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Thursday, May 9, 2013

57) Club Monstrosity by Jesse Petersen

The Blurb :

Natalie’s one of Frankenstein’s creations and works in a New York City morgue. So of course she needs therapy. She and her friends—er, fellow monsters—have formed the world’s most exclusive, most dysfunctional support group. What could go wrong?

Undetected in the modern world and under pressure to stay that way, Natalie Grey, Dracula, Bob the Blob, and others (including the fetching wolfman Alec) meet regularly to talk about the pressures of being infamous in the Big Apple. Topics include how long it’s been since their last sighting, how their “story” creates stereotypes they can’t fulfill, and—gasp—sometimes even their feelings. But when their pervy Invisible Man, Ellis, is killed in a manner reminiscent of the H.G. Wells novel, it’s clear someone’s discovered their existence and is down for some monster busting.

Led by Natalie—and definitely not helped by Hyde’s bloodthirsty tendencies—the members of Monstofelldosis Anonymous band together for security and a little sleuthing. And maybe—maybe—if they don’t end up dead, they’ll end up friends somewhere along the way.#

My Thoughts :

I really enjoyed Jesse Petersen's "Living With the Dead" series and have been on the look out for something new from the author.  When I saw the funky colourful cover for Club Monstrosity I wasn't sure what to think.  Then I read the blurb and knew I had to read the book.  A support group for monsters?  It could only be good.

Which it was!  I wasn't too surprised by this and can only say that I was very happy and impressed by this first in a new series.  The New York setting offered the monsters a place to live undetected and the location also offers some nice places for the cast to explore and use.  The characters themselves were extremely fun and I liked how the author used supernatural creatures from famous films and books.  Very original and fun.

The plot was well written and had me reading this one quickly.  I couldn't wait to see what happened next and who was trying to get rid of the monsters and of course why.  The closing of the case happened quite quick but the trip getting there was a nice action packed story.

I can't wait to read the next book in this series and already have a copy waiting for me on my Kindle.  Definitely worth reading if you like Dracula, Frakenstein and/or good looking werewolves and also give this one a chance if you are looking for something new and original.  A great read that I managed to get through within a few hours.  Nice one to curl up with on a lazy afternoon.

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