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Bethany Farmer's life is a boring high school routine, and she likes it that way. Soccer, coffee, homework, more coffee, and no goofy romance. That is, until foreign exchange student Allein Atwood shows up in her Midwestern town, and her life turns epically weird. Allein has unearthly good looks, princely politeness, and a bunch of goofy, romantic pick-up lines. But is hisBethany Farmer's life is a boring high school routine, and she likes it that way. Soccer, coffee, homework, more coffee, and no goofy romance. That is, until foreign exchange student Allein Atwood shows up in her Midwestern town, and her life turns epically weird. Allein has unearthly good looks, princely politeness, and a bunch of goofy, romantic pick-up lines. But is his country really so foreign that they don't know anything about soccer? Or coffee? To her horror, Bethany is swept off her feet by Allein's spellbinding ways--and then knocked flat by savage creatures set loose into suburbia to hunt Allein down. Suddenly Bethany's normal town is twisted upside down, and nothing is what it seems. Can Bethany rescue her prince of a boyfriend and keep them both alive long enough to go on a second date?...

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Under His Spell: Book 4 Reviews

  • Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
    2019-02-24 00:57

    Okay, so the cover art for these are really good. Now, this one is a 3.5 for me mostly because of the art work. It wasn't bad but it wasn't very good. I don't like saying anything bad, especially when it comes to the art work. I did like it some parts and others it was a little weird. I also noticed that other reviews seemed to feel the same what with giving this a 3. Mostly for the artwork.I was going to give this a 4 but now I'm thinking, no this will be 4, I won't let the art work stop me. Doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the characters. Especially Bethany. With this one, we have soccer tomboy (Bethany) and hot prince (Allein) and his cousins seem to be looking for him. I will say this, the more I read this, the more I kind of, well, I liked this one. Bethany was actually a good heroine. I liked that she was focused on other things and didn't fall for the hottie so easily. That made me smile. Actually the scenes with Bethy made me smile. These two actually got to know each other, they spend time together, she actually helped her bf and fought back. Also they actually called the cops instead of the heroine being all like, wha? like with most YA books.I'll give the author kudo points for all of that. Also couldn't believe it took me a while to notice the titles are well, puns or whatever. I was like, are you kidding me? How could I have not noticed?! Anyway, with this series, its a hit or miss but you still like some aspects of said volume.

  • Rhianna
    2019-02-22 02:38

    Completely Lacking...The fourth graphic novel in the MY BOYFRIEND IS A MONSTER series, UNDER HIS SPELL, movies from true monsters into faery territory. Yeah, you read that right. Faery. This could have been workable if it was done with a true flair for fae folklore but instead it feels like a weak mash-up of the previous installments in the series.Bethany's life is boring—the idea being that the fae boyfriend makes it exciting—and it really bleeds through into the plot. There's nothing fresh or original here. Allein's fae cousins come to hunt him down. Fighting. Injury. Blah. Blah. *snore* The art was the only thing that saved this. I loved that in a manner suiting to the story the pages went from black and white to color. It's gimmicky but was the lone saving grace keeping this from earning a single star review.If you liked the previous installments I'd say skip this one. I think, based on a pre-order link I stumbled upon while writing this review, that there will be further installments to the series coming out in Spring of 2012 so look for what will hopefully be something better from the MY BOYFRIEND IS A MONSTER series next year!***ARC received via NetGalley.

  • Arminzerella
    2019-03-15 07:38

    Bethany is a star soccer player – athletic, focused, smart – and a secret romantic at heart. When she kicks a practice ball into Allein’s head (a new transfer student), they start talking and suddenly it’s crush-time! He keeps telling her that things are really different where he’s from, but she really has no clue until he’s forced to take her there after they are attacked. It turns out that he’s a Faery prince and he’s in direct line to ascend to the throne. There are plenty of Fae who don’t want him on that throne, though, so even knowing him is dangerous. Bethany and Allein make a good team as they take on Allein’s enemies, and Allein pledges to be Bethany’s forever. Reasonable girl that she is, however, Bethany responds: “Okay…I am a sixteen-year-old girl. And I have to be honest – I don’t know if I want the same shoes forever, much less the same guy…” Smart girl.I read #2-#5 in this series in one sitting, and found them mostly entertaining (despite flaws that others have pointed out in their reviews). Sometimes you just enjoy reading light, trashy stuff. I stand before you, convicted of this crime. :)

