Pet to the Tentacle Monsters! - Lilia Ford

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

Orphaned Benji Tucker has gotten a bit wild in the Refugee Commune where he lives. His uncle tries to get through Benji’s thick skull, but he persists in being a brat. Until the day he does something stupid and endangers the entire commune. When the Enforcers come to dole out his punishment he has no choice but to be adopted by the alien enemies. Terrified he’ll end up as an alien tasty treat he’s surprised instead by his situation. But is it better or worse?

 

Bratty teenagers are such a pain in the ass. At least underneath the bratty behavior Benji is a decent teen. He’s bored, but having lost both parents he’s basically just acting out. When the Enforcers take him to a holding cell he’s terrified he’s going to be eaten alive. Instead, he’s adopted by a tentacle family. One is small, adorable and pink who provides Benji with affection and fun. He names her Kitty. Then there’s the very large black one who provides BDSM-style discipline. He names this one Black and is comforted by the routine and discipline Black provides on a daily basis. But then there is the silver, sadistic, wildly unpredictable bastard that Benji hates. Typically, Benji names this one Silver. Even with Silver making his life difficult he’s happier than he’s ever been. When he discovers the truth behind the alien invasion he has a serious choice to make.

 

Well-written and an enjoyable read this story is more, I think, of a coming of age tale. Benji is an aimless teen heading down the wrong path despite his innate decency when an unfortunate accident flips him head over ass. Would he have eventually knuckled down? Who knows? I’d like to think he’s much happier with his new existence than he would have ever been in the Commune.

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