I genuinely can’t tell if this is tongue-in-cheek or not, but I suspect it isn’t – mostly because I’ve read a decent amount of supernatural YA (I grew up on Christopher Pike & Point Horror, and old habits sort of die hard) and I’m a pessimist.
But it strikes me that I have no idea what this whole Monster High thing is about, because there’s clearly more to it than just a book – and being the dutiful nosey soul I am, I turn to Google.
Which presents me with this:
This, ladies and gentlemen, is Draculaura.
… this is Frankie Stein.
Sweet lord a mercy. Am I that fantastically out of touch that I’m alone in finding these things ghastly? They’re like the Bratz version of Hammer. Or something.
I’m all for the anti-Barbie (predictably, these things are made by Mattel) – and some would indeed say I am the anti-Barbie* but seriously: wow. Just… wow.