December Selection: Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
Friday, December 21st 6:30-7:30PM
If you love to read and discuss books, are a teenager and have the capacity to eat sugar and salt simultaneously while never gaining an ounce...
THEN Teen Book Club is for you!
Please purchase the book from Inkwood to participate!
ABOUT THE BOOK: The first book in this fairy tale-inspired series by Shepherd (The Gauntlet) overflows with intricately imagined characters in a contemporary world flavored with hints of Alice in Wonderland-style action. Anouk is a beastie--an animal turned human servant via magic in a world ruled by witches. She and the house's other beasties serve their creator and cruel mistress, Mada Vittora, in modern Paris, despite their inability to go out of doors and their abuse at the witch's hands. When Luc, the unofficial leader of the house's five beasties, goes missing and Mada Vittora is found dead, Anouk and the others must flee the ruling class known as Shadow Royals to escape being blamed and to discover the spell that will keep them human in three days--before the witch's soul, and her enchantments, disappear. This deliciously dark tale examines societal norms while imagining the darker side of fairy tales.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Megan Shepherd is the acclaimed author of The Madman's Daughter trilogy, The Cage trilogy and the middle grade novel, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill. She lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, NC. Visit Megan at meganshepherd.com, on Twitter at @megan_shepherd, and on Instagram at @meganshepherdauthor.