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Never a Hero

By Vanessa Len
Never a Hero by Vanessa Len digital book - Fable

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These Violent Delights meets This Savage Song in this sequel to the contemporary fantasy Only a Monster from Vanessa Len that New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber called "mind-bending, heart wrenching, and unputdownable!”

Despite all of the odds, Joan achieved the impossible. She reset the timeline, saved her family – and destroyed the hero, Nick.

But her success has come at a terrible cost.

She alone remembers what happened. Now, Aaron, her hard-won friend – and maybe more – is an enemy, trying to kill her. And Nick, the boy she loved, is a stranger who doesn’t even know her name. Only Joan remembers that a greater and more dangerous enemy is still out there.

When a deadly attack forces Joan back into the monster world, she finds herself on the run with Nick – as Aaron closes in.

Torn between love and family and monstrous choices, Joan must find a way to re-gather her old allies to face down the deadliest of enemies, and to save the timeline itself.

Vanessa Len’s stunning Only a Monster trilogy continues with this second instalment, a thrilling journey where a secret past threatens to unravel everyone's future. 

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“…. AHHHHH. I am so mad- infuriated even, with how this book ended. I thought I was finally going to get my Joan and Aaron endgame, but NOPE, she had to leave me on a cliffhanger. That aside, this book was pretty good. The first half consisted of me trying to figure out how these people were connected and trying to remember the plot and ending of the last book. But the ending was sublime, despite the cliffhanger, and I had one of those moments where I was like OHHH and then just stared at the ceiling for 20 minutes. I also appreciate the fact that the cover makes more sense as you read, as all the little details conveyed in the cover link to points in the story. I really did try to like Nick, considering him and Joan are soulmates in the “true timeline”, but it was so SO HARD, I just found him unlikeable, and my loyalty lies with Aaron because he’s just so much better. Overall, this book was a sufficient sequel to Vanessa’s debut, and I need a third book instantly please and thank you. That’s all xx”

About Vanessa Len

Vanessa Len writes YA fantasy about girl antiheroes, monsters, and enemies who are maybe in love. She’s read every Diana Wynne Jones book more times than she can count. She’s a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and she lives in Melbourne, Australia. Only a Monster is Vanessa’s first novel, and you can visit her online at vanessalen.com.

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