Reviews by Tag: monsters

Teen Review
The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling

The Ickabog

By J.K. Rowling
4
Rated by
Claire A.
Jul 24, 2022

The Ickabog, by J. K. Rowling, is a story about love, friendship, never giving up, and a
very big monster. Daisy and Bert live in a perfect kingdom, until a man comes
complaining of the story tale Ickabog. The king investigates with a team of men. They
return with one man dead and a king terrified the Ickabog is coming for him. Daisy faces
a new home and a nasty old lady. Bert is on the run when he finds Daisy again. As they

Teen Review
Howl by Shaun David Hutchinson

Howl

By Shaun David Hutchinson
5
Rated by
Tyler H.
May 13, 2022

After Virgil’s parent’s divorce he finds himself in a small town in Florida where he sticks out like a sore thumb. One night he stumbles into the streets, bruised and bloody. Virgil was attacked by a monster in the forest. But nobody believes that he was attacked like he says. Suddenly, the most painful night of his life turns into something he gets constant ridicule for. Grappling with this and trying to sort out what attacked him is hard. He must be careful though; he doesn’t want to become a monster himself. But after that night things just aren’t right...

Teen Review
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone

By Leigh Bardugo
3
Rated by
Anonymous
Oct 27, 2021

Shadow and Bone is a fantasy YA novel by Leigh Bardugo. The book centers around the main protagonist, Alina, as she discovers who she is and who she can trust. During her childhood, she lived in an orphanage with her best friend, Mal. As she’s tasked to cross the Fold with her group, she discovers something about herself that could potentially change the entire fate of the kingdom, for better or worse.

Teen Review
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Our Dark Duet

By Victoria Schwab
5
Rated by
Lisa J.
Jul 11, 2021

Our Dark Duet is the sequel to This Savage Song. It’s been six months since August Flynn fell. Six months since Kate Harker fled V-City. Six months since the world they knew was ripped apart. Kate is working as a monster hunter in the neighboring territory of Prosperity, while August is learning to embrace his duty as a monster, reaping the souls of sinners in South Verity.

Teen Review
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song

By Victoria Schwab
5
Rated by
Lisa J.
Jul 5, 2021

The world is broken. The “Phenomenon” has fractured Verity into the North and the South, led by two leaders who have drastically different ideologies of how to rule. In the chaos, acts of violence and sin are physically manifested in monsters — Corsai, who feed off of fear, Malchai, who feed on blood, and the rare Sunai, who survive on the souls of sinners.

Teen Review

Fire

By Kristin Cashore
4
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
May 9, 2016

Fire is the last remaining human monster. She has the ability to control minds, but she guards her power, unwilling to steal the secrets of the innocent people around her. One day, the prince summons her to the castle. The royal family needs her to help them uncover a plot to undermine the king. Soon she begins to discover there is more to her power than she ever realized, it could save the kingdom. If only she wasn't afraid of becoming the monster her father was.

My head hurts from crying but other than that, so very good! Loved this book!

Staff Review

A Monster Calls

By Patrick Ness
5
Rated by Peggy H.
Feb 24, 2015

When his mother began cancer treatments, Connor started experiencing nightmares: screaming, darkness, howling winds, slipping hands and a monster. But tonight is a little different because when Connor wakes from his nightmare, he hears something calling his name. It really is a monster, in the shape of a yew tree, slowly approaching his window. It wants something from him, something Connor is not ready to give.

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