From Lisi Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique and Alphas, comes a new series with a fresh twist on high school, romance, and the "horrors" of trying to fit in. The monster community has kept a low profile at the local high school, but when two new girls enroll,... read more
In Monster High, written by Lisa Harrison we are introduced to Frankie Stein, the daughter of Viktor and Vivian Stein, who is only fifteen days old. We are also introduced to Melody Carver, daughter of Gloria Carver (the beautiful buyer extraordinaire of LA) and Beau (her handsome surgical... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
In Monster High, written by Lisa Harrison we are introduced to Frankie Stein, the daughter of Viktor and Vivian Stein, who is only fifteen days old. We are also introduced to Melody Carver, daughter of Gloria Carver (the beautiful buyer extraordinaire of LA) and Beau (her handsome surgical genius of a husband). It will be Melody’s chance to start over in a new surrounding, which will be quite different from the glitz of Beverly Hills. It will also be a chance at a new life, with her new appearance. Nicknamed “Smelly Melly”, by the classmates at her old school, she finally agreeded (not happily) to let her dad work his wonders on her nose. However, the consequences left her able to persue the very thing that her name indicates (her real passion-singing).
Frankie is anxious to start school, but does not quite come to terms with the dangers of being under the impression that her classmates will accept her for who she is, green skin, bolts and all. (Frankie’s grandparent’s are the original Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein). She thinks that who she is beautiful and shouldn’t be hidden behind her parent’s Fierce and Flawless makeup. She learns that not everyone is ready to accept different, when Viktor decides to teach her a lesson on the first day of school, which turns out only to be a ruse. She then decides to comply with her parent’s rule, when a bunch of girls freak out, and a monster alert is raised in Salem.
In the meanwhile Melody is introduced to Jackson Jekyll, who is on first sight artistic, and shy. She meets him at the park, and gets his number. On the first day of school she is disheartened when she has not yet received a call from him, but then discovers her mistake (She’s written the number wrong). Soon following she is introduced to Brett, Bekka, and Frankie. She has a run in with the exotic Cleo, who demands that she be given her grapes. Melody stands her ground, only to have Cleo kiss Jackson in a act of retaliation. To Melody’s dismay Jackson does not fight Cleo on the kiss, but appears to like it. He then begins to totally do a one eighty, and leaves Melody standing there to go sit with Cleo.
Melody then joins a pack with Bekka, and Haylee after signing a contract with Bekka to never go after her boyfriend Brett. Jackson, rather DJ Hyde as he is now calling his-self is showing interest in Frankie, who he calls his “Firecracker”. (Despite the makeup, and the turtle-necks, and scarfs, she still has the tendency to spark). She befriends. La-La and Blue, who invite her to go to the spa with them to hang. She then becomes friends with Cleo and Clawdine. At the spa, things get heated, when Frankie nearly causes the whole place to short out. It is then Vik and Viv introduce her to the community known as RADS. She then discovers the truth about her friends, and teacher Miss J (Jekyll).
Their meeting place is underneath a carousel, (turned from real horses by Duece’s mother)
It turns out that Lala (Draculaura) is a vampire, which is why she hides her smile, and wears cashmere all the time. Blue, has scales, and that explains why she’s always worried about her skin being dry. Cleo is an Egyptian royalty (complete with bandage wraps), and Clawdine is werewolf, which is why she wanted to get the shave at the spa.
Deuce, Cleo’s boyfriend is Greek, and can turn people to stone with his eyes. I don’t know if the book stated but apparently he also has snakes for dreads.
Deuce, and Melody. By the way are on Cleo’s bad side, because of a kiss they shared when Melody decides to get back at Cleo for kissing Jackson. Cleo however, doesn’t seem to have a problem with fooling around when Deuce is away, but then appears the faithful (possessive) girlfriend upon his reappearance at Merston High. At the meeting, the RADS discuss the cautions of reveling their world above ground, the recent monster sighting alerts, and the upcoming semi formal that the “normies” have weirdly decided to dedicate to monsters.
The rest of the RADS find it offensive, but Frankie suggests that they use the dance to their advantage. What if they all decide to show up at the dance as their “real” selfs. Then the people will discover that they aren’t so scary and threatening after all. Then they’ll have to be accepted for who they really are. But unfortunately none of the others feel the same way. Melody is heartbroken by Jackson’s display after finding out about the kiss with her and Deuce. They make up, and he reveals to her that he suffers from black outs, and can’t even remember the kiss with Cleo in the cafeteria.
