Thursday, January 14, 2016

Review: Welcome To Dead House by R.L. Stine

Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps, #1)
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Title: Welcome To Dead House
Author: R.L. Stine
Series: Goosebumps #1
Version Reviewed: Finished, Paperback
I purchased this book myself.

GoodReads Synopsis:
Look Alive!
Amanda and Josh think the old house they have just moved into is weird. Spooky. Possibly haunted. And the town of Dark Falls is pretty strange, too.
But their parents don't believe them. You'll get used to it, they say. Go out and make some new friends.
So Amanda and Josh do. But these friends are not exactly what their parents had in mind.
Because they want to be friends...
Reader beware-you're in for a scare!

Oh what a lovely beginning to a huge cult classic such as Goosebumps. Growing up in the nineties was one of the best things ever and R.L. Stine was definitely a huge part of my childhood.  As much as I hate to admit, I've only read read about five or six Goosebumps books over the course of my life. I loved the ones that I've read but I always seemed to lean towards the Fear Street series more. So this is my first time reading Welcome To Dead House and I absolutely loved it.

I love that most Goosebumps books have a twist to them. A turn of events that the reader doesn't see coming. I'm really good at figuring books out but this one, a simple Goosebumps book, actually surprised me. I did not expect the twist and I honestly thought that the story was heading in a completely different direction. The only thing I didn't like about Welcome To Dead House was Josh. He was super annoying and I just wanted to smack him and tell him to hush.

Other than the one annoying character, I loved this book and love that the series began with a bang.

Rating: 4 Stars.


  1. I never got to read Goosebumps as a kid. My parents didn't let me!! I should definitely check some of them out now though! Great review :D

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds