WHY I’M AFRAID OF BEES

WHY I’M AFRAID OF BEES

Goosebumps #17: Why I’m Afraid of Bees     Spoiler-Free Review Why I’m Afraid of Bees could have easily been told in one sentence: I’m allergic to bees and one sting could kill me. But that’s not what this story is. In fact, bees were probably the least interesting...
ONE DAY AT HORRORLAND

ONE DAY AT HORRORLAND

Goosebumps #16: One Day at Horrorland   Spoiler-Free Review This one was tons of fun, and it earns its reputation as one of the best books in the series. It takes the familiar “family vacation gone wrong” premise and gets real weird with it. It had a great sense...
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,...