Stephanie Garber loves Disneyland because it's the one place on earth where she feels as if the fantastical stories she loves to write about could actually come to life. When she's not writing young adult fantasy, she teaches creative writing at a private college in northern California, where she's known for turning assignments into games and taking students on field trips that involve book signings.
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Stephanie Garber recommends
Song of the Current (2017)
(Song of the Current, book 1)
"Adventurous and dangerous! Fate and fires, pirates and shadowmen, Song of the Current will carry you into a treacherous and fantastic world, which you will not want to leave."
Beasts Made of Night (2017)
(Beasts Made of Night, book 1)
"Beasts Made of Night will bewitch you. Taj will steal your heart without even trying, while his deadly world will lure you in, leaving you spellbound long after the final devastating page."
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (2017)
(Rise of the Empress, book 1)
Julie C Dao
"A stunning reimagining of the Evil Queen. Filled with treacherous courtesans, dark magic, terrible choices, and bloody hearts, Julie Dao’s exquisite take on this classic villain rises far above the average retelling."
A Poison Dark and Drowning (2017)
(Kingdom On Fire, book 2)
"Devastatingly magical and monstrously romantic. I can't decide if this book stole my heart or ripped it out of my chest."
When I Cast Your Shadow (2017)
"Darkly seductive. Sarah Porter’s writing glitters and her storytelling stuns in this twisted tale of siblings, love, and death."
(Everless, book 1)
"Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller. An intoxicating blend of blood, secrets, and haunting mythology, Everless gives new and terrifying meaning to the phrase running out of time."
The Hazel Wood (2018)
"This book will be your next obsession. Welcome to the Hazel Wood, where bad luck is a living thing, princesses are doomed, and every page contains a wondrously terrible adventure - it's not safe inside these pages, but once you enter, you may never want to leave."
Ace of Shades (2018)
(Shadow Game, book 1)
"Utterly original. Amanda Foody has a wicked imagination. If you enjoy your fantasy on the darker side, then you will love Gomorrah!"
Heart of Thorns (2018)
(Heart of Thorns, book 1)
"A fantastical feminist fairy tale. Full of love, mystery, sisterhood, and severed hands, Heart of Thorns casts a fierce and magical spell."
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (2018)
"Exquisitely disturbing. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is a beautiful tapestry of horror, sewn together with threads of madness, obsession, and murder. Kiersten White has written a masterful and monstrous retelling."
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (2019)
"An intensely original retelling. Full of fierce new characters, wicked magic, and wondrous amounts of heart, Brigid Kemmerer doesn't just tell a story, she builds an entire world that you will never want to leave."
The Gilded Wolves (2019)
(Gilded Wolves, book 1)
"A masterpiece of imagination. You will want this book to steal your heart so that you will never have to leave this story."
"Deliciously addictive. Enchantée is a lit firework crackling with treacherous magic, decadent romance, and disguises that take on lives of their own. I adore this gorgeous book."
The Downstairs Girl (2019)
"A bold portrait of this country's past, brilliantly painted with wit, heartbreak, and unflinching honesty."
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