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E K Johnston



E.K. Johnston is a forensic archaeologist by training, a bookseller and author by trade, and a grammarian by nature.

She spends a great deal of time on the internet, because it is less expensive than going to Scotland.

She can probably tell you, to the instant, when she fell in love with any particular song, but don't ask her, because then it will be stuck in both of your heads.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
 
Series contributed to
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Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2016) : A Thousand Nights


E K Johnston recommends
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The Arsonist (2017)
Stephanie Oakes
"Layers of narrative, lies, and family legacy make for a compelling, exquisitely crafted story."
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Beasts Made of Night (2017)
(Beasts Made of Night, book 1)
Tochi Onyebuchi
"Tochi Onyebuchi has built a world as dark as it is bright, and filled it with character and consequence. Taj's city is deep, vibrant, and terrifying. I don't think I'd survive there, but I really need to know what happens next."
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The Girl with the Red Balloon (2017)
(Balloonmakers, book 1)
Katherine Locke
"Blends magic and sci-fi for a gripping, heart-wrenching read."
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The Queens of Innis Lear (2018)
(Queens of Innis Lear, book 1)
Tessa Gratton
"Messy, beautiful, and dark, darker than Shakespeare could have dreamed."
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Hullmetal Girls (2018)
Emily Skrutskie
"Hullmetal Girls has everything I love in a space opera: deep faith, high stakes, endless questions about humanity, and a cast that shows the best (and less-best) of what we might become."
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Seafire (2018)
(Seafire Trilogy, book 1)
Natalie C Parker
"Mastering high seas, high stakes, and high emotions, Natalie Parker gives us a whole host of girls who get the job done and kicks off an adventure to remember."
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A Blade So Black (2018)
(Nightmare-Verse, book 1)
L L McKinney
"I loved the 'our world' framing and the 'other world' adventure so deeply. They were at such odds, but the overall effect was just chefkiss.gif perfect."
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Damsel (2018)
Elana K Arnold
"A meditation on the smothering uselessness of weaponized kindness, Damsel will have you reaching for the narrative with scale and claw and tooth."
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Dragon Pearl (2019)
Yoon Ha Lee
"I was so impressed by DRAGON PEARL. The story is multi-layered, the world construction is impeccable--with an awesome intersection of tech and culture--and it is totally compelling to read. Min's nuanced feelings about her magic, her family, and her fox heritage are marvelously complicated. I loved her, and I know you will, too!"
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Internment (2019)
Samira Ahmed
"A testament to what girls are capable of when they are overlooked, Internment is a masterwork of dignity and grit."
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Once & Future (2019)
(Once & Future, book 1)
Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
"Pointedly funny and deftly topical, an effortless Arthurian update with heart in all the right places."
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The Devouring Gray (2019)
(Devouring Gray, book 1)
Christine Lynn Herman
"The only thing better than a chosen one is four chosen ones, and the only thing better than four chosen ones is four chosen ones who don't like each other very much. The Devouring Gray takes privilege and legacy by the throat and never lets go."
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The Lovely and the Lost (2019)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
"With brilliant characters and a jaw-dropping mystery, Jennifer Lynn Barnes weaves a thriller as majestic and dangerous as the national park she used for the setting."

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