Emily A. Duncan works as a youth services librarian. She received a Master’s degree in library science from Kent State University, which mostly taught her how to find obscure Slavic folklore texts through interlibrary loan systems. When not reading or writing, she enjoys playing copious amounts of video games and dungeons and dragons. Wicked Saints is her first book. She lives in Ohio.
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Emily A Duncan recommends
The Merciful Crow (2019)
(Merciful Crow, book 1)
"Packed to the teeth with fresh worldbuilding and righteous fury...It's a ride that is wildly fun."
(Havenfall, book 1)
"Twisting plot threads intersecting with tantalizing glimpses of fully realized other realms, Havenfall creates a vibrant world where magic is closer and more dangerous than we know. Maddie is a delightfully messy and real teenager and I adored following her as she tried to untangle the mysteries around her."
Bonds of Brass (2020)
(Bloodright Trilogy, book 1)
"Riveting, wildly fun, and incredibly smart."
Girl, Serpent, Thorn (2020)
"Every passage is a fine cut gem, each facet brilliantly rendered to create a stunningly crafted fairytale about a girl and monsters and a girl who is also a monster. I truly loved this book."
The Year of the Witching (2020)
(Bethel, book 1)
"The Year of the Witching grips you by the throat from the very first page and refuses to let go. Gothic, dark, and utterly enthralling, this is a world I wanted to sink into and never leave. I adored this book."
Where Dreams Descend (2020)
(Kingdom of Cards, book 1)
"Lavish and opulent in a way that feels warmly familiar yet demands your attention. There are secrets upon secrets, a girl who's boldly ambitious, and truly riveting stage magic. I didn't want the show to stop."
The Bone Shard Daughter (2020)
(Drowning Empire, book 1)
"Stewart gives us eerie, grungy bone magic that permeates through every layer of a fascinating and dangerous world."
Broken Wish (2020)
(Mirror, book 1)
Julie C Dao
"BROKEN WISH is a darkly glittering fairytale of shattered promises and powerful magic. Dao opens a door to an enchanting new world tucked within the seams of our own."
A Golden Fury (2020)
"Sharply written with a crackling, compassionately determined heroine, A Golden Fury is a vivid ride through eighteenth century Europe with darkness and dread creeping at its corners. Utterly enchanting."
(Hush , book 1)
"Hush has all the trappings of a great fantasy: a curse, a labyrinthine castle, many secrets, and powerful magic. At the center of it all, a girl unwilling to allow her world to be twisted by lies when she knows the truth. A truly gripping read."
The Midnight Bargain (2020)
C L Polk
"Exquisite. Rife with the most delightful tension, impeccably paced, and with an utterly charming cast, this is a beautiful book about forging against societal norms with spectacular magic."
We Are the Fire (2021)
"Bold and immersive, We Are the Fire is a strong new addition to the YA fantasy canon, full of characters with heart fighting despite their circumstances."
The Witch's Heart (2021)
"With prose as heady as any epic, Gornichec breathes incredible new life into an ancient saga, filling in the gaps with humor and passion and heart. A masterpiece."
Down Comes the Night (2021)
"Down Comes the Night is utter magic. Stunning prose, a compassionate heroine, and the heart of a true Gothic novel with darkness at all its edges. It’s everything I have ever wanted from a book. Truly spectacular and a must read for all fans of fantasy."
These Feathered Flames (2021)
(These Feathered Flames, book 1)
"An enthralling story about sisters and saints. Gorgeous worldbuilding and a beautifully rendered relationship between sisters forced into very different roles, the weight of duty, and the machinations of politics made These Feathered Flames a wonderful read that I wholeheartedly adored."
In the Ravenous Dark (2021)
A M Strickland
"An utterly mesmerizing story of romance and found family. Strickland builds a deliciously dark and wonderfully intricate world full of blood, magic, and monsters that I wanted to be lost in forever."
For the Wolf (2021)
(Wilderwood, book 1)
"Blisteringly romantic and utterly transportive, For the Wolf is the kind of story you want to sink into and for all its danger and thorns the Wilderwood is a place you’ll never want to leave. A must read."
Star Eater (2021)
"A masterwork of worldbuilding, where each layer of secrets uncovered by the exceptionally rendered Elfreda merges the horrific with the systemic benign. Stunning, bloody, and everything I adore in fantasy."
The Quicksilver Court (2021)
(Gate of Secrets, book 2)
"A must read for all fantasy fans."
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