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DEAD...OR ALIVE?After last year's scary adventure, Gabe's a little nervous about being back in Egypt. Back near the ancient pyramids. Back where he saw all of those creepy mummies. Then he learns about an Egyptian superstition. A secret chant that is supposed to bring mummies to life. Gabe's uncle says it's just a hoax. But now it sounds like something's moving in the mummDEAD...OR ALIVE?After last year's scary adventure, Gabe's a little nervous about being back in Egypt. Back near the ancient pyramids. Back where he saw all of those creepy mummies. Then he learns about an Egyptian superstition. A secret chant that is supposed to bring mummies to life. Gabe's uncle says it's just a hoax. But now it sounds like something's moving in the mummy's tomb.No way a couple of dumb words can wake the dead. Can they?...

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Return of the Mummy Reviews

  • Carmen
    2019-05-10 14:58

    I liked this book. We're back in Egypt with Gabe and Sari, some of the few non-white protagonists in the Goosebumps series. Sari is still an obnoxious little brat, and turning 13 has made Gabe into something of a flirt. He flirts with two adult women in this book: the flight stewardess and Nila!Once again, Sari and Gabe are spending the summer with Sari's father, Ben. He is a renowned archeologist. They are just about to open the tomb of Khor-Ru, who was King Tut's cousin, or something.One bad sign is that The Summoner, the tiny but real mummy hand that Gabe owns, has gone cold. And that's strange because it is always warm like a human hand.Gabe also gets some new swag in this book: an necklace with a 4,000-year-old beetle in amber. So cool!Nila, a hot young reporter, has an amber necklace too - but it's just empty.Dr. Fielding is Ben's partner - but Ben doesn't trust him and they get in fights all the time.There's an ancient chant on the door that seals the tomb. It's said that if you repeat the ancient Egyptian chant 5 times, the mummy will come back to life!...I thought this book was fast-paced and interesting. Even though I despise the Sari character, at least I have feelings about her, which means she isn't bland. I like being in the 'exotic' location of Egypt, and in the middle of an archeological dig. I've always liked the idea of mummies coming back to life and magical Egyptian talismans.(view spoiler)[ Nila is a 4,000-year-old Egyptian princess who turns into a scarab at night and sleeps in her "empty" amber necklace. She raises the mummy so that they can rule Egypt once more. But the mummy just wants to sleep. Gabe breaks her necklace, and she is turned into a scarab permanently.(hide spoiler)]P.S. I learned a new word! Burnoose. :)

  • Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
    2019-05-07 14:40

    Ένα από τα βιβλία της σειράς που με απογοήτευσε σε αρκετά μεγάλο βαθμό και αυτό γιατί είναι σχεδόν όμοιο με το πρώτο. Δεν λέω... δεν περίμενα να υπάρχει τρελή διαφοροποίηση στο story line, δεδομένου ότι κανένα sequel της σειράς δεν το κάνει, αλλά θα ήθελα να μην ακολουθείται η αρχική πλοκή σχεδόν κατά γράμμα, προσφέροντάς μου ένα αίσθημα αγωνίας. Κάτι να έχω να περιμένω, βρε αδερφέ...

  • Connie
    2019-05-09 18:57

    Source: I own this book. Cost: Unknown Title:Return of the MummySeries:Goosebumps #23 Author:RL Stine Overall Rating:3 starsThis book is a sequel to book #4 of the Goosebumps series and it takes place a year later when Gabe goes back to Egypt to visit his Uncle Ben and cousin Sari again. I always liked this book, but it was never one of my favourites as there are much better books in the series. I think that the first part of these mini series with the big series is always the best one and the others kind of fall flat by the end. This kind of fell flat in places, literally, like when Gabe fell down a hole.

  • Veronica Ika
    2019-05-15 22:39

    "There's no way that moldy old mummified prince is going to come back to life just because I recite 6 words I don't even know the meaning of."It's another adventure Gabe has with his Uncle Ben and Cousin Sari in archaeological world. Today, they make a great discovery, the tomb of the ancient prince from 4 thousand years ago witnessed by a reporter named Nila. But the discovery leads to something else when the reporter demands to know the six ancient words and speak them out loud five times...This story is much better than the preceding one.

