Hello ya’ll! Today I’m happy to be participating in the blog tour for Magic Mutant Nightmare Girl by Erin Grammar, out March 10th, 2021.
Fight like a magical girl in this paperback original contemporary fantasy in which a Harajuku fashionista battles mutants–and social anxiety– by teaming up with an elite group of outcasts. Perfect for those obsessed with the technicolor worlds of Sailor Moon, The Umbrella Academy, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Holly Roads uses Harajuku fashion to distract herself from tragedy. Her magical girl aesthetic makes her feel beautiful–and it keeps the world at arm’s length. She’s an island of one, until advice from an amateur psychic expands her universe. A midnight detour ends with her vs. exploding mutants in the heart of San Francisco.
Brush with destiny? Check. Waking up with blue blood, emotions gone haywire, and terrifying strength that starts ripping her wardrobe to shreds? Totally not cute. Hunting monsters with a hot new partner and his unlikely family of mad scientists? Way more than she bargained for.
Erin Grammar writes YA fantasy for quirky teens. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Fine Arts and is passionate about inspiring young readers. When she isn’t writing, she searches the SoCal hills for gemstones, thrifts Hello Kitty collectibles, and chases one incredible daughter and two very demanding cats. Magic Mutant Nightmare Girl is her first novel.
Magic Mutant Nightmare Girl Review
Grammar’s Magic Mutant Nightmare Girl was such a unique and exciting read. Though I read a lot of fantasy, I don’t read as much urban fantasy or sci-fi, and MMNG felt like a super unique and unexpected blend of so many elements form all of those genres. The synopsis for this book describes it as colorful, and I would wholeheartedly agree — and I don’t mean that just in terms of the descriptions in the book, but also just how many wonderful aspects there are going on in this book between the characters, the magic, and of course, the fashion!
Though I think YA of today actually does a great job of having a wide array of stories that are unique and original I still feel like MMNG was a stand-out in just how genre-blending and quirky it was. It’s a great feeling when you read a book that feels like the author didn’t have any rule put on them when they wrote it, and that sense of freedom within the book is catching, and it’s just a super fun romp with great characters, action, and amazing character relationship dynamics.
My Rating: 3 Stars!!!