Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Monsters in Your Neighborhood

The Monsters in Your Neighborhood
Offered by Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Price: $2.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Bad Book, But..., August 1, 2013

Book Description

July 29, 2013
As one of Frankenstein’s Creatures, Natalie Gray knows that unique parts sometimes make up a great whole. Still, leading a diverse support group for monsters—now including Cthulhu!—isn’t an easy task. Especially not since the internet arrived.
New York City embraces the different and the bizarre. Still, even for such a fun-loving city, the supernatural and monstrous might be a bit too much. It’s been six months since the members of “Club Monstrosity” overcame the most recent spate of anti-monster violence and they’ve reestablished their routine of meeting in a church basement once a week to (ugh!) talk about their feelings. Still, they also know a war against them is brewing. "

Natalie and Alec (the werewolf) have begun dating, and the mummies Kai and Rehu are tighter than a bug in a…well, bandage. But when modern means (YouTube, Twitter, bits and bytes) are used to chilp away at the solidarity of these ancient monsters, it’s up to Natalie to save the day. #MonstersInNewYork may be trending on Twitter, but this girl’s trending toward saving the day…somehow."
This book takes place right after "Club Monstrosity" and while the previous novel was fresh, new and clever for me - this new book doesn't seem to be able to hold up to the first one. I know this is a series so there will be similarities in the 2 books, but this book seems a little different. This book little more vulgar, a little more clich├ęd and unable to pull any emotions out of the reader.

There are too many plot lines left unexplained for my taste and while it was interesting in the first book, it is a bit annoying in this one.

The problem may be that this is a very short novel at a mere 170 pages - very nearly a novella and there really isn't enough time to develop the plot.

Some of this book was quite funny but not enough to keep me engaged.* ARC supplied by publisher*

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