Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Gypsy's Blood (All The Pretty Monsters, #1)” as Want to Read:
Gypsy's Blood (All The Pretty Monsters, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Gypsy's Blood

(All The Pretty Monsters #1)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  4,303 ratings  ·  500 reviews
I'm not all that special, really. Or uncommon. I'm sure there are a lot of girls with old gypsy blood who see the dead, have killer cults hunting their family, and turn into something that gets scary when they panic. Yep. Completely unoriginal, if I do say so myself.
Move along. Nothing to see here. Nope. I'm just an ordinary girl.

I wish people would believe that.

I've be
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published December 14th 2018
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.41  · 
Rating details
 ·  4,303 ratings  ·  500 reviews

Sort order
Stacey is Sassy
It wasn’t the title that pulled me in…

There seem to be two things that make me look twice at a book cover, a striking (not necessarily handsome) bloke and a beautiful cape. I’m not sure what it is about them, but I would LOVE to have a hooded cape of my own. Maybe it's the historical romance reader in me because I'm still envious of the one Jane Bennet wore in Pride and Prejudice (BBC version). Now, the practicality of having a big sweeping hooded cape in Australia has held me back from ordering
Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
🔮 BR with my cake eating gurls at Reverse Harem Revolution #eatallthecake 🔮

4.5 Stars

As you might be able to tell I thoroughly enjoyed this book I didn't even know existed three or four weeks ago.

I mean, this books' name was thrown to me at random, as most thing are in the RHR lair. The place is wack. There are rooms within which are populated by LOTS of cake, swooning, books and the occasional random stranded male specimen, all randomly and suddenly airborne without notice, rhyme or reason. It
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The Dark Side is one of my favorite series.
This one is already topping it though.

The world building had me scrambling a tad in the beginning and I sort of had a hell of a time separating the new characters initially. It definitely got better at about 40%.


Damian, Emit, Vance and Arion are all separate individuals. I enjoyed their personalities immensely.
They are all cursed. They are also sort of bad dudes.
I am fairly positive that everyone in this book is cursed a bit. They all apparently deser
Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
So I'm a bit of an idiot and I downloaded a bunch of books after taking some muscle relaxers for my back spasms and when I woke up, I found this book and many others on my kindle as a great little surprise for myself. I started reading this one and got about halfway through before I remembered "Oh! There was a reverse harem in there!" This is one of the few times where under the influence me and Amazon actually got along but I do not condone this method of shopping or you will end up with a 5 po ...more
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
I am surprised I enjoyed this book. I was introduced to the author with the Four Psychos series. I still haven't read the fourth book because Paca got too much for me to handle and I'm not in the mood for her chipper.

This book had a character that was like Paca but it was easy enough to ignore her. Violet is a pretty nice heroine but I just don't like the way she's so trusting. I can understand why, since she had been left in the dark by her mother, still I wish she was a bit discerning.

I really
Gaby★Me Myshelf and I★
I’m uncharacteristically late to this BR with the Reverse Harem Revolution but better late than never!

First Cunning gives us Four Psychos, now she gives us four monsters

and they are epic!

This book has been all I've heard about since Dec. So I had some pretty big expectations, but I'm happy to say. Its worth all the hype.
I wont even be able to review this fully because I am itching to start into the next. yes I am glad I waited so I don't have that awful wait for the next one! haha I can start
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: b-rh
4.5 stars!
❤Rachel Anne's Romance Must Reads❤
Okay, I loved this so much. I don't typically like to wait on sexy times in my romance books and because this isn't YA, because our MC is 25, it had the same slow burn. But I loved her other series under this pen name, Four Psychos, and it pretty much did the same so I wasn't surprised. I'm REALLY hoping book 2 ramps it up. The guys aren't perfect and have some pretty annoying flaws, but that just makes me like them more. I love when an author takes a risk creating MCs who aren't...expected. Als ...more
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
An enjoyable start to the series, just not one I felt immersed in, and the end of this book left A LOT of questions unanswered. For everything that is revealed more questions emerge.

Violet is a Portocale gypsy, who has moved to live in the town where her mother was murdered, but with almost no knowledge of her heritage, and the curse suffered by the powerful monsters of the town, she's in for a bumpy and eye opening ride. A ride she shares somewhat with her companion a lying, sex hungery ghost .
Rhiannon Chillingworth
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5. I really loved this!!!

