Saturday, April 23, 2011

Monster High

Review Time! Before I start reviewing, did you know they had Monster High Merchandise? Saw dolls and everything at Target the other day...I would like to thank Hachette for sending me a copy, you guys are amazing!!!

(Goodreads ) 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?

The Short Story ? - With a protagonist called Frankie Stein, you know you're in for one hell of a book! Loved it, it's wacky, SO cliched that it's awesome and who doesn't love Monster going to High school? Cute plot, fantastic characters and perfect for anyone looking for a fun read ( or if you're mentally twelve forever like me)!

The Long Story ? - I'm was going to say this one is more MG then YA but then there are parts that are too YA to be MG so it's confusing and hard to place an age on it. If I had to break it down - the writing is MG but the plot is YA. I'm not sure whether the writing style is Lisi's signature style since this is the first of her books that I have read but it's definitely original, funny, comfortable and a little childish ( hey, that sounds like me)

My favourite part of the whole novel would be the characters! This novel is actually told from alternating perspectives of two girls - one normie ( Melody Carver and one monster ( Frankie Stein). It's actually really clever how Lisi has entwined the lives of these two girls but I don't giving it away! The characters in this novel are so so so cute! They're all modern, teenager takes on classic monster, we have vampires , Cleopatra ( ???? I think she's a mummy), werewolves, fish creatures, Medusa and wait for it...Jekel and Hyde!!! I know right? AND he is the main love interest! The characters are truly fantastic, each have a personality that reflects on what we stereotype as that kind of monster!

The plot is predictable but I did mention that the book is meant to be cliched! At the start of the novel we're given a little background check about why the RADs ended up in hiding and Salem so we as readers are clued in! The story then picks up from there where new girls on the block Frankie and Melody stir up trouble, there's monsters, social hierarchy, prom and cheerleaders, it's the plot to every readers dream!

The book lacked a little in the romance department, which is one of the reasons why I think it's MGish, seriously it's like PG- 13 romance, which is not exactly a bad thing but I am a romance junkie so that's probably the only thing that would have made this book better! The writing is really comfortable and funny! The dialogue is witty and the language isn't too complex!

All in all, Monster High is the first book to a fantastic series! It's cute, it's cliched and it's GOT MONSTERS IN IT!!!! Witty writing, fantastic characters, a twist to our classic monsters! What could be better? Bookie recommends to anyone who loves the name Frankie Stein, is mentally twelve ( like her) or just want to read something cute, light and completely monstrous!

Rating - 4/5 ( the cover is really cute too!)

Badass Bookie xx


  1. Now I'm kicking myself for not buying this at my Border's closing sale. My pile was getting too big
    Sounds cute :-(

  2. Oh I've been seeing this a lot around in shops, and have never been sure as to should I read it. I think I will- and I'm glad there's not too much romance (I don't really like it if theres too much).
    Great review