Sunday, 27 January 2019
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
Set in Paris, France, Anouk has never ventured out into the world she watches from the windows. She is much too young and in-experienced. Even though she looks seventeen, Mada Vittora created her just over a year ago. Mada is part of the magic world that lives parallel to, though unknown to the Pretties, the everyday common world.
Anouk has become caught up in a power struggle between the magic royals, the witches and the goblins. She just doesn't know how much influence she could hold over the outcome.
Along with her created friends, and some unlikely alliances, she ventures out into the Pretty world and realizes there is far more to it than strolls down the boulevard and other such frivolities.
I loved this story. The story line was unique and Anouk was such a refreshing character. She was so innocent of the ways of people/witches and she managed to maintain much of that throughout the many trials she endured. Her trust and reliance on her friends made me feel safe along with her. I found myself cheering for her and encouraging her to venture out of her safe little world of housekeeping. #TeamAnouk
The is much more of her story to be told and I eagerly await author Megan Shepherd's future writings.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review.