Out on 02 June 2024

The Wren in the Holly Library

K. A. Linde

02 June 2024
720 pages


Loosely inspired by Beauty and the Beast, this dark, spicy romantasy will appeal to fans of V.E. Schwab and Leigh Bardugo.

She broke the Monster Treaty . . . and he'll make her pay

Street thief Kierse should have known something wasn’t right. Now she’s trapped in the library of an old Brownstone . . . with a monster. His powers aren’t supposed to exist. She can’t run. She can’t hide. And this man - this being, filled with terrible power and darkness — is well within his rights to kill her.

Thirteen years ago, the monsters came into the light and brutalized the world. The Monster Treaty invoked a kind of peace — one that isn’t always honoured. Now Kierse has broken the treaty. But instead of killing her, Graves does the unexpected: he offers her a job . . . a glimpse into who she really is. Kierse has always known she’s different. That she can do things a little better, a little faster. And there’s that sense she has when danger is only a breath away. But if the old tales are true, there are worse things in the world than monsters.

Like a threat more ancient than legend. Like Graves. Or like Kierse herself . . .

The Wren in the Holly Library is the start of an addictive dark romantasy series set in an alternate day New York where monsters live among humankind.