Here There Are Monsters

Here There Are Monsters

The Blair Witch Project meets Imaginary Girls in this story of codependent sisterhood, the struggle to claim one?s own space, and the power of secrets Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. Moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over. In their isolated new neighborhood, Skye ma The Blair Witch Project meets Imaginary Girls in this story of codependent sisterhood, the struggle to claim on...

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Title:Here There Are Monsters
Author:Amelinda Bérubé
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:Here There Are Monsters
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Here There Are Monsters Reviews

  • Nicky
    Feb 18, 2019
    Thanks to Netgalley for an early copy of this book. I went into this book assuming the same YA twists and turns would happen in the formula that?s always present in these types of stories. It was refreshing to see a new take on this idea. Skye is a complex character that I believe ac...
  • Meghan
    Jun 05, 2019
    [M]aybe the Queen of Swords ins't a monster. Maybe she never was. Maybe she just needed monsters to fight. Thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! I am just going to take a moment here to talk about this absolutely ...
  • Giselle
    Mar 20, 2019
    Really not into this one. DNFing at 48%. I've been really bored for the past little while. The characters are whiny and the whole imaginary fantasy world thing feels really childish, as if it was meant for younger YA readers. I could see 12-14yo enjoying it maybe. I decided to move on....
  • Bryn Clark
    Feb 01, 2019
    I really love the Mori Girl feel of this book, you can practically smell the forest. The sisters and their toxic relationship is particularly disturbing and creepy, the whole story crawls under you like a something lurking in the underbrush. This feels like it?s going to be a cri...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    Jan 19, 2019
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz Thank you so much to Sourcebooks Fire for approving me for an eGalley! I been working with Amelinda the past couple of weeks for an interview on Here There Are The Monsters so I was really excited when Soucebooks had a...
  • Tammie
    Jan 30, 2019
    A solid 4 stars. Here There Are Monsters was a creepy/dark read. The book centers around teen sisters Deirdre and Skye. After moving across the country for a fresh start, the family settles in a house located in a remote neighborhood. Things seem to go well at first-Skye makes new frie...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Mar 16, 2019
    eARC approved! I?ve been in such a mood for dark, creepy and odd books so far this year. This one sounds like it meets that criteria. ...
  • Wendy
    Dec 21, 2017
    Just wait until you get a hold of this creepily & brilliantly written YA novel from Amelinda Berube. I could fill an entire page with my ravings but will wait until it's released to avoid spoilers! ...
  • Kara Fuerholzer
    Jan 21, 2019
    Dierdre is missing. Gone into the woods without a trace. This book had SO many good things in it that I loved. The first half of this book was a solid 5 stars for me. But then, it nose dived in a different direction that somewhat fell apart for me. Skye is our main character. A ...
  • Bee
    Jan 12, 2019
    3.5 stars I really enjoyed it. The writing and the atmosphere were excellent. I loved the creepy vibes, the messy relationships and flawed characters. I did feel like there's some things unresolved in the end. I'm left with so many questions, but I don't mind it so much? But I d...
  • Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
    Mar 22, 2019
    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Sourcebooks Fire. Trigger warnings: death, child death, animal death, abduction, some blood/gore, violence, drowning, mild body horror. Skye and her younger sister, Deirdre, were always close, bonding over the imaginar...
  • Melissa
    Mar 24, 2019
    Skye and her younger sister Deirdre are very different and Skye spends most of her time hanging out with Deirdre and protecting her from bullies. But Skye is ready to move on and make friends, so when they move across the country Skye knows that this is her chance. She makes friends, b...
  • Bunni
    Jan 28, 2019
    **received an ARC from netgalley in exchange for review** WHERE. DO. I. START. Okay, the cover. LOVE IT! Title meh. This book really grabbed me and I loved it! I feel like the synopsis is a little misleading, because I thought we would start at the move and see Deirdre's gradu...
  • Vani
    Mar 31, 2019
