Book Tour: Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren | Review

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.

Meet Author

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
Publisher: Underlined
Publishing Date: February 1st, 2022
Page Length: 224
Genre: Horror
Age Range: YA
Rating: 4⭐
Synopsis:

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.

Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furious each month. Enjoy everything you want to read the way you want to read it. 

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My Thoughts

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!

Tour Schedule

Blog Schedule

January 31st
A Realm of Books – Promotional Post
DB’S Guide to the Galaxy – Review
thebookwiccan – Review & Favorite Quotes

February 1st
Stuck in Fiction – Interview
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile – Review

February 2nd
Pages & Plots – Promotional Post
Confessions of a YA Reader – Review
Colleen Is Booked – 15 Reactions While Reading Horror Hotel

February 3rd
And On She Reads – Interview
The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post
artfullybookish – Favorite Quotes & Mood Board

February 4th
Jen Jen Reviews – Review
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review
Stacialovestoread – Review & Playlist

February 5th
Kait Plus Books – Interview
Justa Gal And Her Books – Review
& She Reads – Review & Mood Board

February 6th
Phannie the ginger bookworm – Review, Playlist & Favorite Quotes
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post
Reading Stewardess – Review

Instagram Schedule

January 31st
kerasalwaysreading – Review
shereadytoread – Top 5 Reasons to Read Horror Hotel
jl_books – Blogger’s Choice
thebookwiccan – Blogger’s Choice

February 1st
morningstarlitpages – Promotional Post
stuffskyereads – Review
feliciareads11 – Blogger’s Choice
hdbblog – Blogger’s Choice

February 2nd
rosyreadz – Top 5 Reasons to Read Horror Hotel, Playlist & Mood Board
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post
colleenisbooked – Blogger’s Choice

February 3rd
thisreadergirl – Review
thebookoffaerie – Top 5 Reasons to Read Horror Hotel
natashaleighton – Blogger’s Choice

February 4th
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice
stacialovestoread – Blogger’s Choice

February 5th
thebookedbooks – Review & Playlist
books_and_dice – Review & Favorite Quotes
justa.gal.andherbooks – Blogger’s Choice
& She Reads – Blogger’s Choice

February 6th
theenchantedshelf – Review & Playlist
pcreads – Top 5 Reasons to Read Horror Hotel
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice
skygoddess1 – Blogger’s Choice

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