I tried everything to get this book before the official publishing date. I knew it would be something I would love, and though I didn't accomplish getting it early, it was worth the wait. I was obsessed with THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER series, so I was hopeful about this one.
Megan Shepherd has created an entire world in this novel that I instantly dropped into. Anouk is a Beastie, destined to a life of servitude in a society ruled by Royals, Witches, Goblins, and Pretties. As it progresses, the reader learns more and more about the hierarchy of these individuals and that everything isn't necessarily as Anouk believes it to be. That journey is marred with gruesome deaths, ideology differences, and revelations on what constitutes a persons' moral grounding (or not).
I flew through this book, and was oh so upset when it ended. I wanted more. Finding out there will be a sequel is a comfort though. I hope it's hundreds of pages long. I want to thrive alongside Anouk for as long as she'll let me.