  • itchy
    2019-04-25 20:46

    sticky bird bandages--what a novel idea!

  • Kaitlyn
    2019-05-19 16:52

    This book was a serious let down. It was almost the same as the first book to this one. Really you would think R.L. Stine could come up with something better, I mean he's written at least 30 books!Anyway, the story takes place in Cairo, Egypt and Sari (Gabe's cousin) Uncle Ben, and Gabe are off again exploring a four thousand year old pyramid. Except this time they are about to open a tomb door that belongs to Prince Kahru. Soon, Gabe and Sari get worried that Uncle Ben might be Falling for a lady from Cairo Sun Newspaper. When they meet she claims she is Press. But what she really is will take you by surprise.Although, I do have to give R.L Stine his props. He had to do a lot of research to get the book to seem real. Really the book is not terrible, I just think R.L. Stine could have written it a bit better and more interesting!Because in the last book the whole crew was exploring a pyramid. When a 'starange,' guy gets them in a tight situation. Literally. And now in this book, another person is out to get something they needed, for more than four thousand years...Sari-"Well, that scarab crawled away and disappeared," An evil smile crossed Sari's lips. "I'll bet that bug is waiting for you in your cot, waiting to bite you."I laughed. "Sari, you'd say anything to try to scare me. You just can't stand the idea that I'm the hero!""You're right," She replied dryly. "I can't stand the idea. Good night, Gabe."A few minutes later I was in my pj's and ready for bed. What a night! What an amazing night!As I slid into the cot and pulled up the covers, I knew it was a night I would never forget."OUCH!"So, I don't completely recommend this book, unless you really don't have anything to read. Seriously!

  • Megan
    2019-04-26 20:57

    This could've been a good story, but the ending left a lot to be desired. I was left with too many questions about what had happen, and I didn't like that at all. Gabe and Sari weren't all that likable, so reading the book took a while to read because of it. Just an okay book to me.

  • Kevin Xu
    2019-05-16 23:09

    my most favorite Goosbumps book, if this happened I would just be dead, my greatest fear

  • Michele
    2019-04-25 21:57

    Gabe and Sari return to Egypt to meet up with Uncle Ben, the famous archaeologist. Our young heroes are now thirteen and their competitive nature has not subsided with age. Ben is on the verge of a monumental discovery of a prince's tomb that could possibly eclipse How Carter's discovery of King Tutankhamen.In this story, Stine situates the story to a desert camp near the tomb site. Just prior to breaking the tomb's seal, Dr. Fielding (Ben's partner) arrives and voices his belief in the tomb curse and strongly advises against opening the tomb. This is a trope that Stine used in his prior mummy book, The Curse of the Mummy Tomb. However, when Ben, Sari, and Gabe look upon the mummy of the young prince, Gabe actually stops to ponder that the prince had been a living, breathing person at one time. It's a quiet moment which gently guides the young reader to think about and respect the dead. Unlike Stine's prior mummy story, in this tale, we get the anticipated mummy reanimated and controlled by another person to do their bidding (see Hammer Films The Mummy from 1959). The significance of the amber pendant is a unique twist and I think works nicely in the story. I also thought the room of white bulb shaped spiders worked well, at least on my imagination since I do not like spiders. The initial rope looks like a snake moment is also effective - again, at least on me since I'm also not a big fan of snakes (hey, neither was Indiana Jones!). What I did not care for in this book was the continued one-upping behavior of Sari and Gabe. I actually thought it got stale because I read both books back to back in quick succession. I also thought the element of Gabe getting left behind over used too. And, has this boy not discovered slip-on sneakers? He is forever having to tie one shoe that will not stay tied!

  • Caleb
    2019-05-17 23:05

    Gabe is going to go to Egypt where his uncle, who on is an archeologist, has uncovered a tomb.This is something that interests Gabe and he wants his uncle to get the recognition he deserves. The only problem is Gabe's cousin will be there and she is always trying to outdo him in everything, like it's a competition.They will need to work together when weird things start happening around the archeological site.

