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City of Beasts

Corrie Wang



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13 October 2020
If you see a beast, and you have the shot, don't hesitate. Kill it.

For seventeen years, fees have lived separate from beasts. The division of the sexes has kept their world peaceful. Glori Rhodes is like most other fees her age. She adores her neighborhood's abandoned Costco, can bench her body weight, and she knew twenty-seven beast counterattack moves by the time she was seven. She has never questioned the separation of the sexes or the rules that keep her post-nuclear hometown safe. But when her mother secretly gives birth to a baby beast, Glori grows to love the child and can't help wondering: What really is the difference between us and them?

When her brother, at the age of five, is snatched in a vicious raid, Glori and her best friend, Su, do the unthinkable - covertly infiltrate the City of Beasts to get him back. What's meant to be a smash-and-grab job quickly becomes the adventure of a lifetime as the fees team up with a fast-talking, T-shirt cannon-wielding beast named Sway, and Glori starts to see that there's more to males, and her own history, than she's been taught.

Glori, Sway, and a motley cohort of friends will go to the ends of the earth to find her little brother. And maybe save their divided world while they're at it.
By:   Corrie Wang
Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 1mm,  Width: 1mm, 
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781368045308
ISBN 10:   1368045308
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   13 October 2020
Recommended Age:   From 14 to 19 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Corrie Wang owns and operates Jackrabbit Filly, a neighborhood restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. She is passionate about libraries, recycling, and eating all the food, everywhere. Her previous novel, The Takedown, received much love from the New York Public Library and YALSA. She and her husband, Shuai, live in a cozy yellow house with their pups, Moose and Olive. You can find out a little about her at or on Instagram ? if that's even still a thing ? @corrie_wang.

Reviews for City of Beasts

Praise for City of Beasts: Readers who enjoy the fast-paced desperation of Jay Kristoff's Lifelike series and Meg Rosoff's How I Live Now will appreciate the pulse-pounding intensity of this thriller.--School Library Journal A page-turning dystopian novel that explores the divisions that differences can engender and the things that can, sometimes, mend them. --Publishers Weekly Glori, the beasts, and the readers all have something to learn about gender, difference, and relationships, whether in the present or the apocalypse. Quirky characters offset darker themes, making this a brutal yet optimistic portrayal of a possible future.--Kirkus Reviews Wang has managed to write an exciting, prescient story that brings to mind the unlikely combination of M.T. Anderson's Feed, Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, and Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series, with a little of Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle trilogy and the cult classic film Heathers thrown in the mix. . . . Highly recommended.--School Library Journal Wang's smart, technocentric debut-Gossip Girl meets M.T. Anderson's Feed-addresses identity, public perception, and social media skewering.--Publishers Weekly

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