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

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: Murder On The Class Trip (Maya and Sandra Mystery, #3) by Lee Hollis

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Murder on the Class Trip (Maya and Sandra Mystery, #3) by Lee Hollis opens in Portland, Maine where Maya Kendrick and Sandra Wallage are enlisted by their kid's teacher to chaperone the class trip to Washington, D.C.  When the intern for Sandra's soon to be ex-husband Stephen turns up dead in the senator's apartment, the moms struggle to juggle their chaperoning responsibilities and solving the murder to acquit Senator Stephen Wallage.

First and foremost, thank you to NetGalley for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Murder on the Class Trip (Maya and Sandra Mystery, #3) by Lee Hollis.  I was delighted to receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review.  I was intrigued by the synopsis of Murder on the Class Trip by Lee Hollis because politics intrigue me, and I enjoyed visiting Washington, D.C. several years ago, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book.

This novel isn't the first book I've read by this author, and it certainly won't be the last.  Lee Hollis is a talented storyteller that weaves a fun and exciting read that is hard to put down.  I read Murder on the Class Trip over the course of two days in July 2022 and was still thinking about it days later.

At first, I found the book to be a little slow, but once I got a few pages into the story, I was hooked and found myself completely absorbed.  It was like I was watching a movie in my head.  Some of the things I enjoyed about Murder on the Class Trip was that there wasn't any gore or cussing.  Not that I'm bothered by that, but sometimes, I just need a book that isn't so intense, and this book fit the ticket perfectly.  I loved the characterizations of all the characters and found myself connecting to both Maya and Sandra.  Although, I did figure out who the killer was, I loved the fact that there were some red herrings that made me doubt myself.  I also didn't figure out who helped frame Senator Wallage, so that was a surprise to me.

I thoroughly enjoyed Murder on the Class Trip by Lee Hollis and gave it 4 out of 5 stars.  I plan on reading the first two books in the series.

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