  • Donna
    2019-05-13 16:44

    So I think Stine’s real comfort zone is middle grade. I think Goosebumps, while at times silly, have far more developed plots, settings, and characters than his young adult stuff. In RETURN OF THE MUMMY, for instance, Stine takes his time setting the scene of Gabe going to Egypt and developing the setting while in Egypt at the dig site. The visual is much more real in my head than reading most of his YA stuff because, I think, so much of the book is setting up the creepy part to come.Gabe and his cousin Sari have a sibling-level antagonistic relationship fueled by unwarranted competition and bickering but when stuff really starts happening they’re there for each other and protecting each other, no matter how much they may say they annoy each other. In fact, I think these two pre-teens are far more developed than a lot of Stine’s teenagers in his Fear Street books. They actually come across as real characters with multiple dimensions. Not once did I find myself balking at what was going on. I was just having fun with the story.And it was a fun story. Never mind that it fuels my obsession for all things ancient Egypt. It was a genuinely fun and creepy story in a somewhat unique setting with POC characters (that seem to be rather lacking in Stine’s older stuff, at least). The story seemed to be modeled after Tutankhamen’s finding back in the 20s with the nestled chambers and mummy’s curse and all of that but I think it just added to the greatness of the story (at least to me, I can really appreciate that).Plus it had a creepy edge to it. And for a lot of the book it was just slowly moving along with nothing really out of the ordinary going on. There was a lot of creep served up within a few short chapters. It was there and gone but I think it was just enough. The setting itself, out in the middle of the desert, at night, with things that have been dead for thousands of years, is creepy in its own right. The moment of reanimated mummy just adds to all of that.So yeah, RETURN OF THE MUMMY is a super fun Goosebumps book. Great characters, great story, and I think it really epitomizes Stine’s craft and is indicative of what he does best and why people like him so much. This is what he’s good at.4.5

  • Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)
    2019-05-21 19:05

    This review was updated on A Weebish Book Blog as part of my TBT Review feature.R.L. Stine was one of my first favorite authors growing up and the goosebumps series my first fictional love. When I saw the library had the new goosebumps audiobooks, I was thrilled! I’m well aware that I never had the chance to read every single goosebumps story as I wanted to, and was excited at the chance to delve back into the series.RETURN OF THE MUMMY is the second mummy book in the classic goosebumps series. Gabe’s Uncle Ben, a famous archaeologist, invites him back to Egypt to explore a previously undiscovered tomb. He is elated he might be part of the discovery of a new tomb, but he’s not thrilled to spend the summer with his know-it-all cousin Sari.I love all things ancient Egyptian and it was exciting to be on this journey with Gabe and Sari, even if their teasing and pranks made me roll my eyes a bit. Mostly because it felt a lot like growing up with two annoying brothers. 😉The plot was simple, but expected with goosebumps. It didn’t get in the way of my enjoyment and there was a few plot twists that actually shocked me! I would have given this a solid four starts if it wasn’t for that classic, but super annoying cliffhanger that R.L. Stine is known for.Cliffhangers are just not my cuppa, I’ve found.My plan to rummage my favorite used bookstore for more goosebumps books was tossed aside after experiencing the superb narration of Kirby Heyborne. He did a wonderful job portraying the characters and suspense of this novel, I hope he continues to star in more goosebumps audiobooks. I’m not exaggerating when I say he brought RETURN OF THE MUMMY to life. I’m eager to visit Egypt with Gabe again and see what sort of spooky mischief he and Sari got up to in their first mummy adventure!I recommend Return of the Mummy to anyone who loves children’s horror. If you haven’t tried R.L. Stine’s classic goosebumps books, what are you waiting for?!

