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Only a Monster

By Vanessa Len
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Publisher Description

The sweeping romance of Passenger meets the dark fantasy edge of This Savage Song in this stunning contemporary fantasy debut from Vanessa Len, where the line between monster and hero is razor thin.

Don’t forget the rule. No one can know what you are. What we are. You must never tell anyone about monsters.

Joan has just learned the truth: her family are monsters, with terrifying, hidden powers.

And the cute boy at work isn’t just a boy: he’s a legendary monster slayer, who will do anything to destroy her family.

To save herself and her family, Joan will have to do what she fears most: embrace her own monstrousness. Because in this story…she is not the hero.

Dive deep into the world of Only a Monster: hidden worlds dwell in the shadows, beautiful monsters with untold powers walk among humans, and secrets are the most powerful weapon of all.

405 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Loved this so much. The tropes used was so beautiful. The love triangle was actually done brilliantly. A little rushed at some points. I liked the race discussion, both literal and metaphorical, with Joan feeling like she doesn’t truly fit into her races.”
Diverse charactersLikable charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveBeautiful settingImmersive settingHeartbreakingRacism
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Didn't thought I was going to like it this much when I started reading. But when got in the flow of it I read 70% in one night. The writing was fast-paced and it was hard to put down sometimes. Can't wait to read the second one.”
Characters change and growEasy to readAddictiveFast-paced
Expressionless Face“I'll admit that I skipped parts of this book just to get to the end. It was eh. Not for me”
Easy to readUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying endingUnsatisfying plot
Thinking Face
Fast-pacedTwistyUnsatisfying ending
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Characters change and growCuteComplexComing of ageHeartbreakingHopefulBad writingDense writingDidn't grab my attentionRushed ending

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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