Nanobots and werewolves and space ships, oh my!
How many of you remember the 1987 movie, "The Monster Squad"? In it a group of kids who are into monster movies and comics try to save their town from real monsters. Well, this is similar but has more of a twist to it. Blaine, Shelley, Kevin, and Dash all attend the same middle school. So do Blaine's older sister Vickie and a new boy named Drake that Vickie wants to date. Strange things have been happening in the area - residents have reported seeing BigFoot, the creepy boarding school for rich boys (Grimm Academy) suddenly wants to have an exchange program with the middle school, and Blaine's group has begun having weird occurrences (not just the normal teenage hormonal changes). Could it all be related?
The book alternates between the present day and the 1930s. In the earlier portions of the story deal with a group of scientists who investigate what they believe to be a meteor that has landed in the desert near Roswell. Mina Harker, Lonn Cheney, Edge Stoker, and Ian van Helsing find something much more interesting and dangerous than a meteor, something that changes all of them. The researchers, along with their discovery, are taken to a newly built facility called Area 51. Apparently, Area 50 is being used to store some artifacts for a certain Dr. Jones, so a new area of the base had to be quickly put together for their group to use.
For any classic sci-fi or monster movie fans, this will be a fun and entertaining read. But, really, the references to characters from those earlier incarnations will keep any reader amused. And we will all be waiting eagerly for the next book in the series.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.