  • Arnela
    2019-03-16 02:48

    I honestly was not expecting them to do fae, so few people touch on the faerie folk when doing supernatural things. It was a pleasant surprise. From the art on the cover I was expecting like wizard or mage or something magic-y. For some reason I didn't realize the art was too different between the first 3 books, and while that's good in that - they feel all concise and go together kinda way, they were all drawn by 3 different people and now I just feel bad, on the upside this artists style is easily identifiable with the thinner lines and breaking of borders. What I am annoyed with is something that was done well and I can't really fault it, but I find it annoying for personal aesthetic reasons. The comic is in black and white until we get to Allein's world, and everything is in full color and it's bright and beautiful and I never want to leave. It's the perfect juxtaposition between the 2 worlds. The world of faerie is bright and magical and connected to nature on a spiritual level and the world of humans is cold and grey and full of machines and blah. Except when I'm seeing it I want the whole comic to be colored that nicely, it just looks so GOOD. It's so well done! And the entire series has wonderful paper quality, we could have had all of these in COLOR. UGH!While I miss the questions to the characters in the back of the book I enjoy the little textbook exert about the fae.

  • Laura
    2019-03-05 06:38

    This series is really popular with my students so, as I begin teaching a new group of kids, I get to introduce the students to it. I was glad to see that our library has added this book to our shelves, especially since I love stories of the Fae.I'm not particularly fond of graphic novels. The characters didn't have much depth. But it's a kids' book. I'm not the target audience.I know my students will love this one.

  • Heather
    2019-03-21 03:42

    Not nearly as thrilled with the artwork in this one as I have been with the others. The story held up really well, but the artwork almost took away from it. I'm still going to read the others. The characters in this one kept me interested in the story more than anything.

  • Kelley Smith
    2019-03-01 07:38

    My Boyfriend Is a Monster: Under His Spell (#4) by Marie P. Croall, illustrated by Hyeondo ParkSource: NetGalleyPublisher: Graphic Universe/Lerner Publishing, Inc.Tentative Release Date: October 1, 2011This book was fun. I feel it was geared towards a younger reading set. If I had a younger cousin, sister, child of a friend who was around 10-13 give or take a few years in either direction, this book would be a complete slam dunk (i.e. fantastic Halloween present (does anyone do that?), birthday present, and "aren't you awesome?, have a book" days. And for those of us that don't fall into that age bracket (ahem, I'm slightly older than that…not that I act it), there were enough funnies to keep us entertained.Genre: Graphic Novel YA Paranormal Romance. Because, wouldn't it just be fun to see the dark and brooding handsome MMC (main male character), or at least what someone else thinks of when they write about that kind of character? I was thoroughly entertained by how they depicted him, and the character's responses to him at that (but I'll get to that).The Cover: I like the coloration of the cover more than some of the content of the cover. Park and Croall do interesting things with color (or rather without color), and I would have liked to see them how they are depicted in the non-actions scenes. BUT, I completely understand their choice to go with the action-y version of Allein and Bethany. How great is his name btw? Can I just pause to say, big lols? Okay, I did.The Plot: The plot seemed pretty straight forward, and I was worried it would even be predictable, but the choices in the characterization of Bethany kept that from happening. The graphic novel manages to make fun of itself and the genre that it's in (YA paranormal romance), and that entertains me (ahem, see my note about the funnies for the older peoples). It has an awareness of itself as being a part of that genre, and Croall has Bethany react to things differently then one may expect.The Illustration (a necessary review element for a graphic novel): I liked how it was drawn. The color choices, the lack of color choices, really enhanced the book, and frankly, I just dig the way that comics/graphic narratives can convey things with less--less words, less pages, less time, less frames, than most writers really can. Croall and Park handled that well, and I like how they didn't stick to the strict "box frame" style.The Romantic Element: It's absolutely swoon-worthy for the younger set. No doubt about it.Carry-on Factor: This was an easy breezy kind of read, but it left a girl power-ish sentiment that would be a positive one for young female readers.Overall: This wasn't a deep read, and it wasn't supposed to be, but what it does do is entertain. I laughed a bit; I admired the crafting of it; and I liked the against the grain choices they made in the characterization of Bethany. I would call it really perfect for a beginner YA paranormal romancer---feel free to buy it for your youngin's lol.Now, I know I've played this song on here before, and it's a different kind of paranormal, but it's kind of perfect for the title of this book, "Zombie" by Natalia Kills. "I'm in love with a zombie…does he want me for my body or does he want me for my brain?" Come on. It's freakin' hilariously perfect.

