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Of Blood and Monsters

(Piper Lancaster #3)

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  504 ratings  ·  117 reviews
Book three in the Piper Lancaster Series by D.G. Swank

A demon army is descending on Asheville, prepared to drag Piper and her friends to hell for defying Okeus, the god of war and hell, a threat her band of battered and weary defenders is nowhere near strong enough to hold off.

To add to her worries, a crescent moon is destined to appear on her left palm that will compel h
Published March 26th 2019 (first published March 26th 2018)
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Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness. Where to even start? Another hit by Denise! Piper had quickly turned into one of my favorite characters and Of Blood and Monsters continues to prove why that is. She's such a badass, but I love that we continue to see her softer side with how much she cares for her friends and those she helps with ghosts. Along with Piper, we get the return of her crew, including Abel. Abel and I have had a solid love-hate relationship over the series, but I am now solidly on the love side of the ...more
Brandy Barber
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A freaking mazing! Denise writes a book that turns you up side down is and inside out. I should do this whole review in Memes. I can not express how much I was into this book. Just when you thought you knew what was going on something else came up.

I love all the Characters. Piper has grown so much. I think she has more going on then we could ever imagine. Her and Able I still wonder if it is worth it. He has so much going against him. Just like Collin and Ellie. Love Collin and think he is chan
Michelle Stuck
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good God what a book! I still feel like I am at a loss for words after finishing DG Swank's latest installment in the Piper Lancaster series! It is everything that you would expect from DG Swank and more. Action-packed with badass characters taking on Okeus plus some steamy scenes (hello Piper and Abel!!) I love everything with Piper and Ellie. If you are a fan of urban fantasy pick up the Piper Lancaster series... and if you typically aren't an urban fantasy fan pick it up too. You will NOT be ...more
Teresa Sambrook
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! All I can say it was amazing! Piper, Abel, Ellie, Colin all fighting and learning their roles together. The heart break, the pain, the hotness, Triumph.... Like most of Denise’s book I was lead on an emotional roller coaster of what if, but no it can’t be, yes I must keep reading!!! I love Piper and can’t wait to see what she and Ellie can do in next book.
Laura Martinez
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gory hell!!
This book was beyond epic!! I had a euphoric feeling that left me reeling when I finished reading this book. The entire book was superb. It was better than what I could have ever imagined in my wildest dreams. If you are hesitant to try this series out, DON’T!! You won’t be disappointed. This is the kinda book that will have you cursing the author (in different languages), throwing the book at the wall, and hugging this book tight in your arms. I absolutely loved it!!
Sheri P
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was everything I hoped for and more. I could not put it down!
I was so excited to receive an early reader copy of "Of Blood and Monsters."
This story kept me on the edge of my seat, heart pounding, holding my breath and reading as fast as I could to find out what would happen next. The story was unpredictable, action packed and heartfelt.
Piper Lancaster is one of my favorite DG Swank characters because she is fearless and always works for doing the greater good. One of my favorite parts
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even start with this book? I am literally speechless. This book has wholly consumed me. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. The storyline is flawless. The characters are incredible. This is an absolute must read series.
Emily Martin
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What in the world just happened? I am filled with so many emotions right now! The story-line alone is amazing, but this time we get the point of view from Piper and Ellie, along with other POV's from a few additional characters.
During the reading of this book I was literally screaming! There are things we expect to see in this series such as fighting demons and death and ghosts, but Denise took it to a whole new level in this book. I am mostly intrigued by the changes in Piper in this book and
Sarah German
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! Just finished and I am speechless! I love Piper, but her and Ellie together along with Collin and Abel... make it so much better! I would definitely want them on my side if I was faced with demons! I loved the entire book but towards the end, there are no words to truly convey how I felt! There were twists and turns that I would have never predicted! I was completely engrossed in Piper’s world and did not want to leave!This series gets better with every book! If you haven’t read the Piper ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW. I really don’t even know where to begin.
This book really took over me. I couldn’t put it down. I laughed, STRESSED, and cried. The absolute heartbreak that you feel when you’re so invested in characters and their’ll feel that.
Piper, Abel, Ellie, Collin, and everyone else come together as a dream team. So many twists and turns that you just don’t expect to happen. Absolutely one of the best DGS books I have ever read. MUST READ!!! I will be reading again once I mend my broken
Stephanie Schmidt
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this book Piper, Abel, Rhys, Jack, Hudson, Ellie, Collin and David are a force to be reckoned with.. From the very beginning this book has your attention and It just keeps getting better and better. Just when you think you know how everything is going to end, Denise throws us a curveball!! I loved every minute of this book and this series. This is a must read series!!
Anne Walker
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great series that will not disappoint. I love Piper and you will too. What great suspense at every turn. You will love from the first page to the last. You will not want to put it down.
Laila Nelke
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG I don't even know where to start! I'm actually speechless! This book is everything I hoped for and much more. Denise outdid my highest hopes! I was struggling to put it down when I had no choice! My head is still spinning after everything that happened in this book just now. And happened a lot if it's even the right word to describe it. It was a non-stop action packed rollercoaster.
Those fantastic characters- Piper, Abel, Ellie, Collin, David, Rhys and Jack! I loved all of them. Oh Piper, s
Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
********4.25 Stars********

