From School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-This book picks up where Professor Gargoyle (Quirk, 2012) left off. The Price twins are back, but something is decidedly not right about them and seventh-grader Robert Arthur and his new friends Glenn and Karina are determined to get to the bottom of it all. But first, he needs to run for student-council president, because Sarah Price is running against the dorky Howard Mergler, who doesn't stand a chance against her. She and her sister, Sylvia, are both slithering snake monsters in disguise. It seems that the school was built with materials recycled from remnants of a haunted mansion, and monsters are conspiring to take over the school. Only Robert, Glenn, and Karina, who is a ghost, know about it. This fast-paced, humorous tale will appeal to fans of horror along the lines of R. L. Stine. The pace as well as the spot art will keep readers hooked, and a cliff-hanger of sorts will keep them asking for more. It is best to start with book one, but not totally necessary.-Brenda Kahn, Tenakill Middle School, Closter, NJα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Following Professor Gargoyle (2012), this second outing in the promising Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series introduces Sarah and Sylvia Price, popular 13-year-old twins who turn into revolting snake girls with eight-inch tongues once you cross through the portal between middle school and haunted Tillinghast Mansion. It’s up to Robert, Glenn, and ghost girl Karina to stop the “snakesisters” from leading the whole school to doom at the tentacles of the Old Ones. Lovecraftian gibberish (“Y’golonac chaugnar faugn”) and beasties (ably sketched by Smith) keep this fast, fun, and adequately disgusting. Great teaser for volume three, too. Grades 4-6. --Daniel Kraus