On this episode of Everything is Canon, Steve talks to Liz Braswell all about her latest book, Stuffed: Into Darkness!
You might know Liz from her A Twisted Tale books, where this September she releases her seventh book in that series, What Once Was Mine, but she’s returned to the world of stuffies with Into Darkness which picks things up one year after the events in the first book, Stuffed.
Yes, Clark and Foon are both a year older, but are they wiser?
Here’s the summary…
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.
Stuffed is one of those series, while meant for kids, has a ton of crossover appeal as it explores themes that adults can certainly relate to, whether you’re looking for that fountain of youth or not.
Steve and Liz talk about all sorts of things including A Twisted Tale books, her personal history with stuffies, Stuffed: Into Darkness of course, and a whole lot more.
Stuffed: Into Darkness is out now, click HERE to order a copy today!