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The Ghoul Next Door (Monster High #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  3,912 Ratings  ·  279 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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Jan 07, 2011 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

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
Asta Lemvigh Jørgensen
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(;
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.
Review brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell

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
May 08, 2012 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
Jul 06, 2014 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 lo ...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
Jun 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: tween
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Reading Vacation
Mar 27, 2011 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 24, 2012 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 18, 2011 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 11, 2012 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 Wallace
May 28, 2011 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.
Apr 22, 2015 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.
Avril Marin
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
awesome book! but the ending seemed unfinished! good thing there is a 3rd book! :D
Sep 07, 2015 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!"
Feb 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
wow these books will never end will they?
I did it :)
Audrey J.
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Duece gives Cleo a new pet snake which she
named hissete.
Sara Weather
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, fantasy, summer18
The Good

Cleo De Nile- is the only saving grace of this book. She is the only reason this book got a two star when it deserved a 1.
•Her minions
•Her time with Deuce
•Her interactions with her dad
•She is such a fun character

The Bad

After all the good will of Girl Meets World: Let’s Do This! (going to do this review next but have to release this review off my chest) did of getting me out of my post-Children of Blood and Bone funk (another book that uses the racial oppression = magical oppression but b
Nicholas Kane
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: no-longer-own
I just wrote a whole review for this book but my browser refreshed and deleted it all. I didn't even want to write along review in the first place, so I'm going to make this one even shorter since I'm currently ticked (I guess I need to learn to write my reviews in a separate place and then paste them here when I'm done since this happens frequently). Basically, this book had a more interesting plot than the last one, so I'd probably give it more of a 3.4 than a 3, but I wouldn't bump it up to a ...more
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad. The two main stories (Cleo's jewelry design photo shoot and the continuing "monsters trying to live a regular life among the 'normies') are tied together fairly well. This is a somewhat more mature take on the characters than is found on the DVDs or the more children-audience centric books. But the characters are still quite recognizable from their cartoon versions. Not bad, but it's been years since I read the first one and while Harrison makes several references to past events in Book ...more
Makenna stull
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Ghoul Next Door is part of a series called Monster High. 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 curfews and hiding. But Frankie hopes to change that and rallies the others. They decide to film a docu-drama entitled "The Ghoul Next Door" where the RADs can come forward and speak their peace. Cleo is furious, it's her shoot or the movie. Her friends have to ch ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed it more than the first book, but only slightly more. The plot and characters are both developing and it's interesting to see the differences between these books and the web series and movies.
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love monster high <3
Adriana Fernandes
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Perfect mindless read.
Rori Christina Simmons
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was a really good book! I've had this book in my library for 3 years; however, I have never thought about reading it.
Jessica Boudreau
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this is another of those books I bought for my daughter and found myself enjoying as much as I still prefer the movies the idea of the monsters attending a human school is definitely interesting
Itzanamy Torres
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Segundo tomo y la saga sigue igual de buena, aunque en este último melody me hartado un poco con su egoísmo y vanidad, aló a Jackson completamente, no me gusta la pareja de ellos, espero o cambie su actitud melody o cambien de pareja. El persona de cleo esta muy bien estructurado, sus defectos y virtudes hacen que te identifiques con ella en un instante. Muy bien, esperemos el siguiente.
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Lisi Harrison is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling series "The Clique", "Alphas", "Monster High," Pretenders," and her first adult novel: "The Dirty Book Club" out 10.10.17. Lisi was born in Toronto, Canada, and lived in NYC for 15 years while she worked at MTV. She now lives in Laguna Beach, CA and is a member or her own Dirty Book Club.

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