Sadly that person was Gitty Daneshvari, who also wrote School of Fear, a book I really disliked. So I was quite worried this and the art would be the same as that one. Luckily, it turned out to be much, much different and much much better.
We have 3 main girls: Rochelle (a gargoyle), Robecca (steampunk robot) and Venus (a plant girl). Everyone of them has one quality and that gets told 100x times. It doesn’t bother me that much though, it was at times a bit silly to see the same thing come up though.
I loved the descriptions of the classes, the school, the outside place, I could just imagine myself there and have fun with the monsters.
Be aware though, the whole book is filled with puns and such. Library is Libury, Oh la la becomes Boo la la and various countries have had their names changed to something more appropriate for a school of monsters.
We (cheer cheer) meet the old cast as well. I loved and I was so happy to see them again, to see them move through the school and have a great time together.
There is a good story going on, strange new teacher, people starting to act strange and the 3 main girls (and someone else) have to save the monsters.
Oh, I totally forgot one thing: There are illustrations. It took me a bit to get used to them. All the girls looked a clone copy of the other. The only thing different was the hair/clothes and few other small things. But in general she is she had only draw the outlines, then you would have the same characters everywhere.
All in all, and even though it is a funny and fluffy series, I will be sure to check the rest of the books out.