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message 1: by Anna, LoP BOTM & R2R mod (last edited Mar 16, 2016 07:43AM) (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) | 795 comments Mod
Greetings Lovers of Paranormal!

Think Supernatural meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this month's Book of the Month club pick also happens to be *FREE* at most distributors worldwide! So snag a copy and read along.

Alex Finch: Monster Hunter cover

Alex Finch Monster Hunter (The Monster Files, #1) by Cate Dean Cate Dean

Here's the book description:

Meet Alex Finch - tomboy, techno geek, monster hunter.

Reluctant monster hunter...

A school project, an absentminded project partner, and a misplaced backpack all change 16-year-old Alex Finch's life forever. In a single afternoon Alex finds the missing backpack, has a run-in with Sam, the boy she's had a crush on since first grade - and discovers that monsters are real.

That mind-blowing incident throws her life in a completely different direction, uncovering secrets that cost her more than she could ever imagine. And the further she digs, the darker and more dangerous the secrets become.

What else is hiding behind the ordinary facade of her California beach town? Alex is about to find out...


ARE YOU READING ALEX FINCH: MONSTER HUNTER? Drop your name into the discussion thread below, find a Book Buddy, and discuss your impressions with other members of the Lovers of Paranormal community. Just remember to be kind and use the spoiler .html so you don't ruin the fun for somebody who isn't quite so far along.

Be epic!

Anna Erishkigal
LoP

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Update 3/16: we have an INTERVIEW with Cate Dean HERE: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 2: by Anna, LoP BOTM & R2R mod (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) | 795 comments Mod
Dug up some of the links for the freebie so y'all got no excuses not to snag it and read along:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FOECNUW/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FOECNUW/
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00FOECNUW/
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00FOECNUW/
Amazon IN: http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00FOECNUW/

Barnes & Noble/Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alex-...

Nook UK: http://www.nook.com/gb/ebooks/alex-fi...

iTunes US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id72...
iTunes UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/id72...
iTunes CA: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/id72...
iTunes AU: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/id72...
iTunes NZ: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/id72...

Kobo International: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/eboo...

Did I forget anybody? Ask if you're from someplace else and I'll see if I can't dig it up.


message 3: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Carabella (jdcarabella) | 13 comments I'm in - got a couple other books in front of this - but looks good!


message 4: by Rita (new)

Rita Stradling (stradling) | 39 comments Only $1.99 to add audible narration too I see :) Excited to start this one!


message 5: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Mitton (goodreadscomdeborah_mitton) | 3 comments I have it - thank you


message 6: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (ladyashlene) Got it and am excited! Been a long time member but haven't been able to read along in awhile.


message 7: by Anna, LoP BOTM & R2R mod (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) | 795 comments Mod
I've got it too :-)


message 8: by Paula (new)

Paula Peloquin (penguinn_pita) | 6 comments Got it as well!


message 9: by Jennie (new)

Jennie (jenzikins) | 20 comments Got it. Have an essay to complete and a few review books to do, but then ill read it


message 10: by Anna, LoP BOTM & R2R mod (last edited Mar 03, 2016 07:32PM) (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) | 795 comments Mod
Don't forget to start a CONVERSATION here about the book (since we have so many people reading it). Talk about whatever sparked your interest, that you liked and did not like. Just remember to use the spoiler .html.

I'll start out. I love the way Alex starts out talking about herself the way an old, hardboiled Private Investigator does (i.e., The Maltese Falcon) but with a young person's voice. I laughed when she describes Misty, (view spoiler).

I also enjoy that the author didn't 'fridge' (i.e., kill off) Alex's parents at the get-go, that she has a normal, somewhat antagonistic relationship with her mother and an equally normal, close but not barf-o-rama, relationship with her dad. Let's see if the parents stay alive, or if the werewolf eats them? 3:-)

What do YOU guys like?


message 11: by Anna, LoP BOTM & R2R mod (last edited Mar 05, 2016 03:54PM) (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) | 795 comments Mod
Hah! This struck me as hilarious:

"Wait for my signal, then run like the chess club is after you.”

That got the smile out. The chess club adored Misty, and let her know, in all sorts of creepy, stalkerish ways..."


A werewolf is chasing them, and Alex tells Miste something even MORE frightening to distract her, a hoard of adoring chess club admirers.


message 12: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Fields | 1 comments Yay, free book? Supernatural+Buffy? I'm in!


message 13: by Jake (new)

Jake Kropik (jkjkjk15) I got it! Going to try to join this read and discussion!


message 14: by Mary (new)

Mary Dunford | 1 comments halfway through it right now!


message 15: by Brooke (new)

Brooke  (brookeluvsbooks) I might join you guys :)


message 16: by Anna, LoP BOTM & R2R mod (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) | 795 comments Mod
Brooke wrote: "I might join you guys :)"

The more, the merrier :-) Monsters are always slain best in groups.


message 17: by Trudy (new)

Trudy (trudymay) This was a fun and quick read. And you can't beat a freebie:) thanks for the heads up!


message 18: by Anna, LoP BOTM & R2R mod (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) | 795 comments Mod
I'm an old Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, so this book was just perfect :-)


message 19: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Marie Kitchens (lesliemarie72) I downloaded this book on Wednesday, March 2nd. Finished it early this morning (March 11th @ 2:15 am). All I can say is "Wow". But I hate cliffhangers. I must read book 2.


message 20: by Anna, LoP BOTM & R2R mod (last edited Mar 16, 2016 07:43AM) (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) | 795 comments Mod
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Whoo-hoo! We have an LoP Awesome Author Interview with Cate Dean! Check it out:

HERE: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

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message 21: by De (new)

De Jr. (deann_native) | 2 comments Hola :) Gracias y Blessings for the FREE eBook!!! I've Downloaded, Tweeted, Hashtag y Shared!!! Best of Blessings y Overwhelming Success!!! <3


message 22: by Karen (new)

Karen (karenarrowood) | 12 comments Found out I already owned this book :-) Now I just need to read it!


message 23: by Paula (new)

Paula Peloquin (penguinn_pita) | 6 comments Just finished reading this and it definitely made me laugh! I wish all fathers were like Mr. Finch! The chemistry between Sam & Alex actually made me cry!


message 24: by Anna, LoP BOTM & R2R mod (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) | 795 comments Mod
Paula wrote: "Just finished reading this and it definitely made me laugh! I wish all fathers were like Mr. Finch! The chemistry between Sam & Alex actually made me cry!"

I know! I'm a parent of teenagers myself and I was so happy to read a book where they didn't 'fridge' the parents :-)


message 25: by Ramona (new)

Ramona Plant | 379 comments I would like to review this book. Please send a mobi file to ramona_p@hotmail.com.

Thanks,
Ramona


message 26: by Anna, LoP BOTM & R2R mod (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) | 795 comments Mod
Ramona wrote: "I would like to review this book. Please send a mobi file to ramona_p@hotmail.com.

Thanks,
Ramona"


Hi Ramona! This is a Book of the Month club discussion item, not an R2R. But it -does-happen to be *FREE* on most platforms worldwide. If you go back to underneath the original post, you'll see the worldwide links. I'm positive Cate would love it if you review it after :-)

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FOECNUW/


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