  • Jay
    2019-04-27 22:53

    "Return of the Mummy" is the sequel to "Curse of the Mummy's Tomb", a Goosebumps book I thought was kind of up and down. And interestingly, it was one of the few that didn't really end in a cliffhanger. So the fact that there is even a sequel is kind of surprising. Luckily, Return of the Mummy is better than the first. What I liked about the first is that the adults actually play an important part of the book. Uncle Ben is still his goofy mummy-searching self. He has a sketchy partner and there is even a small love story with the reporter Nila.Gabe is also much better in "Return of the Mummy." He is no longer a complete buffoon. The entire plot of Curse was predicated on Gabe getting lost or falling down. In Return, he only get's lost once. And towards the end of the book, he gets the cuts to save his Uncle and defeat the villain."Return of the Mummy" is very similar to its prequel but better in almost all ways. It doesn't reach the levels of some of the better Goosebumps books but it's definitely solid enough. My biggest issue is actually the last page. As usual, there is a slight twist in the last paragraph. Here, all that happens is Gabe says "Ouch!" Now, I know what R.L. Stine is trying to convey here, but it's a pretty dumb cliffhanger in my opinion.1. One Day at Horrorland2. Night of the Living Dummy3. Say Cheese and Die4. Welcome to Dead House5. The Werewolf of Fever Swamp6. The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight7. Ghost Beach8. Deep Trouble9. The Haunted Mask10. Welcome to Camp Nightmare11. Return of the Mummy12. Stay Out of the Basement13. Monster Blood14. The Ghost Next Door15. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb16. Let's Get Invisible17. The Girl Who Cried Monster18. You Can't Scare Me19. Piano Lessons Can Be Murder20. Be Careful What You Wish For21. Why I'm Afraid of Bees 22. Monster Blood II23. Go Eat Worms

  • Joey the J in R.J. Spindle
    2019-05-03 17:02

    Yes, another sequel. I was excited going into this one, and after a few chapters, I'm still feeling pretty good about it. Sari is still a jerk. I wouldn't blame Gabe if he DID decide to take a swing at her. Of course he won't. He's very well behavied. Gabe pretty much does what he is told. Read more chapter-by-chapter commentary at R. J. Spindle

  • David Santos
    2019-05-06 16:59

    The second book to Goosebumps book number 5 "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb." I really like that there are two main characters. While it is in first person, Gabe is almost always with Sari, and their interaction makes it a fun read. A nice little twist near the end. This book is more scifish. You have mummy's, chants and other weird things, but still an enjoyable read. Uncle Ben is not a boring character. Alot like me. Wise yet humorous!

  • Sarah
    2019-05-24 20:52

    I gave this bood 3 stars is because i thought it was really confusing. I didnt know where they were are what they were doing. After I read this book I would maybe read it again. The ending was decent, they saolved the mistery of what happened to the mummy and Jack and Amy were happy the never had to go to the pyrimids again.

  • Katey
    2019-05-04 15:48

    I enjoyed this book. I don't know if it was because it took place in a different country or what, but I thought it was exciting. I don't know what the twist was, but I could probably come up with some hunches.

  • Jose Ayala
    2019-05-18 21:04

    the book was so cool.Because the mummy comes out and try's to stop the kids.But the kids run as fast as they can.Also it comes out of no where and then the kids start running and then it is also so funny.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-21 15:51

    My 6-year old daughter LOVED it. She's a new recruit to the genre ;)

