BBNYA 2022 Finalist Tour: Lesser Known Monsters by Rory Michaelson

Hello, reader!

It’s time for another blog tour for one of the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) 2022 finalists! Today, I finally get to share my thoughts on one of the books I actually got to read in full as a panelist last year. Lesser Known Monsters by Rory Michealson is a new adult urban fantasy that had me absolutely hooked! I’m so excited to get to share my thoughts.

But, before I go on, let me tell you more about this award. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.  If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or Twitter @bbnya_official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

And, now, let me tell you more about this book!

  • Title: Lesser Known Monsters
  • Author: Rory Michaelson
  • Publisher: Self-published
  • Publication date: October 31st, 2020
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • Age group: New Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: Violence, blood, blood ritual/sacrifice, depression, mental health struggles, death


Being the chosen one isn’t always a good thing…

Oscar Tundale is not a hero. Anxious, indecisive, and awkward, he can barely get through a normal day. Now he’s about to find out monsters are real. Oscar’s friends: brave, stubborn Zara, and hyperactive, paranoid Marcus, might help discover what hunts him, and unravel the truth about the handsome doctor he pines for. But only heroes can save the world, so maybe the best Oscar can hope for is to not end it by accident.

The LESSER KNOWN MONSTERS series is a dark queer fantasy featuring diverse characters on a found family adventure. Perfect for fans of horror and paranormal romance who seek LGBTQ+ heroes.

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