Matt Archer: Monster Summer

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
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. More
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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 stickshift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica. If she's not writing, she's reading. If she's not writing or reading, she's likely a little cranky.

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chucklesthescot reviewed on Nov. 6, 2015

Matt is finally coming to terms with his role as a monster killer and has best friend Will working with them. For the summer, they are part of a military operation in the Australian Outback to kill mutant dingoes. But these creatures are smarter, speak Australian English and work as a team, leading to one of the squads being kidnapped.

"It was just an attempted strangling...nothing serious."

Matt and Will are happy to be working together and visiting Australia though that changes when they are attacked by trash talking Aussie mutants. Matt is already struggling with his jealousy over having to share his precious time with Mike with Mike's new fiancee' Julie, who is part of the team for this mission. When Julie's team are kidnapped, Mike has to risk Matt and his team to rescue her. Could the Archer family have a more complicated time right now? In later books, I will assume yes!

I wasn't sure if I would take to Julie but she is a good character and Mike does deserve a bit of happiness when he is not monster hunting. You do feel sympathy for Matt though. Mike is his father figure and sharing him with a stranger is difficult, especially when Mike and Julie will be moving to DC. In this book I really enjoyed the dingoes new intelligence and the fact that it was a different monster from those in book one. It keeps things interesting when there are different monsters and locations.

My only complaint is that the book was just too short! I'd have liked to have seen more in the search for Julie to give it more time for the tension to build up, maybe a more fleshed out big fight at the end. But that is just a bit of nitpicking on my part! I did enjoy this book even though it was short and I'm moving straight on to book 2.
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I just loved this series, and this book, and best part is this novella is free for kindle, at Amazon. I read book one, then was looking forward to the Outback mission, then started book 2, and was freaked as it was 6 months later and skipped over the summer Outback mission, so went to look at what I missed. I seen this at Amazon for free and downloaded right away, was happy about that.

It did not disappoint at all, I loved the action and fun in this book, and some scary too. It’s a short fun read and a great addition to the series. I suppose you do not have to read it to read the others, but it is a mission that I had fun reading about.

What’s there to lose? It’s free. Go get it.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars just like all the books deserve.

Be sure to check out the rest of the books in this series:

Monster Hunter (Matt Archer #1)
Monster Summer (Matt Archer #1.5)
Blades Edge (Matt Archer #2)
Legend (Matt Archer #3)
Bloodlines (Matt Archer #4)

See my blog for an excerpt and links to the other books in series, and the link to the 4th book is there with a giveaway. Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
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Rhiannon H Morris reviewed on July 6, 2013

A short story which continues the Matt Archer story-line.

Although much shorter than the full-length works in this series, 'Matt Archer: Monster Summer' is complete with its own plot twists and fast-paced action.

Although I would not necessrily recommend this at an introduction to the series, it is a must-read if you enjoy the first in the series and wish to follow every move these amazing characters make.
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