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The Slither Sisters by Charles Gilman

The Slither Sisters by Charles GilmanThe Slither Sisters by Charles Gilman
Series: Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #2
Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 15, 2013
Publisher: Quirk Books
Source: Publisher
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Rating: three-stars

This second novel in the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series begins right where Professor Gargoyle ended. Seventh-grader Robert Arthur has discovered that two of his classmates are actually sinister snake-women in disguise. Even worse, his new middle school is full of “gates” to a terrifying alternate dimension – a haunted mansion full of strange spirits and monstrous beasts. For Robert to protect his teachers and classmates, he'll need to return to this haunted dimension with his best friends Glenn and Karina. Can they uncover the secrets of Lovecraft Middle School before it's too late?

The Slither Sisters features more bizarre beasts, more strange mysteries, and more adventure. It's perfect for readers ages 10 and up. Best of all, the cover features a state-of-the-art “morphing” photo portrait – so you can personally witness the sisters transforming into their slithering alter egos. You won't believe your eyes!

Robert Arthur and Glenn Torkells were sitting in the principal’s office.

I read Professor Gargoyle and The Slither Sisters back-to-back, so I thought I would review them in the same way. Once again, The Slither Sisters provides a quick, fun read for the reader, without them having to think too much about it. It’s a great book to read between something more dense, and if you’re just in the mood for something fun and slightly silly.

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Professor Gargoyle by Charles Gilman

Professor Gargoyle by Charles GilmanProfessor Gargoyle by Charles Gilman
Series: Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #1
Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Publisher: Quirk Books
Source: Publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Every volume in the Lovecraft Middle School series is fully illustrated and features an original lenticular portrait on the cover. Display them on bookshelves—and then watch the cover characters morph into monsters as you pass by!

Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing. The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very, very peculiar. Robert Arthurt knew that seventh grade was going to be weird, but this is ridiculous!

With the help of some unlikely new friends, Robert discovers there's more to Lovecraft Middle School than meets the eye. Can he uncover the secrets of the school before it's too late?

Robert Arthur was surrounded by strangers.

I can honestly say that if I hadn’t received this book for review (unsolicited), I probably would have never picked it up. Similarly, if Bout of Books 8.0 hadn’t happened, Professor Gargoyle would have been sitting on my TBR bookshelf for many more months to come. One reason for this is that it’s a very short book, and I tend to leave short books alone. The second reason is that the cover is holographic, and when I first saw the cute looking teacher change to what looked like something from The Demon Headmaster, I yelped in surprise/fear, jumped back, and hit my head on the wall. I’ve been holding a grudge for months now. Continue reading