If you haven’t heard of Ayana Gray, you may want to add this author to TBR list, very soon. Gray’s debut novel, the first of her Beasts of Prey series will come out in the spring of 2022, which seems like a long time, but the way 2020 is going, 2022 will be here any second.
The series was picked up by Putnam books and the series ‘Beasts of Prey’ is now made up of new YA novels that follow two black teenagers tracking down an unknown monster that leads them to magical forests, with a major twist. As a black reader, who loves fantasy, I often crave more representation in this genre and its amazing to have black and brown characters in magical situations. We love witches, vampires, werewolves and all that wonderful stuff.
The highly anticipated book series combines monsters, mythos, and #BlackGirlMagic as the two teens journey into a magical jungle to find the monster plaguing them before they become the hunted. Full of exciting fantasy world-building and complex characters, Beasts of Prey promises a twist you won’t see coming.
I’m very excited for these books to come out because I’m always on the hunt for new series like these. And it seems like they won’t disappoint. So congratulations to Ayana Gray and go follow her on everything to stay updated; she will be an author to watch for sure.