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: I Know What You've Done by Dorothy Koomson

book review i know what youve done dorothy koomson

How well do you know your neighbors? One of the neighbors in a Brighton neighborhood is spying on everyone and keeping a diary of what they find out. When the spy is brutally attacked, they go over to one of the neighbors and gives them the diary. Who attacked this person? What secrets do the diary hold? Find out in I Know What You've Done by Dorothy Koomson.

Thank you, NetGalley and Hachette Book Group for the Advanced Readers Copy of I Know What You've Done by Dorothy Koomson. I was ecstatic to be receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review. This is the first time I've read a book by this author, and it definitely won't be the last time.

The book cover is fantastic, and the book title is intriguing. These two things drew me in to want to check out the synopsis of I Know What You've Done. After reading the summary, I knew I had to read this novel.

Each chapter is told from a different characters living in the Acacia Villas neighborhood. This was done extremely well and didn't lead to any confusion. It let the reader get to know each character and eventually learn what each of them was hiding from the rest of the neighbors. Like any good novel, there are characters you love and some you dislike immensely. This novel actually had a similar vibe to The Therapist by B.A. Paris, which is a good thing in my opinion.

I was on the edge of my seat the entire novel. I couldn't wait to find out what all the secrets were and who the attacker was. I thought I knew who the culprit was, but I was completely wrong! The ending of I Know What You've Done blew me away. I wasn't expecting it to end the way it did. With that being said, I hated how the book ended.

Four out of five stars is what I gave I Know What You've Done by Dorothy Koomson. This book was well written and engaging. I'm looking forward to reading other novels written by this author.


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