A gorgeous collector’s hardback edition of the first book in the Monsters of Verity duology, featuring gorgeous new jacket artwork, perfect for any Schwab fan’s bookcases.
Enter the gritty, seething metropolis of V-City—a divided city, where monsters have stepped out of the shadows, and where choosing who you want to be is the first, and the hardest-fought, battle.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to two families vying for control, raised in lives of violence, raised to rule. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the inhabitants pay for his protection. August just wants to be human, as good-hearted as his own father—but his curse is to be what the humans fear.
Now the thin truce that keeps the Harker and Flynn families at peace is crumbling, and an assassination attempt forces Kate and August into a tenuous alliance. But how long will they survive in a city where no one is safe and monsters are real…