The League of Beastly Dreadfuls (The League of Beastly Dreadfuls #1) by Holly Grant with illustrations by Josie Portillo

The Book Wars


Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Source: Publisher

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls is a strange tale about Anastasia, an 11 year-old girl who is told that her parents have perished in a freak vacuum accident and guardianship of her has fallen to her two spinster aunts of whom she had no knowledge until they showed up outside her school. On the pretext of taking Anastasia to see her parents, they trap her in what they proudly call their “Victorian” home which used to be known as St. Agony’s Asylum for the Criminally Insane. There they feed her Mystery Lumps, put her to work cleaning spiders and harvesting leeches, and lock her in her room at the end of the night. Anastasia has no idea what’s going on until she finds a boy who has a bird cage around his head and he…

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