Published by Greenwillow Books on May 2nd 2017
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Friendship, Ghost, Middle Grade, Paranormal
Three kids. A hotel full of monsters. And a stolen magical artifact that could disrupt the balance between the humans and the supernatural. Welcome to life at Hotel Monster!
Stephen’s dad decided to move them across the country to New York City, where his dad is taking over as head chef in an exclusive hotel. A hotel that has the most elite of clientele: monsters! Surprise! Or as they prefer to be called, supernormals. And an even bigger surprise? Stephen is part supernormal himself. When a magical artifact goes missing and Stephen is framed, he must work with two new friends to navigate this whole new world to clear his name. Consequences can be dire in the world of monsters.
The cover is AMAZING and I love Gwenda’s Lois Lane series so how can I pass up the chance to read this book. The book’s setting is in a paranormal hotel which gave this book another bonus point. It wasn’t until I started reading did I realize I was about to have a problem.
What I liked:
- The setting, I love the idea of a hotel that hosts paranormal beings. The possibilities are endless when it comes to something like that.
- The story started off as very interesting but that was pretty much where it ended.
What I didn’t Like:
- Info dump, like so much information, I honestly couldn’t keep up and just stopped caring.
- The characters were not my favorite, I did however like the elevator but the Main Characters were a little flat.
- The story fell apart and was taking too long. In MG to keep kids attentions you need a lot of action, this was a lot of lord of the rings walking around. By 50% I wanted them to just get it over with already.
I really wanted to like this but once I hit 55% I was out, I didn’t want to waste anymore time trying to get into this book when I just wasn’t a fan of the characters. I think younger kids would really enjoy the book maybe as an adult this just wasn’t for me. I would love to see if one of my kids would read it and get a different opinion because I honestly think it was just me.Not my favorite but would be great for Middle Grade kids. Click To Tweet
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