Red Rain: R.L.Stine: My review


Title: Red Rain

Author: R.L. Stine

ISBN: 9781451636123

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Hurricanes create their own form of devastation, carnage, death and destruction. Each one defined by name and having its own distinctive personality and persona. As the forecasters predict the locations where they’ll hit, the paths taken no one can foresee the end result of the wrath of a hurricane. In 1935 one such hurricane flattened and destroyed a small island off the coast of South Carolina. But, within that wreckage something lived. Two young boys age 12 died in that hurricane but somehow managed to be reborn. Flashing to the present, as the hurricane is seconds away from making landfall and his distinctive mark on the world, Hurricane Ernesto, will leave an impact not only on this small island but one on the reader too. Lea Sutter is hoping to create an interesting travel blog based on her trip to this small island. But, what she sees, experiences and relates to the reader comes from the creative and imaginative mind of author R.L. Stine. Red Rain: Take Shelter before it’s too late.

 

As Lea walks the beach after the Hurricane dies down what she sees will haunt her dreams and create nightmares that will haunt her forever. Bodies strewn all over the beach, body parts and then something remarkable or starling that intrigues yet frightens her. Imagine hundreds of dead starfish floating on the sands of the beach and then something evil happens that alerts the reader that the worst has yet to come and the wrath of Ernesto has taken on another form. Warm droplets of rain begin falling on her face and the sky begins to turn dark. The world begins to crumble around her as the sky darkens even more, the droplets change color and the scene turns deadly or blood red. What would happen if the sky shed its own tears for the dead: Red Rain covered Lea: the Blood Bath horrific and the end result remains to be seen. But, there’s more to tell because out of the maze of blood and into the light comes two young boys. Angels or demons you will have to decide that for yourself? As Lea meets and tries to greet them she learns something about these two mysterious children and then makes a rash decision that will impact many lives. Homeless, alone or is there a hidden truth behind their sudden appearance she decides to take them back to Sag Harbor and make them part of her family. Her husband is leery, her two friends on the island warn her to be more careful and do some research to find out about these two children, but the pleas go on deaf ears. As the story continues we meet her two children Ira and Elena who will suffer as others do at the hands of these two boys. Samuel and Daniel slowly enlighten the reader into their real motive for wanting a new mum and dad. Hiding behind their fake personas they take in most people but not all. When Mark, their new Dad begins to questions some of their actions, they take revenge on him in a sadistic manner. Several gruesome murders occur leading back to these boys but the police are stymied, helps and so is the town when the full wrath and power of these children literally take hold on the town and take it captive. Just what they are up against will send more than just a shiver down your spine. School will never be the same for anyone after meeting these two. Bullies will pay the ultimate price and many lives will be lost before all is said and done. As the author takes us inside the minds of these two children we learn that each one possesses a power of his own but one is more dominant than the other. Lea is convinced that they are innocent of all wrongdoing but Mark is not clouded by her feelings and when she finally learns the harsh truth about them will it be too late? Just how far will she go to save the lives of her children and the town? What do they do to take over the minds of the children and create a town of puppets doing as they say? Cape Le Chat Noir is where it all begins and Sag Harbor is where the end will come. As the author describes in graphic detail the murders, the fires, the carnage created you fear the worst for the town, the children and wonder how one woman could be so naïve and fooled. Red Rain will leave you wondering just how far someone will go to bring normalcy back into her life. Red Rain will leave you with many unanswered questions when you read the ending that will make you wonder if the author is not done with this town. Red Rain: Gets FIVE RED UMBRELLAS: Protective Yourself: Before it starts to rain.

Fran Lewis: Reviewer

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