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review 2017-04-17 15:40
Bad (Not Michael Jackson Bad)
The New Girl - R.L. Stine

I at one point owned about every Fear Street book by R.L. Stine when I was a teen. I even had those special edition ones too. I don't even remember this first book and the title kept throwing me off (it's bad, no?) and at least this was short though (180 pages) so there's a reason the plot and character development was so bad.

 

Everyone in the town of Shadyside knows about Fear Street. A mad millionaire named Simon Fear once lived there and his burned out mansion is all that is left of him and his legacy (or is it???) there are always strange happenings on Fear Street which you would think have people avoiding it more.

 

"The New Girl" follows Cory Brooks. He's a high school gymnast who falls in love at first sight when he sees a new girl at his school named Anna Corwin. Cory tries to find out all he can about Anna, but when he finally gets her number and calls her home, someone tells him that Anna is dead. But if Anna is dead, who is the girl at the school who Cory finds himself thinking about all the time.


Well this book is honestly a mess. Cory is oblivious to everything around him. At least though when he starts to realize that things with Anna look hinky he tries to get the heck out of there as quickly as he can. I also applaud Stine for having more than three people in his books too. Cory has other friends he talks to as well as his friends and a mysterious stranger he keeps meeting on Fear Street.

 

My big issue though is 180 pages is way too short to develop a really good story. The whole book makes no sense when you get to the ending. And heck with the prologue, Stine already clues you into the so-called big reveal so I was not surprised when we get to it.

 

Stine does a good job though with description of people and places. He made Fear Street delightfully creepy. 

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review 2015-09-05 03:30
Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh by R.L. LaFevers
Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh - R.L. LaFevers,Yoko Tanaka

And with this book brings the end of the Theodosia Throckmorton series to an end (for now). It was such a fun, adventurous, mystical book series and I am so glad I read it! This one is just as good as the other ones. The writing is still fantastic and Theo is still a very fun character to go on adventures with. My only complaint was that she made a lot of foolish mistakes throughout this adventure that I felt she didn't make in the previous books. However, those "mistakes" did not deter from my enjoyment of the book.

 

As I've said before, if you love action, adventure, and having fun whilst perusing ancient Egyptian tombs than I recommend this entire series for you! You're going to enjoy it~

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review 2015-09-02 01:39
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R.L. LaFevers
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus - R.L. LaFevers,Yoko Tanaka

Another great installment in the Theodosia Throckmorton series. I won't say much about the plot to not give away any spoilers, but this one picks up right after where book two finishes. This one reveals a few more secrets about Theodosia's life that even SHE didn't know about and is determined to find out in the next book.

 

This series is still so much fun to read and keeps you reading until the very end. It's really hard to put down such an addicting book series as the writing is clever and the characters highly enjoyable.

 

If you've read the first two books in the series and enjoyed them, then continue on! You will not be disappointed in continuing your adventure with Theo as your guide!

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review 2015-08-31 05:10
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R.L. LaFevers
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris - R.L. LaFevers,Yoko Tanaka

The second installment of the Theodosia books is just as engaging as the first! The adventure is fun, suspenseful, and downright spooky at times! I love the writing just as much as I love the writing of the first book. And Theodosia is still a very brave, enjoyable character to go adventuring with.

 

This book reveals more of the mysteries surrounding Theodosia and the museum she lives in and the people in her life. I really enjoyed seeing where the story went in this book and I am looking forward to reading the remaining two of the series.

 

It's going to be a bumpy ride~

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review 2015-08-27 05:29
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos - R.L. LaFevers,Yoko Tanaka

I am absolutely in love with this book! It's a lot of fun and adventurous! I've always loved learning about Ancient Egypt and this book is FULL of ancient Egyptian knowledge! Theodosia is a wonderful character to get the story from. She is strong and smart and brave! She is a great influence to many readers everywhere. The writing is one of the strongest aspects of this book and, trust me, there are many strong aspects which just makes me love the book even more! I cannot begin to stress my love for this book enough!

 

If you like adventure stories about Egypt with strong characters and many nods to political intrigue that doesn't go over your head, then I highly recommend you check this book out! I am really looking forward to seeing where the rest of the series goes from where it left off because the possibilities are endless!

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