Monstrous

Monstrous

Book - 2015
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Kymera, who has a raven's wings, a snake's tail, and a cat's eyes and claws, loves the father who brought her back to life after a wizard killed her, but she begins to question his motives, especially after she connects with a boy in the town from which she is rescuing sick girls.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062272713
0062272713
Characteristics: 424 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: J CONNOLLY, M

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green_pig_629
Jul 05, 2018

I enjoyed this book.

Although was rather dark and the main protagonist kills plenty of people which is not something that I perticularly care for. The only reason that I disliked the book is that the author didn't answer all of my questions, how did the King survive? Who's going to throw the throne into the sea? Etc.

But this was a fun book, I was annoyed at first at how much she didn't know, but after her 'father' kept touching her face and making her feel calm, and happy, I figured out that he was brainwashing her, and I couldn't blame her for not knowing.

Kymera is built by her father to rescue Bryre's girls whom the Wizard is sickening and kidnapping, for who-knows-why. Kymera always has her father's best interests at heart, but after she meets Ren, the page's boy, she starts to doubt her fathers views of the world, and starts wondering if the humans could except her for what she is.

A very tear-breaking story. Monstrous is a delightful book for young and old.

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indigo_fox_109
Jul 25, 2016

it was so cute but that ending.... :(

QueenBoadicea Sep 11, 2015

I was of two minds about this book. While I liked the idea of its atypical heroine—unbeautiful, freakish, scary looking—with her unusual abilities and urge to help others, I was rather annoyed that it took her so long to uncover the truth behind the lies. When her mad scientist father began telling her stories about an evil wizard who had killed her and how he had brought her back to life, suspicion reared its ugly head. When I read further about how this so-called genius educated Kymera by reading her fairy tales, I was certain he was up to no good. Her amnesia and naïveté meant that she’d believe anything he told her and it was likely he was filling her head with a lot of garbage.

So the revelation about his true nature and the reality of the situation wasn’t much of a surprise for me. What is left beyond this, however, is one gripping story, a moving tale of a young woman learning to cope with her abilities, the people around her and finding her place in the world. Kymera’s plight is a grim one but she rises above it with sheer grit and determination. In the end, she is not freakish at all but a lovely young heroine who capably combines tenderness with power.

FindingJane Sep 11, 2015

I was of two minds about this book. While I liked the idea of its atypical heroine—unbeautiful, freakish, scary looking—with her unusual abilities and urge to help others, I was rather annoyed that it took her so long to uncover the truth behind the lies. When her mad scientist father began telling her stories about an evil wizard who had killed her and how he had brought her back to life, suspicion reared its ugly head. When I read further about how this so-called genius educated Kymera by reading her fairy tales, I was certain he was up to no good. Her amnesia and naïveté meant that she’d believe anything he told her and it was likely he was filling her head with a lot of garbage.

So the revelation about his true nature and the reality of the situation wasn’t much of a surprise for me. What is left beyond this, however, is one gripping story, a moving tale of a young woman learning to cope with her abilities, the people around her and finding her place in the world. Kymera’s plight is a grim one but she rises above it with sheer grit and determination. In the end, she is not freakish at all but a lovely young heroine who capably combines tenderness with power.

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CharizardMaster
Jul 20, 2015

I loved it most of it anyway the end I hated (im not gonna spoil it for ya)

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green_pig_629
Jul 05, 2018

green_pig_629 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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CharizardMaster
Jul 20, 2015

CharizardMaster thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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