Graveyard School #7: Slime Lake by Tom B. Stone
Graveyard School / 16th March 2018

Title: Graveyard School #7 – Slime Lake, a.k.a. “Protect The Environment! Or I’ll FUCKING KILL YOU!” Author: Tom B. Stone, a.k.a. Nola Thacker, a.k.a. D.E. Athkins Cover Artist: U.S. – Cam DeLeon, U.K. – ??? [Wing: That UK cover is something else!] Tagline: “You’ve Been Slimed!” (U.K. Version) Summary: Don’t Go In The Water! Marc and his twin sister, Terri, are excited about spending the summer at their uncle Nicholas’s lake house. Even though their uncle is an old grouch, Marc and Terri enjoy the lake and their summer friends in Grove Hill. But this summer is different. Suddenly the once placid lake has motorboats, fishermen, and crowds. Even worse is the gross green slime that’s been popping up on boats and docks and swimmers. When Terri goes for a swim and doesn’t return, Marc wonders what exactly is lurking under the water… Initial Thoughts Hey Wing, so a little good news/bad news for you. The bad news is this book doesn’t have werewolves. The good news is it’s got your other favorite thing, twins! (Terri and Marc by zackdoesalotofstuff) [Wing: I think you may be overestimating my excitement for twins at this point, thanks to Sweet Valley, but Terri…

Graveyard School #6: Camp Dracula by Tom B. Stone
Graveyard School / 13th February 2018

Title: Graveyard School #6 – Camp Dracula a.k.a. “The Purple Bear Jamboree” Author: Tom B. Stone/Nola Thacker/D.E. Athkins Cover Artist: Barry Jackson Summary: Camp At Your Own Risk! Welcome to camp – Camp Dracula, as Jeep Holmes jokingly calls it. [Wing: JEEP.] Jeep may be joking, but he isn’t laughing. He can’t take this weird new summer place! Never mind that the counselors always wear dark glasses and the activities are all at night. What bothers him most are the other campers, a bunch of sickly-looking creeps who like to keep bats in the bunks! Why did his parents send him to this horrific place? Will Jeep make it through the summer without going batty? Initial Thoughts And now we get back into the chronological order of things (at least for a little bit), but hey, this is a vampire book, and what goes better with February than vampires? This is the first book in the series to take place outside of the school and Grove Hill, and the first summer-themed story. I mentioned there were only two camp-related books, and it’s interesting it would involve vampires since they’re nocturnal by nature and camp tales take place mostly during the day. This is also the first to…

Graveyard School #26: Little School of Horrors by Tom B. Stone
Graveyard School / 31st January 2018

Title: Graveyard School #26 – Little School of Horrors Author: Tom B. Stone/Nola Thacker/D.E. Athkins Cover Artist: Mark Nagata Tagline: N/A Summary: It’s The Most Horrifying Time Of Year In Grove Hill – Back-To-School Time! Back to school. Ghouls rule. Teachers drool. Dead things walking are nothing shocking. Blue is new at Graveyard School. But he knows right away that he’s going to class at Creep Central. Just look at the teachers. The principal. Even the janitor. But worst of all, look at the kid who wants to be Blue’s best friend. With friends like these, who needs enemies? Welcome to Dead Kid 101. [Wing: This summary made me laugh. I’m delighted.] Initial Thoughts Looking at the cover Wing you can guess why I picked this for your b-day month, and lucky for you this is also one of my favorite books in the series. What’s weird about it is this book has got some world building shit going on, and the way it reads you’d THINK it would’ve been the first in the series. It gives a much better sense of how big the sixth grade class is, even for a small town, which puts it at odds with…