Monday, February 29, 2016

S & S Book Review: Hidden Holiday

Title - Hidden Holidays

Author - R.L. Naquin
Series - Monster Haven #2.5
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published - January 7th 2014
Publisher - Bottle Cap Publishing
Format - Kindle

The holidays can be overwhelming for anyone, but Zoey is ready to explode when Maurice, her closet-monster roommate, takes celebrations to the extreme. When Zoey ducks out for a little fresh air, she finds a boy with a big problem -- a problem only a mythical creature can have and only Zoey can solve. 

6,500 words 

Hidden Holidays is a short story in the same world as the Monster Haven novels from Carina Press. This story can be enjoyed without having read the novels, but it takes place between book two, Pooka in My Pantry, and book three, Fairies in My Fireplace. 

Zoey arrives home to find out that her home has exploded into holiday overload as Maurice decorates the house with everything he can borrow and get his hands on. Overwhelmed by the decorations that are happening inside the house she heads off for a walk coming upon a boy naked along the beach. She learns that the boy has lost his pelt because he’s from the sea. With some help they may just get it back so that they can join the festivities that are happening back at home.

I still adore Zoey she’s one of my favorite urban fantasy characters she’s unique a protector for the monsters. I have to admit if I would be the same way she is walking into an overwhelming house full of decorations. I love Maurice but he’s not really in this one it’s more about Zoey which is ok since she’s the main character. We also have a little bit more of Iris as well as an encounter with some new friends.

I’ve had this one on my kindle and hate to admit that I haven’t read the novella’s before for the Monster Haven series but I’m current on all the books. I quickly read Hidden Holidays which is a cute holiday story that touches the heart and made me smile. I love the unique world that Zoey lives in balancing her everyday life as well as protector it just works. She’s not your typical heroine but it works so well with her and she’s grown so much over the last few books. Can’t wait to read the next book waiting is the worst. Highly recommend if you’re a fan of Urban fantasy they are well written and worth reading. 

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