The author's Four Psychos series is one of my favourite RH series' and this is an absolutely brilliant start to something I think I might end up liking more!

This has, for me, what Four Psychos didn't have, and that's interesting male characters. The Four Horseman became pretty interchangeable for me eventually, which is often a problem in RH, but certainly not here. Vance, Damian, Emmitt and Arion are all very separate and individual and they are, indeed, beautiful mon

This was weird and strange and there is a TOTAL LACK OF SEX. I'm talking about not even heavy petting here. There's some kissing...and some tension....

...thats totally not my thing, btw. I love tension but if a book is gonna have sexy times, I expect the sexy times...

...But I really dug this weird ass book. The heroine MC is...super clueless (this appears to be a trend for the author, as I'm reading another series by her right now)...and being lead around the nose. By some dangerous ass peop
Jane Cousins
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
To say the pnr market is saturated with RH novels is an undeniable fact. But authors who can actually deliver a story line, a layered world and multiple 3 dimensional characters who can maintain a sizzle factor...? Those authors are few and far between. Certainly making the grade is Kristy Cunning. Her worlds are a little on the dark side, but they are intriguing and like real life have funny, tender, scary and sad moments.
I may not stick with the series long term, I will see where this journey
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Laughed out loud a few times. Anna is hilarious.
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
While not badly written, and the worldbuilding is interesting enough, the entire book is basically talking. Not only does everyone sit around and talk the whole book, but it irritates me when the lead doesn't know what's going on, only has it told to her in bits, and doesn't believe the new information for extended periods of time. I got the men confused on who was who. The ghost was funny, but sometimes even I wanted to salt her when she got on my nerves. Again not horrible, but not much intere ...more
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook
I struggled a lot with this book. I was so confused for about 90% of it. And Violet was kind of an idiot. She trusted too easily. If it weren't for Anna, I probably would have put this book down. Anna was hilarious and I love her. But I kind of hated everything else about this book.

Okay but here's the thing, I HATED the first book of Kristy's other series Four Psychos. Like I hated it. But I kept reading because the MC was funny and I ended up absolutely loving the rest of that series. SO I am g
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gypsy's Blood is the first book in a new series by Kristy Cunning (a reverse-harem pseudonym for C.M. Owens). It definitely makes for a great and extremely intriguing start. You go through the book (thankfully not as lost as the main female lead) wondering just what is happening, but in a really good way. Each revelation leaves you wanting more.

The men share a 1000-year history with each other. Violet is 25. She and us have a learning curve. Since this book is told from multiple POV's - we get
Ashley Barry
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kristy Cunning writes a fantastic reverse harem. I recently finished her Dark Side series, and when I found out she had another reverse harem coming out I was over the moon. While this book ends on a cliff hanger, which I’m not normally very fond of, the next book in the series comes out early January so there’s not too long to wait.

The world-building in this book was fascinating, and there were a lot of interesting twists. While the general idea of a parent passing and leaving behind a child
Sakina Carter
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this!!

I really enjoyed four Psychos by Kristy Cunning so I was looking forward to reading another RH series by her and she did not disappoint.

With Four Psychos I was more into the story but with this I was more into the characters (if I am being honest the storyline was bit confusing). I adore all the characters in this book, especially Anna, OMG she is freaking hilarious, I really hope that Violet figures out a way to save her because she is adorable.

This was another great RH read, I wo
Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
Review to come!
I cannot overstate how much this book made me laugh. Seriously, almost all of my notes are just parts that made me laugh. This book isn’t perfect—some characters were a bit lacking and some plot elements came out of nowhere—but I was too entertained to care.

The MC, Violet, is definitely overshadowed by her best friend, the stalker ghost Anna. I thought it was an odd move because the author repeatedly mentions via Anna that Anna is much more interesting than Violet, and I can’t really argue
deyanira costilla
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Love love love...I don’t like cliffhangers but I love this one! Can’t wait for the next one...I feel a book hangover coming soon.
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
Jan 18, 2019 marked it as did-not-finish

DNF at 20%
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing

... this book will leave you with an epically amazingly devastatingly amazing book hangover. It’s . Just. That. Good. This book is RH and a slow burn as stated by the author.
The author was right that it was a little slow plot wise in this book but it was worth it for the fun mix of myth and legend.
The MC miss gypsy arrives in town hoping for answers, with a sweet mix of deadly secrets at her Beck and call trying to solve the mystery of her past. But in her searching she ca
Tiera McMillian
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yep Kristy Cunning has hooked me yet again. I am apparently a ginormous sucker for a word vomit character or two. This time though, its not the FMC, its a basically useless sidekick ghost. It did not matter that most of what the sidekick says made no sense... it also did not matter that said sidekick is quite useless and makes no contribution to the story line what so ever lol, I still thoroughly enjoyed her every time she popped up... or flew haphazardly through a wind shield....

