- By R.L. Stine

Eye Candy

  • Title: Eye Candy
  • Author: R.L. Stine
  • ISBN: 9780345466938
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eye Candy She s drop dead gorgeous But one of the guys she s met online might be a stone cold killer A chilling game of lies secrets and manipulation awaits in R L Stine s dark sexy thriller now an MTV origi

    She s drop dead gorgeous But one of the guys she s met online might be a stone cold killer A chilling game of lies, secrets, and manipulation awaits in R L Stine s dark, sexy thriller now an MTV original series starring Victoria Justice Lindy Sampson is a beautiful twenty three year old New Yorker with an unusual problem She s too beautiful, and guys are intimidateShe s drop dead gorgeous But one of the guys she s met online might be a stone cold killer A chilling game of lies, secrets, and manipulation awaits in R L Stine s dark, sexy thriller now an MTV original series starring Victoria Justice Lindy Sampson is a beautiful twenty three year old New Yorker with an unusual problem She s too beautiful, and guys are intimidated by her Her roommate suggests Internet dating and writes a personal ad for Lindy, calling her Eye Candy The responses pour in Suddenly, Lindy is dating four guys at once and having the time of her life Until she gets a terrifying note that warns Don t say no, Lindy Keep going out with me I ll mess you up if you ever say no Which one of her admirers is a deadly freak Lindy is now forced to say yes to everything the four men ask of her dates, invitations to spend the night, anything From the East Village to the Hamptons, panic and paranoia shadow her every move Lindy suspects everyone, even the one person she thought she could trust But Lindy Sampson doesn t know the half of it and what she doesn t know could kill her.

    1 thought on “Eye Candy

    1. This book was so disappointing. As I said before, I started reading this because of the show. A TV show based on this book started this week on MTV and it wasn't out of the extraordinary, but it was interesting. I'm in the middle of finals and well, you know my reading habits by now. Also, I thought it was cool to read some "adult" (more like YA) books from R.L. Stine, as I remember reading and enjoying his books when I was a little girl.My first disappointment was that this was written in 2004, [...]

    2. Let’s get this out of the way : if you're considering reading Eye Candy after watching MTV's TV show of the same name, just don't. The show is extremely loosely based on the book and the two don't have much in common.I'm glad this book was a quick read for the good parts didn't outweigh the bad ones. I'll concede it was creepy enough and I was surprised by the twists. The characters I suspected screamed "obvious" but weren't guilty. (view spoiler)[The twist about Shelly only writing and imagin [...]

    3. Okay, first of all, the television show? MUCH BETTER. Even if its just as ridiculous as the book plot. Second of all, STICK TO GOOSEBUMPS AND FEAR STREET, STINE. This book has left me confused. It centers around Lindy, this "too gorgeous for even her to admit it" 23-year old that gets set up on a dating site by her best friend, Ann-Marie (I'll get to her later, her character as a whole is what pissed me off the most!!!!!) as someone called Eye Candy. Lindy, of course, is reluctant, because she's [...]

    4. Wow I have never read such a terrible R.L. Stine book. Hard to believe this one is written by himI enjoyed his Fear Street series. They are usually less than 200 pages and a scary fun for me. Eye candy is wow 320 pages. Don't be happy about that. More pages equate more bullshits in this case. Eye Candy is more of an adult horror. The characters are working people instead of teenagers and kids. It has more gore and creepiness. Like more gory details but still did a childish attempt scaring me. I [...]

    5. Wow, so this is the same R.L. Stine who wrote all those "Goosebumps" books I read and adored as a child, except it's not the same R.L. Stine at all. This is a much darker Stine who has continued to write horror books, except this time they are for adults and very likely directed toward the audience of readers who all read his "Goosebumps" as children, only we are all grown up now. And what can I say? I'm a sucker for a good Stine book. Just like all his other books, he has a way with words that [...]

    6. This book was okay, it had a nice twist at the end. But I just did not like the writing. It didn't feel like I was reading a horror/thriller. The suspense was low. The show is way more interesting, and it was the reason I decided to read the book. The shows so different from the book but in a good way

    7. Title: Eye Candy Author: R.L. StineSeries or Standalone: StandaloneRating: 3 Stars ***Review:I’m no stranger to the writing prowess of R.L. Stine. Growing up, I sat around devouring his Fear Street series along with Goosebumps. There was one point where I was pretty sure I owned every single book in existence from these two series’ and loved every one of them equally. When people say that he is the young adult horror version of Stephen King, they aren’t lying. Even now, years later, not ha [...]

    8. There's this really great TV show currently airing on MTV that uses this book as source material. MTV is notorious for canceling any halfway decent programming and I'm super obsessed with the show so I felt compelled to read this book. I shouldn't have read because this book is garbage.I was always more in the Christopher Pike camp rather the R.L. Stine camp. I'm sure I've read at least one Goosebumps books. Eye Candy is the author's attempt to break free from the teen genre and write for adults [...]

