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Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick
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did not like it
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Although I very much enjoyed Ashes, the first book in the series, I felt the series went downhill from there. The second book introduced way too many characters to keep track of and I honestly didn't really care about any of them. The three main characters get separated mid-way through Ashes (book one), and do not re-unite until the very end of Monsters. This frustrated me so much!

Monsters is a huge book, well over 600 pages! The author does include a list of characters and where they are and what happened to them after book two, Shadows, at the end of the book. That was somewhat helpful, but not to anyone who didn't look at the end first. Luckily I did, but even then, there were so many characters there that I couldn't keep track of them once I began reading Monsters. I think the book could have been cut in half. Most of it is repetitive. The people eaters, known as Chuckies, attack, then they attack again, and again, and again. Our characters are constantly under attack, or in danger, or being tortured. It just got to be too much! Honestly I couldn't wait for the end, and then the reunion was just sort of "meh". It's really too bad, because I enjoyed the characters and story so much in the first book.
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Reading Progress

July 28, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read (Hardcover Edition)
July 28, 2013 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
January 27, 2015 –
page 27
January 27, 2015 –
page 27
January 28, 2015 –
page 127
January 28, 2015 –
page 127
January 29, 2015 – Started Reading
January 29, 2015 –
page 160
January 29, 2015 – Shelved
January 29, 2015 – Shelved as: ya-books
January 29, 2015 –
page 162
January 29, 2015 –
page 162
January 30, 2015 –
page 195
January 31, 2015 –
page 208
February 5, 2015 –
page 442
February 9, 2015 –
page 542
February 10, 2015 –
page 642
February 12, 2015 – Finished Reading

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