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Book Review: Goblin Monday (Goosebumps House of Shivers, #2) by R.L. Stine

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Goblin Monday (Goosebumps House of Shivers, #2)  by R.L. Stine opens with Mario Galagos vacationing with his friends and their parents in Vermont.  When Mario finds an ugly stone statue and brings it into the house, he unknowingly starts a war with goblins. Thank you, NetGalley, for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of this book.  I received it for free in exchange for my honest opinion. Growing up, I was a huge fan of R.L. Stine and his Fear Street series.  Having read the first book in this new series and enjoying it, I wanted to see if the second installment was as good as it's predecessor.  Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed and underwhelmed with Goblin Monday . Although the age range for this book is for children aged eight to twelve years old, I actually think it's more appropriate for kids aged six to eight years old.  As the story develops, I kept expecting something scary or suspenseful to happen, but neither of those things happen until the reader has read approxim

Book Review: Eleven On Top (Stephanie Plum, #11) by Janet Evanovich

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A bit different from the ten previous books in the Stephanie Plum Series, Eleven On Top by Janet Evanovich is by far my favorite one by far . . . at least as of right now. The main character, Stephanie Plum, is a bounty hunter and has finally decided that she has had enough danger in her life. Stephanie quits on her cousin Vinnie, who runs the bails bonds office she works for in Trenton, New Jersey. As luck would have it, danger follows Stephanie from job to job, so Ranger offers her a desk job at his security company called Rangeman. I think one of the reasons I liked Eleven On Top so much is because it was changed up a bit from Stephanie always getting into the comical, over the top situations as a bounty hunter. Another reason is that Janet Evanovich is finally revealing more information on Ranger and making him seem more like a person. We also get to see Joe's personality a bit more and see how much he really does love Stephanie. He doesn't seem like such