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Renée Ahdieh

USA flag (b.1983)

Renée Ahdieh lives in North Carolina with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. Her YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, is available wherever books are sold. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of her characters.

She is also a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
   Fanfare (2011)
Renée Ahdieh recommends
Stalking Jack the Ripper (2016)
(Stalking Jack the Ripper, book 1)
Kerri Maniscalco
"Kerri Maniscalco paints a picture of nineteenth-century London that lives and breathes in wonderfully sinister fashion. You won't want to put this book down."
Caraval (2017)
(Caraval, book 1)
Stephanie Garber
"Enchanting and mysterious, Stephanie Garber's CARAVAL is a story rich with sumptuous detail, beautifully written."
Nemesis (2017)
(Project Nemesis, book 1)
Brendan Reichs
"My favorite kind of thriller: smart and action-packed, with twists and turns galore. You won’t be able to put this book down."
The Belles (2018)
(Belles , book 1)
Dhonielle Clayton
"From the first page, this book completely mesmorized me. Dhonielle Clayton has written a lush, immersive tale about a world where nothing is as it seems. Where beauty and the magic behind it are painted in sinisterly sexy tones. Her characters are complex, yet relatable. This is a book where you will savor every word."
The Astonishing Color of After (2018)
Emily X R Pan
"This book mesmerized me from page one. With its lyrical writing and heartbreakingly real protagonist, The Astonishing Colour of After provides a poignant reminder of grief's power and the transcendence of love. Haunting at every turn, this is a glorious debut."
Sky in the Deep (2018)
(Sky and Sea, book 1)
Adrienne Young
"Fascinating characters in a starkly beautiful world. This is a gripping story, richly told..."
The Bird and the Blade (2018)
Megan Bannen
"The Bird and the Blade is a tale filled with magic and mystery. It will entrance you from the first page. Meticulously researched and beautifully executed, this story will linger long after you have finished reading."
Sea Witch (2018)
(Sea Witch, book 1)
Sarah Henning
"This book reminded me of the magic inherently present in the best kinds of stories. Mystery and wonder abounds in SEA WITCH, and I fell in love with Evie's sharpness and her strong sense of self. Prepare to be lost in these pages for hours on end."
The Storyteller (2018)
(Sea of Ink and Gold / Reader, book 3)
Traci Chee
"I was spellbound from the first page. An utterly transportive tale of swashbucklers and sharpshooters, masterfully written. Traci Chee has penned a beautiful novel about the power of story, complete with a fantastic cast of characters and an expertly rendered fantasy landscape. This is a book you will not soon forget."
The Gilded Wolves (2019)
(Gilded Wolves, book 1)
Roshani Chokshi
"A gorgeously layered story, with characters that make you laugh and ache and cheer."
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe (2019)
Ally Condie
"With its wonderful subversion of gender tropes and achingly real characters, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe takes readers on an epic journey to unearth life's treasures. Ally Condie has knocked it out of the park."
Wicked Fox (2019)
(Gumiho, book 1)
Kat Cho
"This book is a delight from start to finish. It s everything I adore about the best Korean drama, mixed with a dash of urban fantasy. The chemistry between Miyoung and Jihoon kept me turning the pages into the wee hours of the night. Cho s prose and pacing are crisp, and the world is utterly transportive."
The Guinevere Deception (2019)
(Camelot Rising Trilogy, book 1)
Kiersten White
"Fascinating. . . . Kiersten White has taken the best parts of the Arthurian legend and made them all her own."
Beasts of Prey (2021)
(Beasts of Prey, book 1)
Ayana Gray
"Rich in magic and mythos, Beasts of Prey is a feast for all the senses. Prepare to be transported to Koffi’s world from the first page, and find yourself lost not only in the dark thrill of the hunt but the poignant beats of emotion at the heart of this story. Gray’s writing is lyrical, her imagery vivid. I eagerly await whatever she pens next."
The Other Merlin (2021)
(Emry Merlin, book 1)
Robyn Schneider
"This book was a delight to read. Schneider crafts a deft world, painted alongside delightful characters and the perfect dash of wit. Everything I look for in my favorite novels-including a smoldering romance!-can be found in The Other Merlin, which is a wonderfully fresh take on Arthur and his storied knights of lore."
This Woven Kingdom (2022)
(This Woven Kingdom, book 1)
Tahereh Mafi
"I've been longing to read a story inspired by The Shahnameh, and This Woven Kingdom captivated me with its deft worldbuilding and searing romance. Alizeh's quiet strength unfurls against a darkly magical backdrop. This book is a glittering jewel, complete with razor-sharp edges."
Belladonna (2022)
(Belladonna, book 1)
Adalyn Grace
"Darkly twisted and deliciously gothic, Belladonna is the kind of wicked fairytale I've loved for most of my life. Grace's world is vivid and sexy. The romance and the relationships are pitch perfect, and I fully expect readers to fall headfirst into Signa's morally complex world, just as I did."
Foul Lady Fortune (2022)
(Foul Lady Fortune, book 1)
Chloe Gong
"A dark delight."

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