Title: Scream All Night
Author: Derek Milman
Genre: YA Contemporary
Edition/Pages: Hardcover, 389 pages
Dario Heyward grew up at Moldavia Studios where cult classic B-horror movies are filmed. But it’s been years since he’s seen the studio after getting emancipated from his father, the Moldavia film’s famous director. Dario receives a phone call from his brother that forces him to return home. He expects this to be a one-time visit, but he’s quickly pulled back into Moldavia’s world. As Dario tries to save Moldavia, he’s forced to confront the demons from his past.
This book blew me away.
I wanna start by saying this book is misclassified on Goodreads. Goodreads has it labeled as a horror book at that is absolutely not the case. This is 100% a coming of age contemporary that happens to take place at a horror movie studio. Nothing scary or creepy actually happens in this.
Alright, with that out of the way let’s get right into the lists.
What I Loved
- Moldavia Studios might be one of my favorite settings of all times. I need this place to be real so I can go visit. Milman painted such an amazing, atmospheric place for this book. Not only is the castle itself beautiful depicted but everything around it was too.
- This book is SO funny! Without being too spoiler-y, the opening part of the book when Dario returns home to see his father gave me all the bad horror movie vibes. I couldn’t stop laughing at the ridiculousness. And Oren’s, Dario’s brothers, script of Ciller Cauliflowers is one of my favorite chapters of all time. If nothing else, read this book for the Ciller Cauliflower portions. Trust me.
- I loved the friendship between Dario and his roommate Jude. And Jude was probably one of my favorite characters in this. I loved how they supported and helped each other. And I’ve never read any book where 2 male characters were this open with each other.
- Dario and Hayley are precious.
What I Didn’t Like
- I want to know what happens next.
But I seriously have nothing to put here. Hence the 5 star rating.
I have a feeling this will be my favorite book of October – although I have a lot left on my TBR so who knows. Have you read this? Did you love it as much as me? I’d love to hear your thoughts!