I guess I’m a traditionalist in the sense that when I think of monsters I think of big hairy beasts. But the monsters in this book are very much like you and me but with powers.
It’s an intriguing concept and it follows the logic that even humans can be monsters. But to me it felt slightly cheesy.
Beyond that though - I did love the main character Joan. You do feel her sense of urgency and her struggles as she tries to come to terms with being a monster.
I loved the time travel component of this story, it’s fun and Len does an excellent job with all the little details. I also adored the relationship with Aaron and the love triangle. (#TeamAaron all the way). Also loved all the different monster families and their unique powers!! Can’t wait to learn more about them. And the plot twist at the end was JAW DROPPING! Definitely will be reading the next one in the series!
Overall - I think it’s a wonderful debut. It’s got time travel, people with unique powers, and a love triangle. Just don’t go into this thinking monsters are hairy beasts with multiple heads
- Started reading
- 2 March, 2022: Finished reading
- 2 March, 2022: Reviewed