The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles #1)
by Kester Grant
Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: June 2nd 2020 by Knopf Children’s
Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris’s criminal underground in the wake of the French Revolution.
In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina’s life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father’s fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie). When Ettie attracts the eye of the Tiger–the ruthless lord of the Guild of Flesh–Nina is caught in a desperate race to keep the younger girl safe. Her vow takes her from the city’s dark underbelly to the glittering court of Louis XVII. And it also forces Nina to make a terrible choice–protect Ettie and set off a brutal war between the guilds, or forever lose her sister to the Tiger.
The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant solely sounds like one of those books that you will put down and just smile. Les Misérables meets Six of Crows that along brings a smile to my face. I’m a big fan of Les Misérables and Six of Crows I can’t wait to read this one and go on this wondrous adventure.