Reviewed By: The Royal Guide to Monster Slaying

Reviewed By:  Sara Zietka

I give this book a rating of 4.4 because this novel holds you on the tip of your toes waiting to see what Rowan will do next to try and defeat the monster.  It is full of action and adventure and the characters were described so well that you could intuit what they would do next.  The weakness was that Armstrong did not delve into the emotions of the characters so when you should have felt extremely scared you had only your imagination to fill in the blanks.  Otherwise, it was a better book than the title conveys and shows a very tenacious girl always believing in herself to conquer the monsters.