I am pleased to be the second stop on the virtual blog tour for the book Monsters of L.A. by Lisa Morton. This book is a collection of 20 short stories that bring out many twists to the monsters we all grew up loving. There's Dracula, Mr. Hyde, The Devil, The Slasher, and many other monsters that hide in the dark. Lisa Morton brings all of these monsters to life in a very unique way.
Meet Dracula, a star studded actor with a major attitude. He only works at night and thinks he can upstage anyone in his movies until he meets young Eddie Cee. Eddie is definitely more then Dracula bargained for.
There are 17 other characters in this collection of short stories. Each story is unique and interesting to read. Seeing the similarities between the monsters of the past and the characters in the book is great for discussions. There is a section in the back of the book that tells where the author got her ideas and who the characters are based off of. Some are merely figments of her imagination while others are based on people she has known or met in L.A.
The book is easy to pick up and read just one story at a time or to read the entire collection. Some of the stories go into details and fun to read. A few of the stories ended abruptly and I wished there were more to them. It's a different look into the world of monsters.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
**For more information on Lisa Morton or to follow the tour please go to Pump Up Your Book!**
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