Saturday, October 27, 2012

'Matt Archer: Monster Hunter' Blog Tour! - Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the Matt Archer: Monster Hunter book blog tour, hosted by YA Bound!

Matt Archer: Monster Hunter
Release Date: September 1, 2012
299 pages

Book Description from Goodreads:
Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park.

Monsters are real. And living in his backyard.

But that's not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle's bag has a secret, one that will change Matt's life. The knife was designed with one purpose: to hunt monsters. And it's chosen Matt as its wielder.

Now Matt's part of a world he didn't know existed, working with a covert military unit dedicated to eliminating walking nightmares. Faced with a prophecy about a looming dark war, Matt soon realizes his upcoming Algebra test is the least of his worries.

His new double life leaves Matt wondering which is tougher: hunting monsters or asking Ella Mitchell for a date?

**My thoughts**

Move over, vampire hunters! Matt Archer is taking over! 

I loved this book. I have been reading a ton of vampire books in the paranormal genre. Don't get me wrong - I like those - but this was a fun change of pace. Instead of chasing and killing evil vampires, Archer is hunting down evil monsters that resemble wild animals found all over the world. It is full of action that I could envision unfolding in my head like watching a movie.

Matt has the usual teen angst about trying to fit in at school, asking out the hottie girl of his dreams, and getting respect from his brother. He has also grown several inches and found a new source of power within himself as he tries to come to terms with his calling in life. He isn't obnoxious and cocky when he realizes his gift. He just seems like a good guy all around.

The book comes to enough of a close where it could stand by itself. There is an opening, though, to possibly turn it into a series. I can see potential for a series of other adventures with Matt Archer and would love to see what else this author has to offer for us.    

BUY LINKS: Kindle | Amazon | Barnes & Noble 

About the Author
Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.

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  1. Thanks for the great review, Andi! I appreciate you letting me visit!

  2. I don't twitter so I guess I only can get one entry. But it might be the lucky one!