Thursday, December 19, 2019

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: The monster Hypothesis by Romily Bernard


I am thrilled to be hosting a stop on THE MONSTER HYPOTHESIS Blog Tour by Romily Bernard! Check out my post below and make sure to enter the giveaway for a finished copy of the book!


About The Book:

Title: THE MONSTER HYPOTHESIS
Author: Romily Bernard
Pub. Date: December 10, 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 304
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Welcome to Bohring-home to 453 people, 2,053 alligators, and one monster curse.

Correction: home to 454 people, now that Kick Winter is living in the swamp Hollows with her Grandma Missouri, the town (fake) psychic. Bohring is anything but boring for Kick who has already blown a hole through the kitchen floor, befriended a chicken-eating gator, and discovered that the town's hundred-year curse is upon them.

It's the Bohring curse and all the kids are about to become monsters-or so the legend goes. People are worried-except for Kick. She knows there's a scientific explanation for everything, especially curses and monsters. But Kick is the new kid in school and she's determined to make a name for herself . . . by pretending to be psychic.


According to her calculations: one teeny-tiny life + (fake) psychic skills = popularity. But when kids start disappearing and glowing creatures start showing up, Kick's theory quickly evaporates in a puff of foul-smelling swamp gas. Can Kick use her (real) science smarts to prove the curse is a hoax? Or is it just-maybe-sort of-somehow possible the curse is here?

Author Romily Bernard weaves a fast-paced middle-grade mystery filled with humor and scientific intrigue, set in a perfectly eerie Southern town.


REVIEW 

I loved this book from the very beginning.  I was immediately sucked into Kicks world where anything can be an experiment, her grandmother is a fake psychic and in trying to find new friends she decides to use her grandmothers teachings to claim her psychic abilities.

Now the whole town scared of a 100 year old curse that would turn all the children in the town into Monsters may be coming true and the Mayor and the kids all look to Kick and her Grandmother to help break the curse.

This is a fast paced book with great characters - even Figgis the alligator who lives under Kicks house in the swamp and eats rotten chicken breasts has a personality! This book reminds you what its like to want to fit in,  to be the new kid and desperate to find friends. Even the Jenna's remind me of Mean girls with their matching outfits and sassy attitudes. Kick is witty and resourceful and while her experiments could benefit from her reading instructions they are inventive and fascinating even when she winds up blowing a hole through the kitchen floor!

If you want a fun ride with great characters this book has it all.


About Romily:

Romily Bernard graduated from Georgia State University with a literature degree. Since then, she's worked as a riding instructor, cell-phone salesperson, personal assistant, horse groomer and exercise rider, accounting assistant, and, during a very dark time, customer service representative. . . . She's also, of course, now a YA novelist.

So don't let anyone tell you a BA degree will keep you unemployed.

Romily currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and Find Me is her debut novel. It placed first in the 2011 YA Unpublished Maggie Awards (given by Georgia Romance Writers) and won the Golden Heart Award for YA Romance from the Romance Writers of America in 2012.






Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a hardcover of THE MONSTER HYPOTHESIS, US only.


Tour Schedule:
Week One:
12/2/2019
Review
12/3/2019
Excerpt
12/4/2019
Review
12/5/2019
Review
12/6/2019
Excerpt

Week Two:
12/9/2019
Review
12/10/2019
Excerpt
12/11/2019
Review
12/12/2019
Review
12/13/2019
Review

Week Three:
12/16/2019
Review
12/17/2019
Review
12/18/2019
Review
12/19/2019
Review
12/20/2019
Review

Week Four:
12/23/2019
Review
12/24/2019
Review
12/25/2019
Excerpt
12/26/2019
Excerpt
12/27/2019
Excerpt

Week Five:
12/30/2019
Review
12/31/2019
Review



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