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Twisted New Series
on May 26, 2012
In the first book of the new series, Mickey and his best friend, Amanda, are taking care of his vacationing neighbors' black cat, Bella. They basically just feed the cat and make sure it doesn't claw the furniture. One day, they accidentally leave the door open and Bella runs out. They try to catch up to her, but it was too late. Bella was hit by a truck.
Mickey and Amanda come up with a plan to replace Bella before her owners come home. They go to a local pet store called Cat Heaven. The store carries different breeds and colors of cats, but they don't have one exactly like Bella. Before leaving, Mickey and Amanda stumble upon a room in the back where they find an exact match to Bella. The clerk won't let them buy a cat from the back room, so they steal it.
Now the trouble begins, as Mickey starts seeing more cats. Are these cats real or is he imagining them?
The Halls of Horrors is an old castle hidden in HorrorLand where kids come to tell a true scary story to the Story-Keeper. If the story is really frightening, the Story-Keeper will keep the story in the Halls of Horror. Unlike the previous Horrorland books, this new series doesn't have a continuing storyline, besides from the Story-Keeper being the narrator. Or maybe R.L. Stine has something up his sleeve and maybe the kids from this series will be gathered together in one book. Overall, I enjoyed reading Claws! and I loved the twist at the end.