GRIM LOVELIES

Coming 2018 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

Set in contemporary Paris, a society of magic handlers called the Haute control everything from what jewelry catches our eye to where wars are fought. But this centuries-old system is about to be turned upside down: not by one of the city’s powerful witches, but by a witch’s maid.

In a beautiful Parisian townhouse, Anouk sweeps the floors. Years ago her mistress enchanted animals into human servants, called beasties: a driver, a gardener, a thief, an assassin, and a maid — Anouk. When their mistress is murdered they only have three days before the spell fades and they turn back into animals forever, unless they can find a last desperate way to hold on to their humanity.

Cover and official jacket copy to come.

 

Read Bustle.com's article "Megan Shepherd's New Novel is a Fairy Tale Reimagining Unlike Anything You've Read Before"