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In true fairytale fashion, Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly is both a delight and horror to experience. With nods to Frankenstein and The Brothers Grimm, Connolly spins the tale of Kymera, a young girl who has come back to life, resurrected by her father for the purpose of saving the city of Bryre from an evil wizard’s grasp. She awakens with the instinct to use the new stinging tail, inky black wings, and changeable cat eyes her father has built her with to carry out her mission, but no memory of who she was before. With innocence and the best of intentions she sets out to please him. The only things she knows of the world is what her father has shown her, but she soon discovers the meaning of deceit, evil, revenge, and love.

Monstrous was dark, heartfelt, and enticing. Kymera is a sweet and brave girl, at first proud of the things she can do but slowly falling into despair over the beast that people see her as. The story is written almost like a diary in her voice and sweeps the reader right along in her adventures and feelings. This will completely enchant readers of any age.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 432 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 2015-Feb-10
ISBN 9780062272713 Buy this Book
Issue February 2015
Category Tweens


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