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The Court of Miracles In The Violent Urban Jungle Of An Alternate Paris, The French Revolution Has Failed And The City Is Divided Between Merciless Royalty And Nine Underworld Criminal Guilds, Known As The Court Of Miracles Eponine Nina Th Nardier Is A Talented Cat Burglar And Member Of The Thieves Guild Nina S Life Is Midnight Robberies, Avoiding Her Father S Fists, And Watching Over Her Na Ve Adopted Sister, Cosette Ettie When Ettie Attracts The Eye Of The Tiger The Ruthless Lord Of The Guild Of Flesh Nina Is Caught In A Desperate Race To Keep The Younger Girl Safe Her Vow Takes Her From The City S Dark Underbelly To The Glittering Court Of Louis XVII And It Also Forces Nina To Make A Terrible Choice Protect Ettie And Set Off A Brutal War Between The Guilds, Or Forever Lose Her Sister To The Tiger Les Mis Rables Meets Six Of Crows In This Page Turning Adventure As A Young Thief Finds Herself Going Head To Head With Leaders Of Paris S Criminal Underground In The Wake Of The French Revolution what s up with courts in ya lately HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO KESTER GRANT AND THE COURT OF MIRACLES Earlier ARC Received Thank you so much, Knopf Books for Young Readers I truly appreciate this special gift Original Les Miserables The Jungle Booknow changed to Six of Crows Who the what now Color me intrigued HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO KESTER GRANT AND THE COURT OF MIRACLES Earlier ARC Received Thank you so much, Knopf Books for Young Readers I truly appreciate this special gift Original Les Miserables The Jungle Booknow changed to Six of Crows Who the what now Color me intrigued and lo, i am disappointed oncewhat a cold, hard world we live in it wasn t bad, it s just okay, and somehow that s worse if it was bad i could take the piss out of it with wild glee but i can t there were a lot of timeskips that seemed jerky and uncoordinated, like me after a few wines, and especially in the first half the narrative didn t seem to flow very well nina was a good character, pretty well rounded, but she seemed to get out of scrapes and conflict a bit too easily for my t and lo, i am disappointed oncewhat a cold, hard world we live in it wasn t bad, it s just okay, and somehow that s worse if it was bad i could take the piss out of it with wild glee but i can t there were a lot of timeskips that seemed jerky and uncoordinated, like me after a few wines, and especially in the first half the narrative didn t seem to flow very well nina was a good character, pretty well rounded, but she seemed to get out of scrapes and conflict a bit too easily for my taste view spoiler one of the only major setbacks conflict except from azelma being taken at the start was ettie being kidnapped and it turned out she was behind that all along so bluh hide spoiler i m glad there wasn t an overt Pointless Romance, except it s clear that any boy around her age who goes within 3.4 miles of her is cast as a love interest montparnasse, st juste and the dauphin it s a little bit tiring, but at least she didn t really care that much about romance otherwise i d have been driven up the wall there were a couple of historical inaccuracies that did drive me a little bit up the wall, though nothing too serious, and only throwaway lines really but still it s mentioned that the prince had a whipping boy, even though they re pretty much entirely a historical myth, and just seems like a cheap shot at Making The Nobles Evil speaking of Making The Nobles Evil, the nobles are all evil except the prince because of course faberge eggs are mentioned, despite them being made for the russian royal family, and despite faberge not being alive at this point in time also, this isn t historical, but still annoying lady corday s hypnotism seeing as there isn t a hint of fantasy anywhere else, it seems a lot like a diabolus ex machina basically it was a let down it wasn t horrific, but it was a disappointment not a spoiler, just my pre reading ramblings i don t want to spam this review with view spoiler UPDATE APR 2020 I MOTHERFUCKIN HAVE IT UPDATE FEB 2020 i ve requested it on netgalley and if i don t get it i am straight up storming into harper collins offices i live in central london, i literally could do this do not test me i am already offended i didn t get one of those sexy physical ARCs legal disclaimer i m joking mostly 1828 louis xii is this a typo and did they mean louis xvii and if they did, THEN THIS IS AN ALTERNATE HISTORY IN WHICH LOUIS CHARLES A.K.A MY FAVE IS ALIVEAND THE KING tho if it IS my child louis charles then he d BETTER be presented as GOOD and not some sort of EVIL KING ok it s a les mis adaptation so D BUT I DON T WANT HIM TO BE BAD OH FUCK, WHAT IF HE S KILLED ALL OVER AGAIN CANNAE DEAL WI THIS LIKEholy fuck tho alternate history in which louis xvii cuz hopefully that s not a typo and not some terrible inaccuracy is king literally