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''My Boyfriend is a Monster'' is a series of stand-alone graphic novels united by a premise that is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Each novel centers around a heroine who finds romance with a [[YouSexyBeast handsome otherworldly being]]. The writers and artists vary with each story, apart from Janina Görrissen, who handled the art in both the first and fifth books, and Dan Jolley, who wrote the third and sixth.

* ''#1: I Love Him to Pieces'': A LovableJock and a [[NerdsAreSexy Hot Nerd]] bond in the midst of a ZombieApocalypse.
* ''#2: Made for Each Other'': A NewTransferStudent discovers that another (handsome) new student is a FrankensteinsMonster.
* ''#3: My Boyfriend Bites'': An OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent falls in love with an AlmightyJanitor, before she spies him drinking blood and transforming into a giant bat...
* ''#4: Under His Spell'': Another LovableJock is swept up in an interdimensional SuccessionCrisis when she meets a young [[TheFairFolk Fae]] WarriorPrince.
* ''#5: I Date Dead People'': [[BoyMeetsGhoul Girl Meets Ghost]] in her family's HauntedHouse, along with a few less desirable visitors.
* ''#6: Wrapped Up in You'': Well, the series wouldn't be complete without a {{Mummy}}, would it?

It is better than it sounds.

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!!Examples from #1 "I Love Him to Pieces":

%%* ActionGirl: Dicey
* AdrenalineMakeover: Jack's response to seeing Dicey in a tattered sundress, wielding a baseball bat that she just seconds ago used to shatter a zombie's skull? "You look so hot."
%%* AlmostKiss: Happens several times, before the final page.
%%* BackToBackBadasses: On the cover.
%%* BatterUp: Dicey
%%* BattleCouple: Dicey and Jack
* BigDamnHeroes: Jack's TabletopRPG friends arrive to save Jack and Dicey when things get dire.
%%** Also, Dicey for Jack.
* DeadlyPrank: Nearly. While snuggled up with Dicey, Jack pretends to have turned full-on zombie. This almost earns him a baseball bat to the head.
* DistressedDude: Jack, when the infection starts to worsen.
* EggSitting: Dicey and Jack meet after being assigned a Health Ed project to care for an egg together.
* FullNameBasis: Dicey tends to call Jack by his full name.
%%* GallowsHumor: [[WorstWhateverEver "Worst. Date. Ever."]]
* HiddenDepths: It is mentioned that Dicey is an Honor Society student.
* LovableJock: Dicey. Her baseball teammates as well, especially with them defending her from the team's sexist rivals.
* MyEyesAreUpHere: Dicey calls out Jack for "staring at her chest." It turns out he was focusing on her t-shirt, which featured an inaccurate picture of an emperor penguin.
* NerdsAreSexy: Dicey seems to think so.
---> '''Jack:''' "That's not an emperor penguin! Emperors don't have a crest. That's a rockhopper or some other ''Eudyptes''! Plus, emperors outrank kings! That's at least ten times stupider than my t-shirt."
---> '''Dicey:''' [[TheGlomp *glomp*]] "You're such a nerd. Don't ever change."
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Dicey sets out to rescue Jack alone, in spite of the others' protests.
---> '''Baron:''' "We have a saying in the game. [[NeverSplitTheParty 'Never split the party.']]"
---> '''Dicey:''' "Guys, Jack ''is'' my party."
* OhCrap: Dicey and Jack's reaction to seeing the carnage caused by the zombies.
* OneOfTheBoys: Dicey, the only female member of her baseball team.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The plague is caused by a mutation of the real-life parasitic fungus ''Cordyceps unilateralis'', which attacks an ant's brain and causes it to attach itself to the top of a plant before dying, thus helping the fungus to spread its spores. Although this differs from the more-commonly-seen viral origin, the novel's zombies behave like typical Hollywood zombies.
%%* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Again, Jack and Dicey
* TheDeterminator: Dicey, who sets out to rescue an increasingly-zombifying Jack, armed with only a baseball bat.
* TheMenInBlack: The agents who come to escort Dicey and Jack out of St. Petersburg. They are definitely good guys though.
%%* ZombieApocalypse


