Imagine searching your whole life for answers, and then finally finding them. A part of you is excited to know the truth. Another part of you is damaged, because you realize why it was so hard to learn answers.
Secrets aren’t usually very pretty.
In the midst of all of it, the four monsters I’ve gotten too attached to are about to be reunited with the one woman they all once loved so deeply that they sacrificed everything to have an eternity with her.
They said they hated Arion, but I never see hatred when they’re around him. I see frustration, resentment, anger, and pain, but never hatred.
They say they hate Idun, but until she returns, I won’t know how true that really is. All the pretty monsters don’t have simple emotions, because everyone has lived so long that it’s gotten entirely too complicated to feel anything too much.
The only way to figure out what happens next is to stop stalling and start doing, while silently hoping it doesn’t cost me everything I never knew I wanted…until it landed in my lap.
My life sucks so hard sometimes.
**CANNOT BE READ AS A STAND-ALONE
First thing first: I found out who Marta is, was and probably always will be. Another immortal alpha….. I’m starting to wonder if anyone in that weird little town can actually die! Of course I know anyone that isn’t an alpha can, but there sure is a lot of immortality and undyingness going on!!
The relationships between All the Pretty Monsters are both complex and intriguing. Kirsty is a champion at keeping readers on the toes with her plots. It may seem like she’s dishing out a lot of information, but it keeps leaving me feeling like one of the Simpleton monsters. Because the more I think about it, the more I realise I have no bloody clue what’s going on!! I thought we had all the answers regarding what kind of monster Violet really is…. but no. Just a big fat no thrown right back at me, when I learned that not only is she still keeping secrets about her monster abilities, but there’s still things even she doesn’t understand or know.
When I sat down to write this review I realised, that this series is guilty of some of the things I normally hate in my books. There’s not a lot of progression in the plot line, and the characters keep making the same mistakes over and over and freaking over again. And yet, for one reason or the other, it works. I’m still invested in Violet and her monstar quad. The relationships are so weird, and even though it’s more of a polyamory relationship than a harem as of now, Violet still manages to bed all four alphas. What makes the interactions loose the harem feel is, that she can’t seem to connect with all the guys at the same time. I’m not even talking about a five-some, but the fact that she constantly feels close and connected to only one of them – never to all of them at the same time.
The reason the book has lost one heart in the rating, is because of the almighty Idun. Four books into the series, and we still haven’t heard a peep from her, only a whole lot about her. We know she’s risen from her involuntary slumber, and that she’s probably going to be very anti Violet since she’s apparently very much against sharing what she considers her men. But other than that there’s nothing. And I was really hoping that we’d finally get to meet the woman, who makes even the big bad alpha monsters quake a little in their boots.
What do you think about plot lines that drags a little? Do you like it best when the harem gets together right from the get go? Let’s chat in the comments!