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Kester Grant
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A Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles #1)

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A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book.

In the dark days following a failed French Revolution, in the violent jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, young cat-burglar Eponine (Nina) Thenardier goes head to head with merciless royalty, and the lords of the city's criminal underworld to save the life of her adopted sister Cosette (Ettie).

Her vow will
Expected publication: 2019 by Knopf
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Kester Grant
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)


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A Court of Miracles is a diverse fantasy reimagining of The Jungle Book and Les Miserables.


It is a combination of :

Dark underworld criminal guilds + the glittering court intrigues of Louis XVII + girl cat burglars + dark eyed assassins + misguided princes + violent revolutionaries + female police detectives
☙ percy ❧
Aug 28, 2017 marked it as tbr-unreleased
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 ALIVE?????????? AND 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 LIKE

holy fuck tho... alternate history in which lou
Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
I read an early draft of this book last year and from the first page, I was in love.I have been dying for this deal to come out and now I can't wait to see the finished book!
Aug 28, 2017 marked it as to-read
'For fans of something something and Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows?

Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book.

Seems like a strange combination, but I'm open to it
Elise (TheBookishActress)
May 13, 2017 marked it as releases-2019

like?? i'm ready even though I have no fucking clue what that even means
Anka «Viva La Papaya»
May 04, 2017 marked it as to-read
*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*
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
*I received this book from a publisher in exchange for a review.*

I wasn't the perfect audience for this book because I couldn't read 'Les Misérables' and I couldn't finish 'The Jungle Book' either. I love the story of 'Les Misérables' but the novel is too slow and boring to me, and I found 'The Jungle Book' pretty tedious too. But I was really interested in their mix, so I started reading 'A Court of Miracles' with good feelings. Sadly it was a big dissapointment to me.

Should I complain about it
Monique V
Apr 03, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019
OMG!! *GRABBY HANDS* I want it now😣😣😣
A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book
I have absolutely zero clue what that means but I think I've been preparing for this ever since I was born.
Jamie Pacton
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
YA Les Mis meets Jungle Book? Yes, please. I've been intrigued by Kit's idea since she first mentioned it pre-Pitch Wars. I had the pleasure of reading the first chapter of this book during the mentor round of Pitch Wars. Loved it so much! I'm eagerly awaiting the full book. The world is richly drawn and the characters are fascinating.
Sasha Nanua
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read a draft of this novel post-Pitch Wars and it was a delight. I would keep my laptop open in class (History of the French language, which was fitting) just so I could keep reading it, and finished it in two days. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for this book, and this (amazing) author. Cannot WAIT to have a finished copy in my hands!

ragan stokesberry
Dec 17, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: eagerly-awaiting
y’all... i am SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK... like i would never have even thought of a jungle book/les mis story would be something im super lit for because ive never read either but... i so am omg
Oct 21, 2017 marked it as to-read
LES MISÉRABLES?? I love it already
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ive read many drafts of this book so far, and each time it gets better and better. Kester Grant has a way of writing characters that keeps you invested in their story., their life, their development. You want to know what is going to happen next and how it is all going to end. When I finished the book, I wanted more, and wanted to cry when the next page was blank. I have a deep void left in my heart by not having a second book continuing the story to read. This is definitely a book that is a mus ...more
Lisa Ramee
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read an early draft of this and I honestly can't believe that the published book could be better--it was already SO good! (But you know it will be.) Kit is an amazing story-spinner and draws you in literally from the first page. I'm ecstatic that the rest of the world is going to get a chance to read this provocative book and get caught up in the series. Even though I read that early draft, I can not WAIT to read the final product.
Jun 23, 2017 marked it as to-read

Obviously, I get that it's a retelling of Les Mis (squeals and delight from me).... but how does the Jungle Book part factor in?!?! I don't know whether to be excited or concerned.
Caroline Minic
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hugo's Éponine was a miserable though wonderful character.
She did deserve her story to be told : and she got it!

A COURT OF MIRACLES is smart, touching and full of mysteries!
Follow the poor girl who will make her Revolution !
May 27, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: waiting
Oh, I got to wait until 2018, do I?


Why have I not heard of this until just now?? Les Mis is one of my favorite stories of all time and this ... it just sounds FANTASTIC! I'm ready!
Mar 16, 2018 marked it as to-read
a diverse reimagining of les mis and the jungle book with girl cat burglars, female friendships, and heists??
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Kester Grant is a British-Mauritian writer of color, and debut author of A Court of Miracles, a Young Adult fantasy reimagining of the Jungle Book and Les Miserables, (2019, Knopf, Random House).

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 r
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