Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monsters & Demons & Killers, Oh My!

It's time for Teaser Tuesday, a bookish meme brought to us by MizB at Should Be Reading! You grab your current read, open to a random page, and share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

I am currently reading Mr. Monster by Dan Wells, the second book in the John Cleaver series about a teen sociopath who struggles to keep his inner madness at bay while "protecting" his small town from serial killers. It's spooky and creepy and awesome, but most importantly it isn't focused on a teen girl discovering her special power while falling in love with some hot broody guy! (I'm really sick of YA dystopian/paranormal romances right now - can you tell? ;)

"Well, normal on the surface. Somewhere inside,
Mr. Monster was just waiting for me to make a mistake."

Dan Wells is an amazing writer who devoted himself to his research, so you can read assured of the accuracy of his facts on psychology, serial killers, and mortuary practices. This series isn't for the squeamish, but if you can take, say, Bones or Dexter without much trouble, definitely give these books a try.

So what are you reading today?


  1. This sounds so interesting! I'm assuming "Mr. Monster" is the sociopathic tendencies he's trying to repress? Definitely going to check out this series on Goodreads! Thanks for the great teaser :)

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  2. Yes, great teaser! I wasn't familiar with this series before but I am now. I'm adding these to my list!

    I'm getting sick of the brooding teens too although I'm really enjoying the recent dystopian novels I've read. Maybe the zombies will get them!