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

April 2, 2013 Bonnie Adult, Book Reviews, Read in 2013, Short & Sweet Reviews 9 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.

Short & Sweet – Club Monstrosity (Club Monstrosity #1) by Jesse PetersenClub Monstrosity by Jesse Petersen
Series: Monstrosity #1
Published by Pocket Star on April 29th 2013
Length: 224
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Also by this author: Eat Slay Love, Shambling With the Stars, Married With Zombies

three-stars

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.

In the basement of the Holy Heart church a group of individuals meet for Monstofelldosis (MFD) Anonymous meetings. These meetings are basically the most dysfunctional support group, as all of these eclectic individuals are monsters. Real. Life. Monsters. Natalie is one of Frankenstein’s creations, Alec is a werewolf, Kai is a mummy, and, well, you get the picture. Their support groups leader is Bob, otherwise known as the Blob, and when he turns up missing they all join together to find out what happened to one of their own. When it’s discovered that he died in the same way he died in the books and movies they realize their covers are blown and they have no idea who they’re coming for next.

I loved the highly original idea behind this one, a group of monsters struggling to live among humans? Each of the monsters/characters had their own leading role and they were all entertaining in their own way. A total count of eight monsters made appearances and it’ll be fun to see new monster additions in future installments of this series. Club Monstrosity has humor, a mystery and even a bit of romance. This was a fun, light-hearted read that was an entertaining start to a new series.

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9 Responses to “Short & Sweet – Club Monstrosity (Club Monstrosity #1) by Jesse Petersen”

  1. Christina Franke

    This sounds really interesting! A bit like Breathers by S.G. Browne or The Reformed Vampire Support Group, but a bit lighter. I'll have to look into it!

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  2. Kelley

    Sounds like a fun adventure! And it makes me think of those Dr Pepper commercials where all the "unbelieveable" characters like the tooth fairy, etc. are in a support group, lol! 🙂
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  3. Maja

    This sounds vey cute! Isn't there a book called Reformed Vampire Support Group? I vaguely remember liking it a trillion years ago. I think I just might give this one a try.
    And you're reading Doubleblind!!! Yaaay! Let me know how it goes. 🙂

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  4. Flannery

    It's a great sign that even though you just gave this 3/5, you still plan on reading more in the series. It sounds like a really quick and easy series to get into:) I love how excited Maja is in the comment above that you're reading Jax. I need to start that series over and read through it. I have a feeling I will absolutely love them as it goes on.
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  5. miss_bonnie13

    Someone else commented about that book but I haven't heard of it before!
    I am reading Doubleblind. Very good. Crazy amounts of political intrigue! Gah!

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  6. miss_bonnie13

    I've read a lot from this author and have always managed to really enjoy her stuff. But yeah, I didn't love it but it was enjoyable enough. 🙂
    Maja is excited for anything Ann Aguirre. lol I'm on the third one, slowly making my way through the series. Hoping to catch up before Perdition comes out. 🙂

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