Delicious Monsters (Compact Disc)

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Delicious Monsters By Liselle Sambury, Sandra Okuboyejo (Read by), Angel Pean (Read by) Cover Image

Delicious Monsters (Compact Disc)


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“Perfect for horror fans, Delicious Monsters is a fantastically creepy dual narrative with one girl trying to uncover her mother’s past, and another girl investigating a secluded mansion’s high body count. This is an unforgettable read.”
— Carrie Deming, The Dog Eared Book, Palmyra, NY

Staff Reviews

If you loved Blood Like Magic and want a 'Monster House' meets mystery-horror book, this is for you! TW: sexual abuse, gore involving birds and bugs

Delicious Monsters is a wonderful narrative whose characters shine through it all. Following Daisy and Brittany, two black girls facing difficult family relations and yearning to break through and be themselves. Daisy can see dead people, and when her mother comes into an inheritance with a house that's supposed to "save" them both, she sees her way out of the suffocating past and relationships she's struggling to surface from.
Brittany's mother has a connection with the story her and her partner are investigating for their series "Haunted". Struggling to make her life her own, with her mother's negative thoughts constantly driving through her head, Brittany's point of view drives parallel to Daisy's and their shared experiences compliment each other all the way up until the end.

Overall, I absolutely adored this book, with it's hard to touch subjects of trauma and abuse within these two black girls, and the forgotten one who just wants her pain acknowledged. Liselle Sambury is one of the best storytellers of the young adult genre, and seeing the story unfold with years apart between them is an addictive addition.

I am someone who loves faster paced books, and the middle of this one was a tad slower than I'm a fan of. Once I got past that it made it 100% better, but I was losing interest at that point in time.

— -- Makayla R., Best Cellars Colfax Manager

The Haunting of Hill House meets Sadie in this evocative and mind-bending psychological thriller following two teen girls navigating the treacherous past of a mysterious mansion ten years apart.Daisy sees dead people--something impossible to forget in bustling, ghost-packed Toronto. She usually manages to deal with her unwanted ability, but she's completely unprepared to be dumped by her boyfriend. So when her mother inherits a secluded mansion in northern Ontario where she spent her childhood summers, Daisy jumps at the chance to escape. But the house is nothing like Daisy expects, and she begins to realize that her experience with the supernatural might be no match for her mother's secrets, nor what lurks within these walls... A decade later, Brittney is desperate to get out from under the thumb of her abusive mother, a bestselling author who claims her stay at "Miracle Mansion" allowed her to see the error of her ways. But Brittney knows that's nothing but a sham. She decides the new season of her popular Haunted web series will uncover what happened to a young Black girl in the mansion ten years prior and finally expose her mother's lies. But as she gets more wrapped up in the investigation, she'll have to decide: if she can only bring one story to light, which one matters most--Daisy's or her own? As Brittney investigates the mansion in the present, Daisy's story runs parallel in the past, both timelines propelling the girls to face the most dangerous monsters of all: those that hide in plain sight.

Product Details ISBN: 9781797152424
ISBN-10: 1797152424
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: February 28th, 2023
Language: English