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Monsters aren’t real. Everyone knows that. Full of creepy-cool atmosphere and monstrous magic, this gripping middle grade debut will sink its claws into fans of supernatural adventures like Holly Black’s Doll Bones and Ellen Oh’s Spirit Hunters.

When a sudden earthquake strands Celia’s parents out of town, she finds herself on her own in a shaken city. She tries to reach ou
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: March 12th 2019 by HarperCollins
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    Ms. Yingling
    Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
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    Celia's parents have lost their university jobs and moved the family to a small island on the East Coast where they both found positions. One weekend, Celia's father has to travel for work and her mother has to go to care for her grandmother, so they trust her alone (with a seven page list of rules!). The next morning, she wakes up to the aftermath of a serious earthquake, and runs into a group of children acting suspiciously on the roof of the building. One of them is a
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    Misha
    "Every monster started with a kid being hurt." (310)
    Darla
    Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    4.5 stars for this debut novel that highlights kids battling monsters only they can see. Celia is home alone for the weekend and an earthquake hits her town taking out the electricity and isolating their community from the outside world. She is just thirteen and alone. As she ventures out of her apartment she finds herself drawn into a world where monsters are very real, they keep kids (Littles) as slaves and use them to add more kids to their team. The hunters are regular kids who train to take ...more
    Sigh
    Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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    I feel like I would have been really into this book between the ages of 10-13; this would have been my jam. The ending feels a little off to me, but I think that's just my personal tastes and not a fault with the book.

    I really like the concept of the Bigs and Littles, especially the Little rebellion who refuse to turn into Bigs and hurt others. Also, the last line of the acknowledgements made me cry when I finished the entire book and read through them.

    Also, the way the prophe
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    Jeff
    Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first book I've read by the author.

    I admit I'm not the target audience for this book but ever now and then it's fun to read a book for younger readers. I loved this book. The characters were likable and the story was great. The pacing and flow made it easy to read and hard to put down. I think I'll give the book to my daughter so she can read it to my granddaughter. I'll be looking for more books by Katherine Sparrow when I need some easy food
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    Stephanie
    A creepy-cool middle grade fantasy packed to the gills with atmosphere, a thoughtful spin on monsters, and a sly, dark-but-kid-friendly sense of humor that speaks directly to tween me, who was too much of a smart alec for her own good. Pick this one up on a moody, rainy afternoon. (Just maybe don't start it late at night...)
    saskeah
    Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Maggie
    Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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    A great novel for middle graders! It's atmospheric and creepy without anything too scary. I'll definitely recommend this to middle grade fantasy lovers.
    saskeah
    Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I loved this book, and would highly recommend it. Full review to be published mid-day on February 4th at https://booksbeyondbinaries.blog/2019...
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