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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: The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

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After spending the night celebrating the end of the school year with her colleagues, teacher Cass decides to drive home instead of spending the night with her friend. Calling her husband to let him know she will be home after all, Matthew requests that she not take the shortcut home through the woods. After a split second decision, Cass decides to take the shortcut home despite promising her husband that she wouldn't and happens across a car that is pulled onto the shoulder of the road with a woman sitting inside.  Fast forward to the next morning, Matthew tells Cass that he is relieved that she didn't take Blackwater Lane home as a woman was found murdered in her car on that road. Thankful she didn't get out of her car to check on the woman, Cass can't shake the guilty feeling of not helping her and that her husband will find out that she disregarded his simple request, but Cass has bigger problems to worry about . . . she keeps forgetting things. On top of that,