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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: Scary Stories 3, More Tales To Chill Your Bones (Scary Stories, #3) by Alvin Schwartz, Illustrator Stephen Gammell

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Scary Stories: More Tales To Chill Your Bones (Scary Stories, #3) written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell is the last edition in the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark book series. This collection of short stories are truly creepy stories, some that were even hair-raising and based off of folklore.

As with the prequels, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (Scary Stories, #1) and More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (Scary Stories, #2), I reread this edition for nostalgia reasons, to see if it held up to the test of time, and because I saw the movie based on these books in the movie theater. Scary Stories: More Tales To Chill Your bones was better than its predecessors and felt more adult as well. And, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the illustrator, Stephen Gammell. His artwork throughout this book is amazing and makes it creepier.

Some of my favorite stories that I still found chilling as an adult include The Bus Stop, Faster and Faster, Harold, The Dream, and Maybe You Will Remember. I'd enjoy a full size novel based off of Maybe You Will Remember, but the chances of that happening are not very likely. Additionally, I enjoyed the "Notes and Sources" section that gave a bit more insight into the stories. 

This book is perfect for kids that are in middle school and/or between the ages of ten and thirteen and enjoy reading books that make you jump. I'd give it four out of five stars.

If you liked Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz, then you may like Wait Till Helen Comes, A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn.


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