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Rescued by the Married Monster Hunters: a dark MMF fantasy romance, by Rook Bird

stornierung's review

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adventurous dark emotional tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

jkatiemarks's review

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challenging dark hopeful reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

  • polyam, cis w human with spine/bone disorder / cis m human with something like IBS / trans m monster who develops something like arthritis, idhk their races? skin was described a few different ways
  • this starts off pretty dark, and i found it choppy and jumpy overall
  • BUT
  • it has such lovely disability rep and conversations, such lovely queer rep and conversations, such lovely hope for humanity
  • i also adore that the title is tropey
  • idk friend, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️?

brandonstanwyck's review

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adventurous dark funny medium-paced

3.5

dwarrowdams's review

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4.0

Definitely my favorite book by this author. I hope they write more in this world because one book was not enough.

booksthatburn's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny inspiring reflective sad tense medium-paced

5.0

 RESCUED BY THE MARRIED MONSTER HUNTERS is a bloody story with a lot of insect-adjacent body horror as the married monster hunters and the disguised monster work together to stop the other monsters and fall in love along the way. It's funny and visceral with excellent worldbuilding and really great characters. It was the chitinous slow-burn fighter romance I didn't know I needed but I'm very grateful to have read. While at times the descriptions of the dungeon setting was skirting the boundaries of what is or is not an infodump, the characterization was really subtle, letting me realize what different comments meant for characters identities as much as halfway through the book. The premise for how one is chosen to become a monster hunter was really cool, it makes me want another story set at one of the Cairns. All three MCs have distinct voices and it was easy to tell them apart. I love the dynamic between the married couple, and the careful way they relate to the third MC. 
Read this if "queer chitinous monster fucker dungeon crawl" sounds like a great time. 

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