  • Atharva Shah
    2019-05-20 18:53

    The second in the Mummy Series from Goosebumps. Almost like the first one but recruiting nor character and a grand big pyramid. Sari and Uncle Ben are back and I still love Saris attitude and competitiveness.The story is not much gold but gets well and progressive but is not scary in the least. There are a few connections about the ancient dummy and the relics. I like the parts about the new discovery and the character of Nils but apart from that the book is dull and boring.PlotGabe Sabry is flying back to Egypt to attend the grand public opening of the pyramid Uncle Ben was excavating in the last book. Uncle Ben and his daughter Sari pick Gabe up from the airport and they drive straight to the pyramids in Giza. Uncle Ben informs Gabe that instead of a hotel in Cairo, they will be staying in the Pyramid Hilton, his name for the tents lining the exterior of the pyramid.Uncle Ben announces that he and his team are very close to breaking the seal on a tomb inside the pyramid. As Uncle Ben walks the children to the pyramid's entrance, a mummy staggers out and attacks the three. Except it is not really a mummy at all, but a guy dressed as a mummy making a commercial for "Sticky Bird Bandages."Uncle Ben gives Gabe a necklace with a pendant made of amber. Inside the amber is a scarab, which Uncle Ben explains were sacred insects to their ancestors. Sari thinks it is a dumb present, but Gabe wears it with pride. Sari tells Gabe that the scarab beetle somehow came out of the amber and is crawling on him. Gabe feels a pinch on his leg and remembering that Uncle Ben warned him that a scarab bite meant instant death, he falls to the ground howling in horror. Except that the scarab never left his pendant and the pinch came from Sari, who knelt down and pinched his leg. Gabe is upset, but Sari feels she should not apologize.Over breakfast the next morning, Uncle Ben tells Gabe about the tomb they are opening. Ben believes it belonged to King Tut's cousin, Prince Khor-Ru, and could be filled with millions of dollars' worth of valuable jewels. Or it could be empty, a trick tomb to fool grave-robbers, Ben casually warns. After breakfast, Sari tells Gabe that she is worried about her father. He is really set a lot of his hopes on the discoveries inside the tomb making him famous and she is afraid that he will be really depressed, if there is nothing inside the tomb.Uncle Ben hurries over to the children and drags them into the pyramid, as his workers are ready to break the seal. He gives the children yellow hard hats with lights to wear. The three don't make it very far inside the pyramid, before they are stopped by a beautiful woman dressed in a white pantsuit. The woman introduces herself as Nila Rahmad. Nila is a reporter for the Cairo Sun and she wants permission to accompany Uncle Ben as he opens the tomb. Ben consents, as she claims to have run this idea past Ben's partner, Dr. Fielding. Nila asks Sari and Gabe, if this is their first time to be in a pyramid and Gabe says it is.Nila admires Gabe's pendant and shows him her matching necklace-- only hers doesn't have a scarab inside. Ben tells Nila a bunch of stuff about the pyramid in a clumsy attempt to impress her. Gabe complains that it is cold inside the pyramid and he should have brought a sweatshirt.Almost immediately, Gabe gets lost and does not know how or why. Gabe stops wandering the tunnels of the pyramid and leans against a wall. He then leans through the wall as he tumbles into yet another secret hidden chamber. Inside this chamber are thousands of white spiders. The spiders swarm over Gabe, as a rope ladder finds its way down into the room.Uncle Ben and Nila hoist Gabe back up and Gabe takes out his mummy hand to make sure it survived his fall. Gabe is shocked when Nila asks him if it is The Summoner. It figures that the one character who would remember anything about the previous book wasn't even in it. As the other characters turn around to make their way back on course, Gabe looks down at the mummy hand and sees the fingers twitching.Two days later, Ben's workers finally prepare to break the seal to the tomb. Ben gathers up the two children and Nila and they head down the pyramid. Ben prepares to chisel away the soft gold seal, when he hears a booming voice: "PLEASE- LET ME REST IN PEACE!"  They all turn around and see a lanky man. The man crying out is Dr. Omar Fielding, Ben's partner. Dr. Fielding tries one last time to reason with Ben, to not break the seal. Dr. Fielding reminds Ben that the hieroglyphs on the door warn that anyone who repeats the ancient chant written on the door five times will return the mummified prince to life. Dr. Fielding refuses to be privy to incurring the mummy's wrath and flees the pyramid.  