Monday, August 20, 2012

REVIEW: Monster High by Lisi Harrison

Monster High (Monster High #1) Title: Monster High (Monster High #1)
Author: Lisi Harrison
1st Published: 2005
Genre: Fiction
Page Count: Hardcover, 255 pages
Finish Reading: August, 2012
First Sentence: The fourteen-hour drive from Beverly Hills, California, to Salem, Oregon, had been total Gitmo. (excerpt)

Synopsis: 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.

They prefer to call themselves RAD (Regular Attribute Dodgers), but some call them monsters. So far, the "monster" community has kept a low profile in Salem, but this year two new girls enroll at Master High School, and 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 cheerleading. But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters who might be stalking the halls, Frankie finds that life in the "normi" world can be rough for a chic freak like her.

She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver--but can a normi be trusted with her big secret?

Let me start off by saying I loved this book despite the fact that it was written for young teenagers. The characters were just memorable and I found it so fun in trying to figure out which monster was who or who are the characters related too since most of the characters are most likely sons, daughters, grand- daughters and sons like we have Frankie Stein the granddaughter of Frankenstein, Draculaura the daughter of Dracula, Clawdeen Wolf the daughter of the Werewolf, Lagoona Blue the daughter of the sea monster, and Cleo de Nile is the daughter of The Mummy which are all of the main of the teen RADs.

I also enjoyed the whole concept of how the monsters or RADs use to be intertwine with the humans or "normies" until horror movies were made and then the normies became horrified of them therefore were forced to pretend to be "normal" humans themselves.

• Some of the monster high jargon can get kind of annoying, but then again this book was written for younger teens so I don't mind this too much.

• I love the characters and trying to figure out who is who they are related too.
• The concept of the storyline the whole history of monsters and normies.
• The creativeness of each monster like the whole Jake and Holt thing. 
• I love the way it began (prologue).


“Quote” ― Lisi Harrison (Monster High #1)

Overall  I recommend this book to young teens ages thirteen to fifteen and who ever enjoys a good comical teen drama read. If you like the gossip girl books you may enjoy this book.

My Rating: ★★★★☆
Overall (Goodreads) Rating: 3.73 Stars
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