The Monsters in Your Neighborhood by Jesse Petersen (REVIEW)

The Monsters in Your Neighborhood by Jesse Petersen
Expected Publication July 29th 2013 by Pocket Star
ebook, 224 pages


As one of Frankenstein’s Creatures, Natalie Gray knows that unique parts sometimes make up a great whole. Still, leading a diverse support group for monsters—now including Cthulhu!—isn’t an easy task. Especially not since the internet arrived.

New York City embraces the different and the bizarre. Still, even for such a fun-loving city, the supernatural and monstrous might be a bit too much. It’s been six months since the members of “Club Monstrosity” overcame the most recent spate of anti-monster violence and they’ve reestablished their routine of meeting in a church basement once a week to (ugh!) talk about their feelings. Still, they also know a war against them is brewing.

Natalie and Alec (the werewolf) have begun dating, and the mummies Kai and Rehu are tighter than a bug in a…well, bandage. But when modern means (YouTube, Twitter, bits and bytes) are used to chilp away at the solidarity of these ancient monsters, it’s up to Natalie to save the day. #MonstersInNewYork may be trending on Twitter, but this girl’s trending toward saving the day…somehow.


The story starts out 6 months later from where Club Monstrosity left off. This time around the Van Helsings are causing drama trying to expose the monsters.

Half-way through, the group starts to turn on each other, with all the confusion going on as to how to finish this war with the Helsings.

Great action scene at the end, with the final Twitter post.

The monsters are coming #dontbescared. Can't wait to see what Jesse does with the next one.

(as posted by Donald on NetGalley & Goodreads)