Monsters Born and Made


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$18.99  $17.66
Sourcebooks Fire
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6.3 X 9.31 X 1.18 inches | 1.27 pounds

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About the Author

Tanvi Berwah grew up wanting to touch the stars and reach back in time. She graduated from the University of Delhi with a Bachelor's and Master's in Literature of English and lives in India. She is the author of Monsters Born and Made and Somewhere in the Deep.


"Monsters Born and Made takes well-beloved YA tropes and turns them on their heads, creating an action-packed rallying cry against oppression and a riveting tale of one girl's desperation to survive no matter the odds." -- Roseanne A. Brown, New York Times bestselling author of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

"An exhilarating race of willpower and defiance, set on an utterly unique world filled with glorious monsters." -- Xiran Jay Zhao, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Iron Widow

"Berwah builds excitement with her well-crafted characters and storyline. Her world building is superb, and masterfully weaves in elements of the South Asian caste system. This book will leave readers eagerly awaiting a sequel" -- Youth Services Book Review, STARRED review

"Berwah's worldbuilding is intense, depicting a cruel society in which the power-hungry elite are just as monstrous as the terrifying oceanic beasts...for dystopian fantasy fans seeking something fresh and savage" -- Kirkus

"Both a brilliant competition story about a girl facing down impossible obstacles and a skillful critique of the society that created them, Monsters Born and Made will leave you breathless and desperate for more." -- Vaishnavi Patel, New York Times bestselling author of Kaikeyi

"A gripping tale of struggle and sacrifice" -- Lightspeed Magazine

"Fluid prose and a breakneck pace ensures a wild ride from start to finish."

"Berwah's YA debut thrusts readers into a chilling world where sea creatures aren't the only monsters to fear" -- Booklist

"In this heart wrenching tale of one girl's fight for survival, Berwah skillfully tears apart humanity's mask, revealing brutal truths about the monstrosities that lay within. An epic, page-turning debut by a brilliant new author!" -- June CL Tan, author of Jade Fire Gold

"The South-Asian inspired setting is the true draw here... Koral is earnest and deeply well-intentioned... grim but compelling" -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Readers familiar with YA-dystopias will be at home here, among monsters who are creatures--and the human monsters who drive systems of inequality and oppression." -- Paste

"I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cool, wild read!" -- Kids' Book Buzz