Thursday, June 11, 2015

[Blog Tour] Review & Giveaway: Modern Monsters by Kelley York


Modern Monsters
Release Date: 06/02/15
Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
Vic Howard never wanted to go to the party. He’s the Invisible Guy at school, a special kind of hell for quiet, nice guys. But because his best friend is as popular as Vic is ignored, he went…

And wished he hadn’t.

Because something happened to a girl that night. Something terrible, unimaginable, and Callie Wheeler’s life will never be the same. Plus, now Callie has told the police that Vic did it. Suddenly, Invisible Vic is painfully visible, on trial both literally, with the police, and figuratively, with the angry and judgmental kids at school. As the whispers and violence escalate, he becomes determined to clear his name, even if it means an uneasy alliance with Callie’s best friend, the beautiful but aloof Autumn Dixon.

But as Autumn and Vic slowly peel back the layers of what happened that night, they realize that while the truth can set him free, it can also shatter everything he thought he knew about his life…

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Modern Monsters was okay and the spacing was just right for me although there were some parts I wanted the story to progress quickly.

The first time I reas the title I jumped to the conclusion that it would be thr paranormal variety (I'm embarrassed with how wrong I was).

This book was a little deeper, a bit predictable, a different kind of MC (which isn't usually the MC these days if ever, rare, but that's just my opinion), a sensitive subject, and there's a lesson you can learn from this story.

I actually liked the characters especially Vic. He's sort of my male version but without the stutter just something called a lisp. Anyway, what I liked about him was how he was changing to a stronger character. Discovering and accepting about himself plus with a bit of help with Autumn.

I won't go into details but like the synopsis was mentioned. Vic was blamed to an incident regarding Callie and this makes his life in turmoil. I think the only upside about this was about him developing more and his relationship with Autumn.

Both Autumn and Vic were loyal friends and despite how it ended in a way Vic still cared.

I really disliked the treatment of Vic's mother when they thought he was guilty. All I can say is that Vic's heart is bigger than minel Still, I wanted a bit more about him and his mother. It felt like the conclusion for them was just like there at the same time not quite satisfying.

I enjoyed the moments between Vic and Autumn. There were times I thought just get on with it. I liked how Autumn was good for Vic and how she's very frank,

I felt for what Callie and Vic went through. Both suffered because of that person in their own way. Despite what happened to Callie, she doesn't let it rule her. I admire her for her strength.

In the end,  Vic and Callie have a friendship of sorts. Then there's also about Vic's dad. In a way, I was glad about his decision. Oh, and one lesson is you never really know someone.

I received an arc for a blog tour.

About the Author
"I like unicorns and cats and games...and stuff..." - quality author quote by Kelley

Kelley York was born in central California, where she still resides with her lovely wife, step-daughter, and way too many cats, while fantasizing about moving to England or Ireland. (Or, really, anyplace secluded.) She has a fascination with bells and animals and Disney. Her life goal is to find a real unicorn. Or to at least write about them. She occupies her spare time with video games,designing covers, playing on Tumblr, and watching anime.

Kelley is a sucker for dark fiction. She loves writing twisted characters, tragic happenings, and bittersweet endings that leave you wondering and crying. She strives to make character development take center stage in her books because the bounds of a person's character and the workings of their mind are limitless.
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