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...
WELCOME TO CAMP NIGHTMARE

WELCOME TO CAMP NIGHTMARE

Goosebumps #9: Welcome to Camp Nightmare      Spoiler-Free Review Welcome to Camp Nightmare wastes no time getting to the good stuff, and maintains good suspense all the way to the final scene. The most unsettling part of the book was the indifference that the camp...