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The Monster of Elendhaven
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
20 posts | 17 read | 26 to read
A black tide of perversity, violence, and lush writing. I loved it. Joe Hill Debut author Jennifer Giesbrecht paints a darkly compelling fantasy of revenge in The Monster of Elendhaven, a dark fantasy about murder, a monster, and the magician who loves both. The city of Elendhaven sulks on the edge of the ocean. Wracked by plague, abandoned by the South, stripped of industry and left to die. But not everything dies so easily. A thing without a name stalks the city, a thing shaped like a man, with a dark heart and long pale fingers yearning to wrap around throats. A monster who cannot die. His frail master sends him out on errands, twisting him with magic, crafting a plan too cruel to name, while the monsters heart grows fonder and colder and more cunning. These monsters of Elendhaven will have their revenge on everyone who wronged the city, even if they have to burn the world to do it. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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ulrichyumiodd
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“Monster was the best, his favourite word. The first half was a kiss, the second a hiss.”

I absolutely loved this novella. It was dark, twisted, and violent, though not scary - which I much prefer; scary stories aren‘t always for me. I fell in love with the writing style and the characters. The last chapter was intriguing, as if it only hinted at the last piece of the puzzle - but that was okay with me.

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aeeklund
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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Miya and I have made cocoa and settled in with our third @DeweysReadathon book! Someone is enjoying spooky book season! #miyacatsprite #miyareads #catsoflitsy #readathon #novellasnovellasnovellas

valeriegeary Such a cute pic 4w
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Lizpixie
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Bk2 of #DeweyOct #Readathon & Bk5 of #24B4Monday I really enjoyed this novella about a Monster that cannot die & his Master. It was a story of darkness & revenge, of plague & of healing, of love but most of all hate. The hate of both for the city that reviled them for so long. It was dark & twisted and I loved it🖤 #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 11points + 10 #PointsTotal-1,479

Andrew65 That‘s a lot of books finished. 👏👏👏 4w
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Jadams1776
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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A thing with no name that can‘t be killed. A sorcerer with a tragic past. A plague that will serve revenge to everyone that ever wronged them. I enjoyed this book! +11 (team theme/post) #TeamStoker #scarathlon #24b4monday

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4w
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Lizpixie
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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Got in an hour before having a nanna nap, but I‘m back and ready to go! Not gonna make 24hrs for the #DeweyOct #readathon but I‘m very happy with my #24B4Monday time. This book is interesting so far. Johann is a street rat in Elendhaven until he discovers he can‘t die. Styling himself The Monster of Elendhaven, he meets Florian the wizard & together they cause trouble all over the city. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon 1point + 5 #PointsTotal-1,458

Andrew65 And so you should be, that‘s a stunning time 🙌🙌🙌😍 4w
Clwojick 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 4w
ReadingDownUnder Awesome time! 4w
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RainyDayReading
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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Bailedbailed

Kind of surprised that I‘m putting this one aside since it‘s not very long at all (only 160 pages) and it sounded so up my alley. But I got halfway through and was just bored. I wasn‘t really compelled by the story to find out what was going on. I wasn‘t charmed by the characters and I flicked to the end and did a bit of skimming and what was there wasn‘t enough to make me want to keep going 🤷🏼‍♀️ I might give it another try later.

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RainyDayReading
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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My book actually fits the #monster prompt for today‘s #ChillingPhotoChallenge so far it‘s dark and gritty and I am thoroughly enjoying it! Perhaps I‘ve finally found something to break my slump. #teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

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ladym30
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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Starting this today!💀💀

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BookishGamer87
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
Mehso-so

I'm finding that I'm reading a lot of meh books lately. This wasn't nearly as creepy and scary and badass as I was hoping for just going by the synopsis. It was just meh.

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shaynarae
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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This novella was so much fun to read. Especially after the slog through the sea of wordiness that is Brandon Sanderson, picking up a book that is cutting, evocative, and gripping while being 10x shorter than the last book I read was so refreshing. If you can handle some cold, dark, creepiness, and violence, grab this little bugger this month.

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Lizpixie
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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Congratulations to @Librarybelle on her 200,00 litfluence milestone! A book I‘d most love to read is the tagged book. It‘s been compared to Gideon the Ninth and I loved that book very much. It has all the right elements, a city by the sea, Magic, monsters & horrible people doing horrible things who get taught a lesson. What‘s not to love? #200Kgiveaway

Librarybelle Thank you! Sounds good! 1mo
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Easytiger
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#scaryscavengerhunt
Matte cover and character death

#TeamStoker #scarathlon
3 points

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Skeebies05
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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Panpan

🤷🏽‍♀️ I just don‘t know about this one. For some reason I kinda hated it. It was too long for a short story but not enough depth for a novella? Just did not dig this one at all

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Skeebies05
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I have these two on audio. I started Monster the other day. It‘s ooooookkkkkk. I‘m not sure what is going on in my head but nothing is ringing my bell lately.

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AshleyKorinE
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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Mehso-so

Gearing up for Halloween picked up a monster book to end September and start October and didn‘t love it! It suffers from the same thing most novellas do, there‘s so much story and not enough info for the story. I wanted more monsters and got more romance which I didn‘t hate but it wasn‘t fully fleshed out so I didn‘t get to enjoy it either. I‘ll read other books she writes and this was fun but maybe next time there will be more!

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Sweetkokoro
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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This was such a let down. I had my hopes up for it, it sounded so cool but it ended up being nothing. The monster part barely exists it‘s in the beginning and the end but the middle just becomes this weird romance story, and it just like happens there is no reason or build up for it, then there is magic, tales of gods and revenge it just starts going in so many directions, It was a mess.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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Gearing up for October this morning. 🎃

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cleoh
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 6!

seven covers in seven days, no explanation!
tag someone new each day!

@keepingupwiththepenguins have you been tagged yet?

readordierachel Love this cover! 2mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Thank you!! 😘 😘 2mo
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BekahB
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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I enjoy reading horror all year round, but I love this time of year when horror reading lists start popping up online. I already have a lot of these suggestions from Bustle on my shelf and wishlist, but I found a few more to add to my TBR. 👻

https://www.bustle.com/p/20-new-horror-books-for-readers-who-take-spooky-season-...

Karkar Thank you for sharing- there were a bunch I added! 📚📚 2mo
BookishJess Ooh thank you!! My TBR just grew! 2mo
LauraJ It‘s the best time of the year! 2mo
JoScho Thanks for posting! 2mo
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Liberty
The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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Holy cats, I loved this so much! Tor is trying to kill me with book joy this year. A 160-page-long gothic grotesquerie, with a deliciously disturbing monster romance. I‘m going to slide this book between my fourth and fifth ribs like Johann would his blade. It would make a great starter before reading GIDEON THE NINTH, or a perfect dessert when you‘re done.🖤🗡☠️

ruskigurl16 Fascinating. And I have that statue. 5mo
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