No Beauties or Monsters by Tara Goedjen

No Beauties or Monsters will be releasing on Dec 7th 2021 from  @delacortepress so make sure to add it to your TBR piles.

Thank you to @taragoedjen for sending me a copy of the book and teaming up with me for a great giveaway!

Check out how to enter on my Instagram post from today with the same picture above!

Q: Would you or have you investigated your family history or items you found?

This book was so intense. There was a killer on the loose and memory lapses. Everyone seemed suspect as Rylie returned to the desert with her family. She hadn’t been there since her Dad died. I enjoyed this fast paced mystery which also was a sci-fi. There was more going on out there than meets the eye! Makes me want to go to Joshua Tree. 😉  Also this cover is gorgeous. I just love purple covers if you can’t tell from the picture! 


A mystery about a girl whose family secrets are as threatening as the desert that surrounds her—but whose quest to expose the truth may tear apart reality itself.

Rylie hasn’t been back to Twentynine Palms since her dad died. She left a lot of memories out there, buried in the sand of the Mojave Desert. Memories about her dad, her old friends Nathan and Lily, and most of all, her enigmatic grandfather, a man who cut ties with Rylie’s family before he passed away. But her mom’s new work assignment means their family has to move, and now Rylie’s in the one place she never wanted to return to, living in the house of a grandfather she barely knew.

At least her old friends are happy to welcome her home. Well, some of them, anyway. Lily is gone, vanished into the desert. And Twentynine Palms is so much stranger than Rylie remembers. There are whispers around town of a mysterious killer on the loose, but it isn’t just Twentynine Palms that feels off—there’s something wrong with Rylie, too. She’s seeing things she can’t explain. Visions of monstrous creatures that stalk the night.

Somehow, it all seems to be tied to her grandfather and the family cabin he left behind. Rylie wants the truth, but she doesn’t know if she can trust herself. Are the monsters in her head really out there? Or could it be that the deadliest thing in the desert . . . is Rylie herself?


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