Monday, 3 October 2016

Review: American Monsters by Derek Landy

American Monsters (Demon Road, #3)Bigger, meaner, stronger.

Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers - living and dead - that she and Milo will have to face.

For Amber's future lies in her family's past, in the brother and sister she never knew, and the horrors beyond imagining that befell them.

Shona's review 5 of 5 stars

American Monsters sees Landy resort to the narrative of Demon Road, that is it's all from Amber's POV and I love it. Amber's parents, Bill and Betty, are on the run. From Amber. Who is now working for Astaroth AKA The Shining Demon AKA the demon that got them all in to this mess in the first place. Not that she likes it. So now she has to figure out a way to kill her parents AND find a way out of the job that she was pretty much forced in to.

Amber is almost not recognisable as the girl we first meet in Demon Road, she pretty much hated the way her human self looked, and her demon self scared her. In Desolation she became more confident with her demon form, and in American Monsters we see her start to shy away from her red self due to the lack of humanity/compassion and embrace her human side. 

Like the previous books in this series this has been a dream to read. In fact I devoured it in two sittings, but only because I had to go to sleep. From the very beginning I was hooked. A real page turner.

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