my entire aesthetic this is all i m about, bruh this is my SHIT i m fucking dead, everyone please help and please do my darling charles justice, he is the sweetest person in the world don t give him the marie antoinette treatment please i beg of you why am i continuing to ramble MAYBE BECAUSE THIS IS MY FAVOURITE HISTORICAL FIGURE, BITCHES literally am i dreaming i told myself i wouldn t hype up books any after being mildly disappointed 253582 times but i just can t help myself it s louis FUCKING charles edit just corrected louis xii to louis xvii in the blurb after seeing the author s review mention louis XVII because yeah doing the Lord s work on earth my friends Dalso not to be Dramatique but as i m a huge fan of Les Mis and the World s Biggest Fan of Louis XVII and also a person of colour i m JUST SAYING i d be the perfect recipient of an ARC hide spoiler I was intrigued to see just how this Les Miserable meets The Jungle Book meets Six of Crows meets Throne of Glass mash up was going to work, but, you know what, I think it pulled it off Below the surface of the polished streets of France lies a seething underbelly of crooks, thieves, beggars, and murderers Despite the anarchic pastimes of those who reside there, guilds organise and lord rules, regulations are abided by, and harsh punishments enacted on those who break their codes of lawless hon I was intrigued to see just how this Les Miserable meets The Jungle Book meets Six of Crows meets Throne of Glass mash up was going to work, but, you know what, I think it pulled it off Below the surface of the polished streets of France lies a seething underbelly of crooks, thieves, beggars, and murderers Despite the anarchic pastimes of those who reside there, guilds organise and lord rules, regulations are abided by, and harsh punishments enacted on those who break their codes of lawless honour These are inconsequential to Nina, the Little Cat burglar and one of the most renowned weapon in the Thieves Guild s arsenal Her lifelong goal has been to save her long lost sister from a life of enforced prostitution, and now, to save a new sister who may soon succumb to the very same fate.This was such an extraordinarily complex story line that brought in many of my favourite fantasy tropes and was reminiscent of so many beloved works of fiction, and yet still maintained it s own sense of unique brilliance Aspects occurred early on in the novel that had me unable to conceive how the remainder would play out, and scenes of actions were littered throughout to ensure there was never a pause in the pacing or a stall in the tension that dominated all events.There was so much to explore, both in the forefront and backdrop of the scenes, and I longed to linger in every hidden cranny that this city kept hidden from its upper class inhabitants The world below was just as rich and diverse as the streets above and Grant kept me enraptured with her vivid depictions of the two.Whilst the Parisian setting felt rich and textured, the ongoing revolution created tragic scenery that complicated and dissected the expected format of the novel It was interesting to see how this historical occurrence impacted these fictional characters and interplay of history and fantasy was endlessly fascinating to explore.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the author, Kester Grant, and the publisher, Harper Voyager, for this opportunity I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.I don t know what I expected going into this, but it wasn t this While the synopsis referenced la Revolution Fran aise being unsuccessful, I still thought that it d be a Les Mis rables retelling from how it was pitched That s not really what this was Rather, it was an alternate historical book with multiple inaccuracies I didn t find it particularly compelling either way, nor did it I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.I don t know what I expected going into this, but it wasn t this While the synopsis referenced la Revolution Fran aise being unsuccessful, I still thought that it d be a Les Mis rables retelling from how it was pitched That s not really what this was Rather, it was an alternate historical book with multiple inaccuracies I didn t find it particularly compelling either way, nor did it bring something revolutionary or original to the YA genre I also wasn t too keen on THREE potential love interests It s rather tiring that female protagonists can t seem to be friendly with male characters without romantic feelings being involved This made it feel very Throne of Glass esque to me and come on, it s 2020 Time to move on from these tropes This wasn t a poor book by any means, but I don t think that I ll be continuing on with this series My favourite part of this book was The Court of Miracles itself, a criminal underworld thriving in 19th Century Paris amidst the June Rebellion I found the political structure of the Court fascinating and enjoyed the