there are strange disappearances, which the police seem determined to explain away. And there’s someone–or some thing–stalking her every move.
The more Lola discovers about the town, the more terrifying it becomes. Because Lola’s got secrets of her own. And if she can’t find a way out of Harrow Lake, they might just be the death of her.
3. The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglas
Jake Livingston is one of the only Black kids at St. Clair Prep, one of the others being his infinitely more popular older brother. It’s hard enough fitting in but to make matters worse and definitely more complicated, Jake can see the dead.
In fact, he sees the dead around him all the time. Most are harmless. Stuck in their death loops as they relive their deaths over and over again, they don’t interact often with people. But then Jake meets Sawyer.
A troubled teen who shot and killed six kids at a local high school last year before taking his own life. Now a powerful, vengeful ghost, he has plans for his afterlife–plans that include Jake. Suddenly, everything Jake knows about ghosts and the rules to life itself go out the window as Sawyer begins haunting him and bodies turn up in his neighborhood. High school soon becomes a survival game–one Jake is not sure he’s going to win.
4. The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Two decades have passed since an inferno swept through Elmbridge High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear. The main suspect: Kaitlyn, “the girl of nowhere.”
Kaitlyn’s diary, discovered in the ruins of Elmbridge High, reveals the thoughts of a disturbed mind. Its charred pages tell a sinister version of events that took place that tragic night, and the girl of nowhere is caught in the center of it all. But many claim Kaitlyn doesn’t exist, and in a way, she doesn’t – because she is the alter ego of Carly Johnson.
Carly gets the day. Kaitlyn has the night. It’s during the night that a mystery surrounding the Dead House unravels and a dark, twisted magic ruins the lives of each student that dares touch it.
5. All These Bodies by Kendare Blake
Summer 1958—a string of murders plagues the Midwest. The victims are found in their cars and in their homes—even in their beds—their bodies drained, but with no blood anywhere.
September 19- the Carlson family is slaughtered in their Minnesota farmhouse, and the case gets its first lead: 15-year-old Marie Catherine Hale is found at the scene. She is covered in blood from head to toe, and at first she’s mistaken for a survivor. But not a drop of the blood is hers.
Michael Jensen, son of the local sheriff, yearns to become a journalist and escape his small-town. He never imagined that the biggest story in the country would fall into his lap, or that he would be pulled into the investigation, when Marie decides that he is the only one she will confess to.
As Marie recounts her version of the story, it falls to Michael to find the truth: What really happened the night that the Carlsons were killed? And how did one girl wind up in the middle of all these bodies?
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About the Authors
About Faith McClaren (Twitter | Instagram):
Together with her bestie Victoria Fulton, FAITH MCCLAREN is the co-author of the young adult psychological thriller HORROR HOTEL. Victoria and Faith also co-authored the international Wattpad phenomenon and 2018 Watty award-winning rom-com ELLIE IS COOL NOW. Originally from Texas, Faith now lives in Los Angeles with her guitar-making husband, Pokemon-loving son, and two scruffy dogs. When she isn’t listening to BTS or watching K-dramas, Faith writes contemporary romance novels and volunteers with wolves in a sanctuary outside Los Angeles.
About Victoria Fulton:
Together with her bestie Faith McClaren, VICTORIA FULTON is the co-author of the young adult psychological thriller HORROR HOTEL. Victoria and Faith also co-authored the international Wattpad phenomenon and 2018 Watty award-winning rom-com ELLIE IS COOL NOW. Originally from Ohio (where she graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton), Victoria now lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé and their two cat children. When she’s not writing about smooching or serial killers, she’s co-running a PR agency with her other bestie and endlessly scrolling videos on TikTok.
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Thank you for reading! Is Horror Hotel on your tbr? Or, have you read any of the books I recommended? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
2 thoughts on “BOOKSTAGRAM & CREATIVE TOUR | BOOKS TO READ AFTER FINISHING HORROR HOTEL”
Your blog is so aesthetic! I love the yellow-ish tone…great post, btw 🙂
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Thank you so much!
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