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Cinda Williams Chima

USA flag (b.1952)

Chima is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the University of Akron. Chima is an active member of the Society for Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She has been a workshop leader, panelist, and speaker at writing conferences, including the Northern Ohio SCBWI Conference, the Western Reserve Writers Conference, and the World Fantasy Convention. She frequently speaks to young writers and readers at schools and libraries nationwide.

Chima lives in Ohio with her family.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
New Books
November 2022

Children of Ragnarok
(Runestone Saga , book 1)
Cinda Williams Chima recommends
All That Lives Must Die (2010)
(Mortal Coils, book 2)
Eric Nylund
"Layered, complex and creative, the heroes here are dark and the villains remarkably likeable."
Ashfall (2011)
(Ashfall, book 1)
Mike Mullin
"This is riveting. Fans of post-apocalyptic thrillers like The Hunger Games will love Ashfall."
Peaceweaver (2012)
(Coming of the Dragon, book 2)
Rebecca Barnhouse
"Entrancing! Barnhouse weaves a web of magic and treachery that will ensnare you."
Shadow & Bone (2012)
(Shadow and Bone Trilogy, book 1)
Leigh Bardugo
"Rich, satisfying, and gorgeous, laced with heart-pounding action and pitch-perfect romance."
The Burning Sky (2013)
(Elemental Trilogy, book 1)
Sherry Thomas
"The Burning Sky combines one of the most creative magical systems since Harry Potter, with sizzling romance and characters who will win your heart."
Across a Star-Swept Sea (2013)
(For Darkness Shows the Stars, book 2)
Diana Peterfreund
"Delicious romance, class warfare, and genetic engineering - Diana Peterfreund will ensnare you with this sci-fi twist to a classic story."
The Kiss of Deception (2014)
(Remnant Chronicles, book 1)
Mary E Pearson
"This is the kind of story I love--a heart-pounding tale of magic and murder, betrayal and romance set in a richly imagined fantasy landscape."
Truthwitch (2016)
(Witchlands, book 1)
Susan Dennard
"Truthwitch has all of the elements I savour - a richly imagined magical world, ruthless politics, steamy romance, and characters who grab you and won't let go."
Royal Bastards (2017)
(Royal Bastards, book 1)
Andrew Shvarts
"This is one of those rare books that had me laughing and crying within a paragraph."
Soleri (2017)
(Amber Throne, book 1)
Michael Johnston
"Prepare to be ensnared in a web of ruthless politics and unbridled ambition, where even the authority of the emperor may be based on an ancient deception."
The Last Magician (2017)
(Last Magician, book 1)
Lisa Maxwell
"This twisty tale of alchemy and magic in Gilded Age New York will keep you guessing until the very last page."
Reign of the Fallen (2018)
(Reign of the Fallen, book 1)
Sarah Glenn Marsh
"This edgy fantasy doesn't just blur boundaries of genre, of gender, of past and present, life and death--it explodes them."
Give the Dark My Love (2018)
(Give the Dark My Love, book 1)
Beth Revis
"A twisty thriller--this dark fantasy grabs you by the throat and drags you all the way to the end."
West (2018)
(East, book 2)
Edith Pattou
"In this luminous companion to East, Rose confronts new dangers and old enemies in a high-stakes game in which the fate of the world--and everyone she loves--hangs in the balance. If I'm ever in a life-or-death struggle against impossible odds, I want Rose by my side."

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