Ben chisels away the seal and pushes open the door. Unfortunately, the inside of the tomb is completely bare.Undeterred, Ben makes the entire crew enter the bare tomb and begin work on removing the gold seal off of another door found in the room. After working all day, the workers remove this seal, and behind the new door they find a large mausoleum filled with pots and chests of treasure. The tomb appears to have once been a meeting room, as inside they find a long table, chairs, and a large throne. The attention of everyone in the tomb soon turns to the stone casket resting against a far wall.  Ben and three of his workers slowly lower the coffin to the ground and slide off the lid. Inside they find the tar-stained, mummified body of Prince Khor-Ru. Suddenly four men burst into the tomb, waving guns. They announce themselves to be with the Cairo police. Dr. Fielding saunters into the tomb and tells Ben he changed his mind and called the police to come and guard the tomb's treasures. Ben wearily accepts the help of the police, as he has no choice.That night, Ben, Nila, and the children are eating dinner around a campfire in the desert. Nila has her arm wrapped around Ben and wants him to tell her the six words that will bring the mummy to life. Ben finally gives in and reveals them to be "Teki Kahru Teki Kahra Teki Khari." Ben scurries away to do some work in the communications tent and Nila heads back to her office in Cairo. Back in their tent, Gabe comes up with a plan to scare Sari, to get her back for all her pranks. He recites the correct chant five times and Sari is visibly disturbed.A gruff figure accosts the children in their tent but it turns out only to be Dr. Fielding. He tells the two youths that he must find Ben and the two children decide to follow him for adventure. As they watch from a safe distance, they can't tell whether Dr. Fielding is leading Uncle Ben towards the pyramid or just resting his arm on his shoulder as they walk quickly across the sand. Dr. Fielding appears to push Ben down into the pyramid's entrance and the two children agree that since they do not have flashlights, they will have to wait outside the entrance. Gabe tells Sari that he saw the four policemen leave earlier in the afternoon, meaning that Dr. Fielding and Ben are alone in the pyramid. After waiting about an hour, Dr. Fielding emerges, alone, from the pyramid. The children try to catch his attention, to ask where Sari's father is, but Dr. Fielding just runs away into the night. Gabe tells Sari to stand guard at the entrance in case her father comes out while he runs back to the tents to grab some flashlights. When Gabe returns, Sari signals that Ben did not come out. The two children head into the dark pyramid, alone.Sari can't remember the exact route that leads to the prince's tomb, but Gabe spots work boot prints in the sand and the two follow the tracks into the empty tomb. They see no sign of Ben, until Gabe notices that the lid to the mummy's casket was now closed. It was open when they had left earlier in the day. The two slide the lid off and find Uncle Ben tied and gagged inside. Dr. Fielding had left him to suffocate sealed inside the casket. Gabe and Sari realize at the same time that if Ben's in the mummy's coffin, then where's the mummy? Right at the entrance to the room, and he is heading right towards the children!Gabe tries to yell for his uncle to save them, but he's passed out inside the case. The two children maneuver their way past the mummy and into the empty room. They run right into Nila. They plead with her to help them, but she gets angry at the children and tells them that they've ruined everything. Nila produces Gabe's mummy hand, which she stole from him, and uses it to call the mummy closer. She reveals that the mummy is her brother and she is over 4,000 years old. Now, thanks to Gabe's Summoner, she and her brother can reign over Egypt again.She calls on her brother to kill the children, but the mummy walks right by them and instead starts choking his sister. "Leave me in peace," the mummy groans as he assaults Nila. Gabe tries to break up the mummy murder and accidentally pulls off Nila's amulet. It crashes to the ground shattering into a thousand shards. She howls out and tells Gabe that the pendant was how she stayed alive all these years. At night she would revert into a scarab and climb inside the amber. Nila shrinks down into the scarab beetle and scurries away into the dark pyramid.Dr. Fielding bursts in, surrounded by police. Turns out Dr. Fielding was not forcing Ben into the pyramid earlier, he had just seen Nila trespass inside and wanted help in stopping her. Then when he ran to get the cops, he was so frantic that he did not bother to stop and reassure Sari. Well, that's the end of that caper, gang.Back inside their tent, Gabe is bragging about his accomplishments to get back at Sari. Sari jokingly warns that Nila, the scarab beetle, could still be after him and he should look out she says "Watch she will be waiting for you under your covers." Gabe climbs into bed and utters in horror "Ouch

