When I was truly happy.
When I was first called a Monster.
Monster is a follow-up to Animal. Animal must be read first.
Monster is an extremely dark novel. There are strong sexual themes, drug usage, physical and sexual abuse, and torture that could trigger and/or cause emotional suffering.
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Release Date: October 12, 2017
Genre: Dark Romance
Unfortunately, this book did nothing for me. I didn't enjoy it all. I found it to be strange, disturbing, confusing, and frankly sick. There was way too much going on, the stories and how they intertwined between the 4 POV's were made my mind all mushy (seriously, to say I was confused especially at the end would be an understatement), and the character interactions were so unrealistic that I nearly laughed the whole way through. I am not saying this to be mean, and I honestly appreciate the authors work, but readers are looking for honest reviews so I am giving them my HONEST thoughts.
One of the things I did enjoy from this story was figuring out the connection between all 4 characters. Marni Mann does a great job at building the suspense and keeping her readers interested enough to want to read on to see this connection. So when the connection is made it's like a light bulb goes off and **ding ding ding** we have an ah ha moment. But other than that, the novel is lackluster with unlikable characters that I was unable to connect with in any way.
I don't want to forget to mention the ending either. What in the actual fuck was that about!?! I am so confused. Is it ending on a cliffhanger? I don't see another book after this one yet. Is it being left like that to slowly drive readers crazy? WHAT!! You guys, if you like your books wrapped up in a nice, pretty bow at the end, you will NOT get that with this book.
I won't sum up this book. I have no desire to do so because it just wasn't my thing. But I will say this. It's dark, brutal, disgusting, bloody, morbid, and utterly psychotic (like some characters). There are scenes of rape, murder, exchanging sex and blow jobs for a piece of paper in prison, and violence. There were moments I was gagging because of the nastiness that was dripping from the pages (view spoiler), and moments when I wanted to physically punch some of the characters. It's not a book for everyone. If you don't like the things mentioned above, don't read it. That's your warning.