  • Sage Thoughts
    2019-03-03 01:56

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  • Sinead
    2019-03-14 03:43

    Soccer Chick is super focussed and straight laced and thus everyone thinks she's a stick in the mud spinster of boredom and all adults think she's perfect. She is secretly into romance novels but FOR THE SHAME OF IT, hides them from everyone. Elf dude shows up and for SOME REASON decides to date her.... she's not impressed at his one liners, but then seems to suddenly be into him? Literally the romance in this story is kind of short. Then EvilElf Hunks decide to attack him and then he beats them with a bit of rebar because omg iron. Then Soccer chick hits him in the head with a soccer ball and their romance is high ho on its way. Her 180 seems really weird to me. She asks why he likes her and its because SHE ISN'T LIKE OTHER GIRLS!!! She's not 'cloying, demanding, or exhausting" so clearly she's perfect and he could tell the moment he met her peeping through her window like a creep. Seriously the romance makes no sense. She is apparently impressed by this. Soccer chick almost gets kidnapped by EvilElf Hunks but her Soccering gives her good kicks and she runs. Elf dude uses magick to control her dad and then they talk on the patio. This is a good scene since Soccer chick stands up to ye old "I can't tell you because its too dangerous!!!" bullshit and says "fine, fuck you". To which Elf dude is like well okay you can know things. Also... Soccer chick is "SO DIFFERENT" Then they have a date and get attacked by EvilElf Hulks again. Soccer chick saves his life, her leg gets broken and then end up in Fairy land. In fairyland her leg is healed and they both decide they have to come back to fight EvilElf hunk. Cool style choice - all of Fairyland is in full color. So back in the real world the school has been trashed to fuck. All the highschoolers have been taken hostage but for some reason think Bethany will save them? She, like any modern teenager, wiki's the water system in her town and learns that the water has a HUGE AMOUNT OF ELF KILLING IRON in it. This is my favorite moment of the book and the only reason I would recommend reading it. She literally melts an elf to death with the gym showers. I am so down. The rest is a bunch of fighting and then ElfDude goes home and then comes back and is like "I WANT YOU FOREVER" and SoccerChick goes "wait what?"" and he gets emo until she's like well see I'm a teenager and I cant know that I want forever but I want right now, so lets do that. Which is y'know,...better than FOREVER since FOREVER at 17 is unrealistic as hell. I didn't really like the artist of this book, anatomy and faces were weird.

  • Dani Shuping
    2019-03-17 02:48

    ARC provided by netGalleyBethany is your normal, average teenage girl and unlike what the back cover says...she isn’t boring. She plays soccer, studies hard, and enjoys hanging out with her friends. And everything is normal...until a fae prince in hiding appears. And troubles arises. Bethany and her friends must quickly figure out how to survive and “like” might be on the horizon. This is the 4th book in the “My Boyfriend is a Monster” series and the books in this series seem to be a bit hit or miss in the story/artwork. The first one for example was great, the third one--”Love Bites”...not so much. This one is kinda in between. Admittedly I’m not the target audience, but I’ll give any graphic novel a read at least once. The writing in this volume is....decent. I still have problems with the transitions between events (its a problem that’s plagued all of the series.) There just often aren’t any. One page you’re on the soccer field and the next one you’re at her house. Just nothing in between, no real sense of time frame, etc. I also fault whoever came up with the back marketing ploy in which they call Bethany “boring.” Not because she doesn’t do anything, but because she isn’t interested in dating. I mean seriously? Bethany comes across as a strong female when introduced who follows her own path, studies, plays soccer, etc. but you call her boring, because she doesn’t fit into a cliche? I think they had a chance to really make a strong female character and just decided that they had to make her like everyone else which is disappointing. I do like the artwork in this series, its a bit different and a bit more fluid to it. Not all of the characters are “pretty” which is something that I haven’t seen in the series since the first volume. The pencil drawings will give you a sense of the way the characters and objects move and help the characters feel...alive. The style isn’t as refined as it could be, but the characters look a bit more realistic than they did in the third volume.It would really be nice if the series continued with the same characters so that there would be more time to build them up and see how they evolve and grow. I think it would solve a lot of the problems of the series as they try to cram so much into such a short amount of space. It would also help if they didn’t treat all of the characters as one dimensional beings and let them grow a bit.