    9. A slight bit creepy. Actually it's completely creepy of a read. The wicked things that can actually happen to a person. I have to say this is quite a different outlook on R.L Stine's end. I have never seen him do anything like this. Most of his books are for much younger folks.I'm not really sure if this should be targeted for younger adults or not. I guess it depends on how you look at younger adults. It wasn't a horrible book but sometimes I did get lost in it (as in thinking about other books [...]

    10. This was pretty dire. I enjoy the Goosebumps books; Stine's style of creepy works perfectly in children's books. And I LOVE the Fear Street books; the completely logic-defying plots work for teen-in-peril stories.But the characters in this were adults, and somehow that makes the lack of character development, common sense, or any kind of rationality harder to swallow. It was kind of a fun read, but nothing near the sheer joy of a Fear Street book.

    11. I preferred the tv show. The show was too loosely based on the book to answer any questions I had remaining about the show. I like a good twist in a book, but his execution of those twists were weak. The ending felt rushed and fell flat. You get the impression that by the time RL Stine got to the last part of the book, he was just ready to be done with the whole thing.

    12. This was an interesting read. Ending was a a bit of a surprise. Once into it, it was hard to put down, because you wanted to know who "the one" was, but when you found out who it was, it was actually kind of anti-climatic. Written in true Stine fashion, I recommend this book to anyone wanting a quick read of the suspense kind.

    13. I kinda figured out who the Stalker was a while before the ending, but overall a very good book and I definitely recommend it.

    14. If you've ever read any of his stuff for teens (which I used to love), this basically follows the same predictable formula except with a bit of sex and swearing thrown in.

    15. This is my first time reading one of R.L. Stine's novels and I have mixed feelings about it. I gave it 3 stars for the suspense in the story and some clever twists. It did draw me in and keep my attention; however, I found the writing style very choppy. Also, while reading, several times I was distracted because it jumped to something with zero transition and I felt I must have missed something and would go back and reread the section. It was like being in a conversation with someone and you're [...]

    16. I read this a few years back and I thought it was very enjoyable. Some of the characters worked, others didn't. Very dark and a nice change of pace for R.L. Stine, I first read this book when I heard about the MTV series. Like I said, I enjoyed it, some very nice creep-factor moments and Stine really captures inside the mind of a psychopath. Sometimes, the book would have a weird change of setting after we were at one specific place like a page before, and some of the reveals didn't really work [...]

    17. If you ever wondered if it's possible for good TV shows to be based on bad books, "Eye Candy" has the answer - and it's a definite yes. Unsympathetic characters, ridiculous plot twists, and bland, repetitive prose. If I never read about someone "pressing their face against" someone else's (Is that supposed to be sexy? threatening? creepy? All of those?), it'll be too soon. Do yourself a favor and watch the (untimely cancelled) MTV show instead. It has its flaws, but it's still heaps better than [...]

    18. I read this book after watching the MTV show Eyecandy, and although it didn’t have that many similarities between the two, I did enjoy reading this book. It’s fairly short so once it’s started it’s not that difficult to get into.

    19. Although they changed almost everything in the show,I still enjoyed watching it,and the book is interesting in it's way. I kind of want to read and watch them all over again.

    20. Very interesting, I was very surprised by the ending. I also like the unique point of view. But that's R.L.Stine for you.

    21. You really can't go home again. You grow up but your favorite writers don't. They're just as dumb and fatphobic as ever.

    22. okay so.I was realllllllly excited read this book because this is my first non-goosebumps/fear street R.L Stine book and I really love R.L Stine as an author. I was excited to see how he writes for an older audience. The book is written in two alternating POV, the mystery killer and Lindy's (the protagonist.) It doesn't have any indication of who's POV it is when you start the chapter but you figure it out quickly.I found the plot to be very straightforward, and not a lot of characters and subpl [...]

    23. Eye Candy by R.L Stine was possibly one of the most intriguing books i have read in a very long time. Normally for me finding books is a challenge because i never quite find most books interesting. Eye Candy begins with Stine describing the life of a girl who thought her life was normal, Lindy, the main character, did not want anything to change. The friends around her knew she needed to spice her up her life so secretly her best friend Anne Marie signs her up on a dating website with the userna [...]

    24. When I found out that the MTV show "Eye Candy" was based on a book, I immediately put it on my to-read list and since I needed a book to fill the mystery/thriller category on the 2015 Reading Challenge, I figured this was a good book to use. I was expecting an exciting thriller like the tv show counterpart but this falls more into the mystery part. I was a little disappointed at the book at first and even though I started to like it more by the middle of it, it's definitely not what I was hoping [...]

    25. When I found out that the television show was based off of a book, I was intrigued. Then the show got cancelled after a fantastic first season and I decided I must have the book. I knew there were going to be some differences given the year of publication, but wow, they were different. I'm not complaining though. I found them both interesting. Even without the missing sister, online hackers, hot detective, and horrible "taunting" this book held up. From the very beginning I was in the mindset of [...]

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