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Monster of the Week
Monster of the Week

Monster of the Week

The Rules


304 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $24.99)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9781945053825

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2019)
Interlude Press - Duet Books


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The sequel to the multi-award winning The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic, combining the fantasy of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts with the humor of Rainbow Rowell's Carry On

Spring semester of Bridger Whitt’s senior year of high school is looking great. He has the perfect boyfriend, a stellar best friend, and an acceptance letter to college. He also has this incredible job as an assistant to Pavel Chudinov, an intermediary tasked with helping cryptids navigate the modern world. His days are filled with kisses, laughs, pixies, and the occasional unicorn. Life is awesome. But as graduation draws near, Bridger’s perfect life begins to unravel. Uncertainties about his future surface, his estranged dad shows up out of nowhere, and, perhaps worst of all, a monster-hunting television show arrives in town to investigate the series of strange events from last fall. The show’s intrepid host will not be deterred, and Bridger finds himself trapped in a game of cat and mouse that could very well put the myth world at risk. Again.



Gold Winner, 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Teen Fiction Gold Winner, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, YA Fiction Finalist, 2017 Cybils Awards, YA Speculative Fiction

“Creatures, comedy, and coming out: check.” —Kirkus Reviews

"A humorous fantasy about a bisexual teenager whose day job plunges him into a world of pixies, unicorns and other fantastical beasts." —Foreword Reviews

“F.T. Lukens brings a joyfully charming innocence into this endearing adventure...” —Tanita Davis, author of FINDING WONDERLAND

“It is literally laugh out loud, clap a hand over your mouth and check to see if anyone noticed your outburst levels of funny." —D.E. Atwood, author of IF WE SHADOWS

"Werewolves, manticores, and mermaids? Nothing compared to a bitter blonde TV host, a bigoted dad, and the pressures of prom sex. It's enough to give a boy more buckets of anxiety than he already has. A light read with all the magic and monsters." —Kirkus

"VERDICT: This book and its predecessor are must-reads for teens who enjoy YA fiction that explores deep themes within a fun, supernatural adventure."—Linsey Milillo, School Library Journal

Author Biography

F.T. Lukens is a New York Times bestselling author of YA speculative fiction including the novels So This Is Ever After, In Deeper Waters, and the forthcoming Spell Bound as well as other science-fiction and fantasy works. Their contemporary fantasy novel The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic was a 2017 Cybils Award finalist in YA Speculative Fiction, the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Gold Winner for YA fiction, and won the Bisexual Book Award for Speculative Fiction. F.T. resides in North Carolina with their spouse, three kids, three dogs, and three cats.