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Monster of the Week

(The Rules #2)

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4.22  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Spring semester of Bridger Whitt's senior year of high school is looking great. He has the perfect boyfriend, a stellar best friend, and an acceptance letter to college. He also has this incredible job as an assistant to Pavel Chudinov, an intermediary tasked with helping cryptids navigate the modern world. His days are filled with kisses, laughs, pixies, and the occasiona ...more
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: October 15th 2019 by Duet Books
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☆ Todd
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it

Okay, it's official, I've ADORED pretty much everything about this quirky AF series. : )



In this second installment, Bridger's life was starting to fall into place, with a boyfriend, a best friend, and a chosen family that he truly cared about, and was equally cared for in return.

Although Bridger still possessed a penchant for not knowing when to shut the hell up, getting himself into sticky situations, with both paranormals and humans, he had begun to mature and think before he took dangerous
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Joanna
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt
Very pleased to be the first review for this book!

After receiving this galley at BookCon on Saturday, I knew this was the first ARC I had to dig into. I read Rules and Regulations last summer, so I was very eager to pick up the sequel. Thank you to Interlude/Duet and F.T. Lukens for providing the ARC! This book was excellent! I did not want to finish it. The world of Bridger and co. is so charming. It isn't a perfect world, but it's an interesting take on cryptids. I loved the theme of found fa
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Emily Burr
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m gonna say it, and I don’t say it lightly: This is my new favorite series. And I haven’t said that since I was 10 and reading the Percy Jackson Books.

I’ll go one step further: this is my new favorite sequel. And I haven’t said that since what, Toy Story? Back to the Future? Dear god, I don’t even know.

I never leave long, full reviews like this but this is the first ARC I’ve had the pleasure of getting my hands on and finishing before the release date. Not to mention I met F. T. Lukens at Bo
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iam
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, arc
3.5 stars
Monster of the Week is the sequel to The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic, and while it was an enjoyable read it didn't really bring much new to the table.

Content warnings include: homophobia, invasion of privacy, break-in and theft, panic attack, absent parent.

I did have a good time reading the book, but to me it didn't really expand the setting or add to the first book. The character development was minimal and the plot felt much lower stake than the first book
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Nicki Markus
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-paranormal
Monster of the Week is a fun continuation of the story started in The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic. Book Two picks up Bridger's story as he deals with the drama of coming out to his absentee father, graduating high school, and attending prom, all the while also navigating mythological mayhem. Once again Lukens provides plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour without neglecting the emotional side of things. For me, this story doesn't quite have the zing of Book One, but it is stil ...more
Rike @ RikeRandom
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had some trouble remembering what happened in the first instalment but once the memories came back, I thoroughly enjoyed Monster of the Week! I loved it <3
Sheila Loosevelt
He'd become a cautionary tale about the hazards of eating fish tacos from the diner and dating hot baseball players and carrying ancient books around in his backpack.

I was provided this novel (as an advanced reader copy) by NetGalley. All views expressed in this review are my own.

I love this series so fucking much; I will attempt to articulate my feelings further, but that is an important thing to know to start. I picked up the prequel to this novel (The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths
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Charlotte
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These books are an absolute joy to read and laugh-out-loud funny. This is one of those stories that will make drive your partner nuts by reading parts of it to them. (Personal experience. I know this.) This is the second installment in Lukens’ The Rules series. I would recommend reading the first book as it sets up and explains a lot of the insane world in which Bridger lives. You see… what’s awesome is that his world is perfectly normal… until it isn’t.

In this book, legends and myths are often
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Charlotte
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, lgbtq
These books are an absolute joy to read and laugh-out-loud funny. This is one of those stories that will make drive your partner nuts by reading parts of it to them. (Personal experience. I know this.) This is the second installment in Lukens’ The Rules series. I would recommend reading the first book as it sets up and explains a lot of the insane world in which Bridger lives. You see… what’s awesome is that his world is perfectly normal… until it isn’t.

