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 Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine

Nothing bad will happen, right? That's what the members of Shadyside High School's Outdoors Club thought when they decided to go on their overnight camping trip anyways when their club advisor cancelled it. It's all fun and games until Della gets lost in the woods and stumbles across a stranger on Fear Island. When the stranger starts threatening her, Della does the unthinkable, and everyone in the Outdoors Club swears secrecy of what happened. But someone else saw what happened and is sending the members mysterious notes.

The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine did not disappoint me in my attempt to reread my way through my childhood. I vaguely remembered the storyline as I was reading this book but not enough to remember exactly what happened, so it was like reading it for the first time. When I was a tween and teen, I read the Fear Street books out of order and loved this horror series. As an adult, I'm reading them in order, and I'm seeing connections with each book that I didn't see when I first read them.

As I was reading this book, it vaguely reminded me of the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. I won't go into details as to why as it will ruin the storyline if you decide to read it, but I think those who have read it and will be reading it will see what I mean. It made me feel like I was visiting with an old friend.

I loved most of the characters and felt like most of them had some character development, which you don't always see in a young adult book that is fewer than 200 pages. The only two featured characters that I didn't care for were Ricky, the class clown, and Della's best friend Maia. Ricky was just annoying, and Maia was a whiny little baby.

This is a perfect read for kids between the ages of eleven and eighteen, especially those who love spooky books. Like all his other books, R.L. Stine ties up all the loose ends, which I personally enjoy in a book. I had a blast rereading The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine and gave it five out of five stars. So far, it's my favorite in the series, and I can't wait to read the next book, Missing (Fear Street, #4).

If you liked The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine, you may like Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersly Cusick.

 

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