Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Book Review: Shivers #24: The Ghosts of Devil's Marsh (M.D. Spenser) by Devin J. Meaney

Shivers #24: The Ghosts of Devil's Marsh
Written by M.D. Spenser
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Length: 124 pages
Publisher: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: December 25, 1996
I did pay some shipping—but a book I snagged on Amazon for under a dollar was “The Ghosts of Devil’s Marsh” by M.D. Spenser. This is number 24 in the Shivers series and as I have read a few of the various Shivers books I figured I’d enjoy this one too.
Anyone that knows me knows I have a sweet spot for YA/youth horror. With that being said this was not one of my favorites from the series. Even though I usually enjoy the easy consumption of youth fiction the writing in this was a bit too simplified for my liking. Also—the story itself I found to be less enjoyable than the others.
With that said I can go out on a limb and say that young readers might enjoy this one. For fans of books like Goosebumps and FrightTime and American Chillers I could see this easily consumed by a vast array of kids around the globe—and even though it is a bit old and dated I’m sure the enjoyment factor would still be quite prominent! -Devin J. Meaney

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