Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Matt Archer: Legend: Guest Post and Review

Today, I'd like to welcome over Kendra C. Highley, author of the Matt Archer Series, (Monster Hunter, Monster Summer, Blade's Edge, and Legend) over for a guest post! 

When Matt Archer was fourteen, he was chosen—by a magic, spirit-inhabited knife—to hunt monsters with a special paranormal division of the Army. When he was fifteen, he was thrown into a global war the rest of the world didn’t know existed.

Now Matt’s sixteen and the war has cost him more than he ever thought it would. He’s also learned that the knife-spirits have an agenda he doesn’t totally agree with. The only problem? The spirits have the upper hand, and they plan to control the fight—and Matt.

Then things get worse: the next lunar eclipse cycle is starting, a prominent physicist has gone missing, and Matt’s best friend is thinking about quitting the team. If he loses Will—after everyone else he’s lost—Matt’s not sure how he’ll fight alone. 

As the source of his nightmares starts to creep out of the shadows, Matt knows he’ll need all the help he can get…because being alone could prove deadly.

My Review:
Oh, Matt, dear, you've been through so much! This was another hard book, because a lot happens, like, for example, they find the African shaman-but he's dead. But his wife's alive, so there's that source of information to plumb!

So yeah, this was also the book where Penn was introduced, she of short stature, but a big personality, standing up to Will, even though Will likes her, Destroyer Penn, I just love some of the nicknames in this series, Badass Aunt Julie, is my personal favourite!

Oh, and Will becomes a wielder, and a prime monster, another one, is killed, and yeah, it's between Will and Matt on being the one to fight the biggest bad guy! So there is that nice little thing that they have to worry about!

This book had the most cliff hanger-y ending ever, with Matt walking into his Uncle's tent, and finding his dad, a dad who he's never seen before, except in photographs, and his dad asking "Why is my 17 year old son here" basically, and that shock, and all that, I want more of this series, now, because it's just so freaking good!

I loved this book so much, and I can't wait for the next book!

Author: Kendra C. Highley
Series: Matt Archer #3
Read: June 18th, 2013
Source: Reading Addiction Blog Tours Review Copy
Reason Why: I love this series, and it's a 2013 Dystopia Book and a Sequel Challenge 2013 Book!
Published: June 17th 2013
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.

Contact and Buy AKA Links:
Buy Links for Matt Archer: Monster Hunter
Buy Links for Matt Archer: Blade’s Edge
Barnes & Noble 
Buy Links for Matt Archer: Legend

From Goodreads:
Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park. 

Monsters are real. And living in his backyard. 

But that's not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle's bag has a secret, one that will change Matt's life. The knife was designed with one purpose: to hunt monsters. And it's chosen Matt as its wielder. 

Now Matt's part of a world he didn't know existed, working with a covert military unit dedicated to eliminating walking nightmares. Faced with a prophecy about a looming dark war, Matt soon realizes his upcoming Algebra test is the least of his worries. 

His new double life leaves Matt wondering which is tougher: hunting monsters or asking Ella Mitchell for a date?

From Goodreads:
In this companion short-story to Matt Archer: Monster Hunter, fifteen-year-old Matt Archer finds himself in the Australian Outback on the trail of his latest targets...and hunting hyper-intelligent, mutated Dingoes is not his idea of a great summer vacation.

Making things more complicated, Matt's Uncle Mike--aka Major Tannen--is his C.O. for this mission. To Matt's consternation, the major's new fiancée, Captain Julie Hunter, is also along for the trip.

When Captain Hunter disappears during a routine scouting trip, it's up to Matt to help his uncle find her before it's too late.

From Goodreads:
When Matt Archer was fourteen, he discovered monsters are real. As if that wasn’t enough to go on for a few decades, Matt also found out that he’d been chosen to hunt those monsters--with a sentient, supernatural knife. Now fifteen, Matt has spent the last year working with a clandestine military unit, trying to rid the world of monsters, demons and other vicious creatures, all while keeping it a secret from nearly everyone he knows back home in Billings.

Including his mom.

Add in a new girlfriend, family secrets, sibling drama and enough homework to sink an aircraft carrier, and Matt’s life has become more complicated than he ever imagined. Worse, the knife has developed some very definite opinions about Matt’s personal life and it interferes in his business whenever it wants. More and more, Matt’s coming to realize that sharing brain-space with a spirit kind of sucks.

When stories of decimated towns and hordes of zombies start pouring into the Pentagon from Afghanistan, Matt knows he’ll be called up soon. Between the new mission and the knife’s increasing control over his mind, Matt wonders if he’ll survive long enough to take his driver’s exam.


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