Book Reviews

The Monster’s Daughter Book Review

TITLE: The Monster’s Daughter
AUTHOR: Deborah Bryan
PUBLICATION DATE: January 24, 2011
PUBLISHER: Amazon Digital Services
LINKS: Visit Deborah Bryan’s Website or her Facebook Page

My Review:

I couldn’t put it down. Deborah has an amazing writing style that I absolutely fell in love with after just a few sentences. Her descriptions are well thought out and extremely vivid which in turn leads the reader into her world with ease. I simply couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.

Let me point out…I love vampire novels. I was (if being honest here), expecting to step into another vampire novel…like all the others. I was blown away with a very rich and completely new take on the roll of YA fiction vampires. Loved it times a million. So fresh, so new…so unlike anything else out there.

I loved Ginny. She was such an open character who wasn’t afraid to bare her flaws for others to see and for that, I loved her. I related to her character so, so well. Character portrayal throughout the book was fleshed out perfectly. This was definitely Deborah’s strong suit…she makes her characters real without forcing them to “be” real.

There were so many favorite quotes that I pulled from this book, I soon found myself writing them down on scratch paper for this review. I won’t list them all, but here are just a few that I relish completely!

Chapter 10

“For all the people in the world who would die to have this power, kill to have it, I can’t persuade the two people whose lives actually matter to me to take it. And I can’t force it upon them. That is my sorrow.”

Chapter 11

“After all, she thought, it takes a long time to accept as truth what seems implausible even in dreams.”

Chapter 23

“There, for reasons she neither knew nor needed to know, the boy she had endangered clung to life while the man who had raised her tried to steal it.”

Final thoughts? If you love a great gripping story that is full of surprises and an honest to goodness exceptional story, then you have got to read The Monster’s Daughter. A breath of fresh air to YA fiction. Totally different, extremely new…unlike anything I have ever read before.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Deborah Bryan



All Kidding Aside…Maybe

I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason. There are many instances in my life that I have taken a step back and looked at the life that circles around me. When I fit the pieces together, I see purpose…each and every time. The situations and mirrors that I walk through always bring me to a place that is more amazing than the last. I LOVE what I do and I feel richly blessed to write. Just needed to get that out there.

On another note, I have been given the opportunity to review two amazing books by two incredible authors who I have recently “met” (thank you Twitter and WordPress)! I feel honored that these two women value my opinion enough to allow me to share their works with all of you. I have started both books, nearly finished with one, and I am awe-struck at how amazing their writing style is…in two very different dimensions. Both refreshing and totally different which is honestly, a breath of fresh air to the YA fiction world. Watch for two separate reviews very soon!

My book? I’m sitting on pins and needles….no literally, I need a new office chair…desperately.

The Gift of Fate releases in a few short weeks. Of course, it can’t get here fast enough! Rest assured, the 2nd book in the Fatum Saga, The Power of Suggestion, is moving forward at lightening speed (thanks to loads of caffeine and little sleep…oh, and Pandora.)

Since music is a big part of helping me write, someone asked me recently to compare a song to The Gift of Fate. How would I describe it?

Paramore – All I Wanted

When I sell my movie rights, this song must be included somewhere in the movie. I’m getting ahead of myself….all kidding aside. Maybe. 🙂

Just you wait! Are you ready? 😉