Review – The Monster MASH by Angie Fox

Posted December 28, 2020 by Carole in 2020 New Release Challenge, Book Reviews / 11 Comments

The Monster MASH by Angie Fox
Publisher: Moose Island Books
Publication Date: December 29, 2020
Date Read: December 25, 2020
Length: 338 pages
Source: NetGalley

Ancient gods. Modern war. And a star-crossed couple who could use some divine intervention.

The day I was drafted into the army of the gods, all I knew about being a MASH surgeon was what I’d learned from Hawkeye Pierce and Hot Lips Houlihan. Now here I am, Dr. Petra Robichaud, in the middle of an immortal war, assigned to a MASH camp with a nosy sphinx, a vegetarian werewolf, and an uptight vampire who really needs to get a life.

At least they’re all too busy with their own dramas to discover my secret: I can see the dead. It’s a forbidden gift, one that can get me killed, so I haven’t told a soul.

Until the arrestingly intense Galen arrives on my operating table, half-dead and totally to-die-for. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, I impulsively slip it back in. Call it a rash resurrection. One I’ll live to regret.

Now Commander Galen of Delphi knows my secret, and he’s convinced I’m part of an ancient prophecy—one that can end the war for good. But taking a chance could cost me everything. And it would be easier to convince him to leave me alone, except now the prophecies are starting to come true…

Warning: This novel contains a hefty dose of danger, drama, practical jokes, pet swamp lizards, brooding demigods, adventure, romance, and heart—in a MASH camp where everybody knows your business.

*The core of this book was originally called Immortally Yours, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2012. The author has rewritten it into the way she always envisioned the story to be, which means it is now a romantic comedy instead of an angsty book. Oh, and there are a lot more pet swamp lizards, too.

 My Review

Oh, I had a lot of fun with this book!  I jumped at the opportunity to read this book because the description sounded like something I would really enjoy.  I have read a couple of books written by Angie Fox and knew that I like her style of writing so I felt like this book would be a good bet.  It was so easy to slip into this book’s world and I couldn’t wait to see how things would work out.  

Petra is a physician working in a MASH unit that is in place to treat injuries in the neverending war between the gods.  She has been drafted to serve for the rest of her life or until either the war ends (which it probably won’t).  Everyone thinks that she is just a regular mortal but she has one little secret, she can see the dead.  She saves the life of a demigod on her table who learns her secret and her life suddenly changes.
I really liked the characters in this book.  Petra was a strong woman who worked really hard to do whatever good she could in the world.  Galen was awesome.  He seemed to take everything in stride but was always there ready to save the day when he was needed.  Rodger just wanted to be able to be back with his family but was a good friend to Petra.  Petra was not eager to jump into a relationship with Galen so it was fun to see how things ended up developing between the pair.  
I think that this book was very well written.  I really liked the fact that there was a good dose of humor sprinkled throughout the book.  I loved the banter between the characters and thought that it added to the appeal of the story.  There was a great balance of excitement, romance, and humor throughout the book and the pacing was very well done.  This was a book that was very easy to read for hours at a time.  
I would recommend this book to others.  I thought that this was a fun story that kicks off a promising series that I look forward to reading more of in the near future.  

I received a digital review copy of this book from Moose Island Books via NetGalley.

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries. Her characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Angie wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.

Angie is best known for her SOUTHERN SPIRITS™ mysteries, and for her ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER books.

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