Book Review

Monster in Us

Essa has only known abuse and heartache. When she is traded as payment by her addicted and abusive parents, will she be able to get out or just live her life as a Creep? 

My Thoughts 

Boy oh Boy! This book takes dark romance to a whole other level y’all and I don’t know if I can handle it. I mean, I’ve read some dark stuff, but this takes things to a whole new atmosphere and I don’t really know how I feel about it….. This book is not for the faint of heart and it was actually hard for me at times to get through. The author really introduced the book in a way to let readers know what they were getting into so I am the only one to blame if I was triggered. 

The book was something I thought I could handle. I mean the main character, Essa, really went through it and she is such a strong female. I really liked her. She is a fighter and is the ONLY reason I continued to read this book. This poor girl had such a crappy life and I just wanted her to gain some sort of happy ending. She sent me on such a range of emotions and the plot really didn’t help. I felt like I was on a teeter totter and when I felt like something good was going to come out of it…. I crashed into the grass. 

Vincent was a VERY complex character and I honestly didn’t know what to do about him. He never would do what I expected and sometimes that unpredictability was a good thing and sometimes it made me want to hit him. I thought I liked bad boys, but this guy was maybe too much of a bad boy for me. The Creep and the Monster brought out the worst in each other and I was starving for that HEA and I didn’t know if I ever could get it. 

The ending was straight up INSANITY and it gave me enough life to get to the next one. 

My Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

My Thoughts 

WOAHHHHHHHHHH! What a crazy and just slightly confusing ride! Just when I thought it couldn’t get any darker…. It did and I honestly don’t know if I even liked it or not. 

Our creep came such a long way after that devastating and shocking cliffhanger from the first book of the duet, but Vincent drew her back in. I don’t know if it was a good thing or a bad thing. I honestly thought that she deserved so much better. This book makes UN in UNpredictability because there were so many random elements and it made me have ALL the FEELS. 

Essa goes through such a traumatic and devastating experience and she grows into an even more amazing person and I thought she and the monster would not be able to come back together again. The author even introduces a new character into the mix and Essa finds solace in him and his beautiful soul. However, she realizes that he would be a way for her to cope and is not what she needs. I feel like she would lose herself in him, but Vincent isn’t right for her either. UGH she just needed to escape everyone and create a whole new life for herself. The back and forth of Vicent also got on my nerves and made me want to scream… YOU DO NOT DESERVE HER MISTER! 

Overall, the ending was kind of up in the air for me and I think Essa deserves a life much better than what she got. Vincent better man up children, that’s all I’m saying…. 

My Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

My Series Rating

5/5 Book World 

3/5 Romance 

3/5 Plot

3/5 Characters

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Series Details

Monster in Us Duet by Marie Ann 

Genre: Dark Romance 

Published on April 23, 2021 – August 23, 2021

Copy Read: ebook (Kindle) 

Pages: 575

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