An action-packed middle grade fantasy about a family of monsters, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Auxier, and Victoria Schwab.
Mirabelle is part of a very unusual family. Between Uncle Bertram transforming into a ferocious grizzly bear and Aunt Eliza’s body being made entirely of spiders, it’s safe to say they are an extraordinary lot.
To the human residents of Rookhaven Village, the family is a threat. So long ago, a treaty was made—in return for food, the monsters won’t eat the townspeople—and an invisible glamour was set around the Manor to keep strangers out.
But the glamour serves another purpose: to keep the family hidden from those who’d do them harm. When two orphans—Jem and Tom—stumble upon a tear in the magic and open a door that was meant to stay locked, Rookhaven manor is put in grave danger.
In the grand tradition of Coraline and Sweep, The Monsters of Rookhaven is a chilling and beautifully written novel about the secrets that tear us apart, the bonds that tie us together, and the monsters we cannot see.