!!Examples from #2 "Made For Each Other":

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Much like [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella]], Maria seems to be able to stomach the whole Tom-is-a-monstrous-conglomeration-of-body-parts thing incredibly quickly and never lets it get in the way of her infatuation with him.
%%* AlmostKiss: Within the first ten pages.
%%* BetaCouple: Polly Jane and Byron.
%%* BigDamnHeroes: Tom for Maria. Maria returns the favor a short time later.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Frank, Tom's father in spirit, is killed trying to save the other creations from a fire. When Tom says, "I've got nothing left," Maria kisses him and says, "You've got me."]]
* CoolAunt/ CoolOldLady: Maria's aunt Sophie.
---> '''Sophie:''' "This is the 21st century, Maria! You don't have to wait for him to come after you!"
* DeadlyPrank: Alex and Logan are [[spoiler: killed by Hedy while pulling a prank that involves sending a CPR dummy down the falls.]]
%%* DoggedNiceGuy: Sheldon
%%* DramaticThunder/ LightningReveal: When Tom shows Maria what he is, and when they first kiss.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Hedy starts dressing in goth/punk clothing when she becomes blatantly evil. She also dresses the minions she created this way.
* FollowTheLeader: The story bears some resemblance to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', particularly the scene where [[spoiler:Mr. Graves calls Maria, tells her he's captured her music teacher, and orders her to come to him alone if she wants to save him. Tom of course shows up to rescue her.]] A strikingly similar scene happens in the first ''Twilight'' book.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Tom, Hedy, Mr. Graves, and of course the original. They are all super-strong and heal quickly, but are vulnerable to fire and are [[WeaksauceWeakness put into trances by music]]. They have no memory of their former lives and are essentially new beings created out of old parts.
* ManChild: Hedy. She is still fairly smart but has the maturity of a child.
%%* NewTransferStudent: Both Maria and Tom
%%* PapaBear: Frank, the original Frankenstein's monster, toward his creations. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well for him.]]
* PublicDomainCharacter: The original Frankenstein's monster. He's not a bad guy.
* PunnyName: Franklin Stone, Mr. Graves, Tom B. Stone, Hedy Stone (headstone) and Maria Mc''Bride'', who is in love with a Frankenstein's monster. Byron may also be named after Creator/LordByron, a friend of Mary Shelley.
%%* RavenHairIvorySkin: Both Maria and Tom. For Tom, it is a trait of being a FrankensteinsMonster.
* RecurringCharacter: Guidance counselor Gary Barry, who also appears in ''My Boyfriend Bites'' and ''I Date Dead People''.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Maria, when she follows her aunt's advice and [[LettingHerHairDown takes her hair out of her face]].
%%* TitleDrop: Both the title and series name.
* {{Yandere}}: Hedy, who wants to MurderTheHypotenuse to get her hands on Tom.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Tom tells Maria he is only a sophomore, though he doesn't look it. Little does she know he's technically only ''two years old.''


!!Examples from #3 "My Boyfriend Bites":

%%* ActionGirl: Vanessa is shaping up to be, [[spoiler: as mandated by destiny.]]
* AlmightyJanitor: Jean-Paul is a janitor who moonlights as some sort of supernatural cop and can kick some ass.
%%* BattleCouple: Vanessa and Jean-Paul
* BigDamnHeroes: Jean-Paul for Vanessa. She rescues him from another pack of vampires later.
%%* BlackBestFriend: Stork
%%* ChekhovsGun: Papa Jackson's House of Spice
%%** Also, the fact that Mr. James is a Leo.
* ClassifiedInformation: Who Jean-Paul works for. [[spoiler: So was the fact that he's a werebat, before he spilled the beans.]]
%%* CoolBigSis: Tracy
%%* DistressedDude: Mr. James
%%* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: The name Jean-Paul, although it doesn't indicate if he's actually French.
%%* LoveAtFirstSight
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Vanessa Shingle. Her last name is an anagram of Helsing, as in Van Helsing.]]
%%* NightmareSequence
* PartialTransformation: Jean-Paul can change into bat form but retain his human head, for example. It's pretty horrifying.
* PreMortemOneLiner: When Vanessa kills a vampire with a pool cue, Jean-Paul tries to come up with a billiards-themed one but can't.
%%* PygmalionSnapback: The moral of the story.
%%* RavenHairIvorySkin: Vanessa
%%* RecurringCharacter: Guidance counselor Gary Barry from ''Made for Each Other'' and ''I Date Dead People'' appears to counsel Vanessa.
%%* StalkerWithACrush: A notable inversion of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Vanessa spies on Jean-Paul.
%%* [[spoiler:TheChosenOne: Vanessa]]
* TheSmartGuy: Stork, a languages expert who cracks the code about who the vampires will sacrifice.
* [[spoiler:[[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Werebeast]]: It turns out Jean-Paul is a werebat, not a vampire.]]
* [[spoiler: VampireHunter: As a descendant of Van Helsing, it is Vanessa's destiny to be the world's most powerful monster hunter.]]


