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Isabel Ibañez

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Isabel Ibañez was born in Boca Raton, Florida, and is the proud daughter of two Bolivian
immigrants. A true word nerd, she received her degree in creative writing and has been a
Pitch Wars mentor for three years. Isabel is an avid movie goer and loves hosting family and
friends around the dinner table. She currently lives in Winter Park, Florida, with her
husband, their adorable dog, and a serious collection of books. Say hi on social media at

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy

Isabel Ibañez recommends
Blood & Honey (2020)
(Serpent & Dove, book 2)
Shelby Mahurin
"Blood & Honey grabbed me by the throat. Shining with irreverent humor and brutal heartache, every magical word is rendered beautifully throughout the many twists and harrowing turns. Mahurin delivers a triumphant return to Belterra."
Winter, White and Wicked (2020)
(Winter, White and Wicked, book 1)
Shannon Dittemore
"Winter, White and Wicked is a story that'll sink into your bones. The world is wholly unique, imaginative, and dangerous, the magic beautiful, but with bite. Dittemore offers a fresh, adventurous tale set in a frozen landscape, complete with a truck that's a character in its own right. I could not turn the pages fast enough."
Down Comes the Night (2021)
Allison Saft
"Down Comes the Night is a twisty dark ride through a gothic world that‘ll keep you up all night. Saft has crafted a deeply romantic tale with fresh magic and mystery on every page, and filled with an arresting cast. An engrossing, haunting, and beautiful addition to the YA shelf."
Luck of the Titanic (2021)
Stacey Lee
"Luck of the Titanic stayed with me long after I finished the last line. It's beautifully written, funny, and incredibly heartbreaking. Every single character is expertly drawn and mesmerizing. A sublime read."
The Nature of Witches (2021)
Rachel Griffin
"I could have stayed lost in the pages and magic of The Nature of Witches forever. Griffin's lush prose and evocative imagery adorns and compliments the thoughtfully designed world, and the well-drawn characters triumphantly carry the story from beginning to end. A stunning and timely debut."
Once Upon a Broken Heart (2021)
(Once Upon a Broken Heart, book 1)
Stephanie Garber
"Shimmering with magic, Once Upon a Broken Heart is a wondrous story about my favorite thing: kissing. Not only is Jacks the swoony villain you’ve always dreamed about, but the decadent world will leave you breathless."
Dreams Lie Beneath (2021)
Rebecca Ross
"Gorgeous, deftly plotted, and utterly unexpected, Dreams Lie Beneath is an atmospheric tale filled with lush details and dark magic. A beautiful story, equal parts thrilling and romantic, and helmed by a strong-willed heroine who had my support and sympathies from the first page."
Edgewood (2022)
Kristen Ciccarelli
"With gorgeous writing and a strong female lead, Edgewood is a tale for anyone who loves their fantasies lush, dark, and romantic. I could have remained lost in the woods forever."
Some Mistakes Were Made (2022)
Kristin Dwyer
"SOME MISTAKES WERE MADE made me feel. Dwyer writes with such wit and honesty, I was at turns laughing out loud and then crying my eyes out. These characters will stay with me forever, and I'm only heartbroken there wasn't another chapter to devour."

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