I love Matthew Mead's work, and have been buying his "bookazines" since "Holiday" was released in 2010. His concepts are top notch, the photography and styling are impeccable, and overall I really enjoy MM. I also follow his blog and when I read last week that he had a new book out, I ordered it seconds later. Amazon shipped it and it arrived a few days before schedule.
I'd give "Halloween with Matthew Mead" a 5-star rating if there were not two entire articles recycled, with no warning, from last year's Autumn book. It doesn't ruin the book for me at all, but was a bit disappointing. I know to expect this from magazine compendium books, which are nearly always repackaged "best of" selections, but really? Matthew Mead has 2 or 3 books a year--that's it (yes, he contributes elsewhere, but that is not the point!). I'll probably still buy his next book, but really hope it's ALL NEW.