“It is known that those who join the Wretches shed their old skin, forgetting what came before. But sometimes, in the darkness, I remember.”–The Court of Miracles, Kester Grant
I received this ARC from NetGalley and Knopf Books in exchange for an honest review.
The Court of Miracles was fantastic! I really didn’t expect to like it as much as I did, especially at the start. Even though I didn’t go into reading this as a Les Mis fan, I felt I had to at least watch the movie to compare. The Court of Miracles is a re-telling that captured the spirit of the revolution with the perspective of a lesser-known character at the forefront… plus magic 🙂
The beginning of the book started off slow, but was totally worth the wait. Time sort of skips along as the book goes on and Nina develops her many gifts along the way. Her fierce protection of Cosette is a true suspense-builder and so sincere. Kester’s system of characters is so descriptive and magical, yet not overly complex.
I felt so invested in Nina’s journey that I’m still thinking about the story even though I finished the book a few weeks ago. I could tell that the author did a lot of research in order to create such an imaginative world.
I can’t wait for the sequel and really couldn’t recommend this book more. Let me know what you guys think of it as well! I’m curious to hear your opinions once it’s released.