Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Nightmare Hall: The Roommate Review

Nightmare Hall: The Roommate
-       Diane Hoh
Publisher: Point Horror
Four roommates share a suite in a dorm. Four girls who are very different, but not what they seem. Each of them hides a secret, and soon one of them may die.
There are a lot of things to be scared about when you go away to college –new classes, living away from home for the first time, making friends (and if you’re in the UK huge new tuition fees!), but most people don’t have to worry about their roommate trying to kill them. And it’s not something that Danni, Maureen, Lacey and Margot worry about. In the beginning the roommates all get along but as time goes by strange things keep happening...and maybe one of them isn’t as happy with the situation as they pretend.
This is the second Nightmare Hall I’ve read as part of the YA of the 80s and 90s challenge and I have to say I prefer this to Scream Team. The scene setting and worrying about going away to college was something I could relate to and there was some mystery over who the disturbed roommate was. It was fun, if short and I read it in one sitting. It's a bit like a mini chocolate bar - short, sweet and after a short time you've forgotten you eaten it!
Recommended for fans of point horror and LJ Smith. 7 out of 10.
The Book Vixen's YA of the 80s and 90s Reading Challenge Book 8/12
YA of the 80s and 90s Reading Challenge


  1. Oh, I used to love Point Horror! There was a fairground one which was my favourite.

  2. I hope you don't have a roomie. Otherwise you may be looking at him/her like she is planning something. ;) Great review. Looks like something I'd pick up.