Out From The Shadows (The MonsterGrrls #1)
By John Rose
Rating: 5 stars
I could gush about how good this book is forever.
MonsterGrrrls (Punkin, Frankie, Bethany and Harriet) start school in small town Clearwater. Coming out of the shadows and joining the humans. But not everybody wants them there.
This book amazed me quite a few times.
The writing is beyond impressive.
MonsterGrrls literally puts you in the highschool hallways with the girls.
You can’t read this book without feeling like you are back in highschool.
Complete with that popular click, that you just can’t help but hope gets thrown under the bus later in the series.
The grrls quickly worked their way into my heart. They each bring their unique something to the book.
Punkin’s innocence, inability to fully control her magic and member of the group with the most on her shoulders. Something of a monster underdog.
Bethany, sired by her “father” Oldest of the group, often appears as the leader and yet often looks to Frankie for final thoughts and decision making.
In one scene Bethany briefly thinks about her being sired, bringing with it a surge of emotion. She quickly pushes that aside, not to think of it at that time.
Such a small scene but so well planted and it really left me wondering what Bethany’s story was.
Harriet and Frankie, are the two grrls with more family history in the book.
A Baron and a Mad Scientist. Two important figures trying to bring the Monsters out of the shadows and back into the human world.
Warm hearted and funny, they’re also the two easiest to warm up to.
Book one begins the girls in their new school, attempting to make friends and TRYING to stay out of trouble.
Reading MonsterGrrls I couldn’t help but remember ‘Sweet Valley High’
That series was read by so many.
Monstergrrls has the potential to be the next SVH. Just that much cooler, because it has monsters!
If you haven’t read this book yet, you are seriously missing out.
An easy read that you won’t be able to put down.
I can’t wait to continue with the series.
It’s also a book I can’t wait to share with my daughter when she’s older.
It is a series with lots of re-read value it really is fantastic.
*Photo owned my John Rose.