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Leigh Bardugo

USA flag (b.1975)

Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. She lives in Hollywood and indulges her fondness for glamour, ghouls, and costuming in her other life as makeup artist L.B. Benson.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Shadow and Bone Trilogy
   0.5. The Witch of Duva (2012)
   1. Shadow & Bone (2012)
     aka The Gathering Dark
   2. Siege and Storm (2013)
   2.5. The Too-Clever Fox (2013)
   2.6. Little Knife (2014)
   3. Ruin and Rising (2014)
Leigh Bardugo recommends
Heroine Complex (2016)
(Heroine Complex, book 1)
Sarah Kuhn
"Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine Complex is a delight."
Vassa in the Night (2016)
Sarah Porter
"A dark, thoroughly modern fairy tale cracking with cracking with wit and magical mayhem."
Strange the Dreamer (2017)
(Strange the Dreamer, book 1)
Laini Taylor
"Laini Taylor is so damn good and like no other."
Shadowhouse Fall (2017)
(Shadowshaper, book 2)
Daniel José Older
"Not only a thrilling hero's journey, but a magical revolution on the page."
Warcross (2017)
(Warcross, book 1)
Marie Lu
"A vibrant, action-packed shot of adrenaline. Lu delivers characters with heart and determination, then sets them loose in a luminously conceived world of infinite possibility."
The Cruel Prince (2018)
(Folk of the Air, book 1)
Holly Black
"Lush, dangerous, a dark jewel of a book. Black's world is intoxicating, imbued with a relentless sense of peril that kept me riveted through every chapter of Jude's journey. And Jude! She is a heroine to love--brave but pragmatic, utterly human. This delicious story will seduce you and leave you desperate for just one more page."
Tempests and Slaughter (2018)
(Numair Chronicles, book 1)
Tamora Pierce
"Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace."
Deathcaster (2019)
(Shattered Realms , book 4)
Cinda Williams Chima
"Cinda Williams Chima's worlds bristle with magic, romance, and intrigue."
Goliath (2022)
Tochi Onyebuchi
"Onyebuchi sets fire to the boundary between fiction and reality...Riveting, disturbing and rendered in masterful detail."

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