Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.

tcom-coverLes Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris’s criminal underground in the wake of the French Revolution.

In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina’s life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father’s fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie). When Ettie attracts the eye of the Tiger–the ruthless lord of the Guild of Flesh–Nina is caught in a desperate race to keep the younger girl safe. Her vow takes her from the city’s dark underbelly to the glittering court of Louis XVII. And it also forces Nina to make a terrible choice–protect Ettie and set off a brutal war between the guilds, or forever lose her sister to the Tiger.

So I’ll admit I’m intrigued by the Les Mis meets Six of Crows bit, even though I feel like there have been a lot of retellings or stories inspired by Les Mis lately. Also, that cover! The Court of Miracles is expected June 2nd, 2020 from Knopf!

14 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

  1. ivysbooks says:

    I’m excited for this book too! Yes, there have been several Les Mis retellings but I have yet to read one so this will be the one for me, considering I’m such a big fan of Six of Crow 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    I have never made it all the way through Les Mis. It’s just so long. And boring. Though I hear it gets better after the part I stopped at.

  3. Sammie @ The Writerly Way says:

    I’m really on the fence about whether I want to read this, with all the new books coming out that I’m already drowning under, but I’d be lying if I said that comp to Six of Crows didn’t catch my attention. xD It does sound like a good read, at least! Hope you enjoy it when you get your hands on it. :3

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