  • An Abundance of Books
    2019-03-06 07:51

    Featured at An Abundance of BooksUnder His Spell is a return to the humor and light heartedness of I Love Him to Pieces. Bethany is a hardworking student athlete and she has her head on straight. But because she's so focused she sometimes misses out on the fun of being young. She takes a chance with Allein. He's cute and nice, but also a little strange. After strange men (who aren't human) try to kidnap her because she sits next to him in chemistry class, Bethany demands some information."Look, I'm not one of those girls who's going to hang around and wait for you to tell me when everything's ok."Allein explains that his father is a king and that his cousin Bynal is trying to kill him so he'll become crown prince. He never mentions that he's Fae and hundreds of years old. He simply allows Bethany to assume he's still just a foreign exchange student. Their rather awkward date ends with another attack from his murderous cousin. In the course of the fight Bethany kicks some butt, which is good because Allein isn't much of a fighter. Unforunatley she's injured and Allein takes her to Fae realm to heal. Not only do they have to deal with the king's disapproval of a mortal love, but the two must figure out how to defeat Bynal who's holding their school hostage.Allein is sweet but bumbling so he's lucky that his girlfriend has got her act together. I also liked that Bethany promises to work on a relationship with Allein, but she's not going to put her mortal life on hold. She wants to go to college and isn't quite sure she's going to love Allein forever, so they take their time. Her parents were cute if a little overprotective and her friends were a hoot. This is definitely a fun read for tween girls.Park's black and white illustrations were nice, but the lack of background in a lot of panels made things a little dull. I really liked that the Fae realm was in full color and she added some wonderful details there.Verdict:A funny adventure where the heroine saves the day and has realistic expectations for a future with an almost immortal Fae prince. I think tween girls would enjoy Under His Spell and should pick it up at their local library.Read full review HERE

  • Cyna
    2019-02-25 04:44

    I've generally enjoyed the My Boyfriend is a Monster series. The first, I Love Him to Pieces, was fun and sweet, the second...kinda meh, and though I'm sad to say I missed the chance to read number three - y'know, vampire one - I'm happy to say that Under His Spell, for me, at least, has managed to recapture the fun and sweetness that made I Love Him to Pieces so enjoyable.This go around, our titular boyfriend is Allein, a Faery Price - yes, literally - hiding out in the mortal world from his eeeeeevil cousin who - as usual - wants to kill him so that he can claim a right to the throne. Fortunately - or unfortunately, perhaps - he decides to hide out in a mortal high school, where he meets our heroine, Bethany. Sparks fly, but like any Muggle who gets involved with a supernatural creature on the run, Bethany becomes a target, and must defend herself and her friends from Allein's vengeful cousin.For a fluffy teenage romance series, My Boyfriend is a Monster has a pretty good track record with strong heroines, and this is no exception. Bethany is smart, capable, clear-headed, strong, and brave, even after she starts falling for Allein, which is refreshing, because that's when most "strong" heroines start losing those kinds of traits. She's also pretty kick-ass, and the author allows her to be - dare I say it - equal to Allein in terms of competency.Her first encounter with Allein's cousin is when he attempts to kidnap her, and much to my pleasure and amazement, that's a scrape the author allows Bethany to get herself out of, without any assistance at all from the boyfriend. Later in the story, she and Allein go to rescue her friends from the fae, and Bethany informs Allein that she will free the hostages while he takes out his cousin - and she does, getting rid of count em, three fae by herself. Better still, Allein isn't the type of boyfriend to argue with her and tell her not to even try, "for her own protection".Of all the books in the series, Under His Spell seems to be the most aware of the kinds of cliched relationship dynamics that teen romances tend to fall into...Read more at You're Killing.Us.

