YOU CAN’T SCARE ME!

YOU CAN’T SCARE ME!

Goosebumps #15: You Can’t Scare Me   Spoiler-Free Review When a Goosebumps book feels like a tedious read, you’ve got a problem. You Can’t Scare Me felt like a short story concept attempting to be a novel. The first 100 pages could have easily been nixed,...
THE WEREWOLF OF FEVER SWAMP

THE WEREWOLF OF FEVER SWAMP

Goosebumps #14: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp   Spoiler-Free Review This one started out really strong, got lost around the midway point, and then rushed its twist ending. There were a lot of things I liked in The Werewolf of Fever Swamp; particularly the swamp...
PIANO LESSONS CAN BE MURDER

PIANO LESSONS CAN BE MURDER

Goosebumps #13: Piano Lessons Can Be Murder   Spoiler-Free Review This one was really uneven. The scenes with the ghost and the piano playing itself were genuinely creepy. The first two-thirds of the book told a subtle, atmospheric horror story. Then in the last...
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…

Goosebumps #12: Be Careful What You Wish For…     Spoiler-Free Review This book was a bit of a mess. It’s a premise that’s been done before, and unfortunately this was not a unique take. I really wanted to like the protagonist, Samantha Byrd. She was awkward,...
THE HAUNTED MASK

THE HAUNTED MASK

Goosebumps #11:The Haunted Mask     Spoiler-Free Review I think The Haunted Mask deserves its reputation as one of the best-remembered books in the series, unlike a certain living dummy that shall not be named. It was a character-driven plot driven by the internal...
THE GHOST NEXT DOOR

THE GHOST NEXT DOOR

Goosebumps #10: The Ghost Next Door   Spoiler-Free Review This one terrified me as a child. I distinctly remember trembling in the car ride home after reading it. It tapped into some of my deepest held fears at the time. Needless to say, I did not forget the twist...