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Matt Archer: Monster Hunter (Matt Archer #1) by [Highley, Kendra C.]
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Book 1 of 5 in Matt Archer (5 Book Series)

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About the Author

Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica. More information about the Matt Archer universe can be found at www.kendrachighley.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2039 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,197 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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As the first book in a series, 'Matt Archer: Monster Hunter' does not hang around before plunging the main characters, and the reader, into the action.

Writen through the eyes of the main character, Matt Archer, the book feels across between a diary and a story time. The narrative reflects how Matt thinks and sees others and never stops to catch its breath.

From Montana in the US to Peru, the plot introduces us to huge raft of characters, each of whom is weel-defined, believable and instantly knowable.

This book will leave you hungry to buy the next installment and desperate to know more.
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**Gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review**

How have I never heard of Matt Archer and this series before?!?! This book had me giggling (albeit smothered giggles coz hubby was asleep), teary eyed, grinning like a Cheshire cat and pouting because the book ended.

Young Matt Archer finds himself thrown into the world of monsters when he saves his Uncle from a savage attack from a "Bear" and in possession of a strange new knife. Under his Uncle Mike's guidance, Matt undergoes some special training and before he knows it, he's recruited as a Monster Hunter.

What a book this turned out to be! I can safely say this is one of my favourite reads in the past 6 months or so. Following Matt's journey as he faces creatures he never knew existed, finds courage he never knew he had, and stumbles over his words when he speaks to the beautiful Ella; the author hooks the reader and the story sucks them right in.
It's hard enough dealing with some of what Matt has to face when you're an adult, so reading about a teenager having this situation choose him, not him choose it, is tough but Kendra Highley has done an outstanding job. This book had me as engrossed in it as much as I was when I read the Harry Potter series.

What I liked: The whole package. The teen love story which didn't dominate the book, the strong family bond that Matt shares with his mother, brother, sister & Uncle, the best friend who has Matt's back every time. I even liked the army dudes :D
The range of characters, from the main character and his big support network, to the monsters is brilliant and all well formed. None seemed to feel flat, or unimportant and each and every one were well woven into this fantastic tale.
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Matt is on a camping trip with his Uncle when a Yeti like creature attacks them. Using a knife from the tent, Matt kills it and saves his Uncle, forever changing his destiny. The knife is no longer Uncle Mike's-it it Matt's and he has just been recruited as a monster hunter for the US Government.

This book gets off to a very good start, straight into the monster attack and Matt's new destiny. No waffle, no boring crap, no long rambling introduction or history lesson. I liked that. When the scene switches to Matt obsessing over Ella at school I thought 'oh no, here we go with the YA cliche story' but it didn't go like that. I think it is because Matt, Will and Ella are so likeable and you can relate to them that it works. Will is the rich boy with a talent for sport but his family never spend time with him and Matt's dad abandoned him and his family at birth, leaving Mike as the substitute father. Having him deployed to Afghanistan is a blow to Matt, and the reader because I love Mike! You can't help feeling sympathy for both boys. Matt's sister comes into the book more as it goes on and she is really good fun to read about. The characters really make this book such an engrossing read. It is the same when you start to meet all the army guys-I liked all of them! It's unusual to care so much for all the people in a book with such a large cast! Except for Ella's idiot boyfriend of course. He needs a damn good slap...

"I'm sending you out into the woods with a knife to kill eight foot tall Wookiees!"

The book is a great mixture of monster hunting tension and excitement, and stupid funny humour, which is exactly what I love in my books.
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the beginning of the end happens for matt archer during a seemingly innocent camping trip with his uncle mike.
awoken from his sleep with what he beleives to be a bear attacking his uncle, matt reachers for the nearest weapon which happens to be his uncles knife. he then rushes out and helps his uncle kill what turns out to be a bear sized monster.

unbeknownst to matt his green beret uncle received the knife from a peruvian shaman who forged 5 magically powered knives to help defeat monsters and avert the apocalypse that his people prophesied was coming.
his uncles knife transfers itself to matt and won't leave him thrusting matt into the middle of an acient prophecy, giving him the choice take the responsibility of killing the monster and fighting to stop the end of the world or sit back and watch it happen.

matt chooses to fight.
and so begins his adventures beginning with training by his uncle's green beret unit to prepare him for the battles to come.
aided by his best friend will, matt is tasked with defeating any monsters that appear stateside whilst the rest of the unit tackle infestations worldwide.
and if matters weren't bad enough matt has to do this whilst keeping it a secret fom his family, and attending highschool, dealing with bullies and trying to attract the attention of ella the crush of his life.

monster hunter is the first in the matt archer series.
a great book in the young adult range but suitable for all ages.
a book filled with humour, love, and the highscool social life of a monster killing teenager.
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