  • Chibineko
    2019-03-03 02:45

    So far I've found that this series is sort of hit or miss. For every volume that's absolutely great (My Boyfriend Bites), there's a volume that's somewhat mediocre. This volume falls under the mediocre category.One of the most distracting aspects of this story really had to be the artwork. The quality of it just wasn't very consistent. On one page it would be very well done and on the next you'd see proportions that just weren't very realistic or feasible. There was one panel where our heroine Bethany was giving a solid kick to one of our villains and her leg and foot seemed to be unnaturally twisted. It made it look a little malformed, as if she'd broken it. The only thing about the artwork that seemed to stick to the same level of quality was the backgrounds, which were generally very well illustrated. This was just really disappointing to see since one thing the previous volumes did have in common was some decent artwork. I just couldn't help but think that the artist's work detracted from the story.I can't blame everything on the artist, however. The basic gist of the storyline is decent. Girl meets fae boy. (I'd consider this a spoiler except the cover pretty much shows that he's a faerie.) Despite this being a pretty common story element, there's a lot you can do with this and I can't help but think that the delivery felt a little flat. I never really felt like the characters came to life for me and to be honest, neither did the chemistry between our lead characters.There are some nice things about this volume, such as the section of the book that was in full color. It was a smart move and it did pay off well. It was one of the better sections of the book story and art wise. Parts of this book showed me that this really wanted to be a better story than what it was and I wish that it could have been.If you're looking to read this, I'd recommend getting it from the library. This just wasn't one of the strongest offerings in the MBIAM series. Read it first via the library and then decide if you want to buy it for further re-readings or save up and wait on the next book in the series.(ARC provided by Netgalley)

  • Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
    2019-02-25 03:02

    I’m reviewing this for NetGalley.Under His Spell is the fourth graphic novel in the My Boyfriend is a Monster series.Unlike most girls at her high school, Bethany Farmer is focused and does not spend her time thinking about boys. Her best friend, Annie, is definitely boy crazy and talks about them nonstop. Bethany is praised by her teachers, parents, and soccer coach for being focused but is often ridiculed by her soccer mates about being boring because of it.One day, there is a new guy, Allein, at school that seems to like her. She slowly gets to know a little bit about him and where he came from. When she’s out with some of her friends, Bethany gets attacked and later learns that it Allein’s cousins. She also learns that Allein is a fae and apparently in line for the throne. If his cousins kill him, Bynal, will become king. Will Bethany want to continue to see Allein? If she does, will Allein even be alive?I thought this one was ok. I’ve read the second and third graphic novel in this series. I definitely like the third one the best. I thought the illustrations could have been much better. I did like that there was a section of the book that was in color. It definitely added a magical element to this paranormal series. I liked Bethany. She actually had a spine and wanted to help Allein in the fighting scenes.

  • K. O'Bibliophile
    2019-02-26 05:01

    Stop it, I see you side-eyeing my rating up there. It's cute. Or cuuute, in that same high-pitched voice you would use when your best friend shows you their new pet horned toad and you get past the initial shock of argh it looks like it wants to kill meeee and then you call it cuuuute, with the understanding that this is relative to what you were expecting....That is to say, it's a short, silly, high school romance. And it's very good at being a short, silly, high school romance.Actually, I wouldn't mind reading a longer story, or series set in this world. I'm not generally a fan of the whole faeries-fae-Seelie-Unseelie-whatever mythology, but this one was light on the...pretentiousness, I guess, that seems to accompany that usually. Neither one of the main couple was obnoxious; actually, both were pretty nice.The art could be a little weird--no screentones were used for the majority of the book, and most pages could have used a little extra contrast, it was sometimes hard to discern movement or details. I did like the use of full-color for the faerie-land, though, it was both 1)a great visual for the differences between worlds, and 2)really freaking pretty.

  • TammyJo Eckhart
    2019-02-25 05:02

    This is the fourth book that I have read in the "My Boyfriend is a Monster" series from Graphic Universe. This one is written by Marie P Croall and illustrated by Hyeondo Park. Croall may be best known for her four books in the Graphic Myths and Legends series while Park has done numerous books with Monkey Brains Comics.In "Under His Spell" the "monster" in question is a fae prince whose other world problems interfere with Bethany Farmer's focus on school and sports. Unlike her best friend who seems to fall in and out of love, Bethany never loses her focus, she just adjusts as you have to do during your teen year to thrive and get a firm foundation for your future. Bethany, as is the case with all of the "My Boyfriend is a Monster" series heroines, is realistic yet a very strong young woman. Not easy sexist stereotypes for this series but also no perfect tropes, just honest discussion of teen girls lives across different economic, family style, and academic skill categories. Croall and Park (or their editor) have worked very well together, the text and story are helped by the illustrations and make for a fuller story that I enjoyed reading and would definitely pass on to any teenage girls (or boys) that I knew. Both would have good role models in this series.

