Sunday 21 July 2019

Book Review: Monster of the Week (The Rules #2) by F.T. Lukens (LGBT/YA/Paranormal)

Title: Monster of the Week (The Rules #2)
Author: F.T. Lukens
Publisher: Duet Books
Publication Date: 15 October 2019
eBook - EPUB
ARC via NetGalley


In the sequel to F.T. Lukens' The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic, spring semester of Bridger Whitt’s senior year of high school is looking great. He has the perfect boyfriend, a stellar best friend, and an acceptance letter to college. Oh, he also has this incredible job: assistant to Pavel Chudinov, an intermediary tasked with helping cryptids navigate the modern world. His days are filled with kisses, laughs, pixies, and the occasional unicorn. Life is awesome.

But as graduation draws near, Bridger’s perfect life begins to unravel. Uncertainties about his future surface, his estranged dad shows up out of nowhere, and, perhaps worst of all, a monster-hunting television show arrives in town to investigate the series of strange events from last fall. The show’s intrepid host will not be deterred, and Bridger finds himself trapped in a game of cat and mouse that could very well put the myth world at risk. Again.

Monster of the Week is a fun continuation of the story started in The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic. Book Two picks up Bridger's story as he deals with the drama of coming out to his absentee father, graduating high school, and attending prom, all the while also navigating mythological mayhem. Once again Lukens provides plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour without neglecting the emotional side of things. For me, this story doesn't quite have the zing of Book One, but it is still highly enjoyable and made me smile, and I would certainly be keen to read more in the series in the future.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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