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Monster Blood (Goosebumps #3)

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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  4,864 ratings  ·  200 reviews
Blood, Blood, Everywhere...
While staying with his weird great-aunt Kathryn, Evan visits a funky old toy store and buys a dusty can of monster blood. It's fun to play with at first. And Evan's dog, Trigger, likes it so much, he eats some!

But then Evan notices something weird about the green, slimy stuff-it seems to be growing.
And growing.
And growing.
And all that growing has
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Library Binding, 128 pages
Published July 10th 2009 by Baker & Taylor, CATS (first published January 1st 1992)
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Becky
Uhhhhhhh... m'kaaayy then.

Look. I know that these are supposed to be for kids. But they should also be good stories. And this one was just... not. It was the kind of book where, if it was aimed at adults, would never have seen the light of day. It was formulaic, all over the place, repetitive, oh-so-conveniently introduced characters, and the ending was so ridiculously out of left field that I sat there reading it with this expression on my face:


Because... REALLY. REALLY. What the hell WAS tha
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Evelyn (devours and digests words)
I don't have all 50+ Goosebumps books lining my shelves but I do own enough to make me fall in love with this series in the very first place. In fact, I owe it to R.L.Stine and Christopher Pike for shaping my reading taste into that of an avid horror reader.

The endings to these Goosebump books are often queer, sometimes there wasn't even a happy ending. I remember thinking "Oh man, this is so screwed up!" every time I finished something by Mr . Stine. But in this case, Monster Blood made me g
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Alexandra
It's funny, I remember not really being too crazy about Monster Blood when I was a kid, and reading it over again, I absolutely loathe it. The Goosebumps series started out very strong and promising with Welcome to Dead House and Stay Out of the Basement but this one was just plain stupid, I hate to say.

Evan is forced to stay with his weird great aunt Kathryn while his parents are in Atlanta. He buys a can of Monster Blood at a dusty old toy store and the shit Monster Blood hits the fan from th
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Ryan
These books are quite a lot silly and the endings can be a little frustrating at times. That being said I find myself really enjoying them, They have a tension that makes them a great ride and makes you compelled to swallow them in one sitting.
This one in particular brings back the nostalgic fears from childhood which meant I enjoyed it more than I thought I would and probably should!
Carmen
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children; Parents
Evan's got a problem.

His mom and dad are going to Atlanta to try and find a house there. Meanwhile, Evan has to spend a few weeks with his great-aunt Kathryn. She's old. And deaf. And wears a strange necklace that looks like it's made out of bone.

Kathryn has no tv. No stereo. No videogames. What is Evan going to do to entertain himself? All Kathryn has is a big bookshelf full of dusty tomes about magic, ancient Egypt, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and medicine.

Kathryn also has a black cat name
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Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Αν και τρίτο κατά σειρά κυκλοφορίας, το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο είναι το δεύτερο των "Ανατριχίλων" που διάβασα. Συγκριτικά με το πρώτο, η υπόθεσή του μοιάζει αρκετά απλοϊκή, ίσως και κάπως αφελής, και σαφέστατα δεν καταφέρνει να σε τρομάξει όσο θα ήθελες, ή και όσο θα μπορούσε. Παρ' όλα ταύτα, διαβάζεται ευχάριστα, χωρίς να κρύβει ανατροπές και εκπλήξεις.
Rebecca McNutt
This book passed the time, but it wasn't all that great and it was very choppy, even for middle-grade fiction.
Mario
These books are so much fun to read.
Pulkit
This book is about Evan who has to stay with her Aunt Kathryn, where he makes a new friend. later, he chances upon an old toy shop where he spots a dusty tin of monster blood. Intrigued, he takes it home, oblivious to the dangerous consequences that would ruin his life...forever?

Before anything else, this was my first book and I liked it, at that time. Not much, just a little, but enough to make me read another book which led to yet another and now I can't stop reading books. So, I want to thank
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Jory
Honest To Blog I felt like this book literally took years off of my life. This one is definitely in the "Oh. This is an awful concept." Goosebumps books category. And there are a few of them. Its only a few, but they are there.

Monster Blood, after reading it again, is really just an evil flubber. An evil flubber with no back story. An evil flubber with extensive unanswered questions about it. Like who and the hell is this witch turned cat Sarahbeth? Where did she come from? Why did she cast a s
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David Santos

The ending was a little too scifi for my taste, but stil good and thats what I like about these Goosebumps books the author takes something really dumb like playdo and gives it life.....not exciting at my age, but he writes the characters so well and has so many events happening that it keeps you glued to the book.

