We Shall Be Monsters

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$19.99  $18.59
Nancy Paulsen Books
Publish Date
5.85 X 8.53 X 1.4 inches | 1.08 pounds

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About the Author
Tara Sim is the author of The Dark Gods trilogy, the Scavenge the Stars duology, and the Timekeeper trilogy. She can typically be found wandering the wilds of the Bay Area, California. When she's not chasing cats or lurking in bookstores, she writes books about magic, murder, and mayhem.
Praise for We Shall Be Monsters

An Amazon Best Book of the Month - July 2024

"The high-stakes plot draws on an inventive, richly worked world inspired by Hindu mythology. . . By turns epic, funny, gory, and heartbreaking, this is the complete package, easily winning a spot on the shelf next to the books of Nafiza Azad, Judy Lin, and Laini Taylor." --BCCB, starred review

"One of the most unique and intelligent books I've read in recent years. Darkly alluring, completely enthralling, and masterfully rendered--Tara Sim is an author at the top of her game." --Axie Oh, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

"Gripping . . . this Frankenstein-inspired story of accidental monster creation leads readers to timeless questions about true monstrosity and the responsibility of the creator for the consequences. A fantastic, magical adventure that covers a lot of ground with a large, energetic cast and a heavy infusion of fascinating and illuminating mythology." --Booklist

"Full of dark humor and darker twists, We Shall Be Monsters is not afraid to show its claws." --Margaret Owen, New York Times bestselling author of the Little Thieves and The Merciful Crow series

"[A] dark and dramatic masterpiece." --Reactor Magazine

"In this stirring testament to the bonds of siblinghood, Tara Sim spins a complex tale of guilt and grief against a vivid Indian-inspired backdrop of myths, magic, and a touch of the undead." --Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of A Thousand Steps Into Night

"Borrowing liberally from Hindu folklore and utilizing evocative, moody prose...Sim explores themes of systemic misogyny, superstition, and morality...deliver[ing] a twisted work of fantasy horror teeming with fascinating creatures and long-buried secrets." --Publishers Weekly

"Sim's duology opener is an artful presentation of binaries--evidence and belief, right and wrong--and the complex, gray, in-between areas. This intriguing exploration of certainty is highlighted by a nonbinary character's perceptions of duality...A dark and sinuous fantasy adventure." --Kirkus Reviews

"A captivating tale of family and legacy, set in a darkly vibrant world inspired by Indian mythology. Filled with gorgeous prose, exhilarating twists, and heart-stopping romance, We Shall Be Monsters is everything I love about the fantasy genre." --Akshaya Raman, author of The Ivory Key

"With evocative prose and captivating worldbuilding inspired by Indian mythology, We Shall Be Monsters is a dazzling, macabre tale of sisterhood, resurrection, and the weight of destiny. Readers will fall in love with the fierce, prickly Kajal (and her undead dog!)." --Katy Rose Pool, author of There Will Come a Darkness and Garden of the Cursed