Top positive review
Really fun book to read
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2021
Much like most others, I bought this book on title alone. How could you not? The title is a promise that stuff's going down, and this book delivers on that promise!
It starts off promising with a lot of snarky description and really gives you a sense of the characters right away. I even chuckled at times. You can tell right away things are not happy-go-lucky with this family despite outward appearances. And because this is a horror story, that family dynamic is going to be important. Will they break? Will they bond? Will they turn against each other in some horrifying way? Must keep reading to find out.
Sabrina's first encounter with a "ghost" is really quite amusing. He's harmless and even helpful. She's freaking out understandably, but much like her new neighbor's assessment, it doesn't seem like something to be upset by. As more and more helpful but unexplained things happen, Sabrina calms down about them and really starts to enjoy the comforts provided.
But, of course, it can't always be this good, right? No, the title told me bad stuff was going to happen, and bad stuff happened.
I'm not going to spoil the rest, but know that it is totally worth your while to read this story. It's a riot. Fun, funny, horrifying, electrifying. It's weird and awesome.
And despite the fact I usually HATE happy endings, this one is an unsettling happy-ish ending that was satisfying and made me happy. I really did like Sabrina and this ending was a good end for her.