5 Jan 2015

MONSTER SQUAD #1: THE IRON GOLEM.


MONSTER SQUAD #1: THE IRON GOLEM by CHRISTIAN PAGE.

SOURCE: Received for review from the author.

BACK COVER BLURB: Monsters. Mad Scientists. Danger.

Dark forces are converging on the sleepy town of Autumn's Hallow. Monsters in the woods, mad scientists on the loose and sinister minions lurk. Four young friends must band together to uncover a secret plot that threatens them, the town they live in and the people they love. 

It's up to Blaine Davis, Daschle aunt, Shelley Merry and Drake Harker, heirs to fantastic powers to stop an evil that threatens to consume the world. Can the Monster Squad thwart the evil Victor von Frankenstein in time?

FIRST SENTENCE {Prologue}: "It's alive... Alive!!!"

MEMORABLE MOMENT {Page 186}: Drake sighed. "Give me a break. It's not like it's easy having puberty last for thirty years."

MY THOUGHTS: For me a bit like a jigsaw, it took a while for all the pieces to come together but when they did, barely able to contain myself for want of knowing what happened next, The Iron Golem, the first in a trilogy, proved a real page turner.

What I'd describe as Sci-fi cleverly blended with what felt very much like those old B movie horror flicks. With its memorable characters - many of them amusingly named with a nod towards the afore mentioned B movies; their stories, starting in 1938 with Mina, revealed bit by bit - its 'swarming cloud of mechanical bugs' and of course, the Iron Golem of the title this is a fun, inventive read packed full of shrewd witticisms that will appeal to tweenagers up.


11 comments:

Kelly said...

I wasn't sure this was a book that would interest me...until I finished your review, that is. The more you shared, the better it sounded!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Does sound like a uniqye combo and blend with a nice mystery

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello, happy new year.

This will be an interesting book. Best wishes

Kelly Steel said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Sounds like an interesting story!

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like a fun read!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh sounds like a book I would enjoy and could recommend to my little cousins. I think they would enjoy this!

Suko said...

Wonderful review! I'm glad you enjoyed this book, Tracy. Good choice for the Memorable Moment!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Glad it turned out to be a page-turner!
Happy New Year, Tracy.

Gina R said...

Sounds great Tracy! Thanks for the share!

Melliane said...

Oh a Golem read? That's fun. I haven't tried a lot like that.

Brian Joseph said...

I would have loved this when I was kid. The references to Classic Horror sound so very neat! I suppose that they are included for the parents.