    Can we just real quick talk about how stunning this cover is? Anything vaguely ritualistic has me immediately but hot damn that's a good cover. There's no wind to stir the fog, and the leaves still clinging to the branches hang wet and silent. The sound continues, spirals around me, t...
  • Patty (IheartYA)
    Mar 18, 2019
    Overall I was not impressed. The writing was ok but the characters and atmosphere were dry. The story was confusing and disjointed. I do not enjoy leaving negative or harsh reviews but I don't have pleasant things to say about this book. I definitely won't remember reading it in a few ...
  • Ellen Gail
    Apr 28, 2019
    Gorgeous cover. Total bummer inside. Here There Are Monsters sounded like it would be right up my alley. A dangerous and unhealthy relationship between sisters, things that go bump in the night. That's all I knew about it beforehand, but what else do you need to hook me? There ...
  • Brittany
    Jan 21, 2019
    3 stars! ??? "What is it with you guys and the end of the world?" I asked. "Its just interesting," William said. "Like, everyone has to show their true colors. Everyone knows who they really are at the end of the world. No more bullshit." Here There Are Monsters wa...
  • Stacy Fetters
    Jul 06, 2019
    "But he stops short as something reaches into view through the sidelight, tapping its way across the glass. Something bony, purposeful, with too many fingers spread in a thin fan. A blunt fanged skull bobs into view, staring in at us from an eyeless socket, bones showing through the fe...
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    Jun 23, 2019
    Thank you Sourcebooks for the ARC. ...
  • Brandy
    Mar 30, 2019
    I really like the writing on this one, but the story fell flat towards the end The setting of this story sounds interesting. Real monsters lurking in the woods and a girl who goes missing. I think I struggle with combining real world and fantasy so when it happens I have a harder ...
  • Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
    May 14, 2019
    *ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "You can't just walk away when someone needs a hero." This is Amelinda's second novel and I have to say that she completely wowed me to no end. I just finished this book less than 20 minutes ago and I'm st...
  • Erin A. Craig
    Apr 09, 2019
    I love, love, loved this book! The relationship between the two sisters felt so real and true to life-- it was like remembering so many conversations my own sister and I had while growing up. The atmosphere and world building Brub created was quiet and lovely and so beautifully dar...
  • Acqua
    Dec 03, 2018
    Strange Grace meets The Wicker King, but duller, more hopeless, and unnecessarily heterosexual. If you?ve followed me for a while, you might know that I loved Amelinda Brub?s debut, The Dark Beneath the Ice, for being an introspective, chilling horror story about mental illness...
  • megs_bookrack
    Jan 16, 2019
    THIS COVER!!! I need this 5-minutes ago. Sounds so darkly delicious! ...
  • Ashley
    Feb 01, 2019
    I hate Deirdre. From the moment I picked up the book, to the moment I put it down, I hate her. I felt as if most of the characters were unlikeable or not very in depth. I found the book to be confusing with the game that Skye and Deirdre played. A lot of things were hard to picture. ...
  • Kayla J. ~ Master of Dragons & Assassins
    Mar 13, 2019
    I sincerely appreciate being given the chance to read and review (courtesy of NetGalley!), but this book was not for me. I found it incredibly slow and really had to push myself through it. I can see this being a favorite for several people, just not me. The cover is attention grabbi...
  • Jypsy
    Mar 01, 2019
    Here There are Monsters is a creepy story. The cover caught my attention immediately. It's so macabre. The story itself was something I probably shouldn't have read. I found it truly unique and suspenseful, but it's also disturbing. The reality aspect, creepiness aside, is terrible. Im...
  • Dennis
    May 01, 2019
    I'm torn between 3 and 3 1/2 stars for Amelinda Brub's upcoming YA/horror Here There Are Monsters . I normally do not read young adult novels, because they are usually too campy or unbelievable for my liking, but I really enjoyed this one. Hence, it did not have the camp or unbeli...
  • Tucker
    Feb 01, 2019
    Edit (2): Well, someone was salty ? Edit: I was denied an ARC by sourcebooks... fine, there loss (????? ??? YASSS! GIVE IT TO ME!!!! | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book Edit (2): Well, someone was salty ?? Edit: I was denied an ARC...
  • Jerico
    Apr 01, 2019
    Extending my deepest gratitude to Edelweiss and Sourcebooks Fire for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. However, this does not affect any opinions or feedback stated concerning the book whatsoever. TW: Grief and Violence Before starting off this review (which m...