Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.
Title: Grim Lovelies
Author: Megan Shepherd
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Grim Lovelies is a darkly enchanting saga set in Paris that focuses on the forgotten characters of fairy tales.
Anouk’s human form is tied to her mistress’ dark magic after being enchanted by an animal. She’s never stepped outside of Mada Vittoria’s Parisian townhouse, but when her mistress is murdered, Anouk and her fellow beasties only have three days before the spell fades and they turn back into animals forever. In a desperate attempt to save themselves, they venture into the outside world and discover a well-kept secret.
Why am I excited?
This is such an interesting concept for a book! I always love the animal characters in fairy tales so I’m curious to see how this will play out. It also looks super dark and twisty and the cover is stunning! I’m excited because I don’t know what to expect from this story at all besides the whole animal/human transformation curse thing. What kind of creatures can we expect? Any familiar ones? I have so many questions that need answering. But fairy tales and magic are two things I absolutely love! Especially the fact that it’s called GRIM (allusion to Grimm perhaps?) Lovelies.