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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times • Time • Buzzfeed • NPRNew York Public Library • Publishers Weekly • School Library Journal

A genre-defying novel from the award-winning author NPR describes as “like [Madeline] L’Engle…glorious.” A singular book that explores themes of identity and justice. Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?

"[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut" --The New York Times

There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth, and the answer to the question--How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?

A riveting and timely young adult debut novel that asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when the society around you is in denial. 

"The word hype was invented to describe books like this." –Refinery29

Young Adult
September 10
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Lazersmat ,

A fun read on monsters

This was a quick fun read. The plot centers around one monster hunting another, and the two teens who are working to piece it all together. It’s not that deep, but a pleasant story to read.

hannaalee ,

beautifully written

One of my favorites. I recommended to any and all. Look up content warnings just in case.

Maizimay ,


You can read stuff this quality online for free. Terribly written and full of tropes.

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