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Matt Archer: Monster Hunter
by Kendra C. Highley
Release Date: August 18, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal
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Matt Archer goes on a hunting trip with his uncle Mike when he is attacked by a monster. He grabs the nearest knife and kills it. But it isn't any ordinary knife. It was wielded with magic and it has chosen him. It would have never worked otherwise. The knife will no longer work for his uncle so his uncles decides to take Matt for military training. Uncle Mike is in a special supernatural branch and wants Matt to train if he is now the only one able to use the knife.
Matt was the under dog. He was the little guy that got picked on by his older brother and other students. Never really felt good enough. Didn't get the girl. The knife having chose him gave him some confidence. He felt like he had a bigger purpose and even though it would be difficult, he would work hard to be worthy. Matt trained really hard and bulked up to help protect people. He didn't want to let his uncle or himself down. Training was hard and made him want to cry but he stuck through it. Seemed a bit out there that the military would let a fourteen year old train but since the knife would work for no one else they allowed it.
Matt had to hide his double life from his protective mother, nosy sister, and mean older brother. His family was very involved in his life so it wasn't long before they started noticing something was up. Matt's best friend Will finds out and they team up together to fight monsters. The monsters were not the normal vampire and werewolf type but just big ugly lion, lizard, gator, and bear like creatures. That was different and made it more fun. I love having a male perspective. Matt came across really genuine and true.
This book would be a great read for a boy and was also directed at a bit of a younger audience than what I am used to but it was a really cute story that any age could enjoy. Lots of military talk, training, and unique fight scenes would appeal to a male audience but I enjoyed it as well. There was also a very sweet romance. Ella was the beautiful girl Matt never thought he would have a chance with. As he continues his training his confidence builds. He sticks up for her and they have some really cute scenes. A funny, exciting read that would be good for all ages.
"My question was, if time was money, then why weren't w all rich? Smartass comments like that got me grounded though, so I kept my mouth shut and ran down the stairs."
"Sir, yes, sir." Not even here twelve hours yet, and I was ready to cry for my mama.
"Why do you always answer questions with questions?"
"Why don't you shut up and kiss me?"
She didn't have to ask twice.
"Matt, I didn't ask you to kiss me because of the monsters. I asked because I wanted you to. And I hve for a long time."
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