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A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream! R.L. Stine—the godfather of Goosebumps—and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories. Scream and Scream Again! is full of twists A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream! R.L. Stine—the godfather of Goosebumps—and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories. Scream and Scream Again! is full of twists and turns, dark corners, and devilish revenge. Collected in conjunction with the Mystery Writers of America, this set includes works from New York Times bestselling authors telling tales of wicked ice-cream trucks, time-travelling heroes, witches and warlocks, and of course, haunted houses. Read it if you dare! With twenty never-before-published scary stories from some of the most popular authors today—including Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Peter Lerangis, R.L. Stine, Bruce Hale, Emmy Laybourne, Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Morton, Ray Daniel, Beth Fantaskey, Phil Mathews, Carter Wilson, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S. Walker, Alison McMahan, Daniel Palmer, Tonya Hurley, and Stephen Ross—it’s sure to leave readers screaming for more.


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A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream! R.L. Stine—the godfather of Goosebumps—and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories. Scream and Scream Again! is full of twists A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream! R.L. Stine—the godfather of Goosebumps—and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories. Scream and Scream Again! is full of twists and turns, dark corners, and devilish revenge. Collected in conjunction with the Mystery Writers of America, this set includes works from New York Times bestselling authors telling tales of wicked ice-cream trucks, time-travelling heroes, witches and warlocks, and of course, haunted houses. Read it if you dare! With twenty never-before-published scary stories from some of the most popular authors today—including Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Peter Lerangis, R.L. Stine, Bruce Hale, Emmy Laybourne, Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Morton, Ray Daniel, Beth Fantaskey, Phil Mathews, Carter Wilson, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S. Walker, Alison McMahan, Daniel Palmer, Tonya Hurley, and Stephen Ross—it’s sure to leave readers screaming for more.

30 review for Scream and Scream Again!

  1. 3 out of 5

    Rebecca McNutt

    This is a straightforward horror anthology, one which will definitely appeal to anyone who grew up with Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. At once nostalgic for adults and new for teenage readers, Scream and Scream Again! isn't hugely unique but it's fun to read each story and the book never stoops to being too dark or morbid. Some of the content was lost on me but will probably be recognizable for most younger readers. I do think it would've been nice This is a straightforward horror anthology, one which will definitely appeal to anyone who grew up with Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. At once nostalgic for adults and new for teenage readers, Scream and Scream Again! isn't hugely unique but it's fun to read each story and the book never stoops to being too dark or morbid. Some of the content was lost on me but will probably be recognizable for most younger readers. I do think it would've been nice to see something less conventional than zombies and such but still it's a decent anthology. There were a couple of stories which stood out as much more memorable than others for their originality, breaking away from the predictable horror tropes of spooky dolls and dead people to a whole new level, but most of these stories are nothing we haven't all seen before. With that in mind this book may be more intriguing to those who are new to the horror genre and looking to see what it's all about.

  2. 3 out of 5

    Ana

    Get in, loser. We're going to the bookstore. Shut up and take my visa card.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Christina (Ensconced in Lit)

    I have to say I really enjoyed this anthology of stories. It really harkens back to my childhood where there were all these scary story anthologies I used to read under the cover during middle school. And there were a large variety of stories-- some that were beautifully written, others with surprise endings, and others in the format that reminded me of stories written in the 90s. There were only a few that I didn't really get into, but I feel like there is a little something for everyone. I rea I have to say I really enjoyed this anthology of stories. It really harkens back to my childhood where there were all these scary story anthologies I used to read under the cover during middle school. And there were a large variety of stories-- some that were beautifully written, others with surprise endings, and others in the format that reminded me of stories written in the 90s. There were only a few that I didn't really get into, but I feel like there is a little something for everyone. I really did like the stories that ended with a twist! If you want a fun read, especially if you like to be a little scared, this is the book for you!

  4. 3 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus It's so hard to write reviews for short stories, since no two are the same, they are fairly short, and (in this case), they are all sort of gory/scary and I don't care as much for those. This is, however, a book most middle school libraries need to buy. If your copies of Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or Horowitz's Horowitz's Horror are falling to pieces (like mine are), you definitely need to purchase this. It's got an impressive number of middle grade wri E ARC from Edelweiss Plus It's so hard to write reviews for short stories, since no two are the same, they are fairly short, and (in this case), they are all sort of gory/scary and I don't care as much for those. This is, however, a book most middle school libraries need to buy. If your copies of Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or Horowitz's Horowitz's Horror are falling to pieces (like mine are), you definitely need to purchase this. It's got an impressive number of middle grade writers, the stories are varied, and they all have a level of scary that will allow children to sleep at night as long as they don't read them under the covers with a flashlight right before bed! It's also a welcome addition to the R.L. Stine shelf, since most of those books are twenty year old prebinds that seem most unhygienic at this point, but I still can't throw them away.

