Monster by Carmen Caine – A Book Review

Posted June 15, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 3 Comments


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(A Cassidy Edwards Novel – Book 1)

by Carmen Caine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

If you love Urban Fantasy, then Cassidy Edwards may be right up your ally. Smart, snarky and just this side of confusing, it’s a good addition to any Kindle Unlimited queue.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Revenge. It’s all I’ve lived for. Revenge against those who stacked the cards against me from the start. But I’m changing the deck now. I’m getting even. Born to a vampire, I wasn’t supposed to survive—but I did.

My name is Cassidy. Cassidy Edwards. And I’m the first of my kind.

The Job
Trapping a sixteenth-century Scottish Highlander of a vampire who just might be seduction itself.

The Team
A firedrake with an attitude, a werewolf with a problem, and an imp in dire need of rehab.

The Boss
A dangerously powerful warlock as handsome as sin.

My Problem:
Bluffing my way into a job, my first mission into the Charmed world opens a Pandora’s box of betrayal and secrets… along with attractions of the most lethal kind.

Thoughts on Monster

Decent intro Urban Fantasy

This kind of Urban Fantasy enthralls me; well written, fast paced and plot heavy – it introduces a new world, with new rules and a heroine to lead the fray. Or lead INTO the fray…. no one really knows just yet. Especially not Cassidy.

She is a mystery and a conundrum, both to herself and to the ‘Charmed’ world she suddenly finds herself part of. It’s fun to watch the sparks fly.


  • Cassidy. Great FMC with verve.
  • Well written.
  • Fast when it needs to be, but the pace is steady for understanding.
  • Lack of info dump for a book 1…. thank you.


  • Just one; of her main crux and purpose is revenge… why? I get it, partly, kill those that made her like she is. BUT…. if they hadn’t, she would be dead. ???? If anything, she should be mad at her mother doe involving herself in the affairs of vampires – never smart.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type



R for violence. M/F


4 out of 5 Stars

With book 6 in the works, starting this Urban Fantasy series now is a good idea. It’s fast, fun and unique enough to grab you. Free on Kindle Unlimited, along with book 2-5 and the Novellas.

Published September 27th, 2014

282 Pages

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