The Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) magazine has a really great review of Broken Wondrous World:
This sequel to Man Made Boy (Viking, 2013/VOYA August 2014) is set in an alternate present where, unbeknownst to humans, monsters are real. Boy, the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride of Frankenstein, must find a way to save monsters and humanity when both existences are threatened by the evil Dr. Moreau and his army of human–animal hybrids and monster followers who demand equality at any cost. In the action-packed story, Boy rejoins old friends—a werewolf and vampire from the New York City theater troupe; his split-personality Jekyll/Hyde girlfriend; Vi, a virtual intelligence that he created; and two new allies, Henri, a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein, and La Perricholi, a Peruvian vigilante, in order to prove that not all monsters are evil.
Boy is an endearing character who continually fights for what he thinks is right. Despite being forced into hiding because he is different, Boy still believes that monsters and humans can coexist peacefully. Skovron draws upon mythology and classic literature to create an enjoyable story with memorable characters. Cursing is used sparingly, and while it is referred to that Boy and his girlfriend have sex, it is never written about directly, making this appropriate for young teens. Enough backstory is given so that new readers will be able to jump right into the series. Recommend this to fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Bill Willingham’s Fables series or anyone looking for a fun story with heart.—Marissa Wolf.
I’m in great company, there!
This Broken Wondrous World will be out August 4th. If you preorder now, it really helps out with the sales and marketing stuff.