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Hidden Holidays (Monster Haven #2.5)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  219 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
The holidays can be overwhelming for anyone, but Zoey is ready to explode when Maurice, her closet-monster roommate, takes celebrations to the extreme. When Zoey ducks out for a little fresh air, she finds a boy with a big problem -- a problem only a mythical creature can have and only Zoey can solve.

6,500 words

Hidden Holidays is a short story in the same world as the Mo
ebook, Kindle, 21 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Bottle Cap Publishing (first published December 29th 2013)
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I love this series and how much fun it is!
Zoey arrives home to find out that her home has exploded into holiday overload as Maurice decorates the house with everything he can borrow and get his hands on. Overwhelmed by the decorations that are happening inside the house she heads off for a walk coming upon a boy naked along the beach. She learns that the boy has lost his pelt because he’s from the sea. With some help they may just get it back so that they can join the festivities that are happening back at home.

I still adore Zoey she’s
The idea is great. The story itself is okay. I have feeling, however, if that I read a whole book with the main character I would want her to get killed - she is a one hell of a princess perfect. Still, not bad.
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Zoey has never really been one for celebrating Christmas, instead going every year to a ski resort with Sara. But this year Maurice is full of festive cheer, stealing a ton of decorations from other people's closets and giving Zoey a massive headache with his cheer and the flashing lights. Plus Iris is ripping up a tree the size of her house to bring inside...

Zoey needs a break and goes to the beach to get her head together where she meets a distressed selkie whose pelt has been stolen. She is d
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
The real meaning of Christmas

A little coffee break read about the real meaning of Christmas. The fact that it can draw people together and that giving (time, attention or love) is what is really important. A feel good read with a sort of storyline going through it.
Hidden Holidays is one of several short stories that R.L. Naquin has published as companion stories to her Monster Haven series. These stories can pretty much be read at any point and you don't have to have read the full length books to enjoy them but I do think you'll appreciate them more if you're already familiar with the characters.

I don't really want to give too much away because this story is only 20 pages long but it's a really fun holiday read that gives us a bit of an insight into vario
Sabina Bundgaard
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE R.L Naquin. Even if she broke my heart earlier this year with Fairies in My Fireplace. *grumbles*(Loved that book, btw.)
Hidden Holidays is a wonderful tale, filled with the magic of Christmas, the hope that comes with the holidays and full of laughter.
I loved going back in time to see Zoey’s first Christmas with all her monster family (some, the last), it warmed my heart and soul, not to mention it was wonderful to see them all again; Zoey, Maurice, Molly & her kids, a thief (hehehe)
This was a really short, really sweet look at Zoey’s feelings on Christmas. Her childhood lacked a lot of happiness and Christmas was one of the things that was pushed aside. It was great to see Maurice and the Brownies open Zoey up to the holidays and to show her what the Hidden celebrate and how they do it. We even get to meet some adorable Selkies in this one. I am so enjoying Zoey and all her Hidden friends. I cannot wait to read more of this series.
Dee Geeky Family
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I'm a sucker for these kinds of stories. Although the description hardly touches the main storyline it gives you that immediate feeling of "this is going to be fun!". The hidden world of monsters is in trouble and they need help. This light hearted book series, which is a complete and finished series, has a way of getting to you. The monsters become humane and at some point tears are involved. Anyone with a weakness for the underdogs should read this.
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This clever holiday tale gives readers a glimpse at Zoey's first Christmas since Maurice, the closet monster, re-entered her life. As Zoey tries to deal with her feelings about this stressful time, she discovers that maybe her new family has something more to offer.

A great short story for fans of R.L. Naquin's Monster Haven series!
Relina Skye
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Hidden Holidays" is a Monster Haven Short Story by R.L. Naquin. It's Maurice's first Christmas with Zoey and he wants to do it right. However, Zoey is feeling overwhelmed since she hasn't really celebrated Christmas since she was a little girl. Overall, this was another great addition to an awesome series. I really enjoyed it and hope that you will enjoy it too!
Beckyloohoo Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ aka Mrs. Acheron Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
A sweet short story about Zoey feeling out Christmas with her new "family".
Angie Hackett
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nice cozy read
Sm Smith
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Way too short! I really enjoy these stories!!!
Yolanda Sfetsos
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy, ebook
I love this series, and this short story was a great holiday addition. So much heart. So much fun. Loved it!
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