Violet, our 25
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
What happens when a seemingly fragile, innocent gypsy girl opens shop in a quaint town where she runs into ... monsters?

Sounds like a fairy tale, and in a way, this is a dark sexy one with hot alpha male monsters who are strangely drawn to the gypsy because of her sweet smelling Portocale blood and ... oranges!

The longish story has many secrets that never quite unravel and central to the plot is figuring out who or what exactly is the real monster.

What’s equally entrancing and amusing about the
Super freaking good! Really original, twisty, and monstrous, of course. I'm intrigued by all of the characters, and have immediately moved onto book 2. 5 stars!
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
This was an interesting one, and I actually put off reading it for ages because I loved the Dark Side series so much, I was scared I'd be let down. Then I tore through this book in a morning.

The heroine I liked a bit more than Paca, I think. I loved Ace the hero. Unfortunately I'm still on the fence about the other three heroes - I preferred the personalities of the guys in Four Psychos a lot more, even though people complained that they blurred together in that series.

Safety warning: there's a
Jan 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
I tried really hard to like this book, stopped reading twice and then tried again..but it just doesnt get any better so quit at about 78%. I was sick to death of how many times the words "portocale gypsy" appeared throughout the book. Every page it said and sometimes a handful..just so overused. The premise sounded good but for me it didnt deliver, i kept waiting for things to pick up and get better but it didnt. The main character isnt 3d, has nothing appealing about her, no personality whatsoe ...more
This was not a series that I saw coming. I love Kristy Cunning aka CM Owens but I didn't even know this was one of her works till it popped up on my Amazon KU read lists. I was so excited! She did not disappoint! I always read her books in one day or in a day and a half. Sadly, never very productive when it comes to these books that I can't put down. I should've waited for the whole series to be published since she loves cliffhangers! There is one here but it isn't too bad. I can't wait to read ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
  • Destined Darkness (Nephilim's Destiny Book 1)
  • Game of Lies (Messenger Chronicles, #2)
  • Succubus Bargain (The (un)Lucky Succubus, #1)
  • Lost Beauty (The Deadly Beauties Live On, #4)
  • The Lost and the Chosen (The Lost Sentinel, #1)
  • Electric Heat (Raven Investigations, #3)
  • Coven Of Magic (The Demon Hunter Trilogy #1)
  • Heart of Malice (Alice Worth, #1)
  • Don't Cheat Me (Nora Jacobs, #2)
  • White Charms and Dark Secrets (Grey Witch, #2)
  • Realms of Fire and Shadow (Fae Witch Chronicles #3)
  • Dirty Alphas: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy Romance
  • Bonds of Cupidity (Heart Hassle, #2)
  • Spirited (The Academy of Spirits and Shadows, #1)
  • Dragon's Hope (Blood Prophecy, #3)
  • Witch's Fury (The Bone Coven Chronicles #4)
Kristy Cunning always loves a good laugh, and lives and breathes the emotions of the characters she becomes attached to.

Though she came from a family of musicians, she has zero abilities with instruments; she sounds like a strangled cat when she sings; and her dancing is downright embarrassing. Just ask anyone who knows her. Her creativity rests solely in the written word. Her family is grateful

Other books in the series

All The Pretty Monsters (4 books)
  • Gypsy Freak (All The Pretty Monsters, #2)
  • Gypsy Origins (All The Pretty Monsters Book 3)
  • Gypsy Moon (All The Pretty Monsters #4)
“Maybe their parents didn’t love them enough and it made them stabby?” 1 likes
“I…have no idea what to say. Kidnapping a girl and showering her with dead bodies as roses is not something I can adjust to at all. Nope.” 0 likes
More quotes…
Aria Shahghasemi | First Man BDremux | Incorporated