Are you afraid of Monsters?

Jack Templar


Jack Templar: Monster Hunter

Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack’s fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it’s great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend “T-Rex” from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he’s the descendent of a long line of monster hunters and he’s destined to be in the family business. Second, that there’s a truce between man and monster that children are off-limits…until their fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day before hundreds of monsters will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale and try to kill him.

As if that weren’t enough, things get even more complicated when Jack discovers that the Lord of the Creach (as the monsters are collectively known) holds a personal grudge against him and will do anything to see that Jack has a slow and painful death. To stay alive and save his friends, Jack will have to battle werewolves, vampires, harpies, trolls, zombies and more. But perhaps the most dangerous thing he must face is the truth about his past. Why do the other hunters call him the last Templar? Why do they whisper that he may be the “One?” Why do the monsters want him dead so badly?  Even as these questions plague him, he quickly discovers survival is his new full-time job and that in the world of monster hunters, nothing is really what it seems.

This book has restored my faith! This is the book that has gotten my 14 year old daughter interested in reading. From the first moment that she opened the book, Jack’s story drew her in. Jack didn’t know that he was to be a monster hunter. He had grown up living a normal life. It wasn’t until just before he turned 14 that he began to notice immediate changes. His muscles, his speed, and a creepy stranger that he passed on the street.

This story will continue to draw you in with it’s twists, turns and various creatures that you will meet within the story. This is one book that not only did my teenager enjoy, but I did as well. It was something that for days we both talked about. We are both anxiously awaiting a sequel!

This product was received complimentary for my personal use and enjoyment and an honest and unbiased review. Regardless, all opinions and experiences expressed are my own, and I only recommend products that I feel will greatly benefit Mean Mommy Magic’s readers.


  1. Linda Moffitt says:

    This looks like a good book for my son to read and he is really picky about what he wants to read Thanks for reviewing and sharing

  2. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This sounds like a fun book and one that would hold your attention. Thank you so much for sharing this

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