Thursday, June 4, 2015

Modern Monsters: Review

From Goodreads:
Vic Howard never wanted to go to the party. He's the Invisible Guy at school, a special kind of hell for quiet, nice guys. But because his best friend is as popular as Vic is ignored, he went…

And wished he hadn't.

Because something happened to a girl that night. Something terrible, unimaginable, and Callie Wheeler's life will never be the same. Plus, now Callie has told the police that Vic is responsible. Suddenly, Invisible Vic is painfully visible, on trial both literally, with the police, and figuratively, with the angry kids at school. As the whispers and violence escalate, he becomes determined to clear his name, even if it means an uneasy alliance with Callie's best friend, the beautiful but aloof Autumn Dixon.

But as Autumn and Vic slowly peel back the layers of what happened at the party, they realize that while the truth can set Vic free, it can also shatter everything he thought he knew about his life…

My Review:
This was a really interesting book to read! I thought that it might be about monsters like Frankenstein's Monster or Dracula, but it's about the cruel acts that humans do to each other in this book that are the monsters. And it did deal with some pretty horrible things.

It seems, that on an individual case to case, that rape is one of the worse crimes. And this book had two major cases of this. Callie, and that Vic is blamed for, that is most of this book. And then there was the rape that in which Vic was conceived, that his dad raped his mom. Yeah.

Vic was a really interesting character to read about. The shy boy, who then is accused of this, and then who also has a stutter? This was a pretty awesome book, and I read that the author wanted to write about the accused perpetrator, and in this case, have him innocent of the crime.

When we find out who the bad guy was, well, it was a bit of a sinking feeling, that he would do that, both to her, and then let the blame fall on Vik, that was just cruel. And all because he felt that he had a better future. Well, drunk for the first awful thing, and then future thing for Vik. Not nice!

I did enjoy reading this book, and the journeys that the characters went on, hard, but they got to a pretty good happy ending!

Author: Kelley York
Read: May 31st, 2015
Source: YA Bound Book Tour Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Published: June 2nd 2015
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars
"I like unicorns and cats and games...and stuff..." - quality author quote by Kelley

Kelley York was born in central California, where she still resides with her lovely wife, step-daughter, and way too many cats, while fantasizing about moving to England or Ireland. (Or, really, anyplace secluded.) She has a fascination with bells and animals and Disney. Her life goal is to find a real unicorn. Or to at least write about them. She occupies her spare time with video games,designing covers, playing on Tumblr, and watching anime.

Kelley is a sucker for dark fiction. She loves writing twisted characters, tragic happenings, and bittersweet endings that leave you wondering and crying. She strives to make character development take center stage in her books because the bounds of a person's character and the workings of their mind are limitless.

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