Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly is a tween fantasy from the POV of a young chimera aptly named Kymera. She explains how her father has a long list of rules for her to live by, like avoiding the city of Bryre especially in daylight. She also outlines the history of girls falling ill to a curse brought on by an evil wizard.
But she takes forever to make the next step to connect the dots. Who does she know has the power to wield magic? Combined with the dull, monotone narration and I cycled from wanting to through the book out the window to just yelling at it and Kymera.
Ravenous, the next book in the series came out in 2016.