Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For this month’s “romance recs based on…” series, I decided to go with a spooky theme. I had another idea I wanted to save for October so this one is getting used for September.
For September, I decided to go with the Fear Street movies on Netflix. These movies are based on R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series and they’ve been everywhere this year. Personally, I marathoned all of them with my boyfriend and it was a lot of fun. In honor of them being so good and unforgettable, I decided to recommend romances based on each part.
Some of these might be a bit far-fetched, but I tried my best. Hopefully, if you loved Fear Street, you can find a romance book that won’t leave you feeling scared when it ends :P.
Fear Street Part One: 1994 (The Weight of the Stars)
For Part 1, I knew I wanted to feature an f/f romance as Sam and Deena’s relationship is a key part of the story. Additionally, both of these stories feature characters with difficult home lives, mysteries to solve, and lots of angst. Between the two, I’d say that The Weight of the Stars feels a bit more high-stakes. Plus neither really have the romance at the forefront either but rather, it’s just a part of the story. Plus it’s YA and Fear Street follows teenagers, too.
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (Wonder)
The next one is Part 2 which follows Ziggy’s backstory and how she connects to everything. I feel like this one is perfect because these two both feature strong sister relationships, a slightly forbidden romance, lots of action, and an adventure neither of the characters wanted to go on. It also does something new with a somewhat overused story with 80s slasher films for Fear Street and Alice in Wonderland for Wonder.
Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (Budding Romance)
The final part in the series is set in 1666 and it’s Sarah Fier’s story which was heavily discussed in the previous installments. Once again, this follows another f/f relationship and I decided to go with one that has similar vibes. Budding Romance does feature older characters with slightly less to lose and less angst, but things are pretty similar. Both stories focus on a somewhat taboo relationship for the time, feature two unique heroines and have satisfying endings but not without the characters going through some trials.
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