NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR!
FIRST NOVEL IN A BRAND-NEW SERIES AIMED AT MIDDLE GRADE READERS: Kelley has co-written a middle grade series (Blackwell Pages, Little, Brown) with Melissa Marr, but after several YA thriller novels, this is her first foray back to a younger age.
EXCITING ADVENTURE: Non-stop action, plus lots of different monsters—some overly affectionate, some grumpy and some downright dangerous—makes for a compelling journey!
PERFECT FOR BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS: Rowan is a strong female protagonist, whose yearning for adventurous monster slaying will appeal to both girls and boys.
IMPRESSIVE SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING: 37.2k Twitter followers, 64k Facebook followers and a large presence on Tumblr.
BONUS BACK MATTER: There will be an eight-page field guide to some of the monsters in the story, with illustrations by Xaviere Daumarie, who has provided illustrations for other Kelley Armstrong books, including two graphic novels.
One of the School Library Journal’s Best Middle Grade Books of 2019
One of the Ontario Library Association’s 2019 Top Ten Titles
PRAISE FOR A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying:
". . . [A] fast and fun read, a great read-a-like for Tamora Pierce’s 'Tortall' series." --STARRED REVIEW, School Library Journal
"A fresh take on familiar fantasy creatures and situations." --STARRED REVIEW, Shelf Awareness
"A rousing romp for monster hunters and monster lovers alike." --Kirkus Reviews
"A gripping middle grade debut." --Publishers Weekly
“Armstrong’s characters challenge gender norms, and her writing attends to themes of social justice and animal welfare, relying on strong episodic tension to drive the narrative. Highly Recommended.” --CM Magazine
“A 100% engaging romp for fans of fantasy and feisty heroes!” --49th Shelf
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