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All These Monsters

(Monsters #1)

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  373 ratings  ·  144 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Clara is ready to fight back. Fight back against her abusive father, fight back against the only life she’s ever known, and most of all, fight back against scrabs, the earth-dwelling monsters that are currently ravaging the world. So when an opportunity arises for Clara to join an international monster-fighting squad, she jumps at the chance.

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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published July 7th 2020 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Omg!! I didn’t even know about this book!! I loved it so much and ready for the next one. I love Team Seven and EDAN IS EVERYTHING!



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Amie Kaufman
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amy Tintera is one of my favourite authors, and this is her best book yet. I couldn’t put it down, and I’m desperate for the sequel. From its badass heroine to its heart-stopping action, from its totally immersive world to the deeply-felt personal story at the heart of this book, All These Monsters is something fresh and new, and it kept me up late into the night. I literally had to force myself to go to bed at 1am, because my baby wakes up early (no respect for late night binge reading!) but I ...more
megs_bookrack
I like monsters. I like fighting.



This may work for me.
I'll check it out!
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Candace Robinson
I love Tintera’s other stories more but this one still had her witty dialogue and fun aspects. I just wanted the heart-stopping romantic aspects like her other books have.
Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell
I'm such a sucker for books about fighting squads 🥊
 LEAH⇢
THE DETAILS✎ ❐ MY RATING➯ 2¾ STARS ❐ ALL THESE MONSTERS #1 ❐ ONE POV (CLARA) ❐ DYSTOPIAN-ISH ❐ YOUNG ADULT (HEAVY ON THE YOUNG) ❐ LENGTH OF AUDIO ➯ 10 HOURS, 34 MINUTES ❐ I LISTENED ON LIBBY THROUGH MY LIBRARY

I've been a fan of Amy Tintera's works in the past, I really liked the Reboot Duo...but maybe I need to be more discerning when it comes to the YA I choose to read...because I wasn't really feeling this...it just felt too YA for me. The dialogue felt rather cheesy and the actions of the cha
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Caidyn (he/him/his)
I received an ARC through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review!

CW: themes of violence and fights, child abuse, physical abuse, calling someone a slut and sex-shaming, and an abusive relationship

Well, what a sci-fi book. In some future, monsters (scrabs) invade the world and Clara decides to leave her abusive home to fight them. I don't have much to say about this book, honestly. I enjoyed it a lot and it was a pretty quick read, but I never got super hooked.

It's an action packed book and t
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Jaime Arkin
4.5 stars - tons of action, and Tintera’s books just keep getting better and better! I can’t wait for book 2!
Lauren James
[Gifted]
A globe-trotting dystopian novel about thrill seeking teens hunting down monsters plaguing Europe. Fun and action-packed, with characters I really rooted for.
Andrew (BritBookBoy)
Jun 28, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 6-2020
Tragic. This book is about 10 years too late and even then it would have been mediocre. It reads like every other carbon copy of The Hunger Games/Divergent from the early 2010’s. This book has it all: boring and predictable storyline, unimaginative prose, flat and cliche characters, zero world building, cringe dialogue and an unrealistic romance with a love triangle. Just awful. I’m confident that I will never read a book by Tintera again.
Amber (The Book Bratz)
DNF @ 20%

Thoughts to come soon
Kym's Open Books
4.5 stars
I loved it. I was hooked from page one. There was nothing specific that drew me to it, it just grabbed my attention and held on. A motley crew of teens fight scrabs, which are monsters that are killing everyone in sight.

Clara comes from an abusive home and runs away from home and school to fight the scrabs. She has little training and know-how, but ends up being a super tough chick who can hold her own. It was easy for me to get lost in the story and not care why Clara is all of a sudd
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Online Eccentric Librarian
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, dystopian, ya
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I think going into All These Monsters that it is best to have the mindset that this is pure goofy fun. The characters are broadly drawn, fairly unrealistic, but enjoyable to follow. Tintera gives us a motley fighting crew that, for better or worse, will have to come together to get the job done. While there are some disappointing YA tropes here, it's best to just let the story ride and hitch on for the humor and actio
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Permanently_Booked
Between the story, the characters and the Scrabs, I loved everything about this novel! Clara is 17 and running from an abusive home. When her mother takes back her father again it’s the last straw. Clara decides her only way out is to join Grayson St. John’s Scrab killing team.