  • Rhonda
    2019-02-26 04:35

    I'm new to manga and feel a little lost in the story for me. Could be because I started out with #4 and if I had read the others would not be lost.Bethany Farmer is a high school soccor player. She is focused on school and soccor not boys.Allen is the new student from a different world. He is Fae you do notice his ears right off. I don't know why he had feathers trailing him and how he started looking in Bethany window. He tries to talk to her at school and she tells him he is wasting his time. Her friend tells him that she likes soccor. So he shows up at her practice and walks her most of the way home and then takes off.Allen has 3 cousins who are trying to kill him so they can be King next. They are bigger than Allen and one is a tracker.Bethany ends up helping Allen fight his cousins.Its a fast read because their are a lot of simple drawings. This makes 2 I have read and I like more words in my stories. So not for me. I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review.

  • Jessica (BookRockGoddess) Bolton
    2019-03-03 01:54

    I have to say that I am reviewing this book for Net Galley. I am a big fan of graphic novels as most of the people who know me or read my blog already know. I hardly ever find one that I don't like but this one was not a favorite of mine. I really liked the last one because the are work was phenomenal, but this one lacked the artistic talent that the other one had. In my opinion graphic novels need to have awesome art in order to make the story come to life. Graphic novels lack the content that regular novels have so you need the art work to help bring the story to life. This graphic novel has a good story line but the artwork takes away from this story. The story line had potential and could have been so much better had the artwork been better. I have to agree with many of the other reviewers and say that this one just fell flat for me. I am just disappointed because this had such potential to be an awesome addition to this series because lets face it, the Fae are magical and the art should have been magical..

  • Soobie can't sleep at night
    2019-03-19 08:56

    OK, I'm feeling magnanimous today, I may even give this 2,5 stars.First, the art isn't that spectacular. Maybe it's because it's a black and white graphic novels... I mean, the few color plates are actually good, but the black-and-white plates seems to lack... I don't know... soul?Second, the plot is a bit unoriginal. Yeah, fairies who want to take over the world. And a good fairy who wants to protect it.The only good thing about this graphic novel is the lead female. She really has an attitude. She doesn't want to be left behind and she fights at the front because the fight involves her as well. Nice.If someone wants to read the My Boyfriend is a Monster series, I'd suggest to start with I Love Him to Pieces. Better art, slightly better story. Of course, no fairies there. Just zombies.

  • Laura
    2019-03-21 07:46

    Another fun addition to this series with a strong, pull-no-punches girl in charge of her heart and her after school adventures with other world creatures and villains!Bethany and Allein brought this installment in the graphic novel series to a whole new kickass, romantic level. Both characters were likeable and fun to watch open up, begin to trust, stand up for each other and perhaps fall in love.The story, “monster”, and romance were all fascinating, fun, and beautifully depicted with light, airy illustrations. The first half of the story’s illustrations was a little difficult to follow and connect with emotionally due to the thin, lightly drawn characters, but please hang in there. They might just surprise you!The book’s conclusion also included an interesting fact sheet about our monster of the week, which inspired me to do a little more research. Gotta love that! :)

  • Jessica
    2019-03-24 08:41

    Appeal Characteristics: Character Development, Art(stylistically different, faeriesThis was one of my favorite/least favorite books. I did like the whole fae thing, but I wasn't a fan of the particular art style...UNTIL SHE LAID OUT ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOR! Those whole sets up pages were pretty awesome! The visuals definitely had to grow on I didn't particular care for the messy haphazard lining. I guess she wanted to make the fae seem more "eerie" than "beautiful" (sorta like the True Blood visuals of faeries) Anyway, again, a spunky heroine and a fun hero and parental displeasure. :) I liked how it doesn't end all "Twilight-esque" but realistically gives different looks at how relationships work. Choices, Compromises, and Sacrifices, are all wrapped up into these little boyfriend series.Red Flags: Cozy Romance, Mild Violence, Adult Situations