Of Blood and Monsters started off as your typical urban fantasy, checking off the boxes of why I love reading this genre. Then bam, Denise flipped everything upside down, punch me in the feels and had me clamoring for more.

This book ended up being a total mind-f*** and just when I thought I had it all figured it, the rug was ripped out from me and the only thing I believe now is to trust no one. the gods are playing some sick and twisted games and let me tell you I'm h
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t even know where to begin! This book was beyond amazing. It was epic. We are thrown through so many emotions that your heart will literally race. You won’t be able to put it down!

Never underestimate the power of independent, strong women who charge forward and don’t back down. These characters have grown so much through the entire series especially Piper. Learning to embrace who she is while becoming a leader. I have followed this series since the very beginning with Ellie and Collin, and
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Some books you read, and some books you experience. This book was the latter. I was so absorbed in the story that there were times I forgot to breathe.

Of Blood and Monsters seamlessly continues the Piper Lancaster saga from where Of Fire and Storm ended. I was happy to see all the main characters again, and even some new (returning) characters from the Curse Keepers series.

If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend it. You will be in for a wild ride and at the end will be left screami
Andrea Hastings
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I received the ARC for Of Blood and Monsters for my honest review and I can honestly say it was amazing!!! I could not put it down. I have loved each book in the Piper Lancaster series and The Curse Keepers series and thought there was no way Of Blood and Monsters could be any better. I was wrong. Of Blood and Monsters far surpassed my expectations. It is definitely the best in the series. I am amazed how D.G. Swank out does herself with each book.
Of Blood and Monsters put me through an emotion
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thrilling, Gripping, Enthralling, Suspenseful and jam-packed with so much supernatural awesomeness I couldn't put it down.

Piper, Abel, Rhys, Jack, Hudson, Ellie, Collin, and David are an amazing force to be reckoned with, well as long as they can pull together as a team before the army of demons arrives...

I'm getting closer to the end and omg the twists keep coming and I'm like sh.t I didn't see that coming... omg I did not see that coming... freaking Nooooo I did not see that coming... but gue
Mona  Brown
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just wow!. I am not sure where to even begin, this book is engaging, exciting and an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end. It is a must read
If you have read any of Piper or Ellie's stories, you need to read this one. We finally get to see the Curse Breaker and the Curse Keepers together against the evil that has played with their lives.
Ruthie Parrish
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This book was amazing! I couldn’t put it down. I love Piper Lancaster! These characters seem so real, like old friends. They are all here, Ellie, Collin, David, Abel, Piper, Jack, and Rhys! From beginning to end it’s a nonstop emotional roller coaster. I loved it! It was so good I immediately started it over again!
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ❤️❤️❤️
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my Gods! This book was seriously intense and amazing! Definitely worth the wait! Piper's power just keeps growing and that last line of the book just shows you how badass she is. And seeing how Abel feels about Piper was amazing! I loved having the different POVs throughout the book! It really added so much to the story. I absolutely loved Ellie, Piper, and Collin together and I can't wait for more of that! And I love that Denise is so great at infusing humor into every book. Even her most in ...more
SO worth the wait!!!! I am not exaggerating when I say you will LOVE it!!!! My mind is spinning out of control. There are no words that can accurately describe how I am feeling after finishing this book. I could not love it more than I already do and want to give it another go around already.

