Holy sweet hell. This is one dark, dangerous, goth-feminist book (be aware – this is definitely not YA – it’s like a Ivy League Harry Potter infused with a Breaking Bad level of grit and violence and mayhem).
Absolutely genius – Author Bardugo pulls off one wildly creative supernatural idea after another, a riveting mystery, a kick-ass female protagonist, great dialogue (with her signature wit), and some truly creepy, scary scenes (I cannot WAIT to see this on screen) – all while taking sharp aim (and leveling a little bit of overdue literary revenge) at classism, sexism and the one percent.
Keep writing dangerously, Leigh Bardugo, and with no apologies. *standing ovation* Team #hellbeast (I realize I shouldn’t be rooting for the hellbeast – but OMIGOD THAT HELLBEAST!)