In this book, legends and myths are often
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Susan
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. This series (which began with last year's The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic) reminds me of the original Men in Black movie, in the best possible way. Magic is real, unicorn poop smells like cotton candy, pixies have their own cosmetics line, and oh yeah, the rest of the world absolutely CANNOT find out about any of this. Fortunately we have Intermediaries like Pavel Chudinov to keep the worlds separate and Intermediary assistants like Bridger Whitt to - well, m ...more
Rachel
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
*I received a free ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*

I did not read the first book in the series prior to reading Monster of the Week, but I do not feel that interfered with my ability to follow along with what was going on. F.T. Lukens does a great job of giving enough information about previous events that I could jump right in with the story, while being just vague enough to get me to want to go back and read book 1. She also weaves together monsters, h
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Hira Chaudhary
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

This might just be my new favorite series, honestly. I love bridger SO FREAKING MUCH. I love his big heart and how he gets anxious and how much he loves and how he just wants to be himself and how he has this big huge family that loves him when he thought he was all alone for so long. I love Bridger and I need so much more of this perfect little cinnamon roll.

I really loved getting more of Bridger and Leo's re
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Andrea
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This was absolutely adorable.

I hadn't read the first book but was attracted by the title and the cute cover. It's a credit to the author that I could dive in and catch up with what's going on (with tantalizing hints about prior events that definitely make me want to read the prior volume).

Bridger is an ordinary teenager, balancing an after school job, a relationship, family drama and school. His job doesn't entail lifeguarding at the neighborhood pool or flipping burgers though-- Bridger is as
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Sadie Forsythe
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5, round up

spoiler ahead

I generally adore this series. I absolutely loved the first book. I can't say I loved this second one quite as much, but I did really enjoy it. I'll start with what I like. There is a lot of love here. Bridger has a wonderfully supportive crew and the theme of Found Family is a wonderful one. The cast of regular characters are quirky and fun and effortlessly diverse. And I really appreciated that Lukens allowed Bridger to cut the toxic family member from his life, rat
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Kris-10
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
This series is quirky & adorable and Monster of the Week made for a great next installment! Bridger is his usual hilarious mess and I love him. Leo is practically perfect. Getting to see their relationship develop more was icing on the cake. And where would the book be without the rest of the gang, Astrid, Pavel, Elena, & the Pixies? The world continues to be both fascinating and endlessly entertaining, so I certainly wouldn't mind getting even more books! *hint hint* Overall, I'm comple ...more
J.D. DeHart
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
F.T. Lukens writes a story with the clever wit and edge that young readers (and older YA connoisseurs) will enjoy. What struck me most about this book was the balance of sharp voice and original, inventive prose. The chapters, at times, lagged a bit but not enough to lessen the overall reading experience.
Coltostallion
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hadn't read the first book in this series, and though there were hints of previous events that made me want to, it wasn't necessary. Bridger is a relatable, anxiety ridden teen working with a whole host of supernatural creatures. The story was fast paced and fun.
Beth Bryden-miller
Aug 23, 2019 is currently reading it
I think I love it, but totally a book 2, so I may not finish until I acquire book 1
Melanie
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

For the full review visit https://wp.me/p220KL-heq

From that review:In F. T. Lukens' novel, Monster of the Week, it's the end of the senior year of high school for Bridger Whitt with all the anxiety, stress, and sheer anticipation that time of year brings to kids everywhere. For Bridger that means being in a new relationship with the popular sports star boyfriend, finishing his finals, dealing with prom and the yearbook quotes! 
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F.T. Lukens is an author of Young Adult fiction who got her start by placing second out of ten thousand entries in a fan community writing contest. A sci fi enthusiast, F.T. loves Star Wars and Star Trek and is a longtime member of her college’s science-fiction club. She holds degrees in Psychology and English Literature and has a love of cheesy television shows, superhero movies, and writing. F.T ...more

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The Rules (2 books)
  • The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic (The Rules, #1)