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 Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson

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The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson is a general fiction book about a marriage of two artists, Lucia and Ray Hanrahan, and their family gathering for Ray's newest exhibition of art, the first in years.  The family does their part in supporting him, but will it be a success?

A huge thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the Advanced Readers Copy of The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson.  When I read the synopsis of the latest novel by Mendelson, I was intrigued as it sounded absolutely fantastic.  I was thrilled to be approved to read her story.

Unfortunately, The Exhibitionist wasn't the book for me.  It started painfully slow, and I plodded along in hopes that the story would pick up pace and become more exciting.  Regrettably, the slow pace continued for the entire novel before it abruptly ended.  I desperately wanted to love this book, and I hate leaving a negative review.  With that being said, I do feel like the book was well written and the relationships to be believable.  

Two out of five stars is what I rated The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson.  Please don't let my feelings stop you from reading it and judging the story for yourself as everyone has different preferences.  Happy Reading!

 

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