Title: Modern Monsters
Author: Kelly York
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date : June 2nd, 2015
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Format: e ARC
My Rating : 3.75 stars
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.
I received an e ARC of Modern Monsters from Entangled Teen via Net Galley , in exchange with my honest review .
An applause for Kelly York because this my favorite contemporary book that I have read so far ! Thanks for reviving my faith in this genre; now I can go and read more contemporaries !
I liked how there is diversity in this book. In case you are wondering what is diverse in this book, it was a character with (I think) an Arabic Origin . He might be a Muslim, but I am not sure about that. Anyway, it was great to have a character with a different background who wasn't just added to make the book "Diverse", but because it actually serves a purpose to the story; no matter how small that purpose was !
I also appreciate the fact that such a serious scenario was discussed in a story. Not many people make rape the main plot of their story, and focus the lens on how everyone's life gets turned upside down.
My only problem with this book was the writing style. It was way too simple to what I usually read. I also kind of knew knew who did it from the start,so it wasn't a shocking revealing at the end of the story.
However, the romance development between Vic and Autumn is extremly adorable, and the events that happen through out the book will made me read the book in less than three days. Did anyone notice how if you try to ship Vic and Autumn , you get a word that sounds like Victim ???? :)
Also, the ending nevertheless was still shocking .
I enjoyed reading Modern Monsters, and I give it 3.75 stars out of 5.