Hello everyone! I want to talk a little bit about one of my favorite contemporary reads of 2018! Why, Sarah, are you talking about it now??? It’s already February of 2019. Glad you asked! Crazy enough, I never wrote up a post about it on my blog, so today I am remedying this!
My Book Flail
Scream All Night by Derek Milman is hands down one of my top favorite books of 2018! This book was amazing and unlike anything else I’ve read! It’s about a boy who returns to his childhood home (transylvania-eque castle, really) where his dad is a famous director & creator of cult classic B-movie horror flicks. Dario is extremely reluctant to go because he comes back with many scars. He was emancipated from his dad as a child so coming back home to see his dad, his brother, his home, and childhood sweetheart is incredibly difficult.
Despite the heartbreaking moments, this book is HILARIOUS and is full of healing! If you want to be thoroughly entertained from beginning to end, pick up this book!
Scream All Night was hilarious, heartbreaking, EXTRA (in a great way), and so fantastic.
I loved the bromance in this book. We don’t get enough YA male main characters and I loved this relationship with his best friend Jude.
Imagine Hotel Transylvania (but real), campy horror films, a lot of heart, healing, hope and a whole lot of fun. I highly recommend picking up this quirky but amazing book!
*Trigger warning: flashbacks of parental physical abuse
Today’s #signedbooksundays hosted by @diamondxgirl & @bookcrushin is a RECENT READ. I just recently read and LOVED Scream All Night by @derekmilman! It’s definitely one of my favorite reads of the year 👏🦇. This book was hilarious, heartbreaking, EXTRA (in a great way), and so fantastic. 5 ⭐️s! . . I just received some amazing swag from Derek yesterday so this was the perfect time to show it off! Thank you Derek! . . What’s your favorite swag from authors? . . #derekmilman #screamallnight #contemporaryfiction #horrorcultclassics #books #bookstagram #yalit
About the Book
Scream All Night
by Derek Milman
A darkly hilarious contemporary realistic young adult novel about growing up and finding your place in the world, perfect for fans of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Running With Scissors.
Dario Heyward knows one thing: He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult classic B-horror movies. It’s been three years since Dario’s even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director of Moldavia’s creature features.
But then Dario’s brother invites him home to a mysterious ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film—The Curse of the Mummy’s Tongue. Dario swears his homecoming will be a one-time visit. A way for him to get closure on his past—and reunite with Hayley, his first love and costar of Zombie Children of the Harvest Sun, a production fraught with real-life tragedy—and say good-bye for good. But the unthinkable happens—Dario gets sucked back into the twisted world of Moldavia and the horrors, both real and imagined, he’s left there.
With only months to rescue the sinking studio and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past—and the uncertainties of his future. But can he escape the place that’s haunted him his whole life?