New York Times Bestseller * ALA Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults * CCBC Choice * Six Starred Reviews * Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year * VOYA Perfect Ten
"This spellbinding fantasy begs for a cozy chair and several hours of uninterrupted reading time." --The Washington Post
A New York Times Bestseller
-Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents.---Wall Street Journal
-A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten.---Parade.com
Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Anna-Marie McLemore's debut novel The Weight of Feathers was greeted with rave reviews, a YALSA Morris Award nomination, and spots on multiple Best YA Novels lists. Now, McLemore delivers a second stunning and utterly romantic novel, again tinged with magic.
A Newbery Medal Winner
"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." --Booklist, starred review
A wildly creative Gothic fantasy retelling of Frankenstein, This Monstrous Thing is a wholly new reimagining of the classic novel by Mary Shelley and is perfect for fans of retellings such as Cinder by Marissa Meyer, fantasy by Libba Bray and Cassandra Clare, and alternative history by Scott Westerfeld.