Review: Book: Here There Are Monsters- Amelinda Berube


Title: Here There Are Monsters

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Amelinda Berube

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: YA

Page Count: 339 Pages


Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: Here There Are Monsters

Link to Goodreads: Here There Are Monsters

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

The Blair Witch Project meets Imaginary Girls in this story of codependent sisterhood, the struggle to claim one’s own space, and the power of secrets

Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. Moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over.

In their isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws from everyone, becoming fixated on the swampy woods behind their house and building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones.

Then Deirdre disappears.

And when something awful comes scratching at Skye’s window in the middle of the night, claiming she’s the only one who can save Deirdre, Skye knows she will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This was a book that I was just not ready for and even after finishing I still feel the same way. I read the blurb about this book and I had to have it and the cover is amazing. The story blurred a lot of lines for me and I love Skye. There were parts of the story and pulled me in and would not let go and I wanted more. The story was haunting beautiful and mysterious. There was something just below that surface that I could not seem to grab onto. It is was almost as if something was left unsaid or undone. The author did amazing things.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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