Finding Monsters by Liss Thomas is a very entertaining book. The love story between Missy and Charlie was sweet, but completely appropriate for the YA audience it is targeted to. I really appreciated that while the teens were in love, and willing to make a commitment to be together, they acknowledged that they were not ready for a physical relationship. This is rare in a teen novel, and usually I have found the opposite to be true. The story is intriguing, and you definitely want to find out what happens next. The characters are likeable and realistic (well emotionally realistic, not physically, most of them are monsters after all!).
A couple of times when I was reading this I was fairly certain I wouldn't like what was going to happen next, but it always turned out well. For instance at one point on Missy's quest to become a monster she has to face "The Devil". I was pretty sure that I was not going to be able to keep reading the book, but it turned out to be something very different than what I thought it was going to be. The only complaint I have about the book is that I really felt like there was to much background information missing. I would have liked more details on some the things that happened, and some history of the place the story was set in.
I recommend this book to anyone that likes YA fantasy novels. Or people that liked Twilight, but found Bella to be exasperating. Missy is a strong character, but not over the top to the point of feminism.
The author is currently working on a sequel to the novel, which I can't wait to read.
You can buy it from Amazon by clicking here: Finding Monsters by Liss Thomas
It is only 99¢, and I would say it is well worth the money :)
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