Destroy All Monsters

Destroy All Monsters

A crucial, genre-bending tale, equal parts Ned Vizzini and Patrick Ness, about the life-saving power of friendship.

Solomon and Ash both experienced a traumatic event when they were twelve.

Ash lost all memory of that event when she fell from Solomon’s treehouse. Since then, Solomon has retreated further and further into a world he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates him from reality, but crawls with foes and monsters . . . in both animal and human form.

As Solomon slips further into the place he calls Darkside, Ash realizes her only chance to free her best friend from his pain is to recall exactly what happened that day in his backyard and face the truth—together.

Fearless and profound, Sam J. Miller’s follow up to his award-winning debut novel, The Art of Starving, spins an intimate and impactful tale that will linger with readers.

Title:Destroy All Monsters
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062456762
Format Type:

    Destroy All Monsters Reviews

  • ?Misericordia? ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ?????? ????

    Q: “Maybe we broke the universe.” (c)Q: Some of us are monsters. (c)Q: I wanted to save myself, and Ash, and my whole city full of magnificent monsters and magic that they wanted to destroy. (c)Q:...

  • Shaun Hutchinson

    Effing brilliant. ...

  • Giselle

    True rating: 3.5 stars.I chose to read this book because of the mention of a Patrick Ness-like style, and this is definitely true. It starts out confusing as heck, but in a good way. The kind of confu...

  • Rebecca Roanhorse

    Laini Taylor meets John Green in this poignant young adult tale of parallel worlds and deep magic where trauma breaks but friendship heals. Miller offers no easy answers for fighting the all-too-real ...

  • Kathy

    So. I really, really like Sam Miller. The first reason being that he's one of those writers who takes outlandish ideas and doesn't hesitate--just dives headfirst into them. I mean, his novels so far i...

  • Amanda Hanson

    I loved this. It was a fun mix of magic with life, reality with the unreal. Sam J. Miller is so good - the words were beautiful. I’m going to be thinking about this book for a really long time. Trig...

  • Liz Sheridan

    In his second YA book, Sam J. Miller returns to Hudson, NY to tell the linked stories of Ash and Solomon, two friends who share a strong bond, fallout from trauma, and of course, magic. The characters...

  • Dominic

    I'm going to start this review with a "Hell Yeah!" and disclose that I've read nearly everything Miller has written. I'm a huge fan of his work. I'd encourage readers to find his blog to read the many...

  • Kait Armada

    *I was given a free copy of this book to write an honest review.*I can’t shake this book off my skin. The longer I stew over it, the more I realize how amazing it is. My heart swells with joy and sh...

  • Brooke

    “His smile was like the last gulp of air you take before diving under water, when you don’t know how soon you’ll be able to breathe again.”Trigger warnings: Mental illness and child molestatio...