Scrabs have an unknown origin and depending on the continent can be deadlier, creepier, faster and even smarter. They tunnel underground and erupt without notice slaughtering whoever is in their path. Clara’s life complet
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Celia McMahon
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book, you guys. I’m FLOORED. DEAD. review to come.
Erin Arkin
Full review to come.
Justin Turczak
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Feels like I re read the 5th wave. A modern world where these monsters run rampade, which comes this girl and joins a make shift fighting group to get away from as description abusive father and mother who doesn’t do anything. So pretty much they train you, then slowly one by one your team dies. The author atleast did well setting up romance start plot to it and what turns to. But back to death parts of the team. One thing atleast this book did better was found ways to make when finally making a ...more
Ishmeen
Jun 15, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?? A NEW AMY TINTERA BOOK!! SIGN ME UPPPP
Caroline
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This had me hooked. Writing: 4. Characters:5. Plot: 5 This book has such a good message about abuse and trauma behind it and people should at least take that away from it. Well done!
Nicole (FearYourEx)
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to HMH Teen for sending me an early copy.

I went into this book with ZERO expectations. I haven't read anything by Amy Tintera before, but I saw the cover and was intrigued. Read the synopsis and decided to jump in. I started the book and read 20 pages but was in the middle of another book. I read the rest of the over 400 pages in about 24 hours. This book was a wild ride and I CANNOT WAIT for the sequel.

This story has a good amount of fun, a ton of action, and some more serious underto
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Tabi⁷ (ᕗツ)ᕗ
Sep 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: edelweiss, netgalley
all these monsters and yet only so much of my love to go around
TheLesserReader
Aug 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I was going to give this book a 2.5 but I had to give it a 3.5 because of Edan.
If this book was from his perspective 10/10 would recommend to anyone and everyone. But alas.
Laura
If Clara Pratt is good at anything, it's taking a hit. She's spent her whole life being abused by her father. Now, she's ready to fight back, and ready to take on Scrabs: hideous six-foot tall monsters with sharp claws and teeth that currently terrorize Europe and Asia, with a few sightings in the Americas. When rich, tech-heir Grayson St. John announces that he--in response to the US Government refusing to send the military to fight Scrabs--is creating his own elite fighting squads to rid the w ...more
Chelsies Reading Escape
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-releases
I really enjoyed Claras character development. It all came full circle with her getting a better understanding of her mother situation while still refusing to be like her. I had a feeling that's where her character arc was going and I'm so glad I was right. Clara's home life before she left to join the monster squad made me really connect with her. It gave her the backstory needed to make her feel like a well rounded character. I thought her relationship with her brother was really heartwarming. ...more
Cynthia
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Do I really have to wait until July for the conclusion to All These Monsters? That hurts my heart!

Can you imagine seeing combat against deadly monsters as the more appealing route for your life? Seventeen year old Clara can. She sees the opportunity to join a team to fight scrabs as the ideal escape from her abusive home. That’s how bad the abuse she endured was. But Clara already knows that monsters don’t always look the way they’re supposed to. And it’s the ones you don’t recognize who prove t
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Kari
Aug 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, audiobook
All These Monsters is the first in new duology. In this reality, monsters that live in the earth are terrorizing the world. Clara, in an effort to escape her abusive father, signs up to become a part of an international group that fights these monsters. I liked the premise of the book, but I'm not sure I loved the execution. What I was hoping would be a good monster fighting story instead ended up being mostly a romance love triangle with some fighting in it.

What I was hoping for was a great mon
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Kayla
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I had it checked out through Libby for a few days, kept putting off reading it (no idea why!!) And started it last night. I stayed up way too late reading!
I loved the character of Clara. She wasn't automatically the smartest, fastest, or best fighter in the room.
I liked that was mystery surrounding the scrabs, where they came from, and why, but the focus was on fighting them, not trying to figure them out.
I genuinely can not wait until the second book is released n
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Maryjo
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fun and absorbing read! And despite being a sci-fi book, it’s very light on the sci-fi elements, which I liked.
More than anything this is a book about a girl overcoming the abusive relationships in her life. The author has created a wonderful, impactful character study that left a mark.
This book reminded me a lot of the Divergent series (the fighting, our main girl falling for her team leader, the dark themes) and I would easily hand it to fans of that series. (Definitely not for younger tee
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Graceley Knox
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a book that surprised me. I'm a sucker for monsters and villains, so naturally this title drew me to the book, but the sci-fi aspect kept it on my TBR pile for a while.

I'm happy to say, it's more dystopian in lines with The Maze Runner and the 5th Wave vs. full on space aliens. There are themes of right and wrong, and what exactly makes someone a monster in this book, which I really enjoyed as it doesn't shy away from the reality that on the outside you can look simple and nice, but the
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Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
So I didn't love this as much as I loved the Ruined trilogy but I enjoyed it more than Reboot. I wasn't super crazy about the romance to start but as the book went on, I realized it was being used for a purpose and not an "OTP love at first sight." I do wish the author would have extended the timeline because it seemed a little ridiculous all this happened over the course of like 2 weeks. Even if you have to time jump, I could imagine the characters getting more comfortable with each other off c ...more
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