Y’all remember Lois Duncan? She was the suspense queen of the 80s/90s and her books were my jam. Her most well-known work is probably I Know What You Did Last Summer, which spawned the 90s-licious horror film starring pre-Lifetime Jennifer Love Hewitt, pre-Buffy SMG, and pre-obscurity Freddie Prinze, Jr. A lot of her other books are pretty famous within YA circles, too—Stranger With My Face and The Third Eye, for example. However, I’m recapping one of her lesser-known books, called Locked In Time.
This isn’t the cover my edition had (I lost it a long time ago and now have an ebook), but it is the closest one google images gave me. There’s a slightly more classy-looking b/w cover on amazon, but it’s in the current minimalist YA cover style and I am nhft. Give me ’90s YA covers with paintings of teens who look about 35, kthx.
This book is actually one of my favorites. It’s also interesting rereading it today b/c the subject matter is so popular within current YA—eternal youth and beauty. Unlike most current YA, however, LiT takes a very different approach to it.
When I first sat down to recap the MIOBI pilot, I’d have never imagined that three years later, I’d still be here recapping the series finale. OK, I did, because I clearly hate myself and possess this bizarre compulsion to deconstruct bad TV shows in excruciating detail, but here we are. The end of an era.
So does MIOBI end on an appropriately absurd, cheesy, and ridiculous note? Of course it does!
Anyone remember this series? It came out around the same era as BSC/SVH, the late 80s/early 90s. Basically they were an attempt to make Nancy Drew hip and modern, which means they’re like SVH with mysteries. Amazingly, I found a bunch while moving, the only ones of my old books to survive (the ‘rents got rid of the rest when I was away at college). A little ironic, since they were never as dear to me as SVH/BSC, but they’re certainly snarkable. How can I turn down an opportunity like that? Continue reading →