Diary of a Dummy

Book 10 in the SlappyWorld spin-off. This one features Slappy and some new tricks. Also a new member of the cast that seems to contradict the story to date. Seems odd to suddenly veer off. I hope the author comes back and irons this out. If he does not this book seems in contradiction to the storyline. Read it and you decide if you like the direction this one took.

Deadly Cross

Ok. I know. Guilty pleasure time again. Of course I am enjoying another Alex Cross novel, don’t judge me too harshly. Obviously this is not an objective review as I really do like what James Patterson has done with the characters over time. That said, “I hate you James for this book.” Actually, love the book but there were tough parts in this one. Read with caution and realize life will be good again. Enjoy Alex’s adventure finding this serial killer.

Elon Musk

This biography by Ashlee Vance gives insight into this larger than life business tycoon. If you think you would like to be like an Elon Musk or Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, I would challenge you to learn a little more about them. This book gives not only insight to the man but a fair view to the risks taken to become a legend. I highly recommend this book as it is pertinent for people to understand that greatness does not come without personal sacrifice. I am excited to read a part two on how the next couple of decades are altered by him.

The Vampire Prince

If you’ve been following the adventures (and enjoying) of Darren Shan, then you will enjoy this release. This one completes the last book with a little twist in the end. I am excited to see where the Cirque du Freak series takes us next. I do hope that it builds on some of the relationships built in this novel. Keep the action coming.

Gregor and the Code of Claw

Exciting wrap up, just not thrilled with the ending. It is fine for an ending of a book, but not for the series. Defiantly leaves us saying, “So you going to actually finish the series?” I guess if you’re one of those hey novels should be like life without the nice bow completing everything. You will like it fine, but I would love to see another novel to end the series. Only needs to be 500 words. Well I won’t spoil it for you, but I for one would have liked a little different ending.

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

The next Goosebumps SlappyWorld novel. Also stand alone. This one is fun with its twists and turns. If you’re a fan I don’t have to sell you on this one. This is fun with robotics and takes a different turn than I expected. A fun little read and about average for scary for someone age appropriate for this novel.

The Ghost of Slappy

Book 6 in the SlappyWorld series. Also stand alone albeit it would like to see a sequel to this one. I enjoyed the characters and would like to see a resolution to the feud(s) with them all in danger of Slappy. But we will have to see. This book defiantly answers what is worse than being threatened by a living puppet…being haunted by the ghost of that puppet. Interesting resolution to this one.

Escape from Shudder Mansion

The next in the SlappyWorld series. Again stand alone and entertaining. Definite elements that don’t quite fit together but for the age they would go unnoticed. It is another tale hosted by Slappy but he does not appear in the story. I am hoping like in previous series he pulls all the stories together in the end. At this point it is fully stand alone and does not need to be read with the series.