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Book Review: Going Rogue, Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich was published on November 1, 2022.  The novel opens with Stephanie Plum arriving at the bonds office on a Monday morning, and office manager Connie Rosolli isn't there.  When Stephanie finally gets into the office, the file room has been tossed.  Then comes the ransom call, which sends Stephanie on the hunt for a mysterious coin that she needs to get Connie released. The Stephanie Plum book series is one that I've come to love and enjoy when I need a light read that will give me some laughs.  Right off the start, this edition has yet again made me think it's now being ghost written because Lula is asking if one of the people bonded out by Vinnie is Joe Morelli's grandmother.  Lula already know who she is, so this is what made me think that it's ghost written.  If the author just wanted to reintroduce Bella, there had to be a better way to do this. With that being said, I absolutely lov

Book Review: The New Girl (Fear Street, #1) by R.L. Stine

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The New Girl (Fear Street, #1) by R.L. Stine starts out with Cory Brooks clowning around in the cafeteria and noticing the new girl Anna Corwin. She's ethereal with her blue eyes and blond hair, and her pale skin that seems almost ghostly. Cory can't get her out of his mind and starts losing sleep and ignoring his friends. As quickly as she appeared at Shadyside High School, she disappears just as fast. Feeding his obsession with Anna, Cory goes by Anna's house on Fear Street despite the horror stories of people who live there.
 
For whatever reason, I decided to pick up my copy of R.L. Stine's The New Girl, which is the first book he wrote in the Fear Street series and was originally published in 1989. Even though this was the first book in the series, it was one of the ones I read later on in high school. I don't remember exactly how I first came across his books, but I fell in love with them around the time I was thirteen.

As I was rereading The New Girl, there was so much that I remembered as I worked my way through the book. I even remembered that it wasn't one of my favorites. As I finished the book, I remembered I hated the ending the first time around, and I have to say that I hated it as an adult too. I can't really say much about why I hated it because it really would give away the whole storyline, but I was disappointed by it. That's not to say it's a bad book or poorly written because it's not. I just didn't connect to it like I did with some of his other works.

What the book did deliver on is the total creep factor, and it would be the perfect book to read during a thunderstorm, which is something I relished as teen. As a first book in the series, I think it was done well. This book is great for tweens and teens between the ages of eleven and seventeen. I gave The New Girl (Fear Street, #1) by R.L. Stine four out of five stars.

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