  • Andreia
    2019-05-22 19:06

    I haven't read a Goosebumps book for the first time in some years. I re-read one once in a while but actually reading one for the first time it hadn't happened. Okay it took me about an hour to read it which is impressive, i remember taking 2 days to read them, but you know things change and I am older now.R.L.Stine is without a doubt my fav writer of horror for children (it is also the only one i read, so i dont have a lot to compare it to). I love how you are the main character and how you feel what she feels perfectly. Like there's this part in the book where the main character falls and I actually felt his pain.Return of the Mummy is about this young boy Gabe, who goes to Cairo to spend the holidays with his uncle Ben Hassad, who is an archaeologist, and his cousin Sari, who is really annoying. And they have a really big adventure discovering the tomb of prince Khor-ru, cousin of king Tut. Who sadly was not a real person, i looked it up. In this small adventure you come to hate Ben's coworker Doctor Fielding, who you think is up to steal the glory of the excavation, what he doesn't at all. You also meet a character name Nila, who tells us that her mother named her after the Nile, she claims to be a journalist in Cairo'sSun. And you later find out that she is the antagonist. She is actually the sister of prince Khor-ru, who has kept herself living for the past 4000 years turning into a scarab beetle and putting herself in amber (Which is amazing in my opinion, i would love to be able to do that too). You have everything in this book a Mummy coming to live, a 4000 old woman walking around looking like a Hollywood actress and also dressing like one (which would make no sense for her to wear denim the way she does, she has lived all those years in Egypt so she would most likely wear something more cultural proper, don't get me wrong, not trying to say it is wrong, it just is wrong), 2 really annoying kids (and you don't actually get the main characters age but i suppose it will be around the cousins considering she is taller, and males tend to hit puberty later so no growing up till 15) and a scientist which we all need in our lives.

  • Darcy McLaughlin
    2019-05-19 20:56

    For some reason, RL Stine decided the fans were just clamouring for more mummy stories after the truly amazing Curse of the Mummy (book 5). I sure hope Gabe gets lost after trying to tie his shoes again!Anyway, our book begins with our super cool hero Gabe flying on a plane all by himself like a big boy and getting fresh with a flight attendant. He's so smooth he's scoring extra peanuts while telling her about her Uncle Ben and his vast rice fortune. Sorry, his Uncle Ben is still in those Egyptian pyramids, and Gabe is coming to visit again after almost being burned alive in oil in our first book. He still has his magic mummy hand that can control mummies, which is going to come in handy based on the title of the book. Gabe lands in Cairo, and rips a hood off of a local thinking his uncle was dressed up trying to trick him. Great cultural sensitivity there Gabe. He eventually finds his uncle and cousin Sari who is still annoying and says "Daddy" about eighteen thousand times in this book. (Note: actual count is 37)Turns out ol' Uncle Ben found yet another old tomb that they're going to open and become rich and famous. Gee I sure hope there's no locals that don't want him to mess with their shit again. This time they get to stay in tents right beside the pyramid which is a shame because I really enjoyed the commuting parts of the first book. At the pyramid, Gabe is terrified by a mummy that stumbles out of the pyramid after them. Of course it's just a guy filming a commercial for band-aids, as many companies naturally take advantage of sensitive archaeological dig sites to shoot ads. As an apology Ben gives Gabe and amber pendant with a scarab beetle inside. Gabe immediately demonstrates his stupidity by believing Sari that the beetle escaped and bit his leg, despite just being told the thing is 4000 years old.The next day they're going into the pyramid when a women shows up with a camera claiming to be a reporter. Her name is Nila and says she's with the Cairo Sun. She's just gotta get the big scoop on this pyramid thing, and eventually Uncle Ben consents to let her come along as she reminds him of his reporter nephew Peter. Nila has an amber pendant just like Gabe's only she doesn't have a beetle in hers so it's not nearly as gross. Inside the pyramid Gabe leans on a wall and falls into a room full of spiders. Unfortunately his Uncle lowers a rope for him and he gets pulled to safety. Nila notices Gabe's mummy hand souvenir. The fingers on it move, which apparently must mean something ominous!A few days later they're finally ready to open the big tomb. While everyone piles into the pyramid, a guy shows up yelling about the mummy prince's wish to not be disturbed. Of course it's Ben's scientist partner Dr. Fielding who says they shouldn't open the tomb since there is a curse to bring mummies to life. Why the hell does Uncle Ben keep hiring superstitious weirdos to help him defile ancient burial sites? Finally Ben opens the door to the tomb only to find an empty room. Everyone is sad, but Ben just laughs and opens yet another door to find a crazy ass room filled with gold and treasures. They immediately crack open the coffin of the mummy, and Dr. Fielding reappears with a bunch of gun toting cops. Just when you think we're gonna get a crazy shootout, it turns out they're just there to guard all of the treasure. Turns out the good doctor changed his mind on grave robbing once he saw all that sweet sweet gold.Later that night Uncle Ben tells the kids he doesn't trust his partner. He and Nila flirt in front of the kids and Sari has some conflicting feelings about her dad finding her a new mom. Uncle Ben tells them all about the magic words that are supposed to bring the mummy back to life, so of course later that night Gabe repeats them the required 6 times to resurrect the mummy. Suddenly a mummy attacks him in his tent, only no it's just Dr. Fielding looking for Ben. The kids watch as Dr. Fielding meets with Ben and then seems to force him into the pyramid. They think something's up when the Dr. emerges alone later, leaving Ben inside. Sari tries to ask him what he's doing but he just ignores her because she is awful.The kids rush into the pyramid to save Uncle Ben. They find him trapped in the mummy's coffin, knocked out much like the first book. The mummy appears behind them, so Gabe reaches for his trusty magic mummy hand only to find it missing! Thankfully Nila shows up with it, only to reveal that she is the sister of the mummy and has been waiting hundreds of years to rule Egypt with the power of the mummy I guess? I'm not sure how she can take over a modern country with a military on the power of one re-animated corpse but hey I'm not an ancient Egyptian princess. She decides that Sari and Gabe need to be killed so she commands the mummy to do so.The mummy has other plans, as he chokes out Nila because he's pissed off she woke him up. Gabe tries to actually save the woman who just said she wanted murder them, and accidentally rips off her necklace. The amber pendant is smashed on the floor, and apparently this kills Nila. As she is dying she takes the time to fully explain how she managed to stay alive for thousands of years by turning into a beetle at night and crawling inside of it. Seriously she does all of this while falling to floor and dying. She turns into a beetle and scurries away. Uncle Ben regains consciousness, and tells the kids that he figured out Nila was not a reporter. Apparently Dr. Fielding was also trying to get help for Ben when he was attacked by Nila in the pyramid, so it turns out he was trustworthy after all. At the end of night Sari tells Gabe that Nila the beetle is probably waiting for him so she can bite him in his bed and kill him. What a nice kid. When Gabe goes to bed at night he is of course bitten by a beetle and dies. The end.Thoughts: Right away I want to point out that the mummy involved here is a totally different one than the first book, which means the "Return" part is completely untrue. This book just flies by in its boringness. I still don't care about lame ass Gabe, and at least the first one had a murderous lunatic. Sari is irritating as hell, and starting every second sentence with "Daddy" is incredibly grating. You're 13 years old, stop whining for your damn daddy. She thinks her father will be rich and famous as a scientist, which proves once and for all how unrealistic GB is. Oh and I guess the whole 4000 year old woman turning into a beetle every night thing is pretty weird too.

