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Mackenzi Lee

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Mackenzi Lee is reader, writer, bookseller, unapologetic fangirl, fast talker, and perpetually-anxious badass. She holds an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults, and her short fiction has appeared in Inaccurate Realities, The Friend, and The Newport Review. Her young adult historical fantasy novel, This Monstrous Thing, won the PEN-New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award, as well as an Emerging Artist Grant from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.

She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and historical fiction. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently calls Boston home.

Genres: Young Adult Romance
Mackenzi Lee recommends
Blood Water Paint (2018)
Joy McCullough
"Tragically relevant and unflinchingly feminist, Blood Water Paint is the kind of book all historical fiction should aspire to be."
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (2018)
Kiersten White
"In the hands of master storyteller Kiersten White, the bones of a familiar story are reconstructed to form an inventive, grotesque, and completely unexpected reimagining of Frankenstein. Mary Shelley would be proud."
An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason (2018)
Virginia Boecker
"An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason is a thrilling, immersive romp through Shakespeare's London, and all the intrigue, alliances, and politics that shaped it. Helmed by two feisty leading players who I fell in love with as they fell for each other, and with snappy, energetic prose that will appeal to both fans of historicals and contemporaries, there's something here for everyone. I devoured this book with ravenous joy. Bravo!"
The Disasters (2018)
M K England
"A clever, cosmic thrill ride packed with nonstop action and starring a motley crew that won me over from page one. Just too much fun!"
White Rose (2019)
Kip Wilson
"An incredibly story of heroism incredibly told."
Like a Love Story (2019)
Abdi Nazemian
"For warriors, divas, artists, queens, individuals, activists, trend setters, and anyone searching for the courage to be themselves."
The Bone Houses (2019)
Emily Lloyd-Jones
"A dark, mesmerizing fairytale reminiscent of the Grimm Brothers, the Brontes, and Neil Gaiman in turn. The Bone Houses is a haunting and hypnotic novel that I drank deeply and savored. Emily Lloyd-Jones is an author who should be on everyone's radar."
A Neon Darkness (2020)
(Bright Sessions, book 2)
Lauren Shippen
"X-Men by way of Salinger, A Neon Darkness is a vivid picture of found family and the fraught, complex ties that bind them."

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