{Book Review} Monsters on the March by @DerektheGhost @Harpercollins

August 8, 2012 Reviews 1

Monsters on the March (Scary School #2) by Derek the Ghost
Pages: 256
Publication Date: June 26, 2012 by HarperCollins
Age Group: MG/ Childrens
Source: Author
Series: Scary School #2
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge, sensational seconds challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

As winners of last year’s Ghoul Games, the students of Scary School are off to Monster Forest. School may be scary, but the forest has a few frights of its own, including:
Bearodactyls—so terrifying we can’t even show you pictures of them
Princess Zogette, the Monster King’s toad-faced daughter, who falls for Charles Nukid . . . hard
Captain Pigbeard, fearsome leader of the Monster-Pirates and Princess Zogette’s fiancÉ (well, former fiancÉ, thanks to Charles)
And when Zogette follows Charles to Scary School, the Monster King and Captain Pigbeard raise their armies and chase after her. But the monsters have no idea who—or what—they’re dealing with.
In this clever, funny sequel to the frighteningly hilarious Scary School, Charles, Penny Possum, Dr. Dragonbreath, and all the students and teachers prove that scary monsters are no match for Scary School!

Monsters on the March had some big shoes to fill. I LOVED Scary School and I was looking for just as many, if not more, laughs from book 2. It did not disappoint. Monsters on the March is just as fun, zany, and flat out hilarious as book 1 was. If you have a child that will not read, give them the scary school series. They will be reading and laughing in no time.

This book features your same favorite students and monsters as Scary School had, along with a whole cast of new creatures. Also like scary school, I loved how each chapter was about one specific person but the book still managed to create an over-arc plot line. Which involved the Monster King. Yes King!

Scary School and its sequel, Monsters on the March have the unique quality to appeal to both boys and girls. And trust me that is not easy to do at those young ages. This is one of the most fun middle grade books I have read in a long time. I couldn’t stop laughing! And it is not just a kids book, there are tons of pop culture references that will likely go over kids heads but that I really enjoyed reading them. I especially loved the adventures and writings of Steven Kingsley. 😉 Kids will love the mixture of scary and silly. It would be such a fun book to read with them. I am a huge fan of Derek the Ghost (my favorite ghost writer) and Scary School.

4.5/5 gavels
Check out my review of Book one, Scary School HERE

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