  • Chnadler Wood
    2019-05-04 21:05

    This book was absolutely amazing! R.L. Stine did a wonderful job of keeping the readers one edge and wondering what would happen next in the book. I would recommend this book to anybody who is interested in thrilling horror.This is one of my favorite book's I have ever read please read this book.

  • Tarissa
    2019-05-16 17:58

    Another fascinating Egyptian mummy story from Goosebumps. Gabe returns a year later to Egypt to visit his Uncle Ben and cousin Sara again. And while excavating at an ancient tombs, things starts to come alive...I loved the setting of this one, and the adventure was awesome.

  • Samantha
    2019-04-26 17:56

    Meh. I just never cared for the first one or this sequel as a kid. Still not a big fan as an adult either. Mummy stories just never did it for me, and I found it pretty boring. A little better than the first one, but not by much.

  • Irham Nurrahman
    2019-04-26 16:47

    Bersiap,Mummy hidup datang lagi!

  • Lauren
    2019-05-07 16:54

    Only read because of a friend. I hate horror. haha

  • SundanceAnn
    2019-05-12 19:03

    It was a decent story with a few good surprises. Nothing revolutionary, but a solid story.

  • Connor Francois
    2019-05-03 20:53

    i liked it

  • Alexander Draganov
    2019-05-23 22:49

    Overall it should be three stars, with one additional for the ending, which caught me totally off guard. Decent Goosebumps book, although not one of the best. You can read more about it in Bulgarian, if you click here: