I received a KINDLE copy of this book through a giveaway the author had on LibraryThing and the following is my honest opinion.
After reading this delightfully, captivating book chuck full of monsters and other mythical creatures set in a who-dunnit storyline I doubt it has been written by someone who’s an adult. Instead, I believe it had actually been written by an inner child who’s free of any inhibitions of being an adult.
Image if you will, you’re in Brodie’s shoes, and discover you’re the only person getting off a plane after it lands and see a sign which reads,”WELCOME TO MONSTROVIA SPECIAL SECTOR! KEEP OUT! UNLESS YOU ARE SPECIAL!” what would you begin to think about the place you’re now in. If this isn’t enough you find out you find out that your uncle, the person you’ve come to stay with is an attorney whose clients are monsters, fictional characters and the like. What thoughts would begin to race through your imaginative mind other than a possible marvelous fun experience, rather than the reason you’ve been sent here by your mother – misbehaving in school.
Mark Newhouse’s writing is quite imaginative which is why I’ve mentioned the inner child; it brings you right into the story as you continue to turn the pages to find out what happens next.
For letting his readers, as well as the inner child of his adult readers, have their imaginations run wild; I’m happy to give this book 5 STARS.