The Slither Sisters (Tales from Lovecraft Middle School) by Charles Gilman

“Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons – Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!”
–Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

This second novel in the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series begins right where Professor Gargoyle ended.  Seventh-grader Robert Arthur has discovered that two of his classmates are actually sinister snake-women in disguise. Even worse, his new middle school is full of “gates” to a terrifying alternate dimension – a haunted mansion full of strange spirits and monstrous beasts.  For Robert to protect his teachers and classmates, he'll need to return to this haunted dimension with his best friends Glenn and Karina.   Can they uncover the secrets of Lovecraft Middle School before it's too late?

The Slither Sisters features more bizarre beasts, more strange mysteries, and more adventure.  It's perfect for readers ages 10 and up. Best of all, the cover features a state-of-the-art “morphing” photo portrait – so you can personally witness the sisters transforming into their slithering alter egos.  You won't believe your eyes!

Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2: The Slither Sisters

 After Robert and Glenn narrowly escape through the gates with their lives. In The Slither Sisters, they end up right back where they never wanted to be. And this time the girls are trying to get them to give up their bodies to the master. One thing that they didn't count on is that this time, they find a friend on the other side. 

I love the idea behind the story of how Lovecraft Middle School exists. This combination of the different dimensions and how they have come to overlap.  Some of the pictures, and maybe a little of the story line maybe a bit on the scary side for younger readers. 

This series reminds me of the feelings I had while reading The Witches by Roald Dahl. It's got somewhat of a darker storyline, but it's very imaginative, unique and fun to read. 

The friendship between Robert, Karina and Glenn is slowly becoming something that is very solid and I for one am very interested to see how that is going to develop more as the series goes on.

The books are very fast paced, constant action and adventure. With creatures from other dimensions coming through, slowly overtaking the school. But which students and faculty can you trust...and how far will they go?

5 stars

From the Hardcover edition.

Hardcover, 160 pages

Published January 15th 2013 by Quirk Books

ISBN 1594745935 (ISBN13: 9781594745935)