Fear Street #31: Switched by R. L. Stine
Fear Street / 24th April 2018

Title: Fear Street #31: Switched Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Bill Schmidt Tagline: A mind is a terrible thing to lose. Summary: She traded places with a killer… There’s a little cabin in the Fear Street woods where a girl can really lose her mind. In fact, she can change it into someone else’s. That’s what happened to Nicole and Lucy. Now Lucy is in Nicole’s body and Nicole is in Lucy’s. What a trip! But for Nicole, what a trap! Because Lucy is using Nicole’s body to get away with murder! [Wing: Why oh why oh why do people ever think switching bodies intentionally (or letting someone else take over their body) is a good idea in these books? Why? I’m looking at you, The Accident.] Initial Thoughts I’m really not sure what I can say about this book right now without spoiling things or making blatant hints about how it will end. I can’t compare it to the other entries, other than I can safely say the main character might qualify as one of the few genuinely depressed protagonists in these books. In the meantime, enjoy this awesome commission. (Nicole Darwin and Lucy Kramer by Jerry Gaylord –…

Fear Street #45: Cat by R. L. Stine
Fear Street / 20th February 2018

Title: Fear Street: Cat, a.k.a. “I Really, Really, REALLY Hate Barry Allen Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Bill Schmidt Tagline: C-A-T- spells murder. Summary: The cat came back… [Wing: Damn it, I have been earwormed.] Marty never liked the cat – it always got in the way at basketball practice. But he never meant to kill it. Now Marty thinks he’s going crazy. He sees cats wherever he goes. He has nightmares about them. He knows they want revenge. Too bad Marty doesn’t have nine lives. Because his first one is almost over. Initial Thoughts So, sorry there wasn’t a Fear Street recap in January. I realized too late I was a bit burned out from everything I worked on in December, and asked to put the Fear Street recap off til February. Cat is another of those entries that sort of lurked in the background for me for a long time. I’ve only read it a couple of times but thought this one would peak Wing’s interest after reading some of her comments on my Goosebumps recaps. Although I was originally planning on doing a different book for her birthday with a similar concept, this one grabbed my attention for a reason I will get into…