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Seventy-Seven Saturday: The Monster Who Wasn’t

Seventy-Seven Saturday Rules:

  1. Pick up a Book (your current read, or the closest book to you, or your next read, etc)
  2. Turn to page 77(or 77% if you are on an e-reader)
  3. Find a Snippet, Sentence or Paragraph you like.
  4. Share it on your blog or Twitter or Instagram and link back to us (AusYABloggers) and use #77Saturday
The Monster Who Wasn't Book Cover
The Monster Who Wasn’t T.C. Shelley Middle-Grade Fantasy Bloomsbury 8 August 2019 Paperback 271

It is a well-known fact that fairies are born from a baby’s first laugh. What is not as well documented is how monsters come into being …

This is the story of a creature who is both strange and unique. When he hatches down in the vast underground lair where monsters dwell, he looks just like a human boy – much to the disgust of everyone watching. Even the grumpy gargoyles who adopt him and nickname him ‘Imp’ only want him to steal chocolate for them from the nearby shops. He’s a child with feet in both worlds, and he doesn’t know where he fits.

But little does Imp realise that Thunderguts, king of the ogres, has a great and dangerous destiny in mind for him, and he’ll stop at nothing to see it come to pass …

‘We keep him bundled up here and nobody’s gonna see him,’ Wheedle reassured him. ‘We convince them we’ve never seen no human-looking imp. Besides, Ogres aren’t so eager to go hunting.’

Thoughts:

I have no idea what’s going on in this passage but OMG I need to find out. I wanted to read this book pretty badly before but right now I definitely want to read it! Might have to put it next on my TBR.

Seventy-Seven Saturday is a weekly blog meme hosted by the Aussie YA Bloggers where every Saturday we share a snippet of a book from page 77.

Brooklynne is an American born, Transgender Feminist who adores books. She currently resides in Wellington, New Zealand with her Boyfriend, Best Friend and Dog, only one of whom is not named Ryan. She enjoys all kinds of books and can often be found curled up in a corner with one glaring at said dog who refuses to cuddle.
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