Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Review of Monster High Books 1 and 2

Product Description

From Lisi Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique and Alphas, comes a new series with a fresh twist on high school, romance, and the "horrors" of trying to fit in.

The monster community has kept a low profile at the local high school, but when two new girls enroll, the town will never be the same. Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father's formaldehyde-smelling basement lab for parties and prom.

But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters stalking the halls, Frankie learns that high school can be rough for a chic freak like her. She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver-but can a "normie" be trusted with her big secret?
My Review:

A super quick fun read that middle grade kids can really get into. I zipped right through this book. In fact I read both books in less than two days, so did my daughter.

These books are popculture fun geared towards tweens. If you have a young reader who loves supernatural craziness hand her the Monster High books before she gets hooked on Twilight.

Even with the bubblegum popculture styled language this book takes monster myths and translates them into 21st century teen talk combined with current music and funky styles while in essence it's a book about fitting in. It shows that different can be cool and that you shouldn't have to sacrifice your sense of self to be a part of the in crowd.

Product Description

Cleopatra de Nile

- New pet snake
- Has Deuce--the hottest guy in school--all warapped up
- Herve Leger bandage dress, strappy gold platforms

Cleo was the queen bee of the RADs, the normies, and everyone in between at Merston High. But now it's "Frankie this" and "Melody that" . . . these new girls sure know how to get her lashes in a tangle. When Cleo lands a golden Teen Vogue photo op for her friends, everything seems to be back on track . . . until they bail to be in some film . . . Frankie and Melody's film! Can't a royal get some loyal?

Frankie Stein

Frankie lost her head over Brett once and vows never to do it again. Not that she has a choice: Bekka is clinging to her guy like plastic wrap. But when Brett comes up with a plan that could help the RADs live free, sparks fly, and Bekka will stop at nothing to put out the flames . . . even if it means destroying the entire monster community.

Melody Carver

The clock is tick-tick-ticking. Melody has a serious deadline to save her boyfriend, Jackson, from being exposed by the vengeance-seeking Bekka. But Cleo is making it royally difficult for the normie while threatening her acceptance into the RADs' exclusive group . . . a group that Melody suspects she has more in common with than she ever thought.

Fitting in is out.

My 12 year old daughter's review:
Monster High: The Ghoul Next Door was a magnificent book to read. It left me thinking "what's going to happen next?" I absolutely loved it.
This book had a lot of funny parts, drama, nail biting "what's going to happen next" parts and plenty of excitement.
The Monster High books are quick and fun reads that leave me wanting more. I couldn't put the book down until I was done reading it. I finished both books in a little over a day.
In the next book I hope to see what the RADs are going to do now that their faces were shown on TV. What are their parents going to do? Will the monsters or the RADs have to move? Did Bekka have something to do with all the chaos, what will Melody do to help?


Witchy Woman said...

O.k., you're going to think I'm soooo out of the loop. My daughter has the toys. She even has a headband of Monster High, but I had no idea there were Monster High Books, lol. Now I have to get them.

the cautionary tale said...

My 9 yo loves Monster High! I do too!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Witchy Woman

LOL that's too funny

Anne said...

I love the cover, the skull is so cute!