Monday, October 28, 2013

Alex Finch: Monster Hunter by Cate Dean

Alex is working on a school project with Misty, one of the most popular girls in the school and a total airhead.  So it stands to reason that Misty would lose her backpack that had all Alex's notes in it.  The worst part is that someone moved it from the bus stop into the yard of an abandoned house...

Goddess Fish Blog Tours and the author shared an ebook of this story with me for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with the following stores to get a copy: 
 
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/alex-finch-monster-hunter-monster-files-1

This book is a great book for Halloween!  You see, the abandoned house isn't vacant; there's a monster inside.  Who seems to have a taste for humans and is much bigger than the girls.  They get the backpack but not without scaring themselves to death and being rescued by Sam.  Alex has had a crush on Sam forever but she's not in his league.  She's just an odd student and he's another popular, wealthy kid.  Being saved by Sam is great but that monster is still out there.  Even worse, there's more than one of them...

I enjoyed the tale of the hunt for the monsters.  They have to go underground and it's dark, damp, and dangerous.  All my worst fears are right there.  The characters are brave, determined and willing to do what they must to save their town.  Watching Alex discover Misty does have a brain and Sam does care for her was a pleasure.

The ending doesn't please me, but there will be a sequel.  Maybe the author will make me happier with the next book.  I'll just have to read it and see.

This is written for young adults but I'd be careful about that.  These monsters aren't nice, make sure your child won't get nightmares from it.

The author will be awarding signed bookmarks or pins to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop. A grand prize of a swag bag, with exclusive merchandise related to the book, will be awarded to one commenter during the tour. (US ONLY)

Rafflecopter grand prize entry link

Remember to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 

http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/09/virtual-blurb-blitz-tour-alex-finch.html

Happy reading and good luck!
 

9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Cate Dean said...

Thank you for having me here today! I loved your view of the story - and yes, there will be another book. I'm working on it right now. I look forward to hanging out with your readers. :)

~Cate

Andra Lyn said...

Good to know your thoughts! I just started reading myself and it definitely is YA!

Thanks for sharing!

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Cate Dean said...

Hi Andra - hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

~Cate

bn100 said...

Nice review

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Cate Dean said...

Thanks for stopping by, bn - good to see you. :)
~Cate

Natasha said...

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Cate Dean said...

Hey, Natasha! Thanks for hanging out with me. :)

~Cate

Cate Dean said...

Hey everyone - I will be posting the winners for the week 1 tour stops this weekend, on my blog and my Facebook page. Good luck!

~Cate