Matt Archer: Monster Summer (Matt Archer #1.5)
written by Kendra C. Highley
published by Kendra C. Highley
Why did I pick this book: I read book #1, Matt Archer: Monster Hunter, and enjoyed it! (See my review here.) I was also contacted to review book #2, Matt Archer: Blade’s Edge. So, I wanted to read the novella that falls between the two.
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had and finished it in a day.
This was a fun adventure that helped reintroduce me to Matt, Mike, and Will before I read Blade’s Edge. (I read Monster Hunter almost a year ago…I remember it but this was a great way to catch up.) And we get to meet Captain Julie Hunter, Matt’s soon-to-be aunt.
The action was great. I enjoy how Matt and Will, best friends, work together in the field on their top-secret missions. Matt is still young but starting to grow up a bit. He is finding his way.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend it. If you have read Matt Archer: Monster Hunter and you plan on reading Matt Archer: Blade’s Edge, read this one. It’s a great addition to the story.
Will I read it again: I will not.
About the book – from Goodreads: 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.
Making things more complicated, Matt’s Uncle Mike–aka Major Tannen–is his C.O. for this mission. To Matt’s consternation, the major’s new fiancée, Captain Julie Hunter, is also along for the trip.
When Captain Hunter disappears during a routine scouting trip, it’s up to Matt to help his uncle find her before it’s too late.