Book Eaters live among us: a secret community of people for whom books are food. As they nourish themselves with pages and bindings and gilded edges, they also consume the information inside. And what is consumed cannot be forgotten.
At the old Fairweather Manor, tucked away in the English moors, young Devon was raised on a diet of fairytales and dark warnings about what happens to those who disobey the Family, one of the oldest lineages of book eaters. As she enters adulthood, she is prepared for the life she's been groomed for, one of wealth, arranged marriages, and forced childbearing.
But when her son is born a rare mind eater -- a child who must feed on human minds rather than books -- Devon cannot let the Family make a monster out of him, even if she must become the monster herself in order to protect him.
And she will burn down anyone who stands in her way.