Monster in the City picks up seconds after its predecessor ends, with Portia, Jason, and Jellaby stranded next to the train tracks after jumping clear of the train that was taking them to the city where they hoped to uncover the mystery of Jellaby’s origins. Once the intrepid trio makes it to the city they encounter thrills, spills, intrigues and danger.Although I found the second book sweet and amusing, and a bit menacing, it was harder for me to follow than the first. Soo uses flashbacks and illusions more in this tale, challenging the reader to sort out the reality. I’m not sure if young readers will struggle in the same way that I did with comprehension, I find they tend to ‘speak’ comic better than I. Fans of the first are sure to enjoy further adventures with Jellaby and Co., even with the few unresolved issues left dangling.