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 Reviews 2017

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We try to be as honest as we can about the books we review without being too hurtful or critical of the author as we know that their books are labors of love. Sometimes, certain books just aren't for us.  Don't forget to follow us on our social media platforms. Links are below.





January 2017
  • The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

February 2017
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

March 2017
  • None

April 2017
  • The Lake House by Kate Morton

May 2017
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

June 2017
  • A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin

July 2017
  • Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
  • In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  • Tell No One by Harlan Coben
  • Beach House by R.L. Stine 

August 2017
  • Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

September 2017
  • None

October 2017
  • A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy # 1) by Deborah Harkness
  • All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
  • It by Stephen King

November 2017
  • Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  • Falling In Love Again (Sweet Dreams, #23) by Barbara Conklin
  • The Popularity Plan (Sweet Dreams, # 2) by Rosemary Vernon
  • Crooked House by Agatha Christie
  • Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  • In the Woods by Tana French

December 2017
  • Second Best (Sweet Valley Twins #16) Created by Francine Pascal
  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  • Horseback Summer (Horse Crazy # 1) by Virginia Vail





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