Saturday, January 7, 2012


Monster High
Written by: Lisi Harrison
Released: September 1, 2010 by Poppy (audio released on September 1, 2010 by Hachette Audio)

Summary: 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 Disorder), 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?
This was the second audio book that I’ve ever listened to and I have to say that it was a very enjoyable experience. The narrator was fantastic and even though the chapters alternated between two main characters I never had a hard time telling who was speaking. The same was when other characters were speaking – there was a subtle (or not so subtle) change in the narrator’s voice that indicated when they were talking and it made differentiating between the characters just so easy!
Lisi Harrison’s The Clique series is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine whenever I go to the library. They’re cute and fun and just nice to read in order to turn off the brain and just enjoy. I think that I could easily find myself being the same with this series of books. The characters are fun and have these fantastic spins on the classic monster characters from literature, history, or mythology. For example;
There are many more and I have the feeling that more will emerge with the following books as well.
Deuce = Medusa
Clawdeen = the Wolfman
Frankie Stein = Frankenstein’s Monster
Blue = Monster from the Black Lagoon
Cleo = Cleopatra
Holt/Jackson = Jekyll & Hyde
The story is what you would expect from a MG/young YA novel; Cute and enjoyable. I found myself really getting into the audio book and laughing out loud at certain points. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye open for the following audio books or the physical books at my library.
I’m giving this book a 6.5/10 and a recommendation for anyone who wants a fun read!

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