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S.C.R.E.A.M. book series: review


Title: S.C.R.E.A.M. The mummy’s revenge (#1)

Author: Andrew Beasley

Genre: Middle grade, historical fiction, mystery, supernatural

Pages: 240

Goodreads rating: 4.15

My rating: 5/5

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In the dark and winding streets of Edinburgh, a burglar is on the prowl. But this is no ordinary thief.

Three thousand years old and risen from the grave, this rampaging robber is a rotting Egyptian mummy – and he wants rubies and revenge!

There’s only one crime-fighting force who can deal with a menace like this: Billy Flint & Charley Steel aka S.C.R.E.A.M. – top-secret investigators of Supernatural Crimes, Rescues, Emergencies And Mysteries.


Title: S.C.R.E.A.M Carnival of Monsters (#2)

Author: Andrew Beasley

Genre: Middle grade, historical fiction, mystery, supernatural

Pages: 240

Goodreads rating: 4.23

My rating: 5/5

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Roll up, roll up, if you dare, to Doctor Vindicta’s Carnival! Gasp at the dancing ghosts! Grimace at the creepy clowns! It’s all harmless fun and frights…until a young boy disappears and his sister swears he was snatched by a monster. Only the bravest detectives can detain a demon: send for supernatural investigators Billy Flint and Charley Steel!


I’ll write a general review for this duology. The S.C.R.E.A.M. series is a middle grade historical fiction featuring a main character with a disability, lots of action and the supernatural touch that I love in a book.

I found the first book casually, searching for “mummy” books on Amazon. I’m really happy to have found it and to have read it, it’s a really underrated series, but look at the amazing covers!! Aren’t they great? Have you seen the detail on the cover of Carnival of monsters? Isn’t funny? I laughed when I saw it!

As I said, this series features a main character with a disability: as you can see from the covers, Charley Steel, the female MC, is on a wheelchair, but this certainly doesn’t stop her from being intelligent, wise and incredibily brave, and I know children will love her, along with Billy, the boy with a troubled family and some paranormal powers.

Both of the books are really intense and historically interesting, the second one (Carnival of monsters) is a little darker than the first, because includes children abduction and evil demons, just to let you know.

My only regret with these books is that I want to know more about the S.C.R.E.A.M. department, how has begun for example and also that this is a duology (for now), because I want to read more books with Charley and Billy!!


For now, thanks to Andrew Beasley for writing such an amazing series.

How you read it? Do you like the covers? Tell me in the comments!

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The curious Life and Death of: review

Hello readers, how are you? We are already in the middle of September, and I’m here to talk about a new series about life, death, homicides and blood.

So we can be prepared fo Halloween!!

In this new series on Smithsonian Channel, Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris, medical historian and author of The butchering art, explores with the help of detectives, weapon gurus and much more the mysterious death, and the life, of famous people.

The first episode, on air on September 6th, was dedicated to one of the most famous female killer of America, Lizzie Borden.

You can watch the first episode for free on the Smithsonian Youtube channel.

I’m a little obsessed with Lizzie Borden, thanks to the amazing mini tv series with Christina Ricci, so I devoured this first episode. It’s really well structured, Dr. Fitzharris talks with passion and competence, the experts are valid and I discovered a lot of new things about the murder. Obviously, pay attention because it shows also real photos of the crime scene, so it can be a little gruesome.

So, if you like the subject, go and watch it!

And tell me what you think about it in the comments below!

(Oh my, the new editor is awful -____-)

meme, wrap up

Wrap Up: August 2020

Hello readers, here’s my wrap up of all the books I’ve read during August. How was your month? I had a little vacation at the beginning of the month, but now I’m back at work.

I managed to read 11 books, only 1 DNF.

5 stars:

Exeunt demon king is a short story featuring Johannes Cabal, our favourite necromancer. It’s hilarious and totally in Cabal style. I suggest you read first the novel Johannes Cabal The Necromancer.

Why I waited so much to begin the Amelia Fang series??! I love her sooo much! Squashy is super cute, I’m planning on making her dress for Halloween!

4 stars:

The world’s most haunted places was very interesting, with photos, historic details and addresses. The author has worked for Ghost Adventures too.

Lady stuff was hilarious!!

I’m totally in love with the illustrations and the covers of the Sophie Mouse series.

3 stars:


Quiet girl in a noisy world was really relatable.

2 stars:

The year of shadows has an interesting plot, the cat is awesome, but oh my, I hated the main character.

Spork begins very well, but I didn’t like some of the illustrations.

1 star + DNF:

Bride of the sea is my DNF this month. I love the cover, but the genre is not for me.

Vincent: I’m super sensitive about Van Gogh, and I didn’t understand this graphic novel that has erase all the worst and the experience of Vincent, but has included s*x scenes.

Doctor Death is really bad: it’s cruel against children, against animals and women, the plot doesn’t make sense, and the main character is subjected by all the male characters.


And that’s all for my reading in August, have you read some great books?

Tell me in the comments!