Monsters Born and Made

You swim with monsters, these people cannot scare you.

Sixteen-year-old Koral and her brother Emrik risk their lives to capture the monstrous maristags that live in the black seas around their island. They have to, or else their family will starve.

In an oceanic world swarming with vicious beasts, the ruling elite have indentured her family to provide the maristags for the Glory Race, a deadly chariot tournament reserved for the upper class. The winning contender receives gold and glory. The others—if they’re lucky—survive.

When they fail to capture a maristag for this year’s race, her family can’t afford medicine for Koral’s chronically ill little sister. Koral decides her only choice is to do what no one in the world has ever dared: cheat her way into the Glory Race.

But Koral must race against contenders who have trained their whole lives and have no intention of letting a low-caste girl steal their glory. And when riots break out Koral has to do more than win the trace, she’ll have to stop the whole island from burning.

Monster Born and Made is an epic South Asian inspired fantasy that will leave you breathless until the very last page.

Coming September 6th 2022
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Early Praise

An exhilarating race of willpower and defiance, set on an utterly unique world filled with glorious monsters.

XIRAN JAY ZHAO, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Iron Widow

Monsters Born and Made takes well-beloved YA tropes and turns them on their heads, creating an action-packed rallying cry against oppression and a riveting tale of one girl’s desperation to survive no matter the odds.

ROSEANNE A. BROWN,  New York Times bestselling author of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin


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