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Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She's been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a "practice book" and which none of you will ever see) when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen.

Jen graduated high school in 2002, and from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science (the study of the brain and thought) in May of 2006. She was awarded a Fulbright to do post-graduate work at Cambridge, and then returned to the states, where she is hard at work on her PhD.
 

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
November 2024

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Games Untold
(Inheritance Games, book 5)
Series
Golden
   1. Golden (2006)
   2. Platinum (2007)
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Bailey Morgan
   1. Tattoo (2007)
   2. Fate (2009)
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Squad
   1. Perfect Cover (2008)
   2. Killer Spirit (2008)
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Raised by Wolves
   1. Raised by Wolves (2010)
   2. Trial by Fire (2011)
   3. Taken by Storm (2012)
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Naturals
   1. The Naturals (2013)
   2. Killer Instinct (2014)
   3. All In (2015)
   4. Bad Blood (2016)
   Twelve (2017)
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Fixer
   1. The Fixer (2015)
   2. The Long Game (2016)
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Inheritance Games
   1. The Inheritance Games (2020)
   2. The Hawthorne Legacy (2021)
   3. The Final Gambit (2022)
   4. The Brothers Hawthorne (2023)
   5. Games Untold (2024)
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Novels
   Every Other Day (2011)
   Nobody (2013)
     aka At First Sight
   The Lovely and the Lost (2019)
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Jennifer Lynn Barnes recommends
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A Crane Among Wolves (2024)
June Hur
"Compulsively readable and utterly unique, The Red Palace is a must-read murder mystery steeped in royal intrigue."
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Garden of the Cursed (2023)
(Garden of the Cursed, book 1)
Katy Rose Pool
"Mystery, fantasy, romance-this book has it all, and every page is more compulsively readable than the last. Gasp-inducing, heart-rending, and beautifully crafted, Garden of the Cursed is nothing short of genius."
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Silver in the Bone (2023)
(Silver in the Bone, book 1)
Alexandra Bracken
"Nail-biting, gut-wrenching, action-packed, and devastatingly romantic, Silver in the Bone is absolutely legendary."

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