A delightful romp into what happens to your local friend group after life and eldritch horrors get to them. There's a lot of similes. Like, a LOT. However when you get past the constant nostalgia callbacks, it's a great book.
This book is very accurately described as Scooby Doo meets H.P. Lovecraft. I went back and forth between really enjoying it and absolutely hating it. Therefore, it's landed here in so-so land. The action and mystery was fun, but I hated the romance and all the unneeded descriptions. I really wish I could've just cut out about 1/3 of it. However, it has made me want to rewatch some episodes of Scooby Doo.
Icy roads this morning (and quite a few wrecks on my normal route because we‘re Texans and don‘t know how to do this). So I didn‘t go to work. But, because the school isn‘t closed, and my boss and instructors and “kids” are all there, and because I NEVER call in, I‘m feeling a little guilty. But only a little.
There are worse ways to spend a day than reading and drinking coffee in your mermaid blanket. 🥰
The Hubs and I just finished a 2-day road trip, so I have some catching up to do. *hides fromthe #wintergames crew - don‘t worry, I need to tally points, I didn‘t forget, this last week was just too much for me!*
First up is my January #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo
I am trying very hard to actually finish some of my yearly challenges this year… we‘ll see how that goes, haha!
If you grew up watching Scooby-Doo like I did, you'll recognize the parallels here - four young people and a dog unmasking the villains behind mysterious circumstances who would have gotten away with their crimes if it weren't for those 'meddling kids'. There was no way I could pass this one up! ⬇️
As a Scooby Doo junkie when I was a kid I definitely was bought in. The characters were different and grown up but the similarities were obvious. The story got a little long about 3/4 of the way through but I stuck it out and am glad I did. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
So I bought this on a whim, cuz I heard it was a mashup of Scooby-Doo and H. P. Lovecraft and I‘m a fan of Lovecraft (and Scooby-Doo! 😅). It was pretty good. Characters were pretty well rendered; story took some interesting turns. The writing was pretty awful, if I‘m being honest, but the story was still unique enough to get a pass. So yeah. Ok book overall. A good fun light read.
I…hated this book and only finished it out of pure spite. Men should never, ever write lesbians, because it generally turns into some weird fetish thing? Also Andy was reallll predatory, and while Kerri was having a panic attack, there were two whole paragraphs about their boobs touching? Not to mention some transphobia and page-long run-on sentences… I‘m very disappointed.
#campreads #summerreads #badbook
First finished book of #20in4
I have mixed feelings about this one - it switches to screenplay at random intervals; there‘s purple prose and tortured metaphors galore; there are strange breaks to the 4th wall, for example two lines being left blank followed by “After a pause lasting two lines...”; many run on sentences, including one that lasted for two pages... and yet I didn‘t struggle to finish it. 🤨
I loved everything about this book except for the chaotic action scenes at the end. Cantero's language is amazing but it didn't leave room for clarity in a fight scene. Also, so much verbing of nouns. 🤣 Otherwise, a fun romp through Blyton Hills after the lives of the BSDC fall apart following their last case and their return to magical madness! February #bookspin nailed! @TheAromaofBooks
1. I want to crawl inside of Cantero's world and live there forever.
2. I am in love with his writing style and his ability to give every single item its own life.
3. Of all the words to describe the sound of thunder, this might be the most loaded description ever!!! 🤣
I'm done gushing... back to business...
It was fun comparing this to the Scooby Doo series. Some similarities but still an original idea. A group of teen detectives, now adults, still dealing with emotional damage from their last case together. My only complaint is sometimes the descriptions were too flowery and overly complicated. I really liked the story and the supernatural elements. This was a great read.
I‘m not sure what to say about this one. It was weird- sometimes good weird, sometimes bad weird. The pacing felt inconsistent and at times overly detailed. A lot of gratuitous swearing, which I don‘t mind at all, but it felt forced and disingenuous, as did several of the subplots. The concept of adult Scooby Doo is awesome, but it just fell flat for me. I‘m also not at all sure how this is supposed to be classified as horror.
Book 3 for #LittensDressedInBlood! Meddling Kids was a little different than I thought it would be, but I liked it. It was weird and ridiculous, but I really regret not getting the glow in the dark hard cover version... 😆
I‘m on the board! My first book for my #bookspinbingo board. (Currently working on my bookspin)
It was okay but you can‘t help comparing to Scooby Doo which just threw me off the entire time.(Also Scooby Doo was my fave cartoon as kid) I think if that wasn‘t an issue I would have liked more. There was some good banter between two characters though so somewhere in the middle for me.
Former kid detectives who grew up into troubled adults get together to re-investigate their last case, the source of their dysfunction.
A mash-up of Scooby Doo, the Famous Five, and H. P. Lovecraft.
All in all, it was OK in a spot the reference sort of way, but I won't be rushing out to find more of the author's work.
Sorry it took me so long to pull together #LMPBC options. I didn't realize just how much of my paranormal reading is on my kindle. Meddling Kids is my first choice because it is so much fun.
@Bookishlie @BethM @Littlewolf1
I tried this book years ago on a vacation and couldn‘t get into it. This time around though it‘s got me hooked! I‘ve always been interested in what happens to YA protagonists after their traumatizing story arc and this book aims to talk about a group of childhood detectives (and their dog) teaming back up as adults to confront their trauma.
Doing some #audiobaking this Saturday evening. I have yet to get tired of banana based baked goods, it‘s been a go to comfort food for these Covid times. Trying my hand at scones and hoping they taste just as good as they sound! 😋
This is, I think, the 4th book I've bailed on in the last month. I was super excited to read this one, as I love the premise, but I just can't continue. I don't want to continue with the random, jumpy style/formatting, and I certainly don't want to hear about Kerri's beautiful curly hair breathing and sighing and ooh/aah-ing anymore. I was ready looking for a fun adventure/mystery story, but this one is just not for me.