Blog Tour: ‘Matt Archer: Monster Hunter’ by Kendra C. Highley Review and Giveaway

Blog Tour: ‘Matt Archer: Monster Hunter’ by Kendra C. Highley Review and GiveawayMatt Archer: Monster Hunter by Kendra C. Highley
Series: Matt Archer #1
Published by CreateSpace on August 18th, 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Supernatural, Young Adult
Pages: 299
Format: eARC
Source: blog tours
Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park. Monsters are real. And living in his backyard. But that's not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle's bag has a secret, one that will change Matt's life. The knife was designed with one purpose: to hunt monsters. And it's chosen Matt as its wielder. Now Matt's part of a world he didn't know existed, working with a covert military unit dedicated to eliminating walking nightmares. Faced with a prophecy about a looming dark war, Matt soon realizes his upcoming Algebra test is the least of his worries. His new double life leaves Matt wondering which is tougher: hunting monsters or asking Ella Mitchell for a date?

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Matt wields through his life, going to school, trying to ask his long-time crush Ella out, having dinner with his family and most of all, hunt monsters. These monsters are gruesome, and they’re not your average monsters either. They’re hybrids of various animals and that probably makes it so terrifyingly realistic. Scientists could be playing with animal genes and create a monster just like the ones mentioned in the book. Yikes!

I’ve always enjoyed reading middle grade novels, even ones that are targeted towards boys for one reason. There is always non-stop action. Matt Archer: Monster Hunter is no exception, this book is just pure fun. There are no boring parts. The pacing is lightning fast which I immensely enjoyed. The scenes are perfectly detailed and are just the right amount of descriptions. The dialogue is hilarious, especially in the mind of a growing 15 year old teenager.

The relationship between Matt and his best friend Will is endearing and can I say precious even? They’re both loyal to each other and always have each other’s best interests at heart. These two characters are there for one another and will step up to defend each other when one needs help. We can’t forget about Matt and his siblings either. This is another adorable relationship to read about. The older siblings are protective of Matt, considering he’s the youngest, and they look out for him.

What a great story. Fast-paced, and action packed, I’m sure no one will get bored reading this one.


If a monster falls in the forest and someone hears it, does that make it real?
God must have been on his A game the day He made her.
Holy Jurassic Park reject.
There was a spider building a web in the corner above my closet. Spiders were cool; they ate bugs. I didn’t mind sharing my space.
I hunted monsters! Real-life, honest-toGod monsters! How was it that a girl terrified me worse than that?

contest giveaway

  • Grand prize is a Nook Simple Touch and a $25 B&N card plus a paperback copy of Matt Archer: Monster Hunter. (US only)
  • (3) 1st place winners get a $10 Amazon Card plus a paperback copy of Matt Archer: Monster Hunter. (Open Internationally)




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  3. Susan T.

    February 22, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    The title of this book makes me giggle! It sounds quite exciting though so I might try it out!

  4. Kelly

    October 30, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    first time hearing about the author… sounds interesting though 😀

  5. Adis

    October 30, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    Never heard about the author, but it sound interesting. Thx for the giveaway

  6. Karina A.

    October 29, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    I’m not into reading middle grade books but this one sounds good. Great review!

  7. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    October 29, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway! I think my ipad auto-corrected my twitter name incorrectly. 🙁 It’s supposed to be @lost_in_lit. 🙂

  8. Rebecca

    October 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Before your review, I’d never heard of Monster Hunter but I must say, it sure sounds entertaining and really, who can turn down an entertaining read? Certainly not me. Awesome review and thanks for bringing this book to my attention 😀

  9. Jaime Lester

    October 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    This is the first I have heard of this one, and I am glad that I have now. It sounds pretty darn awesome! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  10. Kendra H.

    October 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Thanks for the great review, Giselle! I appreciate you taking time to read Matt Archer!

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