Hello lovelies! Today I have my book review of
Gypsy Freak, by Kristy Cunning.
Gypsy Freak is the second book in the All The Pretty Monsters series.
Trigger Warnings: Attempted Murder, Being Buried Alive, Panic Attack(s), Sex Scenes.
What’s it like to be a monster in a town full of monsters, who don’t know you’re a monster?
Complicated and a little scary, but doable.
What’s it like to be the girl who can’t die…that everyone seems to always want to kill?
Frustrating as hell.
What’s it like to accidentally raise psychotic alpha vampire everyone fears, who drops a lot of bodies on his first day out as a ‘gift’ for your troubles?
Terrifying, if I’m being honest.
What’s it like when that crazed vampire tells you he wants you to be the happy little intermission, during an ongoing ancient story, and expects you to use your vagina to draw in a werewolf alpha, a Van Helsing alpha, and a sexual deviant alpha, so he can have his old friends back?
That’s when a girl has to stop, look around, and question her life choices.
I really don’t know how this stuff keeps happening to me. Life was simpler when it was just me accidentally blowing myself up while trying to create potions and shampoo.
I’ve lived my life in such secrecy that I’ve spent most of it lonely. So lonely, in fact, that my best friend is a delusional ghost. I’d rather focus on her than all the crazy things happening in my life at current. Ever since coming to this town, I’ve had my throat slit by vampires, attracted way too much attention from some powerful alphas, and did a lot of regrettably stupid things because…I’m too gullible for shady monsters.
To them, I’m the fool.
To them, I’m the naive girl in over my head.
To them, I’m the pawn on a worn chessboard, while the seasoned players knock me around.
Meanwhile, I’m still left to figure it all out on my own, because, just like me, no one wants to share their secrets.
**Cannot be read as a stand-alone (Gypsy Blood is book 1.)
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
Admittedly, I didn’t take any notes while I was reading Gypsy Freak. So this review might actually be on the short side.
With Gypsy Freak being the second book in the All The Pretty Monsters, much happens, yet I feel like nothing happened at all–even though I know that that’s not the case.
Gypsy Freak had a lot of action to it (sex aside), and I for one was completely there for it. I loved seeing new sides to the characters, and I really enjoyed some of the secrets that were revealed.
There’s quite a bit of plot that was revealed in Gypsy Freak. Actually there was a big incident that had carried over from the previous novel, Gypsy’s Blood, that was dealt with in Gypsy Freak. We also learn a little more about our main character, Violet, in the process.
However, not much of the secrets were actually revealed. We know that the characters know, or in some cases, think they know. But before we could get the big-reveal, the book had ended. Which I actually don’t mind. It’s a great cliffhanger in which makes me want to read the third book ASAP.
Through this book we know that more of the story is unveiling itself–Gypsy Freak was one hell of a book, friend. Gypsy Freak was actually a super fast read.
By the end of the novel I couldn’t tell you what might happen in the third novel, precisely because I cannot predict what may or may not happen.
Overall I enjoyed Gypsy Freak more than I thought I would. I don’t want to say that the series is getting better with every instalment that I read because I’ve only read two books. But dare I say that the series is getting better with every book that I read.
I give Gypsy Freak, 4.5 stars!
Have you read the All The Pretty Monsters series? Have you read anything else by Kristy Cunning?
If Cunning’s novels are as interesting as the All The Pretty Monsters series is, you can bet that I have an interest in her other work as well.
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See you soon, and Happy Reading!
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