  5. 3 out of 5

    Ashley (pawingthroughpages)

    Some stories were good, a chunk were flops though for me.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Adam Sockel

    Genuinely enjoyed these little nuggets of RL Stine level lighthearted spooks. Perfect for young, reluctant readers. These stories have modern day references and characters kids can relate to. Any young reader, or baby of the 80s-90s will very much enjoy this.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I received this ARC via my library director, who got it from the publisher at the PLA conference. This short story collection is perfect for Goosebumps fans. Though authors have written for middle grade all the way to adult, most of the stories are not too scary and end well. There are ghosts and witches and zombies and shapeshifters and creepy dolls. Strangely, two of the stories deal with cannibalism ("I Scream" and "The Trouble with Squirrels"), but the threat is implied and no actual cannibal I received this ARC via my library director, who got it from the publisher at the PLA conference. This short story collection is perfect for Goosebumps fans. Though authors have written for middle grade all the way to adult, most of the stories are not too scary and end well. There are ghosts and witches and zombies and shapeshifters and creepy dolls. Strangely, two of the stories deal with cannibalism ("I Scream" and "The Trouble with Squirrels"), but the threat is implied and no actual cannibalism takes place. This would appeal to older fans of Goosebumps as well.

  8. 5 out of 5

    DJ

    Out of 20 stories there are like 5 that I loved. A lot of them were just meh. 3.5 stars

  9. 3 out of 5

    MatthewZ

    it was scary

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Lynn Kramer

    To be more precise this book was a 2.8 star read. Growing up R.L. Stine's work got the lion's share when it came to my reading time. It's been over 20 years since I last read a Goosebumps but I've continued to look back on them and Stine with fondness and plans to eventually revisit. Now having finished Scream and Scream Again I'm reconsidering those plans. Stine is only responsible for the first of the twenty tales but I found it to be a very weak start, only giving it 2 stars. The majority o To be more precise this book was a 2.8 star read. Growing up R.L. Stine's work got the lion's share when it came to my reading time. It's been over 20 years since I last read a Goosebumps but I've continued to look back on them and Stine with fondness and plans to eventually revisit. Now having finished Scream and Scream Again I'm reconsidering those plans. Stine is only responsible for the first of the twenty tales but I found it to be a very weak start, only giving it 2 stars. The majority of those that fallowed proved to be just as disappointing. I know that I am far from the target audience but talk to any horror fans and you're likely to learn that they started reading King, Bradbury, Matheson, or another iconic horror author around age 11 or 12. By comparison a lot of these stories feel childish or lazy in execution. The Girl in the Window, obviously inspired by La Pascualita was one of the worst offenders in this regard. Despite the large number of let downs I did find a few winners worth my time. Ring and Run, Cat Got Your Tongue, The Only Child, and Don't Feed the Birds all won me over with their creativity and atmosphere and I plan on checking out more work by each author.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Follow the infamous R.L. Stine and nineteen mystery writers of America as they take readers down the haunting path of a screaming good time. A collection of twenty stories that all start or end with a scream, these authors know how to chill their readers to the bone. From everyday stories, that turn into frightening tales, this anthology will send shivers down your spine. If you love spooky stories all at once, or read slowly in small doses, this book has a little something for everyone. Whether Follow the infamous R.L. Stine and nineteen mystery writers of America as they take readers down the haunting path of a screaming good time. A collection of twenty stories that all start or end with a scream, these authors know how to chill their readers to the bone. From everyday stories, that turn into frightening tales, this anthology will send shivers down your spine. If you love spooky stories all at once, or read slowly in small doses, this book has a little something for everyone. Whether it’s : bullies, witches, haunted houses, curious tales, ghosts, or creepy dolls, every haunting tale includes something different. All wonderfully told, these stories are written for the middle-grade reading audience, but is still fun for all ages. you can find more of my reviews and giveaways in my syndicated printed newspaper column: For the Love of Books-Dixon's Independent Voice, as well on my Instagram: amy_fortheloveofbooks.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Gina

