Jack Heath, The Human Flytrap (Scream #1), Scholastic, 1 May 2015, 144pp., $12.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781760152086
Jack Heath, The Spider Army (Scream #2), Scholastic, 1 May 2015, 137pp., $12.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781760152093
Classic horror stories, complete with an outrageous cover to lure in the lover of a good old spooky yarn, these books with their black edged pages and short chapters are sure to be winners with younger readers ready for some scary adventures.
The stories rattle on at breakneck speed with no gory detail spared, as they lurch from Axe Falls to ruined houses, science labs, libraries and hospitals. Main characters Josh and Yvette carry the day and will have readers thirsting for more breakneck adventure in subsequent titles in the series. Recommended.
Reviewed by Chris Dayman