Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monster Republic by Ben Horton
It has been a year full of zombies, vampires and assorted manipulated humans in the young adult books released this year. There are lots of variations on the theme and this story is one of them.
It may sound a bit familiar: Evil mastermind Dr Fry is planning domination, he engineers an explosion at a nuclear power plant which Cameron's class is visiting with their teacher. Cameron wakes up and discovers that his body is not what it was before the explosion happened and he has acquired some added features! He is rescued by a mysterious girl and she takes him to a place where those who have escaped the evil Dr Fry and his minions are in hiding. They must fight for justice against superhuman mutants to try and do what is right and save humanity.
This is the first book in the series and it is fast paced and exciting. I think the boys will really enjoy it and will be keen for the next one in the series. The graphic novel will also be out soon.
Here is the book trailer!