    I received a Early Digital Edition of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review. Going into this I hadn't read an R.L Stine book since I was in Elementary School. It was an enjoyable read, however having read some more adult horror and the like, this fell short for me, simply because of that. It was more of a fun light read. A few stories did stick out to me though, and I really enjoyed them. They include: The Best Revenge by R.L Stine ; I did not see that ending, I lov I received a Early Digital Edition of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review. Going into this I hadn't read an R.L Stine book since I was in Elementary School. It was an enjoyable read, however having read some more adult horror and the like, this fell short for me, simply because of that. It was more of a fun light read. A few stories did stick out to me though, and I really enjoyed them. They include: The Best Revenge by R.L Stine ; I did not see that ending, I loved it! Ring and Run by Steve Hockensmith ; I adored this one. There was something about the main little boy in the story that just totally sucked me in. Area Code 666 by Carter Wilson ; Probably my favorite out of the lot. I had it pegged from the beginning (with the doll and the recently dead mother), but still really enjoyed it none the less.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lukas Holmes

    I got this as an ARC, so changes may have been made. Overall, pretty good. My only complaint would be that you could tell a few writers cheated a bit and did the required 'start with a scream or end with a scream' by adding a 'scream' at the start of a story they probably already had ready, and then did something I HATE-invalidated an opening premise the next sentence. Nothing makes me skip a story faster, or a book for that matter, then an opening line that is followed by 'well that's not reall I got this as an ARC, so changes may have been made. Overall, pretty good. My only complaint would be that you could tell a few writers cheated a bit and did the required 'start with a scream or end with a scream' by adding a 'scream' at the start of a story they probably already had ready, and then did something I HATE-invalidated an opening premise the next sentence. Nothing makes me skip a story faster, or a book for that matter, then an opening line that is followed by 'well that's not really what happened....'. So annoying. But as I said, some pretty good stuff otherwise.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Valerie Marroquin

    Book received from giveaway "Scream and scream again!" is a collection of short stories by various authors. The stories are scary enough to sit down and read aloud amongst family to enjoy together. The book would also be a perfect gift to give to someone in late elementary to early middle school as it would fall along right in their age group. Coming from various authors some stories had unique twist an turns, others where way scarier than the rest, some just kinda fell flat and one in pitcular w Book received from giveaway "Scream and scream again!" is a collection of short stories by various authors. The stories are scary enough to sit down and read aloud amongst family to enjoy together. The book would also be a perfect gift to give to someone in late elementary to early middle school as it would fall along right in their age group. Coming from various authors some stories had unique twist an turns, others where way scarier than the rest, some just kinda fell flat and one in pitcular was quite hilarious than scary but none the less each story started off with a scream.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Faith

    A fun collection of short stories to read in October. They are centered around middle school children and have that fun "Goosebumps" style feel of being not too scary and just downright fun to read. I listened to the audiobook on my way to work all week and also found the narration to be quite well done. If you want some quick and straightforward spooky stories, you'll like this one.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    Perfect for a Middle Grader this holiday season (or any season, since they aren't all Halloween tales). Some were more sweet or silly than scary, but a few managed to creep me out. The stories were a bit uneven, but overall a good collection. Definitely NOT as scary as the cover would suggest.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Talon (Tiny Talon)

    A bunch of spooky stories that reminded me of stories you tell around a campfire. Good for lovers of the OG Goosebumps books.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tasya Dita

    A digital copy was provided by Edelweiss Plus in exchange for an honest review If I read it when I was 10-13 years old, I'd probably be scared. But since I read it now, while it was a fun read, I barely felt anything. There are some stories that stood out to me, such as The Witch of Byron's Bayou and Area Code 666, but the rest felt okay to me. I still recommend it for middle grade readers though!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jessica McAllister

    This would be a spooky read for middle grade readers.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Speirs

    3.5 There were some good stories in this book but there were also several that were just... not too good. Overall, I enjoyed myself!

  21. 3 out of 5

    Emily

    its a great book

  22. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    The first book I ever DNFed. I was about 4 stories in and just couldn’t handle the corniness anymore

  23. 3 out of 5

    Abigail Kohl

    3.75⭐ Not bad for my first short story collection 3.75⭐️ Not bad for my first short story collection

  24. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Cole

    DNF this book at 27%, found some of the stories super corny and not scary at all.

  25. 3 out of 5

    Ava

    So good!!! I loved it!!!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Powell

    It is a good book. I will re-read it some day.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    It was good, and there are several different stories in, they are not all the best. My personal favorite was shark attack!! I want everyone to read this book!!!!!!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia Parkhill

    Supernatural and "spooky" stories are a big hit with my library customers -- so it especially made sense to register for this #GoodreadsGiveaway. (It ends July 10.) Any ARCS that I win, will be donated to the library after I've finished reading them.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Cole

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anati Omar

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