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Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who spelled her into existence. That is, until one day she finds her mistress murdered in a pool of blood—and Anouk is accused of the crime.
Now, the world she always dreamed of is rife with danger. Pursued through Paris by the underground magical society known as the Haute, Anouk and her fellow Beasties only have three days to find the real killer before the spell keeping them human fades away. If they fail, they will lose the only lives they’ve ever known…but if they succeed, they could be more powerful than anyone ever bargained for.
From New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies is an epic and glittering YA fantasy. Prepare to be spellbound by the world of Grim Lovelies, where secrets have been long buried, friends can become enemies, and everything—especially humanity—comes at a price.

What People Are Saying

“If you always thought the talking mice from “Cinderella” could have used more agency, then you’ll want to say “Oui” to this dark fantasy fable.”

                                                                                —USA TODAY

“Bound to attract fans of Leigh Bardugo, Holly Black, and more.”

                                                                                —Entertainment Weekly

Read's article "Megan Shepherd's New Novel is a Fairy Tale Reimagining Unlike Anything You've Read Before."

Read Entertainment Weekly's cover reveal & first chapter excerpt "Get a sneak peek at Megan Shepherd's lush YA fairy tale Grim Lovelies"

Publishing Worldwide

​US/UK/CANADA/PHILIPPINES: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
MEXICO: Vergara & Riba Editoras S/A
ARGENTINA: V&R Editoras, S.A.
SPAIN: La Galera S.A.U. Editorial
BRAZIL: Vergara & Riba Editoras S/A
BULGARIA: Egmont Bulgaria
FRANCE: Bragelonne

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