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"If you see a beast, and you have the shot, don't hesitate. Kill it."


For seventeen years, fees have lived separate from beasts. The division of the sexes has kept their world peaceful. Glori Rhodes is like most other fees her age. She adores her neighborhood's abandoned Costco, can bench her body weight, and she knew twenty-seven beast counter attack moves by the time she
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Freeform
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Stephanie Ward
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
'City of Beasts' is a eerily realistic dystopian novel that gives the reader more than just the plot to think about. The author did an amazing job creating the world that Glori lives in. The crazy part is that it all seems plausible - WWIII, nuclear bombs going off, almost everyone dying from radiation from the bombs, etc. We are taken to what used to be Buffalo, where Glori and the rest of her fee (female) family and friends live on one side of a river. On the opposite side, beasts (men) roam a ...more
Olivia
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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CITY OF BEASTS is the must-read dystopian of the fall. Highly recommend for fans of THE DIVERGENT, DARKEST MINDS, and/or HANDMAID'S TALE. An all new story takes us to the aftermath of WWIII in Buffalo, where men ("beasts") and women ("fees") have separated for seventeen years. Fees live on an island where they train in science and fighting techniques- and are often under attack by the beasts, but are able to fight them off.

Glori grew up after the separation, and this world has been all she knows
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Jessi Leigh
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you're into post-apocolyptic distopian future novels, this is a must-read. Wang has wonderfully tied together a realistic possible future...complete with realistic science, projected cultural adaptations, and kid-frendly (and sure-to-be-parent-approved) romance. Also added in with no-nonsense flair are activism issues of our present-day, including: sexism, racism, the mother wound, and LGBTQ+ issues with an overall emphasis on loving inclusion. This is a must-read because, yes, we should try ...more
Holly
City of Beasts is one of those books that I wanted to read the second I finished with the synopsis. A near-future post-apocalypse world where women are fees, men are beasts, and never the twain shall meet? Um, yes, please!! Well, I am so glad the synopsis hooked me, because I loved this book so much! I seriously want to sit down and re-read it now that I’m writing this review, because it’s just that good (and also I read a PDF copy where I couldn’t highlight anything and now my page-flag-adoring ...more
Christine
Once you get started reading this book, after the first couple of chapters, you will not want to put it down. To begin with you are thrown right into a world where the language resembles English, though the use of other languages is openly discussed, and left to flounder until you are able to infer what the unusual words mean. This is very much a dystopian novel where men and women, or beasts and fee, are separated. Since I live in Western New York it is amusing that the main city is Buffalo whe ...more
Taylor Li
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book from BEA, and I just couldn't put it down!

City of Beasts tells the story of Glori, a girl who has grown up in the planet crashed future of Buffalo, NY where women (fees) have decided to live separate from men (aka the beasts). Due to shady family history, a boy is born into her family and she and her co-habitators raise him in secret. When the beasts find out, they steal her brother and murder lots of fees to boot. While her community is i
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Jessica
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a fantastic dystopian novel! City of Beasts is about a not so far away post apocalyptic Earth. Taking place in Buffalo, NY the city has divided itself- men(beasts) on one side of the river, and women(fees) on the other side. Growing up this has been all that Glori has known. Until her mother gives birth to a Fee and she begins to wonder what's so wrong with them after all. When her brother is taken in a raid from the beasts, Glori and her bff, Su decide to go to the where the Beasts live an ...more
Laura
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
City of Beasts is an extraordinary read. The author jumps right into the future, leaving the reader to wonder about this new (and dark) world. It is gradually revealed and with surprising turns, clever characters and pithy dialog, the reader can’t help but smile. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Wang had me musing over names and words and what they might mean beyond the obvious. She also had me looking things up to know more about this fascinating world she created. All I can say is: read ...more
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Corrie Wang owns and operates Jackrabbit Filly, a friendly neighborhood restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. She is passionate about libraries, recycling, and eating all the food everywhere. Her debut novel, The Takedown, received much love from the New York Public Library and YALSA.

She and her husband, Shuai, live in a cozy yellow house with their pups, Moose and Olive. You can find out ver
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