I don't judge books by their cover, but I sure do judge by their title and this book did not catch my interest at all. I was so disinterested that I thought about skipping this one an
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Leon van den Hoven
1. I decided to read this book because i needed to get another book under my belt for the wide reading assesment and this was one of the books on my shelf so i gave it a peak and decided to carry on reading!

2. I found Aunt Kathryn an interesting character in the book because of the way she acted around Evan. This is further intensified when i include the fact that Evan is only just met her and his parents have left him all alone with her. Kathryn is a eighty year old deaf woman who never learned
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Matt Mazenauer
Jun 09, 2010 Matt Mazenauer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids, nostalgia people
Recommended to Matt by: Goosebumps
This is supposed to be the most classic of all Goosebumps stories - I was surprised at how uneven it is. As always, the characters are interesting, but even for Goosebumps, this is kind of an out there plot. Most surprising of all, there's not a really big threat looming. tl;dr, this wasn't as good as I remember from my childhood.
Redfox5
Reader beware you're in for a scare!

I'm gonna read like it's 1994! I was 6 when I first started these books, borrowed 'Night Of The Living Dummy' from one of my friends and I was hooked from there. I read them all through the 90's and loved them. I only stopped when the 'Goosebumps 2000' series came out but I'm not sure if that's because they were rubbish or I was just getting older and had started to lose interest.

Monster Blood wasn't bad, the book is better than the episode they made for t
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*Miss Fame*
Oh R.L. Stine... oh you...

Apparently Stine believes in massive time warps that happen within mere minutes. First, in Welcome to Dead House, the kids got home at 2am and about 20 minutes later the sun was rising... now in this book, Evan left right after lunch, a couple of things happened... he was gone maybe an hour at tops, and then he was going back to his aunt's house for dinner... geez, I thought time flew but in Goosebumps, hours are just skipped!

The other thing I found a bit funny - Evan
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Maggie Gordon
Monster Blood is one of the most well-known and popular Goosebumps story lines, and it has several sequels that follow this book. However, it is certainly not one of my favourite stories of the series. This particular novel introduces readers to Evan and Andy. Evan’s parents are off looking for a house in a new city, so he is left to stay with his strange, deaf aunt Kathryn. When wandering about town trying to waste time, he meets Andy, a local who takes him to her favourite toy store. The shop ...more
Luke Baldock
Perhaps kids just don't recognise a formula. It's something that R.L. Stine has no problem exploiting. Monster Blood is the third book in the series and it really didn't appeal to me. It starts off with a young boy being left with a strange deaf aunt, as his parents go off looking for a new house. Perhaps living in a strange new place is genuinely scary for children. He soon ventures around this new town and meets a nice young girl that serves as his sidekick. They go to a toy store and find a s ...more
Tracy Poff
Evan's father has been transferred to Atlanta, so Evan has to stay with his great-aunt Kathryn, while his parents look for a new house. His great-aunt is completely deaf, refuses to learn sign language or to lip-read, and is, in his father's words, a bit weird.

It's not all bad, though. When he takes his dog, Trigger, for a walk, he meets Andrea--Andy. She's twelve, like him, and they share a sense of humor, so they become fast friends. While looking around a toy store, they find a can of 'Monste
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Kimberly
Every child is different, but if you have boys that are between 6 and 12 that love scary stories, they will probably love Goosebumps books. My younger son might have even been 5 years old when I first started reading the books to him. My kids will hang on me and beg me to keep reading even after reading several chapters.

R.L. Stine does have a formula to his stories, but they are not predictable. Goosebumps and Goosebumps: Horrorland are written for that 6-12 age group, so if you have an older ch
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Hunter
When Evan Ross is dropped off at his crazy full-deaf grandmothers house, he doesn't even walk through the door before he already wants to leave.
Evan meets a new friend, her name is Andrea, but she likes to be called Andy. Andy suggests to go downtown to the old toy store. Thats when all the trouble begins.
Evan buys monster blood a type of green goo that the store manager says doesn't "work" anymore. After Andy and Evan get back to the house, the decide to play around with the monster blood, out
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Jill
Well, I think 8-year-old me was a better audience for this book than 20-something me was. The goofy story mashed together lots of scary elements and created a truly ridiculous ending. Also, every chapter ends on a cliff-hanger and almost every chapter ends on a jump scare.
Jonathan Currinn
I wasn't quite expecting to love this book. Usually when it comes to Goosebumps, I'm a little on the dubious side. Some are frighteningly good, others take their time, and then there are the ones that are boring. This one, however, was packed with imagery, and I can't help but enjoy it.

