Search Results: "R.L. Stine"


BOOK REVIEW

SLAPPY'S TALES OF HORROR by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Nothing new and nothing too scary, all frights in good fun. (Graphic horror. 9-13)"
Four tales sure to give goose bumps…told graphically. Read full book review >

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WANTED by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Pure, Goosebumps-style terror-by-formula, polished through use to such a high gloss that it slides along frictionlessly—a worthy celebration of the series' 20th anniversary. (reversible dust-jacket mask [not seen]) (Horror. 10-12)"
Making its fourth appearance and by now practically a recurring character in Stine's creep-show opus, the evil mask with a mind of its own kicks off a new Goosebumps spinoff—the first to be originally published in hardcover. Read full book review >

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SUPERSTITIOUS by R.L. Stine
Released: Sept. 14, 1995

"With zillions of aging young readers awaiting his newest work, Stine's may be just the fresh-flowing jolt of harmless horror pap to turn cash registers rhapsodic. (Film rights to Miramax; author tour)"
First adult novel by a children's author who already sells better than Stephen King, with 45 million copies in print of his 56 titles: a serial-killer suspense story that turns into romantic horror. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD BOYFRIEND by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A macabre horror comedy for die-hard fans only. (Horror. 10-16)"
A girl's boyfriend doesn't stay dead in this Fear Street novel. Read full book review >

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HOW I MET MY MONSTER by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Nothing new to see here; for hard-core fans only. (Horror. 8-12)"
Goosebumps "most wanted" monsters return in all-new tales intended to terrify. Read full book review >

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RED RAIN by R.L. Stine
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"More icky than scary."
YA fearmonger Stine tries his hand at adult horror, with decidedly jejune results. Read full book review >

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IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL...FOREVER! by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"Great fun as ever, supplied by genre's most prolific and reliable master. (Humorous horror fantasy. 9-11)"
A preteen horror take on Groundhog Day. Read full book review >

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SLAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Disposable paperback chills from Jovial Bob Stine. (Humorous horror. 6-10)"
Stine's Slappy returns to sneer and scare. Read full book review >

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THE LOST GIRL by R.L. Stine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Good as a nostalgia trip for the original fans of Fear Street—but it will probably leave their children cold. (Horror. 12-16) "
A tale of revenge on Fear Street—nothing new there. Read full book review >

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DON'T STAY UP LATE by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Despite a strong start, the book doesn't stick the landing, but it's still suitably scary for fans. (Horror. 10-14)"
A teen babysitter encounters monstrous demons as the nightmares on Fear Street continue. Read full book review >

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FEAR by R.L. Stine
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fast-paced, shuddery-scary fun. (Horror/short stories. 12 & up)"
Thirteen highly suspenseful short stories, well selected by none other than R. L. Stine, who contributes the first tale, have the power to attract and delight many stouthearted young readers. Read full book review >

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IT CAME FROM OHIO! by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"For Stine fans, this new edition is a must, especially with that movie on the horizon. (Autobiography. 9-14)"
The king of chapter-book chillers updates his 1997 autobiography. Read full book review >