Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blog Tour: Monster Night by P.B. Azeltine and M.E. Drewry


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Title: Monster Night 
Author: P.B. Azeltine and M.E. Drewry
Publishing Date:  December 4th 2012
Pages: 234
Genre:  YA Urban Fantasy 
Series: Monster Night #1
Source: Kindle Edition provided by Reading Addiction Blog Tours


When a drug surfaces in town that turns teens into the mythological creature of the chupacabra, David
Copperfield Finkleman is called in to help. Why? Because David possesses a rare gift. He is a true blue,
magic out of the fingertips, potions and spells, wizard. Well, that and because his grandfather is the lead investigator on the case and the drug is circulating in David's own high school. David is thrust into a world of danger and monsters he never knew existed, all the while living his normal daily life. He learns that he will have to save the very bullies who torment him in school and the chemistry teacher who wants nothing more than to flunk him. Adding to his problems, he deals with girl troubles, a boss who doesn't appreciate his sarcasm, and saving an agent's life before it's too pressure!

I had a lot of fun with this book. I thought the cover was cool, the synopsis sounded intriguing, and the title was catching, so I read the book. I really enjoyed reading the story of David and his friends and family. The book was a very quick, light, fun read. Great book to pull out after reading a heavy or intense book. Just enough story to keep me going, a good mystery, and interesting characters. 

David's  grandfather is a wizard who works for a special division dealing with the not so normal mysteries or crimes.  David is the only one in his family who has inherited the magic gene. His grandfather has been slowly teaching him to handle his power and to work with spells. When David's grandfather has a heart attack and his partner turns up missing, David is recruited to solve a mystery including chupacabras. With the help of his brother, a couple of friends, and of course his grandfather, David must catch the culprit behind the chupacabras before they destroy the town. 

One of my guilty pleasures in reading is the quick easy reads that are built around fun mysteries. This one hit the spot. I liked the story, the mystery was good, and it was paced very well. The writing was great, nothing confusing, it wasn't rushed, and it flowed well. It was just enough story, just enough mystery, and just enough character goodness to keep me entertained. 

The characters were interesting and quite a bit different from each other. It was easy to get connected to their personalities and how they fit their part in the modern magical scooby gang. 

The main character David, is a very skilled wizard especially for his age. He struck me as the nerdy type that has a cool vibe. He wasn't the best looking, but still cute. He wasn't the brainiac but he was pretty smart. He wasn't a smooth talker but he could handle his own. He wasn't popular but he was well known. He was easy to relate to as the normal average kid in school that every one knew but he still went unnoticed. His main issue is that he lived in the shadow of his older brother. 

Henry, the older brother had no magical skill or power. He did however get the looks, the brains, and the popularity genes of the family. David is in the magic club and Henry is the FOOTBALL PLAYER. He gets all the girls and he's the smooth talker. What I liked about Henry is he was a butt for a big brother but he still was there for David, helping him out whenever he could. He may be the star of the family to everyone else but he still sees his little brother David as something special. 

There are many characters in this book, each one their own person. Sabrina, the mystery solver, gramps, the smart elder, Sam the best friend, and the Wicca sisters. The villains of the story range from pure bad guy to school bullies. A very well rounded cast. 

The story didn't have any lessons learned or reading between the lines, nothing deep or profound but it was fun and enjoyable and I am sure I will continue the series. 

I liked it and if you are looking for something cute and light but still has some good mystery and little bit of action, check this book out. 

P.B. Azeltine

P.B. Azeltine has been writing for many years. She is a Land Surveyor Instrument woman by day and a writer at lunch time, traveling in the car time, any spare moment time, days off time, and evenings. She loves writing young adult, middle-grade, historical romance, and contemporary romance. She tries to put humor in all her writing. She has learned that as she goes through life, humor can make it much easier to get through. She lives in Olympia, Washington (U.S.A.) with her husband, two daughters, son in-law, future son in-law, two dogs, one cat, and one lovebird.

M.E. Drewry

M.E. Drewry is a teacher and writer. An avid fan and reader of fantasy, she decided to co-write her own fantasy story for young adult. She lives in Rochester, Washington (U.S.A.) with her husband, Jacob and her overly pampered black lab Shadow.


  1. This looks like an entertaining mysteriy, and your review was so fun. Great review!

  2. Good review. I like the sound of this one.


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