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Review: Werewolf Weekend (Tales From the Scaremaster)

October 7, 2016




At school one day, an unknown librarian invites Emma to help herself to one of a row of journals in the library.  Emma chooses a leather one with a small brass clasp.  She begins to write in it, complaining that her upcoming weekend will be boring.  She glances away and when she looks back at the page, she discovers someone (or something) else has written on it:

The Scaremaster doesn’t want

you to have a boring weekend.

You started the story, now I will

finish it.  My way!

Later, Emma is excited to find she’ll be spending the night with her best friend Samantha and Samantha’s cousins but things don’t go exactly as she planned.  First of all, Emma and Sam’s older cousin, Cassie, are at odds and, second of all, Emma’s journal is writing a story that seems to be coming true!

WEREWOLF WEEKEND by B. A. Frade and Stacia Deutsch is the latest book in the Tales From the Scaremaster series and I thought it was a lot of fun!  It’s aimed at the middle grade set so it’s just creepy enough to keep readers glued to its pages, but it’s not so scary it’ll keep them awake at night.

Emma doesn’t know what she’s gotten herself into when she selects that old journal from the library but she quickly finds out it’s no ordinary book!  When it starts writing a scary story starring Emma, Sam, and Sam’s two cousins, she’s got to figure out how to change the outcome but can she do it in time?

To make this series even more fun, the journal is passed along to someone else in a fun, unique way in the epilogue.

If you know any young readers who enjoy a spine tingling tale at Halloween, be sure to pick up WEREWOLF WEEKEND!

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Review copy provided by LB Kids. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2016 7:39 am

    Sounds like a lot of fun for the right reader!

  2. October 7, 2016 8:22 am

    I always wanted to find a book like that LOL

  3. October 7, 2016 9:34 am

    I’ve never heard of Tales from the Scaremaster. But it sounds like great fun for middle graders (and for adults too, it seems!).

  4. bookingmama permalink
    October 7, 2016 2:16 pm

    Sounds like a cute MG book. I wish Booking Son would give it a try!

  5. October 7, 2016 6:33 pm

    This sounds like a fun book; it’s perfect for this time of the year!

  6. October 8, 2016 10:06 am

    My son loves reading books like this. Curiosity of the unknown is strong in kids and this one sounds appealing. Sometimes I wish books would write back to me too!

  7. October 9, 2016 5:23 am

    Lol, fun

  8. October 9, 2016 3:06 pm

    I know my granddaughter would love this book!

  9. October 9, 2016 4:50 pm

    I would not have liked this type of book as a kid, but I know many who would. Perfect story for this time of year!

  10. October 10, 2016 1:23 am

    Such a fun-sounding seasonal read!

  11. October 26, 2016 9:44 am

    Too scary for me 🙂

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