Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales by Kelly Link

Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales

Kelly Link

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fiction fantasy short stories young adult adventurous mysterious slow-paced


Predatory kraken that sing with--and for--their kin; band members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to attract as to repel. Welcome to a world where humans live side-by-side with monsters, from vampires both nostalgi...

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dark 92%
adventurous 69%
mysterious 61%
funny 53%
challenging 30%
emotional 30%
lighthearted 30%
tense 30%
hopeful 7%
reflective 7%
sad 7%


medium 69%
fast 30%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 80% | Character: 20%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 25% | Yes: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 22%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 44% | N/A: 11%

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