Midnight Beauties (Grim Lovelies) (Hardcover)

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MIDNIGHT BEAUTIES continues Anouk's story from GRIM LOVELIES while taking the Beasties' story a level deeper. Anouk is wrestling with questions of identity, fear of failure, and trying to find her place in this new magical world. This is the essential element of science fiction and fantasy -- to pose questions through extraordinary situations that help the reader better understand her own reality. I am in love with this story and can't wait to see what Anouk and the Beasties discover next.

— Jamie

Midnight Beauties is the perfect sequel and finale to Grim Lovelies. It drives home the message of "what does it mean to be human?" from the first book and takes you on a beautiful, fantastical ride along the way. Anouk is a delightful protagonist that, while she's learning, you feel like you're learning too, and when she fails, you almost feel like you can reach into the book and offer her a hand, but she doesn't need it one bit. She's kind and gentle but she's a tough one which makes this series a favorite for me. I know I'll be recommending this series to everyone that will listen for many years to come. Meghan Shepherd has shaped a magical world I would be very excited to return to in a new series whether it's with the same characters or not!

— Cat


The witches, beasties, goblins, and Royals return in this spellbinding conclusion to New York Times best-selling author Megan Shepherd’s Grim Lovelies duology. 

Ever since she discovered her affinity for magic, seventeen-year-old Anouk has been desperate to become a witch. It’s the only way to save her friends who, like Anouk, are beasties: animals enchanted into humans. But unlike Anouk, the other beasties didn’t make it out of the battle at Montélimar in one piece.

With her friends now trapped in their animal forms, Anouk is forced into a sinister deal involving a political marriage with her sworn enemy, a wicked plot to overthrow London’s fiercest coven of witches, and a deadly trial of fire to become a witch. The price for power has always been steep in the world of the Haute. Now, it will cost Anouk everything.

Wicked and delightful, this spellbinding sequel and conclusion to Grim Lovelies is perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and The Hazelwood Wood.

About the Author

Megan Shepherd is the acclaimed author of The Madman's Daughter trilogy, The Cage trilogy and the middle grade novel, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill. She lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, NC. Visit Megan at meganshepherd.com, on Twitter at @megan_shepherd, and on Instagram at @meganshepherdauthor.

Praise For…

"Exciting action scenes and unexpected personal revelations and character relationships combine to form a tantalizing conclusion to Shepherd’s duology." —Booklist

"Readers familiar with the first volume will enjoy this final leg of Anouk's journey in which enemies become family and the powerless become powerful.... A satisfying conclusion." —Kirkus

"One heart-stopping scene after another... a satisfying conclusion to this duology."—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books​
Product Details
ISBN: 9781328811905
ISBN-10: 1328811905
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 13th, 2019
Pages: 448
Series: Grim Lovelies