Early Review – The Monsters In Your Neighborhood (Monstrosity #2) by Jesse Petersen

Posted June 28, 2013 by Bonnie in Adult, Book Reviews, Early Review, Read in 2013 / 2 Comments

I received this book free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Early Review – The Monsters In Your Neighborhood (Monstrosity #2) by Jesse PetersenThe Monsters In Your Neighborhood Series: Monstrosity #2
on July 29th 2013
Pages: 170
Format: eARC


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.

The Monstrosity series
Short & Sweet – Club Monstrosity (Club Monstrosity #1) by Jesse Petersen

The Monsters in Your Neighbor picks up right where Club Monstrosity left off with the monsters set to anticipate an attack from the Van Helsings after killing of one of their own. But things have been silent, eerily silent, and they haven’t heard a peep from the Van Helsing’s until each monster finally receives the message they’ve been waiting for: “War.”

Club Monstrosity possessed a highly entertaining and original idea that I was immediately keen to. A group of monsters that attend AA-type meetings together to discuss their concerns with functioning in a society that isn’t aware of their existence? I love it. And I loved this installment even more than the first. The mystery has a lot of depth and twists and turns that managed to be quite surprising.

New characters have also been added to the gang: we’ve got Patrick, a Cthulhu relegated to living in the sewers because of the impossibility of masking his appearance and Igor, Natalie’s fathers old assistant who has a new Southern accent and after some modern-day plastic surgery has had his old hump removed. I was surprised to see how incorporated into the story both were, but they were entertaining additions.

The ending left you anticipating more installments and I’m definitely on board for more Monster-drama, and really hoping more interesting Monsters get added to the gang! This is a humorous and entertaining mystery series with plenty of paranormal and plenty of fun classic horror movie references.

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2 responses to “Early Review – The Monsters In Your Neighborhood (Monstrosity #2) by Jesse Petersen

  1. This sounds like a fun series! I'll have to get a copy of Club Monstrosity. I love that the sequel has a Cthulhu! You so rarely see those outside of Lovecraft stories. Awesome review! 🙂
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  2. Heidi

    I still need to read my ARC of book one but I am so ready for some paranomral humor. This just sounds fun, going to see if I can still snag this one. Thanks for the heads up! Happy weekend, don't roast!
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