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Somebody's Monster

(Stardust #1)

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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A tale of mystery, thrill, and erotic love.

Vance Steward only wanted to start over.
His wish was granted – but not in the ways he’d expected.

Chased by a Kraken responsible for the murder of their commander, fighter pilot Vance Steward and his crew navigate through unknown territories, their ship running on its last power supplies.

Victim to a freak accident, Vance is grave
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Published July 12th 2018
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Joyfully Jay
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: veronica
A Joyfully Jay review.

2.5 stars


For me, the plotting of this story was chaotic, and the descriptions were lackluster and too intense, by turns. One moment, I can’t picture anything; the next, I’m overwhelmed by over-baked images. I though it was interesting how Vance handles the many curveballs he’s thrown in this one, but it almost seemed too easy for him to accept any of the vast changes he experiences. His rivalry with Maxwell seemed another example of way too much drama. I was also a little
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Juni Joons
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In all honestly, I really enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down once I stated it! As soon as I finished it I blew out a breath and said was "What a ride!". Beau is a wonderful author who stories always leave me enraptured and wanting more! Some parts of this story angered me, some parts excited me, but the best part was that it did what any good book should do, it made me feel something! The only reason I deducted a star was because of the part where *VAGUE SPOILER* the main character ends u ...more
Lais Nogueira
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Somebody’s Monster far exceeded my expectations on a homoerotic novel with space ships. It was ridiculously enjoyable to read. It left me wishing for a continuation. Soon, like for the next day. And why not the very same day I finished reading it? Well, I needed to rest after more than six hours of staring at a computer screen, because yes, I read it in one go and ignored the world around me in the meanwhile.

But personal experience is obviously too subjective for a good argument. So let’s talk a
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Pierre
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the book. I liked the descriptions of the characters and the story in general.
But I have been a little lost in the first chapters, the beginning was confusing, I felt like I wasn't at the start of the book but already at the second or third chapter. Fortunately, after that, the story is great.
Also, the psychology of the main character was not enough adressed, resulting in some confusing moment.
(Since I'm not a native reader, it can be the reason, though)
To conclude, it's a book
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Alexis
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book! It balanced romance, adventure and si-fi perfectly. The characters had great personalities and the story was easy to follow. I would recommend this to everyone who likes aliens, space and romance.
Laura
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Well, I grabbed this because I only really want to read queer books, and I'm big into xeno and testing out sci-fi so this seemed like it'd tick a lot of boxes (Plus the cover is beautiful). I don't want to drag it too much since it's queer and I think it basically achieves it's goals, but the writing throughout was so poor.

The opening in particular was beyond clumsy - starts in media res but never really doubles back, which leads to a lot of characters awkwardly declaring their relationships to
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Adrienne Bross
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi, romance
I must have started, then restarted this review a dozen times. Introductions were never my thing.

I enjoyed reading this book. I thought the questions and plot points raised were fairly interesting and could lead to a very deep and interesting exploration of the subject matter. The tense and POV (present and first person) lent itself to a sort of feeling of immediacy and urgency that kept the reader moving through the story, and gave us somewhat of a good look into the mind of the main character,
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Mandy Parmenter
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Vance Steward is a fighter pilot and after the death of their commander he and his crew are still being pursued by a Kraken which is hell bent on killing them. On the last of their power they end up on a strange new territory when Vance is in a freak accident and is gravely injured. He ends up forming a close bond with their alien prisoner Luenos who has been robbed of his sight at a time when he is seeking his long lost family. On his own he makes a promise to Luenos that is going to change the ...more
Jennifer Hwyfar
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked it! It was so amazing that I couldn't lot go of the book.
The Story was thrilling and how the Aliens are described is fascinating!
A really cute main character and a beautiful Love Story with complications.
I really want to read more and I really want to learn more about this universe and the characters!
It's written very well so you can easily understand what is said or described.
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Ellie
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
From the few of their stories I’ve read I can tell that Beau Van Dalen can write a range of different stories very well. Would never have thought I’d find myself enjoying an alien romance but here we are
Sarah G
Nov 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Two aliens and a human linked in a triangle but who sees themselves as the real monster and why?

Vance is a fighter pilot in space who seems to keep finding himself right in the middle of very tricking situations, mainly involving aliens of some form. When we first meet him they currently have one said alien, Luenos, onboard their ship. Vance seems to be the only one that can communicate with him telepathically and in doing so he feels a strong connection to him, though being fearful and a little
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