Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren. I’ve been in the mood for Horrors lately and I haven’t had much experience with YA ones, so this was a perfect one to add to my TBR! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.
Thank you to Victoria Fulton, Faith McClaren and Underlined for providing me with an ARC for this review.
Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren are an award-winning coauthor duo who write edgy rom-coms and frightening horror with plenty of smooching, friendship and movie references. Originally hailing from Ohio and Texas, respectively, they met in an online writing workshop where their friendship quickly blossomed into a partnership demanding they live in the same state. Now they both work and write in too-sunny Los Angeles, CA. Victoria lives with her fiancé and their two cat children and co-runs a PR agency with her other best friend in her spare time. Faith eats home baked goods made by her husband, raises a wolf-loving son, and wrangles two scruffy dogs, while also working as a book coach and developmental editor, and writing YA and women’s fiction under her real name Rebekah Faubion.
About The Book
Title: Horror Hotel
Author: Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren
Publishing Date: February 1st, 2022
Page Length: 224
Age Range: YA
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.
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This was exactly what I had been hoping for. I wanted a quick, creepy horror and I think Horror Hotel delivered and then some. I’ve found lately that I’m really loving the social media elements in books – podcasts, blogs, social media platform equivalent to Instagram lol – and I enjoyed how Fulton & McClaren made this a Scooby-Doo-esque YouTube Ghost Hunting gang.
The characters each have their own POV, which I think was a great way to tell the story. Each character brought their own unique quirk. You have the creator (focused on gaining followers/views), the skeptical/technician, the psychic/co-creator, and the cute one/scaredy-cat. I enjoyed every perspective and I never wanted to skip a POV – rare in a multiple POV for me.
The Hotel setting is perfectly sketchy and realistic, even with the haunting elements. I imagined the outside as this real world Disney Haunted House… but less green 😅 and the inside as a run down hostel in Hostel lol. The characters within were just as sus, except the gorgeous Aussie also visiting the hotel on some hush, hush business. There’s plenty of mystery within this horrible hotel and I loved how Fulton & McClaren answered them all.
Although I wouldn’t say Hotel Horror reinvents anything, I did find myself binging this story and enjoying every second of it. If you enjoyed Burden Falls by Kat Ellis, The Girls are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh, Horrid by Katrina Leno, or White Smoke by Tiffany D Jackson then youll likely enjoy this. Although all of those vary drastically in the amount of horror, they all have at least some common elements with Horror Hotel. I also would have loved a little more spook, but overall I think it set the perfect tone for the setting and mysteries. If you’re wanting a haunted house story then definitely pick this one up!
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