Review/ Monster Mayhem

Review/ Monster MayhemMonster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos
Published by Dial Books on August 28, 2018
Pages: 216

In this funny, action-packed graphic novel adventure, a science-obsessed girl finds herself in the middle of one of her favorite monster movies. Can she invent her way out of disaster while also saving the monster who has become her friend?
Zoe's favorite thing to do--besides invent and build robots--is watch classic monster movies. She has never been comfortable with kids her own age, and so she pretends she doesn't need friends while inside she's longing for connection. And then one day, Zoe finds a mysterious ring on her way home from school. She puts it on, gives it a twist, and--FRZAAKK! There's a massive burst of light! The next morning, a familiar monster appears at Zoe's window. He's from one of her favorite kaiju movies, and he likes Zoe--he wants to be her friend. Has her secret wish been fulfilled? But it turns out that Zoe's ring has brought more than just this friendly monster to life. More monsters have arrived, and they are hungry! Now she'll need to reach out to other people to help her save her town from destruction. Good thing she's a robotics genius!

Recently I was sent a little surprise package from Penguin Random House Canada and inside was this super cute and fun to read graphic novel that I am under no obligation to review but I have chosen to read and review it because I am sure this would appeal to all middle grade kids who love to have a laugh and read graphic novels.

If you read my blog on a regular bases you know that I don’t tend to review a lot of graphic novels and mainly that is because its not something I buy or get sent to review but I am hoping that will change from this point forward.

Graphic novels are such a fun and almost quick read. I was able to finish this up within a few hours. The graphics are amazing and eye catching. I loved reading this. I think this would appeal to both girls and boys just because it covers robots and monsters. Plus I loved the theme behind it, yes its okay to do things on your own and its okay to admit that when you need help you can ask for it.

Our main character is Zoe. She is super smart when it comes to doing robotics and to her that is all she needs in life because any friend she has made has always ended up hurting her in someway. She wants nothing to do with that heart ache. That is her perfect world. But in reality we all need that one true friend who will be there for us and you can help but root that it will happen for Zoe.

Zoe is content until she finds this ring which she thinks is just a ring but soon realizes there is more to it and soon realizes that the ring has summoned a monster who loves to eat. He thinks he is there to help and before long more monsters arrive, Before long  Zoe is in over her head. How will she react? What will she do?

I really enjoyed reading this it was such a fun and cute read.