Search Results: "R.L. Stine"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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PARTY GAMES by R.L. Stine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"More of the same—yet here, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. (Horror. 12-16)"
The teens of Shadyside are in for more scares now that Stine has returned to his beloved franchise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >