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Kendare Blake

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Kendare Blake is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels and short stories. Her work is sort of dark, always violent, and features passages describing food from when she writes while hungry. She was born in July in Seoul, South Korea, but doesn’t speak a lick of Korean, as she was packed off at a very early age to her adoptive parents in the United States. That might be just an excuse, though, as she is pretty bad at learning foreign languages. She lives and writes in Gig Harbor, Washington, with her husband, their cat son Tyrion Cattister, red Doberman dog son Obi-Dog Kenobi, rottie mix dog daughter Agent Scully, and naked Sphynx cat son Armpit McGee.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
New and upcoming books
September 2024

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Warrior of Legend
(Heromaker, book 2)
   1. Anna Dressed in Blood (2011)
   2. Girl of Nightmares (2012)
Goddess War
   0.1. The Dogs of Athens (2015)
   0.5. When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami (2014)
   1. Antigoddess (2013)
   2. Mortal Gods (2014)
   3. Ungodly (2015)
Three Dark Crowns
   0.5. The Young Queens (2017)
   1. Three Dark Crowns (2016)
   2. One Dark Throne (2017)
   2.5. The Oracle Queen (2018)
   3. Two Dark Reigns (2018)
   4. Five Dark Fates (2019)
   1. Champion of Fate (2023)
   2. Warrior of Legend (2024)
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   Sleep Walk Society (2011)
   Violent Ends (2015) (with others)
   All These Bodies (2021)
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Kendare Blake recommends
Dead Things Are Closer Than They Appear (2024)
Robin Wasley
"Loaded with imaginative details, mean fluffy cats, and a heroine you'll have no problem rooting for, Robin Wasley's Dead Things Are Closer Than They Appear is the most fun you can have when trying to survive a magical hellscape. If you've ever watched a zombie apocalypse movie and thought, well, I'd just die instantly - read this and feel some hope."
The Bad Ones (2024)
Melissa Albert
"I'm not the first to call Melissa Albert's writing magical and I won't be the last. In this latest, the spell she casts is in the intractable ties that form between girls, the kind that tangle into knots, the kind that make nets that both save and ensnare. Unsettling and unputdownable."
Tonight, I Burn (2023)
(Thorn Witch, book 1)
Katharine J Adams
"I absolutely loved the witchcraft of TONIGHT, I BURN. The magic, secrets, and sisterhood of the Thorn Witch Coven ensnared me immediately, and I was quickly drawn into the plot of deathscapes and spinners of fate. Highly recommended for all lovers of magical fantasies."

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Anthologies containing stories by Kendare Blake
Wink (2024)
Young Adult Tales that Wink at Classic Children's Books
edited by
Henry Herz
His Hideous Heart (2019)
Thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined
edited by
Dahlia Adler

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