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by Liss Thomas

ePub Finding Monsters: Guardians of Esurack (Volume 1) download
Author:
Liss Thomas
ISBN13:
978-1478330936
ISBN:
1478330937
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Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 6, 2012)
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Subcategory:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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1791 kb
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1899 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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484

Finding Monsters book.

Finding Monsters book. This novel is great for someone who wants something other than a predictable read.

Missy has been fighting to live her entire life, but when she finds herself in a realm of unique and sometimes deadly monsters, she discovers just how much of a survivor she really is. Accidentally transferred to this mysterious realm by her monster and only friend, Charlie, he finds himself weak and unable to protector her. The only way she can defend herself and him, is to become a monster herself. But an unknown dark stalker watches her progress and if he steals her power, he will unleash a scourge on both his world and the world she left behind.

Finding Monsters (Guardians of Esurack Liss Thomas. Year Published: 2012. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Guardians of Esurack. I look around my bedroom, and where most teens have a stereo, sits a monitor for all the little gizmos attached to my body. ISBN-13: 978147833093. No cool friendship beads or Hawaiian leis decorate the posts of my bed, just two IV drips with drug cocktails potent enough to subdue a lumberjack. Of course, it's the drugs that make the disease bearable. Not completely free from pain, but the numbness helps. I hear my mother at the door again.

Book in the Guardians of Esurack Series). Missy has been fighting to live her entire life, but when she finds herself in a realm of unique and sometimes deadly monsters, she discovers just how much of a survivor she really is.

Liss Thomas This book is only the start of a great adventure for the Guardians of Esurack. Several more books are in the works.

about this book: Monsters under the bed, in the closet and hiding in darkness scared us as children but what if they were there for a purpose? They're not what you'd think. This book is only the start of a great adventure for the Guardians of Esurack. Along with this series, I've started an online serial novel on my blog for those who want to get a taste of my writing style.

and others on SoundCloud. Use shift and the arrow up and down keys to change the volume. Current track: James Hersey - Coming Over (filous Remix)James Hersey - Coming Over (filous Remix). Drop your files here.

I have seen so many loving faces They turn back and leave with looks of regret The road goes and I am finding home in it.

If only I had truthfully seen That night we'll never re-live But you and I could not go and walk away Just close your eyes You'll never see me crashing down I see where we had come in doubt I'd be lonely if you weren't so proud.

Missy has been fighting to live her entire life, but when she finds herself in a realm of unique and sometimes deadly monsters, she discovers just how much of a survivor she really is. Accidentally transferred to this mysterious realm by her monster and only friend, Charlie, he finds himself weak and unable to protector her. The only way she can defend herself and him, is to become a monster herself. But an unknown dark stalker watches her progress and if he steals her power, he will unleash a scourge on both his world and the world she left behind.
  • First of all, I want to say that the writing in this was very good. Nice descriptions, and good imagery. I had a little problem adjusting to the narrative—the first 2 or 3 chapters were in first person present tense, then it changed to third person past—but it wasn't anything that was too jarring.

    That being said, I was disappointed with a number of things in this story. The premise was interesting and held promise, but there were quite a few things that really prevented me from becoming too connected to it.

    The seemingly instant “OMG I LOVE YOU MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF” theme between the two teen leads was unbelievable, and seemed forced. They were 15 and 17, and she had not really experienced life outside a hospital or bedroom because of her illness. They had only been together for a day when this revelation of their intense love for each other surfaced, which I found too fast and cliche. They didn't know each other at all. I know this is a young adult story and this genre is full of themes like this, but I really wish (in general) characters would discover their feelings in a more realistic and meaningful way. Not in a “love at first sight/we're destined to be together” way.

    Sadly, the biggest issue I had was the main character. She's too perfect. Everyone she meets in this other world instantly likes her, is instantly protective of her, and becomes a friend very quickly. She's immediately accepting and understanding of every new character, in every situation. She “masters” skills and abilities in a very short period of time, besting opponents much larger, more skilled, and stronger than she after only a relatively short period of fight training.

