Released On: 03/05/2022
Newfoundland, Canada, 1993.
It’s been a year since a handful of kids defeated the Psycho Hose Beast in the sleepy town of Gale Harbour, Newfoundland. Our heroes have entered into the era of rollerblades, Super Nintendo and oversized plaid shirts… unless you’re a goth, then it’s the era of Maybelline eyeliner, boots with too many buckles, and infected safety-pin piercings.
Thirteen-year-old Niall O’Neil is navigating a blossoming relationship with his crush, Harper Jeddore. Unfortunately, the power that allowed them to defeat the monster from the deep is still within them, and they are no closer to understanding or controlling it. When just touching your girlfriend can kill innocent bystanders, it complicates the already precarious practice of teenage dating.
But lurking in the backdrop of teenage romance, a sinister power is growing in Gale Harbour, and dangerous people are turning up in the small town with possibly deadly intentions.
Will the kids defeat this new threat? What did the US Air Force leave in the abandoned Hansen Air Force base? What is a space-surfing butt monkey? And most importantly—will anyone get to touch a boob?
Thanks to the author for the gifted copy of this title in return for an honest review.
I was thoroughly surprised and impressed by the first book in this series, “The Psycho Hose Beast from Outer Space”, so I was very happy that I have the sequel.
There’s still a great amount of ‘90s nostalgia which makes it very familiar for us readers who were around in that time.
The thing that stood out for me in this book and the previous one, is that even though it is very fantasy and very sci-if, it still feels very real and conceivable.
This one is sillier – I mean, there’s butt monkeys for crying out loud – but I mean that in a good way. It gives adult readers the chance to resort back to being a child and just to have fun.
I admit I did prefer the first book slightly. Yet this is entertaining and completely captures the awkwardness of teenagers. It is a series not to be missed.