Game Changing Monsters
Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus
Why I Loved itThis is the book that launched a thousand books! Written at such a young age, I find it amazing how Mary Shelley changed the world of sci-fi forever. This book featured more than one monster!
The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson
Why I Loved itI loved it for its portrayal of war and military life. I loved how it doesn’t just talk diversity, in terms of gender, race, religion etc but how it is all that! The sixth book in a series that never misses. War was the biggest monster here!
The Chameleon’s Shadow by Minette Walters
Why I Loved it:
Because Minette Walters doesn’t create characters, she makes them come alive! There isn’t a single book by this author that I haven’t loved. Even though, I was unsure about this one because it was about a soldier returning home from war, which normally doesn’t interest me, it didn’t disappoint! There is no black or white in her stories, just a lot of grey. The real monsters are the ones hiding behind pretty faces!
Not Your Average Monsters
The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán
Why I Loved ItDinosaurs as steeds. In Wars. With Knights. How could this book be anything but delicious?!
The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett
Why I Loved ItPratchett is amazing in small doses. This book was laugh out loud funny and it got everything about the cuddly monsters exactly right!
Daystar by Darcy Town
Why I Loved It
I had read the previous two books in this series and I needed to know how things would end. I love the humor in Darcy Town’s books and how much of an adventure they are! The monsters in this series are mostly literal ones, including demons and succubi.
The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories by Isaac Asimov
Why I Loved It
Again, like Shelley, Asimov changed everything about robot sci-fi! This edition was beautiful, hardcover, and included a small note by the author at the beginning of every story. The monsters in the stories varied from humans to robots and humans, again!
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Why I Loved ItIf you have seen the movies, then you know that monsters come in all sizes and species. The worst are the human ones who never learn from their mistakes!
Mayday: A Kaiju Thriller by Chris Strange
Why I Loved ItIf Kaijus were not only defeated but kept by the Earthlings and made to fight for entertainment…yeah, it could turn into a disaster of monstrous proportions. This book made a perfect Halloween read!
Like I said, 2016 was an awesome monster of a year and I mostly loved what I read. Hope this year is even better.