After an offensive “monster” drill at school, and throwing “hints” about her father at a dinner party Frankie is grounded for not conforming to the rules. She still has to much “pride” and doesn’t see the sense in hiding who she and her family really are. Her friends are planning to boycott the dance (on principle). Meanwhile on a movie making expedition with Brett, Bekka, Haylee, (Brett is obsessed with monsters, and Frankie is obsessed with Brett) Melody discovers Jackson’s other personality (DJ Hyde). He then leaves her again to find his “Firecracker” (Frankie).
Presuaded by Bekka (who ironically is going as the Bride of Frankenstien) Melody is talked into going to the dance with Duece Gorgan. However Jackson shows up again, again unaware of what he did, but this time Melody isn’t buying it. Because of the heat of her room he then switches back to DJ Hyde. When he switches back to Jackson this time Melody has taped it all on her I-Phone. When she shows it to him he get s embarrassed and rushes home. His mother explains to him about her history. Interesting enough he is now aware of Dj but Dj is not aware of him. Jackson didn’t know about his grandfather Dr. Jekyll but DJ had reasearched his past.
Melody over hears everything when she goes in search of Jackson. In the next days he avoids her. The night of the dance, Frankie who has been being extra careful, still can’t convince her parents to let her go. So she decides to sneak out by using her friends to crash the dance, and catch Deuce in the act with Melody. At the dance Melody makes up with Jackson, and reveals that she knows about his double identity. He seems to have coped with the heat problem, by bring a mini fan, which in turn will cause him to stay Jackson. Frankie, and the others “coustumes” are a big hit. Frankie is thrilled. She knew that if they just got to know her and her friends.
She gets her moment with Brett, but while kissing, he pulls her head off. Then he passes o ut. Of course this causes a big sensation, and chaous at the dance. Bekka, is in denial because she thinks that Brett didn’t realize that the girl in the identical costume wasn’t her. Jackson is overheating again, because his fan was kicked somewhere in the confusion. Brett is rushed to the hospital. Bekka tells Melody that she has to go and find the monster, because of the contract they made friends first. Because of the heat Jackson reverts back to DJ and rushes off to find Frankie.
Melody has a decision to make. Should she honor her loyally to Bekka or her love of Jackson. She decides on the former, but Bekka knifes her in the back. She has the video Melody took of Jackson on her phone. If she doesn’t find the monster stealing girl in 48 hours then she’ll leak the video. DJ shows up at Frankie’s FAB, which Vik and Viv have shut down. DJ reveals his love to Frankie, and she sees that he is the one she really loves. DJ however reverts back to Jackson, and takes off to find Melody. Melody and Miss J are relieved to see him.
Jackson confesses that he know where the monster girl is, and that she is indeed real. However, he doesn’t wanna hurt her, because DJ loves her, and he now sees DJ as a brother. Plus he says she’s sweet. Melody trick Jackson to turn back into DJ, and he again leads her to Frankie. Melody realizes that Frankie really is different, but really that aren’t that much different, because she too knows what it’s like to be a monster. She explains to her about DJ and Jackson, and they all plot to find a way to get the video back from Bekka.
“If Brett wants to find real monsters he should date guys. :(”Melody Carver
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Chapter 1: Newfound Fabulousness
Chapter 2: LIfe's a Stitch
Chapter 3: You've Got Male
Chapter 4: Mint Condition
Chapter 5: The Pickup Artist
Chapter 6: Nothing Is As It Seams
Chapter 7: Friend-Free Zone
Chapter 8: Sparks Fly
Chapter 9: "Lip Bomb"
Chapter 10: Bolts and All
Chapter 11: "Eyes on the Prize, Especially with Guys"
Chapter 12: RIP
Lost Chapter: Whose Unlucky Number Shall Go Unmentioned
Chapter 14: Hide and Go Shriek
Chapter 15: Tender Loving Scare
Chapter 16: Kissaster
Chapter 17: "Put the Boy in Boycott"
Chapter 18: Too Hot to Handle
Chapter 19: Gotta Bolt
Chapter 20: Is This Freak Taken?
Chapter 21: Head Over Heels
Chapter 22: Monster High
Chapter 23: Freak Out
Chapter 24: Bek and Call
Chapter 25: Shock It to Me
Chapter 26: A Hot Mess
Chaptet 27: Charged Up
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