Monstrous (Paperback)

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By Marcykate Connolly, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
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"Marcykate Connolly’s debut children’s novel, Monstrous, is absolutely delightful!

Kymera is not your typical young girl. Her father has brought her back to life, and in the process has made some modifications, giving her wings and a serpent’s tail. She is forbidden to interact with the humans in the nearby city of Bryre because they would harm her. However, the city is under the spell of an evil wizard and the young girls are becoming ill and slowly dying. Under the direction of her father, Kym enters the city under the dark of night and rescues girls so that her father can heal them and send them to a better home. During one of her trips to the city, Kym is befriended by the king’s page, Ren, and their friendship leads her to question everything she has known.  I loved, loved, loved this book! The characters are compelling and I promise that you will be captivated by the monstrous Kymera."

— From Susan Recommends


Reminiscent of Frankenstein and tales by the Brothers Grimm, this fantasy novel, hailed by award-winning author Anne Ursu as -a marvel of storytelling alchemy- stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic.

The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace and all live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark.

Night is when Kymera comes to the city, with a cloak disguising her wings, the bolts in her neck, and her spiky tail. Her mission is to rescue the girls of Bryre. Despite Kym's caution to go secretively, a boy named Ren sees and befriends her...but what he knows will change her world forever.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062272720
ISBN-10: 0062272721
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 9th, 2016
Pages: 448
Language: English