Men and Monsters (Nightfall, #2) by Elena May

Men and Monsters (Nightfall, #2)

The stakes have risen. For fifty years, Prince Vladimir has tolerated the Resistance, but now they threaten what he holds dear. The vicious vampire will no longer hold back. A plan he has been working on for decades will finally reveal itself and entangle everyone standing on the way.For the first time after the Nightfall, the Resistance holds a true bargaining chip. For the first time, they have a chance to tip the scales of the war and ensure h...

Details Men and Monsters (Nightfall, #2)

TitleMen and Monsters (Nightfall, #2)
Release DateNov 30th, 2018
PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Vampires, Historical, Mythology, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Historical Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Folklore, Cultural, Bulgaria

Reviews Men and Monsters (Nightfall, #2)

  • Parnita Tolia
    I had a wonderful opportunity to review the eARC for of Men and Monsters and IT WAS A SUCH A GOOD READ HOLY WOWwe continue from nightfall and I get to read about Myra Vlad and Tristan again...! oh how I missed them''for the first time after the Nightfall, the Resistance holds a true bargaining chip. For the first time, they have a chance to tip the scales of the war and ensure humanity’s survival."Oh I dont know where to begin, without spoiling...
  • William Bitner Jr.
    Men and Monsters (Nightfall - Book 2)By Elena MayGenre - Dystopian Fantasy/Historical/VampirePages - Publication Info - Format - DigitalStars - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I had the great pleasure to be able to read Men and Monsters (Nightfall, Book 2), by Elena May before its November 2018 release. After reading Elena’s debut novel Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall, Book 1) last year about this time, and absolutely loving it, I was so looking forward to the cont...
  • Jeannette Nikolova
    Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author, Elena May, in exchange for an honest review.I read and reviewed the first book in the series, Kingdom of Ashes , last year and I was very excited when I found out I will have the opportunity to read this one as well.In order to fully express my thoughts and feelings about Men and Monsters, I will need to write about it in two completely separate directions...
  • Minx
    Men and Monsters is the second book in the Nightfall series and it is an excellent companion piece to its prequel, Kingdom of Ashes. I will also say that this is a series that needs to be read in serial order. In book one, Myra was crystal clear what her goals were but the lines between black and white became quite blurred for her and I would call book one her discovery period. Which leads me to call book two, Myra’s upheaval. Everything that M...
  • Shannan
    Ohhh my heart is in pieces right now. Vlad and poor Tristan! Now I have to wait for I don’t know how long for the next book! The struggle is real. This was absolutely amazing and heart wrenching. 5 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • JPC
    ** Thank you to the author for providing a print ARC of Men and Monsters **I was sucked into the world of Nightfall while reading Kingdom of Ashes, and now that I've finished Men and Monsters I NEED MORE . What I loved most about this second installment is that it is entirely it's own. Yes, it is a continuation of the Nightfall series and takes place moments after the ending of it's predecessor, but there is still a different story to be told....
  • Stephanie
    I had a lot of the same issues with this book as I did the first. I found myself skimming..A LOT. Myra is still just as indecisive as she was in the first. She doesn't know her hand from her foot, I mean I get it, it's hard to know what you want when your young, but she was so wish washy it was annoying. It has some dark and twisted stuff in it, which made this book. That cover was beautiful so it definitely had that going for it. **I got this fr...
  • Valya
    Wow. I had many ideas where this second book would go, but I never guessed it would take us back to the beginning, when Prince Vladimir started to become who he is. And I never hoped it would be so good. I'm a historian, and I loved, loved, loved the rich, vivid, and well researched historical bits. The 9th century comes alive, from the Balkans to Scandinavia. And the history and mythology is not what we often see in western media. I'm pretty sur...
  • Antonia Romano
    I'm divided. On one hand, I'm sooo happy Myra never falls in love with any of the dark and insanely charming vampires, and just fights her fight and never cares about any of that. But on the other, I'm obsessed with Vlad! So I don't see how she's not :D:D (or maybe she is, just not in a romantic way but more in a 'evil vampire overlord who teaches her how to write fiction and how to play political games in court and how to dance waltz while she s...
  • Rachel
    So much information was thrown into this book that it could have easily bogged the reader down. Luckily, it was written in such a way that it was enthralling rather than coming off as textbook like. There were many twists and turns. Some so unexpected that I was thrown for a while, grasping to understand. I was sucked into the world of the Nightfall and truly miss the characters I spent so much time with.
  • Alyssa
    PLEASE tell me there is going to be another book in this series! That ending! I need to know what happens next.
  • Arwen
