Review of The Monster Mash


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. (Goodreads)


Petra is a surgeon who is working in a MASH unit that is in Purgatory trying to save all those that need her help.  Galen shows up on her operating table and he is in bad shape.  Before he can die, Petra sees his soul and slips it back into his body.  Petra was not supposed to do that and she is breaking the rules.  You see, Petra can see the dead and if anyone ever finds out, she could be killed. Now she has to be sure that Gaken never tells anyone.  

This book has lots of twists and turns and some very different characters.  I thought that Petra acted younger than her forty years a lot of the time, especially where Galen was concerned.  A lot of the time I wanted her to act her age and be more mature.  That is only my opinion and others may not feel that way.  There was a vast array of other characters, from Werewolves to Vampires, just to name a few, and they all had their own stories to tell.

I enjoyed the fact that this book was unlike anything else I have read.  I also enjoyed the fact that it reminded me of the television show MASH.    

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys humorous fantasy.  

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