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James Dashner

USA flag (b.1972)

James Dashner was born and raised in Georgia but now lives in the Rocky Mountains with his family. He has four kids, which some might think is too many but he thinks is just right. Once upon a time, James studied accounting and worked in the field of finance, but has been writing full time for several years. (He doesn't miss numbers. At all.)

In his free time, James loves to read, watch movies and (good) TV shows, snow ski, and read. (Reading was mentioned twice on purpose.) Most of all, he's thankful that he gets to make a living writing stories and considers himself pretty much the luckiest guy on the planet.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction

James Dashner recommends
Messenger of Powers (2010)
(Billy, book 1)
Michaelbrent Collings
"...a fascinating fun read. It kept me captivated, in suspense, and laughing. Highly recommended!."
Nobel Genes (2010)
Rune Michaels
"Clever, intriguing and captivating. I loved it."
Blood Red Road (2011)
(Dustlands, book 1)
Moira Young
"Blood Red Road will capture any reader who picks it up. I love everything about Sada - her language, her intensity, her heart. Everyone should read her story."
Possession (2011)
(Possession, book 1)
Elana Johnson
"Possession held me completely captivated from beginning to end. And what an end! I fell in love with the characters and had countless moments of 'Wow'."
Ashes (2011)
(Ashes Trilogy, book 1)
Ilsa J Bick
"Gripped me from beginning to end - dark, creepy and suspenseful. I loved it."
The Only Ones (2011)
Aaron Starmer
"One of the most unique, captivating books I've ever read. I was completely pulled into its pages and they never let me go."
The Pearl Wars (2011)
(Skyship Academy, book 1)
Nick James
"A definite must-read!"
Starglass (2013)
(Starglass, book 1)
Phoebe North
"Starglass is a poignantly written, gripping tale. I just loved it. I really enjoyed the political intrigue, the depth of the characters, the suspense, and the twists and turns, all with the backdrop of space and interstellar travel, which I love. It all felt so original. I can't wait for the sequel."
Finding Sheba (2013)
(Omar Zagouri, book 1)
H B Moore
"Finding Sheba is excellent. Fast-paced, intriguing, fantastic characters, and full of surprises. Highly recommended."
Conquest (2013)
(Chronicles of the Invaders Trilogy, book 1)
John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard
"I love science fiction, I love solid, real characters, I love adventure, and I love to be continually surprised. Conquest has all of this and more. Feeling fresh from beginning to end, and written with a torrential, captivating pace, I highly recommend this book!"
Unbreakable (2013)
(Legion, book 1)
Kami Garcia
"Unbreakable is a haunting, chilling tale that reminded me of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Creepy places, believable characters with some of the best teen dialogue I've seen, and plenty of suspense. I loved it."
The Guardians of the Finisher's Fury (2013)
(Guardians , book 3)
Frank L Cole
Control (2013)
(Control , book 1)
Lydia Kang
"Control blew me away. The twists and turns and suspense made for a thrilling ride. Zel is as authentic a character as I've read in a very long time. Highly recommended."
Defy (2014)
(Defy, book 1)
Sara B Larson
"DEFY by Sara Larson is an amazing, fantastic book. It has everything you'd want: intrigue, awesomely real characters, suspense, and a captivating plot. All in a world that comes to life in your mind. Highly recommended."
Dangerous (2014)
(Maisie Danger, book 1)
Shannon Hale
"One of the best books I've ever read. Ever. It's chock full of intrigue, suspense, and clever, authentic, wonderful humor. I'm in love with this book."
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (2014)
Claire North
"I don't say this lightly but The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is one of the top ten books I've ever read."
Storm of Lightning (2015)
(Michael Vey, book 5)
Richard Paul Evans
"I wouldn't be surprised if Michael Vey sweeps the world."
The Edge of Everything (2016)
(Edge of Everything, book 1)
Jeff Giles
"Every human alive should read this book."
Impyrium (2016)
(Kingdom of Impyrium, book 1)
Henry H Neff
"I haven't read about a world so deep, so purely magical, so well-developed since Harry Potter."
Jed and the Junkyard War (2016)
(Junkyard Wars , book 1)
Steven Bohls
"Highly original, with humor and adventure, readers will fall in love with Jed."
Dragonwatch (2017)
(Dragonwatch, book 1)
Brandon Mull
"Brandon Mull has returned to the Fablehaven world with all the magic, suspense, humor, and wonder of the first series. His fans are in for a huge treat. A fantastic read that will feel like coming home for fans of Fablehaven."
The Adventurers Guild (2017)
(Adventurers Guild, book 1)
Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
"Full of suspense and twists and turns, with characters I'll never forget."
The Fandom (2018)
(Fandom, book 1)
Anna Day
"THE FANDOM is an absolute thrill to read ... Highly recommended!"
Genesis (2018)
(Project Nemesis, book 2)
Brendan Reichs
"Prepare yourselves for greatness."
Salvation (2018)
(Salvation Sequence, book 1)
Peter F Hamilton
"Hamilton's scope of imagination is bigger and more creative than that of any author I've ever read and Salvation is the best book yet."

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