!!Examples from #4 "Under His Spell":

%%* ActionGirl/ BadassNormal: Bethany
%%* BattleCouple: Bethany and Allein
%%* ChekhovsGun: The school's water supply
* HandWave: In-universe. Bynal and company taking over the school is explained away as the antics of a "drug-crazed punk rock gang."
* InsistentTerminology: They are ''the Fae'', not fairies.
%%* KickChick: Bethany, appropriate in that she is a soccer player.
%%* LovableJock: Bethany
* NotQuiteForever: Bethany gets a little spooked when Allein says he wants to be with her "today, tomorrow, and forever." She replies that she's only 16 and is not ready for that kind of commitment.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Lorin, Allein's father
%%* SceneryPorn: '''The Fae home world'''
%%* [[spoiler:SplashOfColor: The Fae home world]]
%%* SuccessionCrisis
%%* TheFairFolk
%%* WarriorPrince: Allein
* WeaksauceWeakness: The Fae are weak to iron. This allows BadassNormal Bethany to make quick work of several of them.


!!Examples from #5 "I Date Dead People":

%%* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]
%%* CessationOfExistence: Appears to happen to certain nastier ghosts if they are too angry to pass on to the afterlife.
* ClosedCircle: None of the ghosts can leave the house -- everything beyond it is "nothingness" for them, according to Tom.
%%* CuteGhostGirl: Inge
%%* EmoTeen: Nora's younger brother Aidan comes off this way.
%%* [[BoyMeetsGhoul Girl Meets Ghost]]
%%* HauntedHeroine
%%* HauntedHouse
%%* HotBlooded/ BerserkButton: Nora's reaction to hearing that ghosts threatened her siblings is to furiously tell the ghosts off.
%%* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: How Nora feels about Nick.
%%* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Evil ghost Peter to Nora.
* ISeeThemToo: At first, Tom makes it seem like it's remarkable that Nora can see him, setting the reader up to believe Nora will be unable to introduce him to her friends. But it seems none of her friends have trouble seeing ghosts, nor does anybody else.
* ItWasHereISwear: Subverted. Nora has no trouble showing the ghosts to her friends and family.
%%* JacobMarleyApparel
%%* PsychicPowers: Katherine seems to be legit, her colleagues less so.
* RecurringCharacter: Guidance counselor Gary Barry certainly gets around...
** Also, Mr. James the drama teacher, who was an English teacher in ''My Boyfriend Bites.'' Nora's dad refers to the [[ContinuityNod "run of bad luck" Mr. James had in New Mexico]], and he leaves in a huff after seeing Tom (probably because he's had quite enough of the supernatural already).
* RomanticRunnerUp: Nick. [[spoiler:But he gets a chance with Nora after Tom AscendsToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.]]
%%* RunningGag: "Am I invisible to X?" or some variation.
* [[spoiler:ShipSinking: Nora and Tom have the only human/monster relationship in the series that explicitly doesn't last, due to the fact that Tom is a ghost.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Evidently, Peter for Nora. He can even be seen watching her undress in one panel.
%%* TheLibby: Alex, apparently, although we don't see much of her.

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