Let Slip the Beasts

The Monstermorphosis Book 1

Fiction - Science Fiction
287 Pages
Reviewed on 06/08/2024
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Reviewed by Demetria Head for Readers' Favorite

Suzanne Bergen’s Let Slip the Beasts inaugurates the Monstermorphosis series with a gripping blend of dystopian horror and science fiction. Set in the grim underworld of East Resplendent, the novel follows Kaliope Dearborne, a beleaguered customer service representative for the colossal VyroGen corporation. Her monotonous life is shattered after a violent encounter results in the death of her sister's tormentor, leading to her capture by The Warren—a group of escapees from gruesome medical experiments. As Kaliope's body undergoes monstrous transformations, she grapples with her new reality and her place in a burgeoning rebellion against the corporation that made her. Suzanne Berget crafts a dark and immersive narrative, blending visceral body horror with the high stakes of a corporate conspiracy, ensuring readers are hooked from the first page.

The plot of Let Slip the Beasts weaves a complex web of genetic manipulation and corporate malfeasance, anchored by Kaliope's harrowing journey of self-discovery and transformation. As Kaliope uncovers the truth about her genetic alterations, her struggle intensifies, highlighted by her evolving relationship with Thresher—a half-human, half-animal ally who grounds her amidst the chaos. Suzanne Berget excels in developing her characters, imbuing them with depth and vulnerability that resonate. Fans of the genre will appreciate the novel’s exploration of ethical boundaries in science and the human cost of corporate greed. The vivid descriptions and relentless pacing ensure a thrilling read, while the thematic questions about identity and humanity will linger long after the book is closed. Let Slip the Beasts promises a compelling start to the Monstermorphosis series, leaving readers eagerly anticipating the next installment.