Monday, 30 May 2016

Hidden Monster (Monsters Among Us #1) by Amanda Strong

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Clean Teen Publishing and NetGalley.
Hidden Monster (Monsters Among Us #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
For seventeen-year-old Samantha Campbell, running back woods trails usually means freedom from her less-than-perfect life. That is, until the day a morning run turns into a living nightmare. When Samantha wakes up to find herself bound to a dirty, pinstriped mattress, she realizes she’s anything but free. With a masked abductor repeatedly injecting her arm with an unknown substance while holding her captive, Samantha tries in vain to find out what he wants, but he refuses to speak. Until the day he breaks his silence and his twisted words are worse than what she’d imagined. He promises her one day she will fall in love with him but the best part will be that she won't know who he is... until it's too late.

Finding herself freed from captivity, with her captor still at large, Samantha is on guard against everything and everyone around her. Unfortunately, walling up her heart proves difficult when eighteen-year-old Blake Knightley moves in next door. When Samantha starts experiencing strange changes within her, she realizes her captor may have left her more damaged than she originally thought. Now she must turn to Blake for help in order to unearth the truth behind the monster who started this all... or risk experiencing worse things than just falling in love.

Hidden Monster by Amanda Strong

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hidden Monster (Monsters Among Us #1)This was an okay story, but it wasn’t what I was expecting.

Sam was an okay character, but I just couldn’t relate to her very well. I also didn’t really believe that she acted like someone who has been kidnapped, and was maybe a little too trusting of people.

The storyline in this wasn’t what I was expecting, I was expecting a kidnapping story, and that only last for the first chapter and then it was over! Instead we got a story about Sam post-kidnapping, with a weird paranormal element of people with dragonfly wings. We did also get the mystery over who Sam’s kidnapped was, and some romance thrown in there as well but this story just didn’t really do it for me.

6 out of 10

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