Piper is such a badass and when you combine the badass-ness of everyone else in the group, you get one hell of a book. Piper's abilities are growing stronger every moment and there is no clear answer as to
little 'ole me
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. To have Ellie and Collin (and David) join forces with Piper, Abel and Jack was a DGS readers delight. Even if you haven't read the previous curse keepers books (I urge you to) they fit in perfectly without having to know their back story.
Fighting demons, dealing with ghosts and chatting with God's are all in here and flows really well. Piper is getting stronger everyday and finding out about her powers which the supernatural world are also very interested in and between them all they are a
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Picks up right where Of Fire and Spirit left off which I like. I didn’t feel like I had to catch up.
I couldn’t put this one down, I wanted to so it wouldn’t t be over so soon but I couldn’t. I am addicted.
All I can say about this one is ....WOW. The emotional rollercoaster this put me through was intense. Intense is an understatement in how this story was. Unpredictable and yet so amazing. I can’t believe I have to wait for the next one. Going to be a rough wait yet I don’t regret reading this
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My head is still spinning with everything that has gone on in this book! It was brilliant.
This third installment of the series will keep you on the edge of your seat, hooked into everything Piper, Abel, Ellie, David and Collin F’ing Dailey! Of course Rhys and Jack are with the gang too, along with ghosts and demons and gods and they are fighting.

The thing I enjoy most with a DGS book are her characters. They are so life like, I feel like I am in the book standing beside them and going through
Samantha Malstrom
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely incredible!!! Of Blood and Monsters has everything I was expecting and so much more! I’m still in shock from the ending and I’m at a loss for words, it’s that amazing! I was expecting a great book, especially following how good Of Fire and Storm was, but I never imagined it would have been this incredible! There was a perfect mixture of action, magic, romance, fantastic characters, and then you see some returning characters point of views (Ellie and Collin from The Curse Keepers are b ...more
Beth Ostrawski
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Denise hit it out of the park again! If you haven't read any of these yet, be sure to start with the Curse Keepers series, as this is the third book in the spin-off series. Both series well worth your time! This book has a bit of everything: romance, action, thriller. I yelled, laughed, cried. Loved it!

Please, please, please ignore the one star reviews (on Amazon)!!! There was an issue with the pre-orders that lead to the delivery that lacked the full file. That was completely AMAZON'S fault, no
Denise Hoover
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of Blood and Monsters...

Ellie and Piper come together to kick some serious butt. I love seeing Piper grow in her power! This book had me on the edge of my seat until the end. If you don’t already have this book, or this series, RUN! Go grab this amazing series. Seriously, you NEED it. Not sure if Supernatural is for you? Don’t kid yourself, IT IS! You will not be disappointed with this roller coaster of emotions and phenomenal book! D.G. Swank has done it again! Wowza!
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOODNESS!!! I’m speechless...I don’t even know where to begin. I absolutely LOVED Of Blood and Monsters. The entire Piper Lancaster Series is amazing and this book did not disappoint.

Of Blood and Monsters picked up where Of Fire and Storm ended. Piper and her group are working together and I love the fact that Ellie and Collin are part of her group. I also love having Ellie’s point of view in this story. This book had me sitting on the edge of my seat...I couldn’t get enough of it.

If you
Robin Turner
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She did it again. This book was amazing and the ride it takes you on was well worth the wait. Piper is my superhero. Powerful and tough but still willing to risk it all. If I had to pick my team for a fight it would definitely be Piper and her circle of friends. Waiting not so patiently for September now. Thanks Denise for another wild tearing at the heartstrings ride.
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