My Boyfriend is a Monster 2: Made for Each Other
Centered around Maria McBride, a shy orphan violinist, and the burly new student Tom B. Stone (yep), this strange take on Frankenstein lacks the quirky romance and characterization of the first book. Neither Maria nor Tom is a likable character, so when they fall for each other for no reason, the reader is not intrigued to learn more.
While any book in a series about monster boyfriends is expected to be campy, there are too many plot holes in Made for Each Other. I might use it as an example of "telling not showing" in writing; Storrie deliberately points out the humor in character names like Hedy Stone, rendering them unfunny and flat.
Skip this and check out the first book in the series instead.
Seems a string of people have happened to died since he moved into town. Maria senses Tom likes her but one big thing stands in their way: his family. Tom's dad assistant, Graves, makes it clear he's not too thrilled with Tom wanting to be around Maria.
Maria doesn't let this stand in her way to find out more about Tom. Only later does she find out that Tom's family is into recycling in ways she'd never imagined.
I really enjoyed this story of a relationship that is bound to have some serious issues. Maria is curious about Tom, the new boy in town. Tom is cute and very well-built. He also seems to be under Maria's spell. Well, her music spell that is. I liked finding out who Tom really is. I won't spoil it but let's just say he doesn't fit the monster boyfriend stereotype.
I was expecting this revelation to end in a really bad way for Maria. It does for some others in town though. Maria seems to not be repulsed about Tom's revelation which I admit I found a little hard to believe. But her acceptance helps both of them when they have to face the main evil in town.
My Boyfriend is a Monster 2 is part of a fun new series of graphic books that brings a whole new meaning to having a monster boyfriend.