    The entire series has been a breath of fresh air from start to end. A YA paranormal book with a young female protagonist and a tall dark and handsome mysterious and wonderfully complicated antihero, which involves no love story between the two. Instead, the focus is on the meaning of art, the meaning of humanity, on what makes us human and are we really better than the supernatural monsters we fight. A story with deeply flawed, intriguing charact...
  • Janet
    Oh, good. I was feeling guilty about rooting for Prince Vladimir in the first book. As fun and charming as he is, he has enslaved humanity and is breeding people like livestock. But in this book he is, well, not the good guy exactly, but he fights the worse guys for his own political reasons, so I can now support him without feeling bad. And he's so unapologetic about being a baddie, he owns everything he's done and isn't looking for redemption. ...
  • David
    A unique interpretation of the classical vampire figure, and some nicely dark stuff going on in this book. Prince Vladimir's backstory added so much extra color to this already layered character. I have never seen 9th century Bulgarian history from this point of view. A nuanced portrayal of the religion change and how it affects the lives of ordinary people. I reread Kingdom of Ashes right after this book and noticed how all the reveals were hin...
  • Clint Seeber
    See my review of the previous book in this series. The same applies to this novel also. It is great, but quite long. Elena May is a good enough author to keep it from ever getting boring, though. There is a lot of backstory told through character monologue/dialog by the story's main antagonist (or is Prince Vlad actually the main antagonist at all). This series of novels is set in a post-apocalypse, sort of dystopian version of our own world - an...
  • Jana
    This book defies categorization. Is it fantasy? Dystopian? Historical? Paranormal? Historical? Futuristic? Mythological? A book about political machinations? All of these? None of the above? Deserves all the stars for original storyline. I kept thinking I knew what to expect, but the story twists and turns, the characters change and develop, and more and more facets of their minds come life. Whenever I thought I understood their motivation, anoth...
  • Samey
    Folklore. Magic. History. It all comes together beautifully to create a gripping tale of how our favorite antagonist, Prince Vladimir, became who he is. In this book Elena May takes us back to the origin, to where it all started. To a world of fire dancers, priestesses, enchanted women who live in the mountains, riding deer and using snakes as reigns. A world of people worshiping the eternal blue sky, who must change or die as a new religion cons...
  • Ana-Maria
    Vlad's story reminded me of the Vampire Chronicles, in particular the second book where Lestat retells his life. It reminded me in terms of the energy, vividness, beauty, nostalgia and charm of this lost world of the past, but this is where the similarities end. Vlad's story is completely original, I don't think I've ever read anything like it. I learned so much history I didn't know before while standing on the edge of my seat the whole time.
  • Laura
    I love it that Myra stayed true to her fight vampires mentality and didn't fall in love with the extremely hot and fascinating vampire guys. Even when she was making alliances with vampires to fight the greater evil, even when she learned their stories and understood who they were, even when she was conflicted, she kept her main values straight until the end. 
  • Beate
    After the first book I kept thinking Myra is a better person than I am. I would have immediately given in and asked the vampires to give me nice operas, huge libraries and ballroom dances. I liked it how here it's acknowledged how Myra feels nostalgia when returning to Vlad's palace even if she realizes how messed up this is.
  • Seraphina
    As a fan of the classical vampire figure, I find this book a worthy addition to the genre. The vamps are refined, sophisticated, cool, menacing, without being clichés. In fact each is a full fledged character, with so much hidden beneath the cool facade. 
  • Larissa
    Vlad's backstory has to be one of my favorite pieces of paranornal historical fiction. The atmosphere, the beauty, the sorrow, the depth. The clash of civilization, religion, values, politics. I so much want a full novella on his adventures throughout the centuries!
  • Anna
    This book reminded me of the Highlander TV series, with the vampires living through different periods of history and meeting different people. I'm fascinated by the ancient vampires from Vladimir's story, hope we see more of them in future books.
  • Magdalene
    This is so much better than the first book! The way Southern Slavic mythology was wrapped and twisted together with the vampire legends blew my mind. Everything makes sense and all myths fit together perfectly to form one coherent whole universe. 
  • Alex
    The YA label is misleading. This is more Dracula than Twilight. And with some post-apocalyptic fun thrown in!
  • Sandra
    I'm addicted to these series. Please tell me there is a book three!
  • Lily
    Together with Dracula from Castlevania, Prince Vladimir is my favorite vampire of all vampires! Is it wrong I'm most attracted to vampires who want to destroy human civilization???
  • Eloise
    A true story of humanity, where monsters might have more "humanity" than we do. A story of what it means to be human and if this is really a positive thing.
  • Annika
    The complex political games and twists and turns are next level awesome.