Love in a Time of Monsters
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He has a monster problem
Scotland, 1867. When Rob Stevenson’s brother is killed—and eaten—in the forest outside their estate, Rob’s sheltered world is shattered by a monster infestation. Determined to keep his village safe, Rob's first duty as laird involves hiring a professional hunter.
She kills monsters
The sole survivor of a massacre in the Congo, Catriona Mornay is rumored to have lost her mind in the jungle. In Edinburgh’s gas-lit streets, Cat’s skill as a hunter is unmatched. Her reputation as a killer of unnatural creatures, legendary.
Two worlds collide
Faced with a rising body count, Rob takes a chance on Cat, hoping that somewhere inside this tortured yet charismatic girl is the hero he’s been searching for. But in this shadow realm of secrets, lies, and underworld crime, their lives overlap in more ways than one. And in an age where harpies flock the sky and serpents rule the sea, it’s even possible for a boy and his hunter to fall in love.
But can their love survive in a time of monsters?
For fans of bestselling authors Libba Bray and Megan Shepherd, take a dark ride into a seductive New Adult fantasy filled with magic, intrigue, adventure, and action packed romance.
A Wonderful Gothic Ride Through Victorian Scotland
Let's talk about what makes an amazing read. Great pacing. Great plot. Engaging characters with a lot of depth—who you can actually relate to. And a few clever twists and turns thrown in. This book has all of that, and then some.
Now, my taste in books is similar to my taste in music. Varied and eclectic. And while something with a little variety, something a little different from the usual, may turn some people off, it's what makes this book right up my alley. It has a little bit of everything. Fantasy. Horror. Romance. And a few moments that I won't share. Don't want to ruin the surprises or any of the fantastic plot.
That said, this is not a book that will appeal to everyone. If you're a diehard fantasy fan, this is not a book for you. Yes, it has alternative history elements, but it's not something deep into the genre like The Man in the High Castle. And if you're looking for a Highland romantic fling (yes, this book is mostly set in Scotland), you won't find Jamie Fraser or any other dashing men in kilts here.
Those of you who enjoy a good gothic horror with a touch of suspense, a bit of romance, and a lot of action, however, are in for a treat. This is a page-turner with some great cliffhangers and some scenes that will let your emotions run wild. I'm anxiously awaiting Teresa Yea's next masterpiece. If it's anything like her debut book, it should be a great read.