The characters were relatable and engaging.

What let this down was the rushed ending, on the other hand, there was a cliff-hanging finish that I wasn't expecting, which made this pretty spooky.

Quite a few questions
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Elgalla
I will be copy-pasting this for every Goosebumps novel I'll be reading.

On a whim, I decided to read all of the Goosebumps books. Some of them I've read before but, for the most part, I haven't. I won't be giving any stars; this doesn't mean anything about my actual opinion for the books, it only means that I don't think I can realistically, objectively rank 62 books which are not even meant for my age. I did enjoy the ones I read as a child and I am enjoying the ones I'm reading now, so that's
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Gabriel Kuhnert

This book ‘Goosebumps Monster blood” is a horror book. The characters in this book is Evan,Kathryn,Trigger known as the dog, and Andy. I chose to read this book because I like the Goosebumps series.


This story starts off with Evan and his dog Trigger going to his weird aunt Kathryn’s house for a few days. This story takes place mostly in the house in a weird environment. The conflict is Evan wondering why he can't go into a certain room because his aunt won't let him. As the story goes on Evan a
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Rocket to Mars
Monster Blood sets out to be following the typical Goosebumps formula with two children who stumble upon some big bad that threatens them. The thing that it does differently is the way misdirection is applied: nothing is obvious in the way the potential threats are presented. In some cases, however, it is really exaggerated: the most glaring case is the toy shop owner's attitude when the children buy the Monster Blood at first and the fact that later on in the story he has mysteriously fled the ...more
Larasestu Hadisumarinda
Wah ceritanya lebih bagus dari buku keduanya, lebih seru twist-twistnya dan jujur aja saya gak bisa nebak. Kayaknya alamat saya juga minat ngoleksi buku-buku ini deh. Ehe.

Evan, Andy, Nenek Kathelyn.

Evan, ayahnya pindah kerja ke Atlanta, ibunya ikut buat beberapa hari, so, dia dititipin ke rumah neneknya yang tuli (gak ngerti bahasa isyarat sama gerak bibir) sementara mereka nyari tempat tinggal. Di daerah tempat tinggal neneknya dia ketemu Andy. Mereka kenalan terus pergi ke toko mainan. Di sana
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Colton
Really didn't care for this one.

As a rule, the early Goosebumps books were the best, but this is the exception to that rule. I never read the Monster Blood books as a kid because they just looked boring as hell. My kid self was right.

This is a book about a boy finding some green goo and playing with it until it starts to grow. This takes up about 90% of the book. The last 10% is an ending so illogical, so out of left field, so ridiculous, that it's just kind of funny. It's completely out of li
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Dharia Scarab
My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

http://spreadthewordnevada.org/

Myself, I go ou
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Alondra
Dec 16, 2011 Alondra rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: R.L. Stine lovers
Gotta love Goosebumps. Kids finding Monster Blood at local "toy store", monster blood grows and takes on life of its own. Dog eats it, grows. Bullies get eaten by blob... yeah, classic R.L. Stine. love it :D
Travis
I think this is a perfect book to read at a campfire to creep out the cub scouts, but it is meant to be a little silly and stupid, not like "To Kill a Mocking Bird." This is a book to read in order to pass time until the bus picks you up. The main story is that Eric, and his female friend Andy, find a substance called "Monster Blood" and struggle to maintain it as it keeps growing and growing. I liked this book because it was... well... "new". It was a fun, quick read and I recommend to read it ...more
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Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

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  • Stay Out of the Basement  (Goosebumps, #2)
  • Say Cheese and Die! (Goosebumps, #4)
  • The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (Goosebumps, #5)
  • Let's Get Invisible! (Goosebumps, #6)
  • Night of the Living Dummy (Goosebumps, #7)
  • The Girl Who Cried Monster (Goosebumps, #8)
  • Welcome to Camp Nightmare  (Goosebumps, #9)
  • The Ghost Next Door  (Goosebumps, #10)
  • The Haunted Mask (Goosebumps, #11)
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