The Talents Trilogy Begins

Ordinary Monsters

J.M. Miro

Ordinary Monsters by J.M. Miro

Who doesn’t believe in things they can’t explain?

1882: A group of children with mysterious powers are hunted by a figure of darkness—a man made of smoke. As secrets unfold, “the Talents” discover the truth about their abilities, and that sometimes the worst monsters come bearing the sweetest gifts.


A towering achievement: a dazzling mountain of wild invention, Dickensian eccentrics, supernatural horrors, and gripping suspense. Be warned . . . once you step into this penny dreadful to end all penny dreadfuls, you’ll never want to leave. Joe Hill, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman and Heart‑Shaped Box

Haunting, tense, earth-shattering . . . A riveting mix of magic and terror. Tamora Pierce, author of Trickster’s Choice and In the Hand of the Goddess

From the very first page, you’re pulled into a world of hope and fear, dark and light, the known and the unimaginable. A world that is equal parts magic and pain. Readers should prepare themselves: there’s nothing ordinary about Ordinary Monsters. Alma Katsu, author of The Fervor and The Hunger

One of my favorite books of the year—it’s full of surprises, atmos­pheric as hell, and moves like a runaway train. Nothing in this book is what you expect it to be and it couldn’t be more satisfying. Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself and Last Seen Leaving