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?
©2012 Kendra C. Highley (P)2014 Kendra C. Highley
Great story, great narration. Gets straight into the action. Total audio enjoyment!!!
I'm not exactly the target demographic, being a 50-year old mum of 3, but my 14 year old son and I listened to this at the same time and we both really enjoyed it. We discussed the story etc together. It was simple, unadulterated fun.
Problem is: where is the rest of the series? Audible, can you please get on to this.
I am now reading the second one on my Kindle, the first time I've ventured into a print book in over a year, as I haven't much spare time. But I just couldn't wait to find out what happens next.
PS: a great tip about the peanut butter sandwiches. Which I am now enforcing, much to my son's disgruntlement!
I probobly will before the next book comes on Audible. (There are 5.5 books) and the series is finished, so if they decide too continue this on Audible its no long waits.
It reminds me abit of Percy Jackson (the later ones) not the first 5. Eccept its abit more mature.
Matt of course.
I Listened trough 4/5 at work and the rest while making dinner so yes =)
I'd say its ment for 12+ or so but I'm 23 and still found it enjoyable.
Not a bad story really well thought out, be nice to understand where the monsters came from but suppose that's what book 2 is for.
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