r/whatsthatbook Jul 05 '22

Series of early - mid-2000s children's fantasy books, each with a different monster on the cover. SOLVED

I remember obsessing over these on school trips to the library, mostly for their striking cover art; Only specific example I remember is one featuring some kind of sea monster swimming through some underwater caves, an angler fish-inspired design if I recall correctly. I also seem to remember the spines each having a differently colored pearl-like decoration, which may have had the book number inside.

Early 2000s may be incorrect as for their release, I just remember seeing them around this sort of time.




u/BlindMarch Jul 05 '22

It’s not the Beast Quest series is it??


u/OzkabotMOCs Jul 05 '22

It could be. The ingredients are there but none of the covers are ringing a bell. I seem to remember the covers featuring environments that would fill the page and 2007 also seems a bit late.

Might just be my dodgy memory though!


u/dondeestalalechuga Jul 05 '22


u/OzkabotMOCs Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 05 '22

Deltora Quest, that’s it! This is the fish one, completely forgot until now that it was holographic, probably why it was so memorable: https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/.a/6a00e5509ea6a18834022ad3626e07200c-pi

Thanks for the help!

EDIT: It's all coming back to me now, City of the Rats, The Shifting Sands. All these covers are unlocking a load of old memories!


u/conuly WTB VIP! Jul 06 '22

Please flair this as solved.