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The Ghoul Next Door (Monster High #2)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  3,543 Ratings  ·  267 Reviews
Cleopatra de Nile
- New pet snake
- Has Deuce--the hottest guy in school--all warapped up
- Herve Leger bandage dress, strappy gold platforms

Cleo was the queen bee of the RADs, the normies, and everyone in between at Merston High. But now it's "Frankie this" and "Melody that" . . . these new girls sure know how to get her lashes in a tangle. When Cleo lands a golden Teen Vo
Hardcover, 241 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Poppy (first published January 1st 2011)
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Apr 08, 2011 Caleb rated it it was amazing
Loved it! They all tried to air The Ghoul Next Door, they're movie and Cleo helped Bekka and Haley, but the guys at the TV network said they didn't want the faces blured so they canceled it anyway. Then Cleo's friends wanted to do the shoot again, but later they heard it was airing, but didn't know why. They watched and Bekka unblured the faces and exposed them all! Oh my gosh, I'd faint! Cleo had to do the shoot with Melody and Candace and Melody sang great to get the camels to come back to the ...more
Oct 20, 2016 Asta rated it liked it
Denne bog, er en perfekt efterfølgeren til Monster High 1!

Jeg elsker hvordan der bliver bygget videre på emnet Udseende/Fordom,
Og hvordan man kommer tætter på karakterne.

Jeg mener stadig at bogen ikke skal hede Monster High, da den ikke er Monster Hige, men er dog en god og spænende bog(;

Well, last fall I was embarrassed by how much I liked Monster High by Lisi Harrison. Utterly shamefaced, rather. This week I read the sequel The Ghoul Next Door and the guilty pleasure feeling has resurfaced. I like these books. Dammit. I do. They are silly and shallow... and I still like them. Bollocks.

In Monster High 2 Cleo and co. are prepping for a fashion shoot to model her ancestor's jewels. During the previous book Frankie Stein outed the monster community and the RADs are subjected to cu
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The Ghoul Next Door begins right where Monster High ended. Melody is still clueless as to how to help her schizophrenic boyfriend Jackson, who thanks to his psycho grandfather who had turned himself into Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde complex, ends up turning into someone else when he gets too hot. Bekka continues to send text messages to Melody, letting her know time is running out. In a noble act, Frankie decides the best way to go is to turn herself in. S
Alexis Steven
Jun 23, 2012 Alexis Steven rated it really liked it
Más gracioso y con más historia que su antecesor.
Después de leer Monster High 1 y terminar con un gusto normal por el libro, tal vez haya sido que no tenía demasiadas expectativas pues está segunda parte me ha parecido mejor que la primera, desde lo gracioso que son algunas cosas hasta los diálogos de los personajes. Aunque si algo me gustó es el suspenso y el drama de la historia. Sigue siendo superficial y ligera, pero tiene unos giros que sorprendente gratamente.
Normalmente leo o escucho que
Dec 21, 2014 Lily rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, black-list
A principios de año me aventuré en la disparatada historia de Monster High (por lo menos en la parte escrita) después de meses y meses viendo los locos y cortos capítulos de televisión. Que queréis que os diga, esas muñecas pueden conmigo. Hijas de los monstruos de mis novelas favoritas, que más puedo pedir. Hace poco os traje la reseña de esa primera parte (si, lo leí en enero y la reseña la he hecho en noviembre, cabeza para que te quiero) y bueno, ahora que me estoy haciendo un maratón con ...more
Yelania Nightwalker
Ya muchos saben que amé Monster High y que sigo considerándolo un libro divertidísimo y con mucha sustancia. Pues como no podía ser de otra manera, Monster High 2 se convirtió en una de mis lecturas obligatorias, desafortunadamente, no fue todo lo que esperaba.

Tenemos a los mismos personajes, y partimos en el mismo punto donde nos quedamos en el primer libro. El reloj haciendo tic tac y Melody sin saber de qué manera salvar a las dos personas que significan mucho para ella. Salvar a uno signific
Samantha Westall
Sep 07, 2016 Samantha Westall rated it liked it
Shelves: tween
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Reading Vacation
Apr 23, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it it was amazing
Hello darlings, this is Cleo de Nile, the most fabulous RAD at school. I am thrilled that Lisi Harrison is featuring me in The Ghoul Next Door, the second book of the Monster High series. My classmates, Frankie Stein and normie Melody Caver got all the glory in the first book. Now it is my turn to shine.

I would describe myself as a flawlessly stylish Egyptian who is used to getting her way. Speaking of getting my way, I cannot be bothered by Frankie and Melody interfering with my Golden Teen Vog
Oct 25, 2012 Heather rated it liked it
More of a 2.5 really.

Since I have quite a lengthy review on the first Monster High, I'll keep this one short-ish. Pretty much all my complaints from the first one are still there and actually growing.

