Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé

Here There Are Monsters

The Blair Witch Project meets Imaginary Girls in this story of codependent sisterhood, the struggle to claim one’s own space, and the power of secretsSixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. Moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over.In their isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws from everyone, becoming fixated on...

Details Here There Are Monsters

TitleHere There Are Monsters
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
GenreHorror, Young Adult, Mystery, Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller, Contemporary, Family, Fiction, Teen

Reviews Here There Are Monsters

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: “How many times do you have to rescue somebody before they figure out how to save themselves?” I should have paid more attention to my friends’ ratings on this one, but there are only so many covers that allow you to pull dead shit off your walls for a photo moment . . . . . 100% honesty here – that cover is the only redeeming quality this book has. The rest????? The story is ...
  • Brittany
    3 stars! "What is it with you guys and the end of the world?" I asked. "Its just interesting," William said. "Like, everyone has to show their true colors. Everyone knows who they really are at the end of the world. No more bullshit." Here There Are Monsters was gripping from the very start. This was a story about how easy it can be to get wrapped up in your own fantasy, and have trouble deciphering what's real and what's not. How nightmares ca...
  • MissBecka
    I really enjoyed the first 150 pages of this one, but then it took a turn to fuckedupville. It was like reading two different books shoved into one spine.Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire for my ARC received at BookCon.
  • Tammie
    A solid 4 stars. Here There Are Monsters was a creepy/dark read. The book centers around teen sisters Deirdre and Skye. After moving across the country for a fresh start, the family settles in a house located in a remote neighborhood. Things seem to go well at first-Skye makes new friends at her school and Deirdre enjoys being outside, enjoying nature. However, Deirdre, considered the “weird kid” for most of her life, withdrawals from her fam...
  • Ellen Gail
    Gorgeous cover. Total bummer inside. Here There Are Monsters sounded like it would be right up my alley. A dangerous and unhealthy relationship between sisters, things that go bump in the night. That's all I knew about it beforehand, but what else do you need to hook me? There was even a great tagline! They took my sister.I'll take her back. It was so promising! Sadly, all that promise went down in a blaze of hodgepodge pacing, unlikable characte...
  • Acqua
    Strange Grace meets The Wicker King, but duller, more hopeless, and unnecessarily heterosexual. If you’ve followed me for a while, you might know that I loved Amelinda Bérubé’s debut, The Dark Beneath the Ice, for being an introspective, chilling horror story about mental illness, portrayed with a care that I don’t always trust the horror genre to have. Here There Are Monsters, however, didn’t resonate emotionally with me at all.This wa...
  • Katie Gallagher
    For this review and others, check out my blog. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for sending me a free advanced reader copy of Here There Are Monsters for an honest review.This was a total binge-read. The book presents a main character who has lost her sister—here, “lost” is used literally, as the MC’s sister has disappeared somewhere into the sprawling, ominous swampland behind their house. The language is surprisingly lyrical,...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    There are well executed and poorly under taken concepts in Here There Are Monsters. Overall it was a let down for me (and many others if you peruse the other reviews). While the plot is okay and the thoughts of our lead gal are very genuine; all along there is something missing. It's lacking that spark or attraction that makes a book great (or even just 4-star good). Internal ThoughtsThe best part of Amelinda Berube's novel is the first person wr...