The Monster’s Daughter
Zombies Don’t Cry author Rusty Fischer on The Monster’s Daughter:
Often funny, majorly sad, equally scary and powerfully poignant, Ginny is such a great character; one of the most realistic I’ve read in YA fiction — and I’m not just talking YA vamp fiction, either!
— from the review “Lyrical, Beautiful, Beastly and Brilliant!”
ABOUT THE BOOK
Ginny Connors doesn’t believe in vampires. There’s totally a rational reason her dad is a lot more bloodthirsty and a lot less interested in food than he used to be.
Still, she hangs a cross on her bedroom door. Just in case.
When Ginny discovers people aren’t the guests but the main course at her father’s New Year party, she wishes she could save the day with garlic pancakes. Instead, she must face the limits of her daydreams, and attempt to stop the monster her father has become.
If you like your vampires deadly and your heroines awesome, READ THIS BOOK!
— from the review “A perfect YA vampire adventure“
If The Monster’s Daughter is read as simply a coming of age story for
a heroic young woman (and you will have to read the book to see just how
heroic she acts for I refuse to spoil it for you), you will love it. If, however, you read it as an allegory for the life of an abused child and young woman, then you will find great satisfaction and perhaps even catharsis as you read the this amazing first novel by author Deborah Bryan.
— from the review “Brilliant first novel“
This is not your average young adult vampire novel. The story is
layered and moving and the characters are as complex as they are compelling.
— from the review “A gripping page-turner“
Ginny is the perfect heroine for today’s world; she’s strong, determined and courageous, she is not wimpy and whiny.
— from the review “Ginny the Vampire Slayer“
Just as Ginny is a complex character with complex problems, this novel offers deeper
themes that underlie its captivating story. Anyone who has suffered from abuse, neglect,
dysfunctional family dynamics, or even self-doubt-or knows someone who has- can find
something in these pages that will ring true to them.
— from the review “An incredible read“
When I was done with the book, I left it on my daughter’s desk. Several hours later
she came out of her room to tell me she was absolutely hooked on the book, and
that she was already half-way through it. She completely devoured the book
that day, and the next morning it was back on my side-table. When I asked
her what she thought of it, she said, “I LOVED IT! Ginny is so REAL.”
— from the review “Wonderful! A great read for adults and teens alike!!“
I never expected this book would tug at my heartstrings like it did. I read
all the time, have read many many books and this one quickly sucked
me in and gripped me tight like no other!
— from the review “The Monster’s Daughter is for sure a gripping tale!“
[T]he way Ginny handles the challenges she faces, makes her a character you can’t help
but root for every step of the way.
— from the Literary Escapism review
I love vampire novels. I was (if being honest here), expecting to step into another vampire novel…like all the others. I was blown away with a very rich and completely new take on the roll of YA fiction vampires. Loved it times a million. So fresh, so new…so unlike anything else out there.
— from the review “The Monster’s Daughter Book Review“