I’m thrilled to share that BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE HERE received a starred Kirkus review!

Kirkus can be so tough and I was feeling so anxious every time I thought about being reviewed by them. I simply hoped the review would be positive but never imagined it would be starred.

Only 10% of the 7000 traditionally published books that Kirkus reviews gets starred and its a designation for “books of exceptional merit.” I was beyond shocked to see the famous “starred review” after the title when my editor forwarded me the news

You can read the full review here

And here is an excerpt:

“Mesmerizingly told through the eyes of both Catalina and the monster, the book invites readers to travel with characters who are reckoning with greed, fear, and love as they consider what makes a monster—and whether monsters can be redeemed.

Highly imaginative and powerfully affecting.” -Kirkus, starred review

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