This book did a fantastic job of managing to make me dislike Cleo throughout most of it. I did enjoy getting to see more of Deuce (view spoiler) but he did seem very...flat. I really wanted to
Nov 26, 2011 Jodi rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: young women wanting an easy read
Recommended to Jodi by: birthday gift to my daughter
My nine year old daughter was given this book as a birthday present since she is into the Monster High Dolls. I told her I needed to read it first because I wasn't sure if it was appropriate or not. I am glad I did because it is not a book for her age group - more junior high or high school. Honestly, the concept is kind of cool with all the monster children and all the play on words,and folklore(Frankie Stein as Frankenstein's daughter; Lala as Dracula's daughter and Cleo de Nile as Cleopatra's ...more
Linda Cholakian
Oct 13, 2012 Linda Cholakian rated it really liked it
I chose this book because I read the first one of the novel and thought the plot was very intersing. In this book, Frankie Stien is a R.A.D. (monster) has been exposed to normies because her head fell off at a dance. Melody Carver is a normie (human) who wants to help the R.A.D.s and make people understand that it's okay to be different. They work together to make R.A.D.s feel more welcome in the town of Salem, Oregon. My favorite quote is "R.A.Ds and the N.U.D.I.s could finallyband together as ...more
Alyssa Snyder
Jun 09, 2011 Alyssa Snyder rated it really liked it
This series is absolutely adorable. I love all the characters unique names. Frankiestein is the perfect main character because she's so easy to love. She's strong and she's not afraid to stand up for her kind. This book just made me smile through it with her attitude and slang. It's a definite must read.
May 19, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it
This was even better than the first and actually made me LOL in some spots. I bought this series for my daughter because she loves Monster High and I wanted to read them before giving them to her. I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I have so far.
Sep 25, 2015 Nicole rated it it was amazing
I love this book! Can I rate it 6 stars???!!?!?!?! Can't wait to read "If there's a Wolf, there's a way!"
Dorian de Jandreau
This part was better than first book. It was full of intrigues. Now I wish to read next book because this book ended very interesting way, I want to know what happened next.
Avril Marin
Jun 20, 2011 Avril Marin rated it it was amazing
awesome book! but the ending seemed unfinished! good thing there is a 3rd book! :D
Mar 08, 2012 Chisom rated it really liked it
wow these books will never end will they?
Jul 14, 2016 Kimberly rated it liked it
I did it :)
Audrey J.
Oct 22, 2012 Audrey J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Duece gives Cleo a new pet snake which she
named hissete.
Oct 08, 2016 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
I was so happy to find out that the story continues
Este grupo, justamente llamados los RAD, están de regreso. Y es que en la primera parte fueron simpáticos hasta dejarnos con la duda. Y sí, ahora tampoco dejan de meterse en problemas. Bien, lo entiendo, son adolescentes, y tienen problemas de acuerdo con dicha etapa, si bien lo sé yo, pero vaya que lo llevan diferente.
Recordemos que los RAD son una comunidad de personas diferentes, nótese que los monstruos también son personas. Entonces, son, para no discriminar, personas un poco diferentes, pe
Jul 25, 2011 Katsumi rated it really liked it
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In Monster High, we were left with a terrible cliffhanger with Melody trying to protect Jackson, while trying to save Frankie too. In The Ghoul Next Door, they create a plan and put it into action. It doesn’t work out quite the way they want it to, and before they know it, with the help of Brett they are making a documentary about teenage monsters to try to convince the public tha
Dec 30, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
The Ghoul Next Door is the second installment in the Monster High series, and it's been sitting on my shelf for quite a while, which is why I read it during my End of Summer Read-A-Thon! This series has gotten so much love, and attention, and I couldn't wait to get back to it, and see how the story continues.

In The Ghoul Next Door a lot of things are going on, and chapters are told in three different points of view; Frankie, Melody and Cleo. I was a little confused by the different points of vie
Diego Salvatore
Mar 30, 2012 Diego Salvatore rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2012 Tati rated it really liked it
Shelves: irp-bookshelf
This book continues the story from the previous book in the Monster High series.Frankie,teenage Frankenstein,lost her head (literally) at the school dance, and so now the entire town of Salem, Oregon is on the lookout for a big green monster, while she's grounded in her house.
Melody, the supposedly normal teenager, is having troubles with her boyfriend Jackson, who turns into a boy named DJ when he gets heated (literally) because he is a descendant of the famous Dr. Jekyll Hyde, from being expos
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Katja Berger
Jul 23, 2016 Katja Berger rated it really liked it
Den første bog i Monster High-serien vandt til dels mit hjerte, fordi jeg elskede den søde og naive Frankie. Men i 2eren, Et helt almindeligt monster er det Cleo der er hovedpersonen i langt de fleste kapitler. Hvilket giver en helt anden historie. Ikke dårligere, men anderledes.

Cleo er på ingen måde nær så let at holde af, som Frankie var det. I stedet er hun snobbet, egoistisk, overfladisk og selvcentreret. Hun mindede mig faktisk lidt om Elena fra den første Vampire Diaries, dog i lidt mere u
Marloz Ponce
May 11, 2013 Marloz Ponce rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read2013
Monster High II: Monstruos de lo más normales es el segundo libro de cuatro que conforman la saga de Monster High, escrita por Lisi Harrison. Está escrita en tercera persona. Decidí leer este libro porque me gustó el desenlace que tuvo el primero, y pues no me iba a quedar con las ganas de continuar la historia. Algo que me gusta mucho de la saga de Monster High, son las carátulas de sus libros. Cada una muy al estilo de alguna de nuestras chicas RAD, además de que tienen diferentes texturas que ...more
Feb 04, 2012 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Like the first book, this was a cute, wholly average YA that I personally loved because it ties into a fandom I care about. I really did enjoy gaining Cleo's perspective, and the plot was suspenseful enough to keep me turning the pages.

In this one, after the disastrous cliffhanger of the first book, the young RADs are under deeper cover than ever. With the threat of exposure looming over them, Frankie and her friends, along with Melody, her sister, Candace, and another normie named Brett, decide
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Lisi Harrison is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling series "The Clique". Lisi was born in Canada, and lived in NYC for a while at MTV. She now lives in Laguna Beach, CA.

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