Creatures Most Vile

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Pub Date 12 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 12 Oct 2021

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Stalked by monsters in the woods and her past, Anora finds safety in the quiet comforts of her small town life.

It’s another ordinary day when she's sent to a Guardian assessment designed to unleash rare supernatural abilities, until she blasts a tunnel of water across the room. Her coach calls her gift a blessing, but Anora knows it’s a death sentence. Now she must train as a Guardian and battle the very monsters that have tormented her entire life.

After being thrown into the arena with a clawed and cackling creature, Anora refuses to accept this new life. She appeals to the Commander and begs her trainers to let her go home. The more they refuse, the more Anora realizes this isn’t a training camp—it’s a prison and they will never let her leave.

Now she must escape the camp before the Commander catches on, for if he does, he may turn out to be worse than the monsters lurking in the woods.

Stalked by monsters in the woods and her past, Anora finds safety in the quiet comforts of her small town life.

It’s another ordinary day when she's sent to a Guardian assessment designed to unleash...


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Thanks to NetGalley and Zenith Publishing for providing this ARC! Creatures Most Vile is a YA dystopian that follows Anora, a girl living in a world threatened by monsters that appear from the mountains near her home. In this world, Guardians, those 'blessed' with supernatural powers, are recruited to fight these monsters and maintain the safety of the population. So when Anora accidentally reveals powers during a school assessment, she is taken away to be trained as a Guardian - against her will and against everything she believes in. This book was great! I was on the edge of my seat for the entire second half. I loved how Anora had absolutely no interest in being the hero (not even the reluctant hero). It was such a different take from a lot of YA and I found it super refreshing. Anora is haunted by flashbacks of a monster attack from her past, and has learned to run hard and fast at the first sign of danger. I thought Anora's struggle with her past was portrayed well, and very relatable. I liked that she stuck to her guns about what she was and wasn't willing to do, and defended her right to having a choice over her fate. I was definitely rooting for her! And um that ending?? I thought I knew exactly where this was going and then NOPE. I hope there is a second book coming because !!! Overall, Creatures Most Vile is a gripping read, and I would definitely recommend!

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Thank you @netgalley and @bookish_clauren for this ARC! Stalked by monsters in the woods and her past, Anora finds safety in the quiet comforts of her small town life. It’s another ordinary day when she's sent to a Guardian assessment designed to unleash rare supernatural abilities, until she blasts a tunnel of water across the room. Her coach calls her gift a blessing, but Anora knows it’s a death sentence. Now she must train as a Guardian and battle the very monsters that have tormented her entire life. After being thrown into the arena with a clawed and cackling creature, Anora refuses to accept this new life. She appeals to the Commander and begs her trainers to let her go home. The more they refuse, the more Anora realizes this isn’t a training camp—it’s a prison and they will never let her leave. Now she must escape the camp before the Commander catches on, for if he does, he may turn out to be worse than the monsters lurking in the woods. Wow wow wow wow wow!!!! What a book! This might actually be my favourite read of 2021 so far!!! Lauren has expertly created the magical world in CMV which the feisty protagonist Anora inhabits; a world full of danger, discovery and death. Lauren’s portrayal of Anora and her struggle with ptsd due to the death of her father at the hands of the horrible creatures from the Portemor mountains and her subsequent inability to accept her role and future as a guardian is so enthralling and poignant that I am right there with her throughout her tests and trials, rooting her on through every mishap, betrayal and success. Lauren also manages to create tangible and realistic relationships between her characters: the heart-clenching tension betweeen Anora and the commander (the evil overseer of the guardian academy), her quiet infatuation towards Bron (the hunky guardian who’s helping to train her) and her confusing relationship and love triangle dilemmas which include Blaze (a shy rookie guardian with a hidden agenda). Congratulations Lauren you have managed to create a world that I not only enjoyed being part of, but one that I never wanted to leave! Roll on the next book in the trilogy…. I need to know what happens!!!! #bookreviewsbymrsc #creaturesmostvile #chelsealauren

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So what can I say about this book? IT IS AMAZING! I really really didn’t want it to end. There were a few things relationship wise that I saw coming. But holy crap that ending! I love that the main character Anora wasn’t all revved up to be what everyone wanted her to be. I’m so curious to see what happens next! I want to thank #NetGalley for letting me read an earc of #CreaturesMostVile

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