Friday, April 30, 2021

Book Review - Into Darkness (Stuffed, #2) by Liz Braswell + Giveaway

 

This year Clark can't wait to go back to camp. This time he has friends to hang out with. His friends from last year will be there again. Clark will finally be initiated into their exclusive camp club. The club and its members are the only ones who knows everything about Monsters and Stuffies. Clark brings his Stuffy, Foon, who Clark suspects had saved his father from a monster.

When Clark and his friends get to camp, they realize something is off. They find strange things and gooey substances are all over their bunks. The adults at the camp are all acting weird and their Stuffies go missing when they need them most. On a camping trip, they friends become trapped in a creepy old cabin. They soon realize that the Monsters are out for revenge against Foon and will stop at nothing to get it.

I thought this was going to be a fun read because the cover looked cute. I liked that the book included instructions on how to create your own Stuffy. I didn't realize this book was a continuation of the first book. While they attempted to give a brief summary, I felt like there was a few nuances that I missed. However, I actually didn't finish reading the book because I felt the book was to very boring. The writing style was clinical and felt dull. Typically, when I read YA/Children books, the book is filled with jokes that are aimed to keep young readers entertained. This book felt like punishment to read and I lost interest one third of the way in. 

 **Disclosure - I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion.**

 

 

About The Book:

Title: INTO DARKNESS (Stuffed #2)

Author: Liz Braswell

Pub. Date: May 4, 2021

Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion

Pages: 315

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

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From New York Times Bestselling Author Liz Braswell, comes the second novel in the STUFFED series! Set at summer camp, Foon’s boy, Clark, is kidnapped by an evil monster bent on revenge and Foon must enter the Darkness in order to save him.

No Stuffy has ever gone into the Darkness and returned....

Clark can’t wait to go away to camp this year. For the first time ever, he has actual friends to hang out with. Catherine-Lucille and D. A. will both be at Camp I Can with Clark, and C. L. has already promised to induct him into her exclusive camp club—the one for campers who know everything there is to know about the world of Monsters and how Stuffies protect kids from them. And now that he knows (or suspects . . . very strongly) that his grandma-made Stuffy, Foon, heroically saved his own father from a horrible fate, Clark is obviously bringing Foon to camp along with him.

But once Clark gets to camp, he and his friends discover things are off. There are strange, gooey findings in some of the bunks, the adults are acting weird, and, worst of all, their Stuffies and dolls go missing right at the moment they need them the most—when they go on the intersession camping trip and end up trapped in a creepy old cabin. What Clark and his friends don’t know, and what the mighty Foon soon discovers, is that the Monsters have launched a revenge campaign against Foon—a campaign that entails sucking the very life out of Clark. Now it’s up to Foon to enter the World of Darkness and take on the Monster in charge in order to stop the plot and save Clark’s life. 

In the long tradition of Stuffies vs. Monsters, this one’s a battle for the ages—one that will certainly go down in Stuffy history.

PRAISE FOR STUFFED:

“A warm and engaging tale” – Kirkus Reviews




 Grab Book 1, STUFFED Now!

 

About Liz:

Liz Braswell spent her childhood reading fairy tales, catching frogs, and going on adventures in the woods with her stuffed animals. She has a degree in Egyptology from Brown University (and yes, she can write your name in hieroglyphs). After making video games for ten years Liz now writes full-time and plays video games for fun. She has written Snow, RxThe Nine Lives of Chloe King, and several books in the best-selling Twisted Tale series, including Part of Your World and As Old as Time. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children, a cat, a part-time dog, three fish, and five coffee trees, and still sleeps with a Stuffy.  You can email her at me@lizbraswell.com or find her on Instagram and Twitter @LizBraswell.



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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of INTO DARKNESS (Stuffed #2). US Only.

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