Book Review; Meddling Kids – Edgar Cantero

Review of a New York Times bestseller, Scooby-doo meets Stranger Things.

 

Page Count 338

Publication date April 2018/ Publisher Titan Books

Price £1.99 Purchased From: Amazon Kindle (12/01/19)

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A nostalgic celebration of horror, friendship and many-tentacled, interdimensional demon spawn.
In 1977 the Blyton Summer Detective Club unmasked the elusive Sleepy Lake monster—another low-life fortune hunter who would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling kids.
By 1990 the former detectives are haunted by strange, half-remembered events that cannot be explained by a guy in a mask. Andy, the once-intrepid tomboy now wanted in two states, wants answers. To find them she will need Kerri, the former kid genius now drinking her ghosts away in New York with Tim, an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine member of the club. They will also have to get Nate, the horror nerd currently residing in an asylum. Luckily Nate has not lost contact with Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star who was once their leader… which is remarkable, considering Peter has been dead for years.
The time has come to get the team back together and find out what actually happened all those years ago. It’s their only chance to end the nightmares and, perhaps, save the world.

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Meddling Kids had the perfect premise for my taste. I’d seen it described as a mash up of IT, Stranger Things & Scooby-doo, doesn’t that sound fun?

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Three Bookish Things Tag

I first spotted this on Crystal’s blog Paper Royalty and it looked so fun I had to join in!

THREE READ ONCE AND LOVED AUTHORS

  • Christina Henry- I picked up Alice in 2017 and have auto bought everything she’s written since. I can’t tell you how excited I am for The Girl In Red
  • Robert Mcmammon- After seeing so many other reviewers raving about Boy’s Life I finally picked it up to read last year. Cue me searching and purchasing as much of his backlist as I could find. I’m going with Swan Song next time.
  • C L Taylor- I’ve got quite a few of her books lined up in my kindle now, the first I read The Fear last year and I’m looking forward to Sleep after many other trusted authors have been shouting about it on the Twitterverse.
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2018 -Books I Meant To Read

In August last year I had my 30th birthday and left my long time career as a fashion retail manager, between these two major events I cashed in HARD on gift vouchers from my loving family and colleagues. I spent these entirely on books -obviously- nobody expected any less of me. 

Suddenly my (already extremely long) TBR list was growing at lightning speed! This meant that many of the books I’d been looking forward to got lost amongst over fifty new purchases. Of course my monster TBR increased again over the festive period and I even reached the stage where I wanted for nothing! Upcoming releases excepted. 

I’ve made it through the entire first month of the year with almost no purchases! That’s a first for me. Instead, I’m focusing on #SeriesToFinish and a backlist I’m quite certain would beat me in a fist fight.

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The Versatile Blogger Award!

The wonderful Mani tagged me from the book corner over here be sure to pop over and show some love! Thank you Mani ❤ 

Rules:

If you’re nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award.

  • Thank the person who gave you the award.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Select 7 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 7 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

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7 Facts About Roxanne Michelle:
  • I love horror movies. I prefer modern ones because I like them to be as realistic as possible so I can really lose myself and be frightened. Black & white movies, corn syrup blood or UFO lights on string don’t cut it. 
  • hate Jane Austen. I tried, I really tried but it just isn’t for me- unless I’m trying to get to sleep!
  • I started writing a book after my partner and I got lost in the woods for most of the day on a summer trip in 2017. I didn’t get very far before it went on the hypothetical shelf, sometimes I can feel it judging me.
  • I always thought I was a cat person, until the day I got a dog. Watson the cocker spaniel has transformed me!
  • Global warming deniers really frustrate me, I can’t even entertain debates on the subject.
  • I have terribly weak will power! I develop addictions quite easily. I’m getting pretty good at recognising and breaking them though. I’ve been 7 months free of my daily energy drink and I haven’t touched eBay since I was 19- those were my worst ones. 
  • My favourite place in the world is Amsterdam. The entire atmosphere is so friendly, there’s loads to see and do, it’s easy to navigate and there are enough green spots to let me forget the claustrophobia I feel in many other cities.

It’s been a long time since Mani tagged me in this last year, so apologies if I nominate anyone who already received The Versatile Blogger Award.

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