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Kendare Blake


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Kendare Blake grew up in the small city of Cambridge, Minnesota. She is a graduate of Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York and received a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Middlesex University in London, England. She loves to travel, is an advocate for animals, and cheats a lot when she plays Final Fantasy. Adopted from South Korea at the age of seven months, she arrived with the following instruction: "Feed her chocolate." Though not medically advisable, she and her parents are eternally grateful for this advice.

Kendare is the author of six novels: the contemporary SLEEPWALK SOCIETY, YA horror duo ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (2011 NPR Top 5, Kirkus Top Ten), and GIRL OF NIGHTMARES (2012 Kirkus Reviews Top Ten), and the Goddess War trilogy (ANTIGODDESS, MORTAL GODS, UNGODLY).

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
 
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2013)
(Between, book 1)
April Genevieve Tucholke
"Tucholke’s story of devils, innocence, and family secrets is lush and rhythmic as a song. Seductive with a capital ‘S.’"
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Into the Dim (2016)
(Into the Dim, book 1)
Janet B Taylor
"Janet B. Taylor’s Into the Dim is one truly enjoyable read. A fast-paced, time-travel adventure with rogue Tesla science and Middle Ages history, it will make you want to jump back into the English court, after a proper round of smallpox and typhoid vaccines, of course."
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Nightstruck (2016)
(Nightstruck, book 1)
Jenna Black
"Jenna Black's Nightstruck is fast-paced, brutal, and delightfully bizarre. her Philadelphia-gone-evil is packed with such chilling descriptions that i read some passages twice just to bask in the horror."
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Stalking Jack the Ripper (2016)
(Stalking Jack the Ripper, book 1)
Kerri Maniscalco
"With ample knowledge of Ripper lore, Maniscalco creates a steadfast and headstrong heroine who is as comfortable in gloves of blood as she is in watered silk. Filled with plenty of gory details, and no shortage of possible suspects, Stalking Jack the Ripper conveys the panic, paranoia, and fascination of 1880s London with a madman on the loose."
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Bad Blood (2017)
Demitria Lunetta
"A story that will both warm your heart, and chill you to the bone."
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Spindle Fire (2017)
(Spindle Fire, book 1)
Lexa Hillyer
"The writing is lovely, the sisters indomitable, and as the truths behind the faerie legends were revealed, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."
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Beasts Made of Night (2017)
(Beasts Made of Night, book 1)
Tochi Onyebuchi
"A thrilling, action-packed story, Beasts Made of Night kept me reading long past bedtime. Set in a richly rendered world that is fascinating, beautiful, and terrible all at once, it made me hold my breath."
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When I Cast Your Shadow (2017)
Sarah Porter
"Engrossing, highly recommended!."
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The Devils You Know (2017)
M C Atwood
"The Devils You Know is a must-read for fans of adventure horror. With plenty of creep and plenty of humor, plus some wicked origin lore, Atwood has crafted the perfect demonic fun-house ride. When can I go again?"
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The Hollow Girl (2017)
Hillary Monahan
"Hits the horrifying notes: dread and darkness and grisly ends, yet somehow still feels full of heart…I couldn’t tear my eyes away."
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Runebinder (2017)
(Runebinder Chronicles, book 1)
Alex R Kahler
"Runebinder is wall-to-wall elemental magic and mayhem. Alex R. Kahler knows how to rock some socks."
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The Final Six (2018)
(Final Six, book 1)
Alexandra Monir
"I sat down to read a bit before bed and then it was two a.m. and the book was half gone. This is a space competition of epic proportions, loaded with disturbing hidden secrets and intense action. Your eyes will be glued to the page."
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Furyborn (2018)
(Empirium Trilogy, book 1)
Claire Legrand
"Set in an immersive world of elemental magic, legendary godsbeasts, and cutthroat assassins, Claire Legrand's Furyborn is an addictive, fascinating fantasy. Truly not to be missed, this story of two fierce queens battling their way across two different eras will have you on the edge of your seat."
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Black Wings Beating (2018)
(Skybound Saga, book 1)
Alex London
"Enter the gritty culture of cutthroat falconry in Alexander London's Black Wings Beating and prepare to be riveted. This book has so much to recommend it that I don't know where to begin: clever writing, boisterous, endearing characters, and threats coming from every direction, be they dark wings in the sky or a band of nomadic zealots with a reputation for slaughter. You'll be caught up in the adventure from the first chapter. And did I mention the falcons? You'll fall in love with the falcons."
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The Girl King (2019)
(Girl King, book 1)
Mimi Yu
"An absolutely fantastic tale of legends, magic and destiny, Mimi Yu's THE GIRL KING kept the pages turning. The myths are awesome, the heroes are unsinkable, and the antagonists are chock-full of twisted agendas. If you're down with dangerous magic, clans of shapeshifters, and worthy girls who somehow STILL need to prove their worth, then you will love this as much as I did."
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Crown of Feathers (2019)
(Crown of Feathers, book 1)
Nicki Pau Preto
"Set in a world of warrior queens and their fierce phoenixes, Nicki Pau Preto's CROWN OF FEATHERS is absolutely unforgettable. It draws you in with the first flaming feather and doesn't let go. Fans of magical creatures, get in line, because I haven't loved a phoenix this much since Dumbledore's Fawkes. This is an instant favorite."
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Spectacle (2019)
(Spectacle, book 1)
Jodie Lynn Zdrok
"Clever and full of murder, Jodie Lynn Zdrok's Spectacle had my eyes glued to the pages as the body count rose, and mystery stacked upon mystery as our heroine closed in on a killer who seemed miles ahead of the Parisian authorities. Fans of serial killers and criminal investigations will find much to love, and fascinating passages about morgue tours will appeal to the morbid rubbernecker in us all."
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Stolen Time (2019)
(Dark Stars, book 1)
Danielle Rollins
"Endearing, exciting, and very clever, Danielle Rollins' Stolen Time is the kind of time-travel story I'm always on the lookout for. I know I can't really speak for him, but I feel like Doc Brown would be onboard with this one."
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The Bone Charmer (2019)
(Bone Charmer, book 1)
Breeana Shields
"I was absolutely swept away by the world of The Bone Charmer."
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American Royals (2019)
(American Royals, book 1)
Katharine McGee
"With elegance, saucy secrets, and forbidden love, American Royals is fast-paced and utterly charming. Katharine McGee's prose sparkles, capturing the glamour and pressures of an American monarchy."
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The Shadows Between Us (2020)
Tricia Levenseller
"Tricia Levenseller's latest, The Shadows Between Us, is a decadent and wickedly addictive fantasy, full of schemes and court intrigue, and delightful descriptions of food, which I am always a fan of."
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Wicked As You Wish (2020)
(Hundred Names for Magic, book 1)
Rin Chupeco
"Rin Chupeco's marvelously magical WICKED AS YOU WISH is a great read for fans of fairy tales, myths and legends. In fact, avid fans will want to read it two, three, or four times just to catch all the twists, updates and Easter eggs, as nearly every chapter is loaded with delights. Come for the adventure, stay for the sassy jerkwad firebird."
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Teen Killers Club (2020)
Lily Sparks
"Sick, twisted, fast-paced fun. With an entertaining voice and a nicely plotted murder mystery, this summer camp for psychos is frankly the only kind of summer camp I want to read about."

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