Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 book 22

MarcyKate Connolly's Monstrous
I'm not even sure where to start with this one, because the plot is kind of complicated. Basically, our protagonist is a girl--or was a girl, once, until she and her mother were killed by a wizard, and her father has now brought her back to life to seek revenge on said wizard. She's not quite the same, though--she's been given a venomous tail, raven wings, and cat's eyes and claws. Her mission is to protect the girls of the kingdom by stealing them back from the evil wizard. Of course, it becomes clear pretty early on to the reader that things are not quite right here, and things really get going once she figures that out herself. There's also a cute boy, a friendly dragon, and some nice girl-power moments. It's miiiiiiildly cheesy, but it is aimed at middle graders, so I can't really complain about that. Either way, it ends on a really nice note. B/B+.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in February.

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