Only a Monster (Hardback)
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Only a Monster (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 17/02/2022
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When Joan discovers her family's monstrous secret she realises she needs to find her own inner demon to protect them in this brilliantly twisty and original fantasy thriller.

In every story there is a hero and a monster.

It should have been the perfect summer. Sent to stay with her late mother's eccentric family in London, sixteen-year-old Joan is determined to enjoy herself. She loves her nerdy job at the historic Holland House, and when her super cute co-worker Nick asks her on a date, it feels like everything is falling into place.

Then a Good Samaritan attempt gone wrong sends Joan spinning through time, and her life quickly begins to unravel. Her family aren't just eccentric: they're monsters, with terrifying, hidden powers.And Nick isn't just a cute boy: he's a legendary monster slayer, who will do anything to bring them down.

As she battles Nick, Joan is forced to work with the beautiful and ruthless Aaron Oliver, heir to a monster family that hates her own. She'll have to embrace her own monstrousness if she is to save herself, and her family. Because in this story... she is not the hero.

Dive deep into the world of Only a Monster, where the line between monster and hero is razor thin: hidden worlds dwell in the shadows, beautiful monsters with untold powers walk among humans, and secrets are the most powerful weapon of all.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529380064
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Mind-bending, heart wrenching, and unputdownable! Don't feel bad if this book tricks you into rooting for the monster instead of the hero. Vanessa Len has written a masterful debut novel - I loved the time-travel, the star crossed romance, and the monsters' - Stephanie Garber

'Darkly delicious fun. If you've been looking for your newest YA urban fantasy obsession - you've found it' - Natasha Ngan

'What a fantastic, immersive read - I couldn't stop turning the page! An exciting, original and complex fantasy about monsters, heroes, and all the people in between' - Naomi Novik

'Vanessa Len's Only a Monster is captivating and unique and - dare I say it - utterly monstrous (in the best possible way). This engrossing debut will have YA readers longing to steal time just so they can devour the pages over and over again!' - Lynette Noni

'Vanessa Len's world of monsters and heroes is like nothing I've ever read, utterly fresh and unique' - C.S. Pacat

'With a pace that will leave you breathless, Only a Monster introduces a captivating new voice in fantasy with a dynamic story that blurs the lines between hero and monster' - Hafsah Faizal

'An absolute page-turner. Only a Monster paints another vivid world inside the one we know, and uses a deft hand to bring it utterly alive. Vanessa Len blurs the age-old lines between good or evil, hero or monster, in the most captivating way' - Chloe Gong

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Dan at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

“In every story there is a hero and a monster.”

It should have been an idealistic, beautiful and memorable summer. It was not meant to be this way.
Sixteen-year-old Joan is sent to stay with her late mother’s eccentric and rather odd family in London with her... More

Hardback edition
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“Really interesting and gripping”

Joan loves her family and when they are attacked, she turns everything she knows upside down to make things right. Although they are monsters, she knows they are good people, worth saving. Joan follows her heart,... More

Hardback edition
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“Really good book”

This book was really original and showed the major grey areas for life, how a hero can seem to do evil and a monster good all depending on what side you are standing on. The ending was kind of heartbreaking but I was... More

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