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Title: Scout’s Honor
Author: Lily Anderson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Category: Young adult
Release date: April 5, 2022
Synopsis: “Sixteen-year-old Prudence Perry is a legacy Ladybird Scout, born to a family of hunters sworn to protect humans from mulligrubs―interdimensional parasites who feast on human emotions like sadness and anger. Masquerading as a prim and proper ladies’ social organization, the Ladybirds brew poisons masked as teas and use knitting needles as daggers, at least until they graduate to axes and swords.
Three years ago, Prue’s best friend was killed during a hunt, so she kissed the Scouts goodbye, preferring the company of her punkish friends lovingly dubbed the Criminal Element much to her mother and Tía Lo’s disappointment. However, unable to move on from her guilt and trauma, Prue devises a risky plan to infiltrate the Ladybirds in order to swipe the Tea of Forgetting, a restricted tincture laced with a powerful amnesia spell.
But old monster-slaying habits die hard and Prue finds herself falling back into the fold, growing close with the junior scouts that she trains to fight the creatures she can’t face. When her town is hit with a mysterious wave of demons, Prue knows it’s time to confront the most powerful monster of all: her past.”
- I seriously loved Lily Anderson’s previous book, Undead Girl Gang, and have been not-so-patiently waiting for her next release ever since!
- I love paranormal books with a touch of campiness, and the premise of this one–monster hunters masquerading as a ladies’ social organization–is right up my alley.
- YA books that deal with friendship and difficult pasts are my jam!
- Based off of reviews, it sounds like this book deals with mental health, specifically PTSD and anxiety, which is something I always appreciate in YA.
- If you like paranormal books like Undead Girl Gang, The Babysitters Coven, or The Lost Girls, you’ll absolutely not want to miss this one!
- If you like books that are fun & silly but still tackle big issues like friendship, trauma, and mental health, this one is perfect for you.
- If you’re new to Lily Anderson’s books, this is a perfect chance to try out her work!
Is Scout’s Honor on your TBR?