Book Review: Monster (Monster of Earth #3) by Patrick F. Johnson

This is the third book in the series following Frank Ford and if you haven’t been keeping up Frank is a super-human badass.

Book 1 sees him be selected by a race of aliens to become their stalwart defender, their last hope, their salvation, and he completes the job with flying colors. Book 2 follows a similar narrative, but with a bigger, badder threat on the horizon.

Book 3 unfortunately missed the mark a little bit, for me. Carrying on directly from book two (as far as I can remember) we spend a lot of time following Frank doing… well, not much at all. It all seemed to be padding, waiting for something else to happen. There wasn’t any conflict on the rise, nothing that seemed to drive the characters. Maybe it’s just me and my love for fast-paced books that make me antsy for things to get a move on, but then I have read book 1 and 2 in the series and felt like maybe they had a little bit more to offer.

Johnson’s writing is cool though, always fun and engaging and often hilarious, and it makes the book easy and enjoyable to read. Also, by the halfway point the action picks up a lot and I felt much more engaged with and excited about the story. The second half of the book was much better in my opinion.

Looking forward to seeing what book 4 has in store for us!

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