Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
published October 2nd, 2018
Anouk has always wondered what the outside is really like, where the Pretties live. She’s not really human, she just looks like one. She’s what the magical world calls a Beastie–a servant created from an animal.
Anouk quickly finds out about the outside world when her mistress is found murdered in a pool of blood, and she gets the blame. She and her fellow Beasties now have only three days to prove their innocence before the spell that keeps them human wears off, and they forget each other, completely.
The Beasties run through a chic Paris filled with Goblins and magic wielders, so Shepherd (The Cage) sets scenes for a crazy fun caper story with a bit of love story mixed in. The world in which Grim Lovelies is set is creative and different, and while the story is familiar, the players and the arenas are something new. A fun read overall.
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JL Jamieson is a strange book nerd who writes technical documents by day, and book news, reviews, and other assorted opinions for you by night. She is working on her own fiction, and spends time making jewelry to sell at local conventions, as well as stalking the social media accounts of all your favorite writers.