  • Ana
    2019-03-01 06:52

    Apesar de não ser tão bom como I Love Him to Pieces, este 4º volume também tem os seus pontos fortes. Para começar, e desculpem-me pela frivolidade, eu adorei a arte! Dinâmica, limpa e muito imprevisível. Os rostos eram deveras estranhos mas a acção estava soberba, e mesmo nos momentos mais estáticos o artista trazia às cenas energia com as suas perspectivas arrojadas e exageradas. E aquelas páginas a cores no meio ... lindas!Tendo dito isto, o enredo também é competente, embora, em momentos, um pouco cliché. O romance não me convenceu completamente mas também não foi daqueles que eu achei que surgiu do nada. Teria gostado de saber mais sobre o passado do Allein e também não gostei nada daquele início. Mas fora isso, esta BD está competente e, como disse, rendi-me à arte. Não é uma maravilha, mas tem as suas virtudes.

  • Rosa
    2019-03-11 05:49

    I wanted to like this more then I did. Bethany is a very focused, very intense high school student; until she meets Allien Atwood. Suddenly she is in a relationship with him which is dangerous bc he is a fairy caught in the middle of a war. This one didn't thrill me. I couldn't figure out why she was so interested in Allien all of a sudden. Also bits of the plot felt like they were kind of left hanging in the middle of nowhere. This story was also simpler and one that's been heard in some incarnation a lot lately.The one thing I did love (which bumped this up to a 3 for me) was the gorgeous infusion of color when they were in fairy. It was a great way to show how much more vibrant and lush the land of the fairy's is. That made me happy if nothing else did.

  • Li
    2019-02-25 07:43

    Should I just give up on this series?This is now the fourth installment and none have recaptured the spirit of the first novel (I Love Him to Pieces).For the first time, I really didn't like the artwork. Showing coloring for the Fae Land was a nice touch but otherwise, I really wasn't impressed.Story was ok. I liked the main character, Bethany. She was a realistic character but otherwise...meh!

  • Maureen
    2019-02-25 07:44

    This was the 4th in the "My Boyfriend is a Monster " series and it pales in comparison to #3. The art is so-so and the story line was tedious.It starts out black and white and in the middle turns color. I had hope for the story once it did turn color but it was still just as tedious. Admittedly, graphic novels are not my preferred genre, however I liked #1 and #2 and LOVED #3 in the series.This one just seemed out of place in the whole series. The art did not keep pace with the others and.... sadly..... neither did the story.

  • Pinky
    2019-03-14 00:43

    Bethany Farmer is a serious athlete and high school student with a penchant for coffee (mmm, coffee!!). She falls in with a faerie prince who is hiding out in her high school. His evil cousins want the throne and are after him. Bethany helps him fight his way back to justice. I love that the girls in this series totally kick butt, but the first two books were just a notch above these latest two. Bethany falls for Allein because he says she's different? C'mon. I'll keep reading, but the writing is not up to par with the graphics and plot.

  • Christine
    2019-03-15 08:39

    I'm not much for books about fae, but this GN was cute. It follows in the way of its predecessors in this loosely connected series in that a mysterious boy shows up, boy and girl meet/hang out, he tells her the truth about himself almost as soon as trouble shows up, they fight or handle some situation, then it ends open-ended in a cute way. The end. Hah.Seriously though, I like this series and I hope to see more of them soon.

  • Miss Pippi the Librarian
    2019-02-28 01:03

    A graphic novel featuring the fae! And royalty. And fighting. And other worlds (drawn in color!).Bethany Farmer's life is focused on school, soccer, and coffee. There is no room for boys, until new foreign exchange student arrives at school. He's background is different and his differences draws Bethany's attention. Unfortunately, their attention to each other draws unwanted attention from the fae in another world.Reviewed from a library copy.

  • Brandy
    2019-03-18 07:41

    Graphic NovelBethany is used to her quiet life - some would even say it was boring. Then an exchange student shows up who is a little different but is still incredibly cute! When he and Bethany start to get close, she discovers that he is from farther away than she can imagine and that he is the target of some troublemakers that want Allein dead.

  • Yodamom
    2019-03-24 01:34

    Bethany a soccer player in High School. She thinks about soccer, a lot, till.. A new student Allien arrives and likes to gear her talk. He has some strange looking family members that aren’t so nice. There’s something else, he’s not really human. Things get dangerous and Bethany goes to Fairy.I really enjoyed the colored drawings and the details put into the art.