Seraph (Monstrous book 6) by Lily Mayne

"I tried to begin the process of mentally preparing myself for what I knew I was going to have to do. Because I already thought it would be kinder to Seraph if I killed him."

From the blurb:

I’ve already mentally prepared myself to kill the screaming, murderous monster in the cage outside our camp.

I’m used to it. It’s what I do here. Kill monsters and other people. And this monster, Seraph, is particularly unstable—has been since the moment he arrived from Collector Mary’s monster menagerie to the west, where the military stashed him away.

He’s in pain. I can see it. But he’s not a mindless beast. Not like some of the others think.

When I start guarding him in his cage every night, I begin to see the person beneath the agony that tortures his every waking moment. I begin to see who Seraph could have been if he hadn’t been twisted into this monstrous creature.

I realise that I wouldn’t be able to bring myself to kill him, even for his own sake, but it doesn’t matter anyway. He’s already dying, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. Not even when new visitors at our raider camp bring with them secrets about Seraph. Secrets the military has tried to hide.

Secrets that reveal the true extent of the horror he’s been put through.

And now… Now, I will kill anyone who tries to hurt him again.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

Oh Lilac my sweet murder baby. I utterly adored him by the end of Seraph. There is so much going on beneath the surface with that one. He wears more than just a physical mask, but an emotional one too. Except it seems when it comes to Seraph. With Seraph, Lilac can let it all go. He wants this monster to know him, all of him. Seraph, of course, was only too eager to learn it all.

I loved getting to slowly know Seraph. How he would show little bits of himself to Lilac, until eventually the others were able to get to know him too. It was cute as hell how all the other monsters were protective of him, even emo Wyn. Speaking of Wyn, that man is a freaking snarky shit in this one which had me laughing my ass off. Lilac totally had his number when he stated he was pretty sure the Soul Eater and Edin were a couple of right gossips.

The levity of those moments were needed as this book was a bit less lighthearted than it's predecessors, though it has certainly shot into my top 3 favorites of the series. I mean seeing Lilac all sweet and caring with Seraph will warm even the coldest of hearts. Like Seraph says, Lilac makes him feel like a person again and in return Seraph is utterly devoted to him. I also really enjoyed having all our past MCs interacting in the same place for once and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for them all!

Rating: 5 Stars

Janet's Review:

Sooo freakin good!! Fantastic, Outstanding, Phenomenal!!! 

Seraph is book 6 in the Monstrous book series by Lily Mayne. I absolutely recommend reading these books in order, but it can be read as a standalone. 

I’ve always wondered about Lilac, and we finally got his story, YAY! The story is about the relationship that builds between Lilac and Seraph. Getting to know both was a torturous journey for me because I couldn’t put the story down. I literally read all night; sleep is overrated in this case. There will be twist and turns and so many emotions. We also get more of Win and Danny, Edin and Hunter, Aury and Ghost, Gloam and Rig and Moth and Charlie. Overall, a phenomenal read! Well written with pacing that flows and catches you unaware! Highly recommend.

Rating: 5 Stars

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