    Nothing throws her for a loop—she always seems in control and on top of things, no matter the situation. That kind of fearless optimism and easy-going confidence is hard to come by, even for seasoned adults, which makes it hard to accept from a (formerly) terminally ill 15 year old thrust into an unknown world.

    She also leaves her world behind without a second thought, which wouldn't be a big deal in the long run considering her previous life, but what bothered me most was the fact that she didn't seem at all upset that she would never see her mother again. I never got the feeling that she and her mother had an adversarial relationship, but rather her mother fought hard to care for her ill daughter. The fact that Missy was satisfied with a quick “Bye Mom!” and never gave the woman another thought once she was in this new world really bothered me.

    The author also seems to go to great lengths to show how great the main character is. There are numerous instances where secondary characters are in awe of/surprised by/amazed at the things Missy can do. In one scene, two characters actually discuss how “amazing” she is. I had to remind myself I wasn't reading a fanfiction with a glaring Mary Sue. Because in some cases of this story, that's how she comes across. Too perfect at everything, and too loved by everyone. This prevented me from caring too much about her.

    Charlie, the monster-under-the-bed love interest, is reduced to little more than “the boy back home” as Missy goes about her quests to become a monster like him. Considering he was 17, I found him immature and honestly a little needy. He couldn't seem to function hardly at all without her around. A weak character, overall.

    Bottom line—this story would benefit from some retooling, some editing, and a strengthening of the characters. I would have liked to see more from the secondary characters in terms of personality and interaction—something that didn't primarily involve concern or protective feelings for the main character. No one seemed fazed at all at a human among them. Everyone instantly trusted and liked her. There were missed opportunities for character development and conflict. These characters (presumably) have backstories and a life before Missy appeared. I would have liked to see some hints to deeper relationships and history between them.

    I am trying not to view this solely as what it's not, but for what it is. And what it is is well-written, with an interesting premise. I am not saying it was necessarily “bad”. It did hold my attention for a good part of the way through. However, as I hit the halfway/last third of the book, I found myself struggling to finish. I did not find the story (or the characters) as interesting as I had hoped.

    For the most part, I found the characters two dimensional, and their interactions dull. The “love story” at the heart of things was unbelievable, and seemed more like childish infatuation rather than a true, deeper, mutual love. The fact that they married so quickly reinforces this idea. The dialogue at times seemed odd and unnatural, especially many of the things Missy said—just not something I could picture coming from a 15 year old's mouth. Especially one who is not of this world to begin with and hadn't really experienced much of her own.

    As I said, an interesting concept, but overall disappointing. I feel the author has talent, however, and urge her to seek assistance to help hone her skills.

  • When you were a kid, did you ever worry about he monster under your bed? Did you give him a name? Did you ever talk to him? Would you be brave enough to look under the bed and meet him? Missy did...

    Missy is a fighter. She has spent her entire life fighting to live, her body is weak but her spirit is strong. Charlie has spent his life watching out for his human. He is tasked to hide under her bed and protect the portal to his world. Charlie has done the unthinkable and has fallen in love with her. When he sees her time on earth coming to an end, he can't let her die. Charlie calls out to Missy and touches her which has dire consequences for him in the monster realm.

    Missy is transported to the monster realm where she learns that her monster Charlie has made a great sacrifice to help her. When they touched, a bond was created between them that left Charlie too weak for the monster world. The only thing that can restore his strength is for Missy to become a monster herself. Missy knows what it is like to be weak and she can't let Charlie live like that.

    The monster realm holds many new adventures for Missy. She is able to run and laugh. She is strong...stronger than she's ever been. To save Charlie she must complete three quests to complete the transformation. Can she do it? Is she finally strong enough?

    I love how Ms. Thomas has turned the romance world on it's head and has the Damsel rescuing her Prince. All to often the women in romance novels are unable to stand on their own, they need their strong male protectors. The author has reinforced the fact that girls can fight just as hard as to save those they love as their male counterparts.

    Liss Thomas has created a world full of likeable strong well developed characters. She is very creative in her descriptions helping you envision this world with vivid clarity. This book has the reader running through the gauntlet of emotions. I felt everything from sadness, joy, anger and anticipation...I'm looking forward to reading the next book.

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