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With the sweeping romance of Passenger and the dark fantasy edge of This Savage Song, this standout YA contemporary fantasy debut from Vanessa Len, is the first in a planned trilogy.

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.

But she soon learns the truth. 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. 

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I’ve just finished reading this book by the Amazing Vanessa Len and it’s absolutely one of my favourite ever! It has everything I could have hoped for and more! Monsters pov, time travel, enemies to lovers, wonderful rep, twelve families with peculiar powers, heists… I loved everything! The worldbuilding is Amazing, so is the characterization, there’s a grumpy cinnamon rolls I’ve already adopted (Aaron❤️) and I loved how the author explored grief, family, morally grey characters in a fascinating and intriguing setting, full of twists And surprises, secrets, lies, enemies who are not enemies and lovers who are not lovers and so much more in this AWESOME book that left me breathless, shaking, crying and squealing all the time. It was so rare to feel so invested in a book.

I loved the references to Doctor who,Back to the future and Friends (I laughed so much when he talked about that hairstyle) and I couldn’t love this book and these characters more. I’m gonna hug it ASAP and I suggest to preorder it right away.

A monster anti hero pov, a peculiar squad and found family, mysterious powers, love and family set in a London you can’t help fall in love with…whenever that is 😏 I loved the vibes, the adventures, the everything and how this book filled me and wrecked me at the same time. 


What you should know about me is: I'm in love with books. I love diving in them, living my heroine's and heroes' adventure, discovering new worlds and characters. I've always loved reading and writing. The idea of creating is thrilling and scary at the same time. 'I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still."


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