THE HAUNTERD MASK II

THE HAUNTERD MASK II

Goosebumps #36: The Haunted Mask II   Spoiler-Free Review The Haunted Mask II managed to give a unique spin on its predecessor. It ultimately fell short, but I appreciated that it had its own charm. I like that the original cast of characters is all here but...
A SHOCKER ON SHOCK STREET

A SHOCKER ON SHOCK STREET

Goosebumps #35: A Shocker on Shock Street   Spoiler-Free Review A Shocker on Shock Street was, for the most part, one of the weaker books in the Goosebumps series. It centered on two very irritating main characters, relied on tired horror tropes, and wasted most...
THE BEAST

THE BEAST

The Beast by R.L. Stine   Spoiler-Free Review: I loved this as a kid, and it held up exceptionally well. For a book that was written as a one-off promotion for a roller coaster in Ohio, The Beast is way better than one might expect. I’ve come to think of The...
REVENGE OF THE LAWN GNOMES

REVENGE OF THE LAWN GNOMES

Goosebumps #34: Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes   Spoiler-Free Review I fully expected Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes to be a tired rehash of the Living Dummy books, so I’m happy to report that I was at least partially wrong. The book had strong characters, a fun setup...
THE HORROR AT CAMP JELLYJAM

THE HORROR AT CAMP JELLYJAM

Goosebumps #33: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam   Spoiler-Free Review The Horror at Camp Jellyjam contained all of the elements I crave in a Goosebumps book. It wasn’t afraid to go big and get weird. The book opens with Wendy and her brother Evan arriving at the camp...
THE BARKING GHOST

THE BARKING GHOST

Goosebumps #32: The Barking Ghost   Spoiler-Free Review I had heard The Barking Ghost was one of R.L. Stine’s least favorite Goosebumps books, and I can see why. The first act of the story showed a lot of potential and was setting things up nicely. So much so...