Venture into the monstrous world of Mel Foster in this exciting adventure from award-winning author Julia Golding. When Mel Foster accidentally revives a giantess from inside a block of ice, he thinks his goose is cooked. But Eve is no MONSTER. She doesn't want to eat Mel - she wants to protect him. And he's going to need all the help he can get. Queen Victoria's butler is hatching a plan that could DESTROY the British Empire . . . and only Mel has the power to stop him! Mel's monstrously big adventure stars a whole host of loveable misfits with very famous family members: get ready to meet the sister of notorious vampire Dracula, the daughter of Frankenstein's monster and the twin sons of Dr Jekyll or should that be Hyde?. This warm and witty gothic tale from the author of the Costa award-winning Cat Royal series will be perfect for 9+ fans of Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and lovers of historical adventure. Look out for Mel Foster and the Time Machine Reviews: Amy, age 10 for lovereading4kids.co.uk: 'This book has it all! Monsters, ghosts, icebergs and a boy on the Most Wanted list. Set in Victorian London, it has body doubles, a weird kind of magic and an adventure waiting to happen!' We Love This Book: 'Julia Golding's first novel, in the new series, is an exciting tale of adventure and of beautifully innocent, loyal and enduring friendships through adverse conditions. After all, who would be normal when they have the chance to be a monster? A great fun kids book . . . I want to be part of the gang!' Julia Golding is the author of the award-winning Cat Royal and Girl on the Run series. Julia Golding read English at Cambridge before completing a doctorate in Literature of the Romantic Period at Oxford. She has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize, the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and been shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award.