exploration of the individual guilds we saw throughout the course of this novel, my favourite of course, being the assassin s guild.I thought that the atmosphere was also well done, I enjoyed the glitz and glamour of the court alongside theseedy and grimy elements of the unde My favourite part of this book was The Court of Miracles itself, a criminal underworld thriving in 19th Century Paris amidst the June Rebellion I found the political structure of the Court fascinating and enjoyed the exploration of the individual guilds we saw throughout the course of this novel, my favourite of course, being the assassin s guild.I thought that the atmosphere was also well done, I enjoyed the glitz and glamour of the court alongside theseedy and grimy elements of the underworld Alongside this we also have glimpses of the lives of the common people during the June Rebellion, who were dying of starvation and illness Overall, the atmosphere, setting and political aspects were my favourite elements throughout.Where I feel this book was slightly lacking, is in the development of both characters and plot Years were skipped over so that we could accelerate to theinteresting and relevant parts of the plot However I found that crucial bonds were built in the years that the reader does not see and so I felt a disconnect between myself and the characters, I was being told that Eponine and Cosette were close, but I did not truly feel it.In a lot of ways, especially throughout the first half of the book, I felt like the narrative was very episodic, and things came to Eponine too easily Impossible tasks were posed to her, that she overcame in a handful of chapters and these elements of the book also felt like they served as a guide to the Court of Miracles as it seemed every mission was related to a different guild.Overall I would recommend reading this I enjoyed it a lot and can t wait to get my hands on the sequel, I just think with a littledevelopment it could have been phenomenal and also held a lot of emotional impact A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Mis rables and The Jungle Book A Court of Miracles is it a Hunchback retelling also And based on the synopsiswhere exactly does the Jungle Book come in i originally had this at a 4 because its a fun story, easy to read, and was an overall enjoyable reading experience but after a day or two of thinking, some things are bothering me in hindsight, nothing about this feels original its as if KG took different components from different sources les mis character names, the bone season plot, history world building and then put them into one book i dont see anything unique on these pages also, im not very knowledgable about history, which i originally had this at a 4 because its a fun story, easy to read, and was an overall enjoyable reading experience but after a day or two of thinking, some things are bothering me in hindsight, nothing about this feels original its as if KG took different components from different sources les mis character names, the bone season plot, history world building and then put them into one book i dont see anything unique on these pages also, im not very knowledgable about history, which is why historical inaccuracies never bother me because im usually none the wiser , but even i know faberg made eggs for the russian royal family, not the french, and it wasnt even around at the time this story takes place it just shows a real lack of effort and fact checking on both the author and editors end, which is really disappointing and whats the deal with the les mis names i could understand it if this was a retelling, but its not the only things taken from the story are the names and a really awkward mention of a song it just doesnt add anything to the story, so why include it if KG had used her own character names, this would have feltlike an original story again, i want to mention that none of this impacted my reading experience in the moment i actually quite liked the story these are just things i thought about afterwards that made me think a little less of the story and the author so i guess its really just me being picky too critical 3.5 stars sees book that looks interesting sees it s compared to Lies of Locke Lamora and Six of Crows sees it s compared to Throne of Glass sees book that looks interesting sees it s compared to Lies of Locke Lamora and Six of Crows sees it s compared to Throne of Glass


About the Author: Kester Grant

Kester Grant is a British Mauritian writer of color She was born in London, grew up between the UK, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the tropical island paradise of Mauritius As a wanton nomad she and her husband are unsure which country they currently reside in but they can generally be found surrounded by their fiendish pack of cats and dogs Kes can be found lurking with intent on kestergrant.com, instagram, twitter, goodreads


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