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The Court of Miracles

(A Court of Miracles #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  319 ratings  ·  234 reviews
Les Misérables 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.

In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds,
Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: June 2nd 2020 by Knopf Children's
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ARC Received!!!

Thank you so much, Knopf Books for Young Readers. I truly appreciate this special gift!


Les Miserables + The Jungle Book??!!
(( changed to Six of Crows...))

Who the what now?!

Color me intrigued...
☙ percy ❧
Aug 28, 2017 marked it as tbr-unreleased
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 ALIVE?????????? AND THE
amy ☂︎
Jan 17, 2020 marked it as anticipated
me: i won't fall for books that have 'for fans of six of crows' in their description anymore
this book: hey
Faith M ✨
Jun 30, 2019 marked it as potentials
Shelves: upcoming-release
"A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book."

"A Court of Miracles" it a Hunchback retelling also?

And based on the synopsis...where exactly does the Jungle Book come in?
Dannii Elle
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
Anka “Viva La Papaya”
*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*
Helena of Eretz ✰
I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Thank you NetGalley and Knopf Books for Young Readers for this ARC. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

"You must make your enemies your allies.
And if you can't do that, then destroy them.
Them, and all who follow them,
so that fear doesn't come for you when you sleep."

Yes, this, right here! This book is what I crave in fiction: a story full of characters that are neck-deep in troubles, that are wonderfully flawed, that are sometimes absolutely terrible in their actions
Angela Cuéllar
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Thank you to the author for sending me a copy to review!

Um okay YES thank you! I really enjoyed this new YA Fantasy! This story is inspired by Les Misérables, The Jungle Book, and honestly I caught some The Hunchback of Notre Dame vibes as well. At first I was almost worried we were getting a slow start but honestly there is just something about the language and how the author curls and crafts her prose that kept me glued. I found myself easily immersed in this alternative
♠ TABI ♠
May 27, 2017 marked it as to-read
Oh, I got to wait until 2020, do I?


Taylor Knight
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've been craving a Young Adult fantasy novel thats actually original and has great world building for so long and The Court of Miracles has supplied the solution. With a little bit of a slow start, I was worried this was going to be equipped with long, drawn out plot that was going to take a turn into boring. The plot does pick up though and its worth the slow beginning.
The writing style is my favorite part about The Court of Miracles. It's beautifully written and makes this book stand out
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!
Kester Grant
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Elise (TheBookishActress)

like?? i'm ready even though I have no fucking clue what that even means
Abbie | epochnovels
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brutal. Full of flawed, fascinating characters. A wild, eventful ride from start to finish.

"In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 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) Thénardier 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 naïve adopted sister, Cosette
Aug 28, 2017 marked it as to-read
'For fans of something something and Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows?

Jun 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
It says Six Of Crows and The Gilded Wolves so I kind of have to read it.
Lia (booksnpenguins)
Nov 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: june-2020
I don't even know where to begin explaining how much I need this book in my life
Cindy ✩☽♔
Jan 10, 2018 marked it as to-read
This cover is very pretty <3
A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book.

Seems like a strange combination, but I'm open to it.
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-read
When it comes to this book, I seem to be in the minority. I'm not giving five or four stars but three. I wanted to love it but sadly, the middle of the book just wasn't for me. I loved the beginning and ending but in between, I was just not enjoying myself. Now, I've never read Les Misérables (even though it's a french classic) or Six of Crows so I can't comment on the comparisons made here but the settings are interesting. There are multiple guilds and our main character belongs to the Thieves. ...more
- ̗̀  jess  ̖́-
Mar 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
"retelling of les miserables"


"... for fans of six of crows"

brain machien broke, too excited
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
'I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.'

Oo! I really loved this. I like the easy to follow world-building. Descriptively beautiful with a very strong message. I loved the historical twists. Part 4 was by far my favorite.

My only problem was how much time passes from one part the the next. It was explained well, but left me feeling disjointed. It took away from relationship building between the sisters. It did come
Review to come
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sometimes we must pay a terrible price to protect the things we love.

I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley.

Im disappointed that I didnt find this book GREAT but it was still very good and interesting. The world building and characters were unique and kept me interested.

If youre not a romance fan, then this book is for you since there wasnt much in it. Im a sucker for romance haha but I still enjoyed the story all the same.

The book starts off with action, although I was a little bored
Olivia Wildenstein
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Powerful and original. Simply extraordinary.

IMO, The Court of Miracles far surpasses Six of Crows. The story, the characters, the heroine, the Court system were all absolutely sensational.

A veritable épopée as they say in French.

PS: I love romance, and there isnt much of it inside this story, and yet this book held my attention and heart.
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
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.
♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name)
A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and the Jungle Book? Sign me up!
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 2.5 Stars

Alright, so I would like to begin this review by discussing the things that I liked about this book. For a debut novel, the prose was impressive. I really enjoyed the overall flow of Kester Grant's writing, and the way that she was able to set a scene in my mind without over-describing things. The main character, Nina, was stunningly fierce and I loved her relationship with Ettie. The world the story was set in is
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ooh this was great! I love the Court and the different guilds, their leaders and the comparisons to different animals was so interesting. Our lead character Nina is so smart and cunning and always has something up her sleeve. She's so much fun to read, I love seeing her stand up for herself and those she cares about.
The twist on Les Miserables was cool, although I only know a little bit about that story, but I like the roles Inspector Javert and Jean Valjean played and their complicated
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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.

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