Review // Lor by Lily Mayne

August 21, 2023

Lor by Lily Mayne

He felt like a gift. A treasure.
I wanted to show him off to the entire fiefdom, to show them how lucky we were that out of the many, many people in his world—five billion of them—it had been Jugs who'd stumbled through the void to come here. But at the same time, I wanted to keep him hidden away, safe from the council and any others who wouldn't understand.
Just him and me, in our own new little world that we had forged with pieces of the different places we came from.

Lor by Lily Mayne

Lor by Lily Mayne

Standalone - Monstrous #7
Genre/Trope - Paranormal Romance / instalove / apocalypse
POV - Dual 1st person
Heat - absolutely filthy
Source - ebook from Kindle Unlimited
Length - 619 pages

My role as Moric—ruler of a small and prosperous fiefdom in a quiet corner of the world—has always been painfully dull and stifling.

Until a beautiful, otherworldly creature with pink skin and a mane of golden hair falls through a strange void that has appeared in my guestroom.

And I am instantly captivated by him.

I have never seen anything like him. I have no idea where he came from, and what else is through that unsettling void—another world filled with soft-skinned, defenceless creatures like him? No tails, no horns, no claws, no sharp teeth. Tiny clothing, rounded ears, bright blue eyes. He is fascinating. And I want to keep him.

But I have no idea how my citizens and councillors will react to his presence—to the knowledge that a whole other world exists, and there is a portal to it in my guestroom. As much as I try to keep him my secret, the truth starts to slip out.

And those in my fiefdom who cling desperately onto power do their best to tear us apart. To take him from me.

I won’t let them.

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My Two Cents

My Rating - ★★★★★

A himbo from Earth falls into a void and lands at the feet of monsters. He's scared, they're scared, and there's a language barrier. It didn't take them long to figure things out and turn an awkward meet-cute into something beautiful. Jugs was an absolute sweetheart and Lor was no slouch.

I really enjoyed getting a behind-the-scenes look at the monster world. Learning about all of the monsters, how they interact, the politics that are way too similar to real life, how they live... it gave me all that I thought I could want from this series.

So the monsters we've met and their human mates are in the monster world. I'm so excited to see how all of these people act when they're together.

How is it possible that this series just keeps getting better and better? I'm already in love with the world-buiding, the connections between the characters (both monsters and humans alike), and everything in between. This author captures the bonds these people share so beautifully and I can't get enough!

Here's some fantastic fanart!!

Lor by Lily Mayne

Lor by Lily Mayne

The Author

Lily Mayne writes what she loves to read: achingly sweet yet gritty romances against unusual backdrops—dark, futuristic, dystopian and more.

She enjoys reading and writing (duh), cooking and baking, watching terrible horror movies and many other hobbies that would have potentially made her an ideal Victorian maid. Just a really lazy one.

She currently lives in the UK with her husband and several fluffballs, who like to make a lot of noise while she’s writing.

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  1. That fanart is nice. and what an awesome cover. Love how the blue really pops out. Sounds like an amazing series!

    1. It is! The fanart for it is so beautiful and really captures all of the characters so well :)

  2. 5 stars??? That's awesome! I wouldn't normally reach for this book, but you really have me considering it with this review.

    1. LOL thanks! This is a monster series that I can recommend easily to anyone who's interested in trying the subgenre :)

  3. That is such a great rating especially for you!! haha I am so thrilled you are loving these books. You are definitely making me want to leap off the fence I am on with these books and try this author out.

    Great review as always darling! Hope you have a great Monday and reading week!

    1. Thanks so much, hon! xo
      Try it! If you think you might enjoy monster romance, you'll definitely enjoy this series. The world building, the characters, the plot... all so amazing!


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