Mayhem at the Museum by Regina Watts
Scientific progress goes boom!
Luther Watson is an anxious boy. His best friend, Paine, assures him that he has no reason to be, but what could Paine know of anxiety? No bipedal wolf capable of disguising itself as a stuffed animal has anything to worry about...especially when the only person who can see him is Luther.
That is, until a field trip to the Smokeland Science Museum introduces him to Miranda Even, the disturbing daughter of an eccentric family of Smokeland locals. Her morbid interest in all the parts of life most others try to ignore soon have the new friends embroiled in a scheme to determine just why, exactly, the science museum's old janitor was so freaked out to be fired without having a chance to clean his office...and as the answer turns out to be far more dangerous than expected, chaos overtakes the science museum, people will die, and--oh, yeah.
A woman-eating wolf is on the loose.
Welcome to Smokeland.
This splatterific romp that asks "What would happen if Calvin & Wednesday Addams met during a field trip to a children's science museum and stumbled upon the janitor's guns?" is meant to be fun and funny as well as horrifying, so if dead kids can't make you laugh under any circumstances, I wouldn't read this if I were you.
Regina’s turns her malevolent eye to splatter, in a book sure to bring glee to the wicked of heart.
There has never been anything Regina has written that I didn’t like. She always horrifies me, occasionally makes my nethers twitch--she writes some very steamy hucow books--but every time I’m in awe of her skills as a writer. ‘Mayhem at the Museum’ is one of her best to date. I just love Miranda. I want my daughter to be just like her. Even if I have to visit her in prison. Dark humor, imaginative kills, kids with guns, rabid wolves and of course superlative prose. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
Here’s a sentence I bet you never thought you’d read- I enjoyed this book about two active shooters as they and their wolf tear through a school field trip. This book has some creative freaking kills, and none of them even happen at the hands of the children! Even though the subject matter should have been extremely dark, Watts finds a way to write child killing in a humorous and light hearted way. Crushes get crushed, bullies get beamed, and a few kids get blown to Kingdom Come. Throughout the whole endeavor, somehow the main characters go unscathed and come out on top in the end, just like the TV show characters the two main characters are loosely based off of. I’m a bit biased, seeing as though I eat up everything Regina puts out, but I found this book to be hilarious and entertaining. No matter the genre, Regina Watts puts out fantastic books and this one is no different.