I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Trapped in Room 217 (Haunted States of America series) by Thomas Kingsley Troupe is a quick, fun, and spooky MG horror story that is easily read by children from age 8 to 99. I love the idea for this series as each story features ghost stories and creepy mysteries from each state. But I have bit of a confession to make: I only picked this book up because of its setting. The horror fans among you are nodding knowingly right now, but for those of you who aren't familiar with the Stanley Hotel, let me explain: it's the inspiration for Stephen King's novel The Shining and Stanley Kubrick's subsequent film adaptation of the same name. Thomas Kingsley Troupe slips in a few clever nods to those works, but Trapped in Room 217 is definitely its own story. Troupe is more interested in one particular tale from the Stanley's haunted history than in hedge mazes or bloody elevators.
This installment tackles The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
I actually knew about the location before i read the book, as excited as i was to read it, but i read it a lot slower than I normally when I love a book.. I was just so scared at 8pm trying to read this.. It doesn’t have the super creepy factor but still a well-written and interesting story. The author did a great job with the story and I was a satisfied reader!