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Beasts of Prey



by
Ayana Gray

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN
9780593405680
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: General , Violence: Death , Discrimination: Sexism , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
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In this much-anticipated series opener, fate binds two Black teenagers together as they strike a dangerous alliance to hunt down the creature menacing their home—and uncover ancient deadly secrets.

There’s no such thing as magic in the broken city of Lkossa, especially for sixteen-year-old Koffi, who holds a power within her that could only be described as magic—a power that if discovered could cost her life. Indentured to the notorious Night Zoo, Koffi knows the fearsome creatures in her care and paying off her family’s debts to secure their eventual freedom can be her only focus. But the night those she loves are gravely threatened by the Zoo’s cruel master, Koffi finally unleashes the power she doesn’t fully understand, upending her life completely.

As the second son of a decorated hero, Ekon is all but destined to become a Son of the Six—an elite warrior—and uphold a family legacy. But on the night of his final rite of passage, Ekon encounters not only the Shetani—a vicious monster that has plagued the city for nearly a century and stalks his nightmares, but Koffi who seems to have the power to ward off the beast. Koffi’s power ultimately saves Ekon’s life, but his choice to let her flee dooms his hopes of becoming a warrior.

Desperate to redeem himself, Ekon vows to hunt the Shetani and end its reign of terror, but he can’t do it alone. Meanwhile, Koffi believes finding the Shetani could also be the key to solving her own problems. Koffi and Ekon form a tentative alliance and together enter the Greater Jungle, a world steeped in wild, frightening magic and untold dangers. The hunt begins. But it quickly becomes unclear whether they are the hunters or the hunted.Author’s note. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: General , Violence: Death , Discrimination: Sexism , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

496

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.5: points 19

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2021

Book Genres

Fantasy, Adventure

Topics

Magic. Monsters. Action and adventure. Slavery. Black people. 

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