Monsters aren’t real. Everyone knows that...
When a sudden earthquake strands Celia's parents out of town, she finds herself on her own in a shaken city. She tries to reach out to other kids around her apartment building. Some of them, like the sad boy named Demetri, seem wary of letting her too close. The others call themselves Hunters. They claim the earthquake was caused by monsters only kids can see. And they think Celia is destined to save the city.
Celia doesn't feel destined to save anything — but for the first time, she feels like maybe she's seeing things as they really are. Full of creepy-cool atmosphere and monstrous magic, this gripping middle grade debut will sink its claws into fans of supernatural adventures like Holly Black's Doll Bones.
"Amid the monstrous mayhem, Celia wrestles with human concerns of loneliness and self-confidence. She longs for connection, but the mysterious boy called Demetri insists she should forget him, and secrets strain her relationship with her new monster-hunter friends, Ruby and Amber. Impending danger drives the fast pace of the plot, and Sparrow reveals the mechanics of monsters and magic at key moments without slowing down the story with exposition.... This darkly magical, high-stakes adventure explores themes of friendship and the cost of gaining power." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Mar 12, 2019|