Rayleigh Mann in the Company of Monsters


Author: Ciannon Smart

Perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the End of Time and Amari and the Night Brothers, Ciannon Smart’s middle grade debut is a magical and adventurous fantasy with Caribbean lore, delightful (and monstrous) creatures, and an unforgettably fearless main character.

Ever feel like you don’t fit in?

Meet eleven-year-old Rayleigh Mann, notorious troublemaker, infamous prankster, and overall misfit.

When Rayleigh sneaks out to go trick-or-treating on All Hallows Eve, he gets way more than he bargained for—in the form of a jumbie straight out of his Nana’s stories from The Book of Night Things.

The weirdest part? This jumbie tells Rayleigh that the father he never knew is actually the Bogey Mann, the most terrifying of all monsters, the Supreme Scarer himself.

But Bogey Mann has been kidnapped, and Rayleigh must set off on an adventure straight out of his wildest dreams—or darkest nightmares—to find him. 

Fans of The School for Good and Evil and Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky will thrill as they join Rayleigh on a journey unlike any other: breathtaking and magical, spooky and exciting; one that proves you can find your people (or monsters) even in the most unlikely of places.