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Cherie Priest

USA flag (b.1975)

Cherie Priest is the author of I Am Princess X, her debut young adult novel which earned three starred reviews and was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. She is also the author of more than a dozen adult science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels, including Boneshaker, which won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. She lives in Seattle, Washington

Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy
New Books
November 2022

Flight Risk
(Booking Agents, book 2)
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2010) : Boneshaker
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2010) : Boneshaker
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2014) : Maplecroft

Cherie Priest recommends
Happy Hour of the Damned (2008)
(Amanda Feral, book 1)
Mark Henry
"More brisk, batty, raunchy, and catty than a room full of cougars with a margarita machine. Happy Hour of the Damned is funny as hell."
The Labyrinth of the Dead (2010)
(Penemue trilogy, book 2)
Sara M Harvey
"Labyrinth of the Dead is a sensual, apocryphil nightmare - an exquisite adventure that manages to be both epic and personal, sweet and vicious."
Mechanique (2011)
Genevieve Valentine
"Mechanique is a brutal gem of a novel - a fierce, gilded textual circus."
Bad Mojo (2014)
(Zora Banks, book 1)
Shane Berryhill
"Berryhill's brand of southern-fried, supernatural noir is something to behold."
Flex (2015)
(Mancer, book 1)
Ferrett Steinmetz
"Sharp, weird, and wildly innovative."
Winter Tide (2017)
(Innsmouth Legacy, book 1)
Ruthanna Emrys
"An innovative gem that turns Lovercraft on his head with cleverness and heart."
The Armored Saint (2018)
(Sacred Throne, book 1)
Myke Cole
"Brutal and lovely -- an inventive and poignant fantasy that's rich with keen characters, set in a vivid, fascinating world."
Blood Orbit (2018)
(Gattis File, book 1)
K R Richardson
"At turns both cyber-bright and grim as old noir, Blood Orbit is a clever procedural with a killer cast of cops and robbers, on an alien world that’s somehow very, very close to home."
Annex (2018)
(Violet Wars, book 1)
Rich Larson
"Annex is a ferocious sci-fi fairy tale--a warm, thrilling adventure about what happens after the end of the world. Both epic and intimate in equal measure, this one's a joy and a blast, from beginning to end."
Breach (2018)
(Cold War Magic, book 1)
W L Goodwater
"With a vintage vibe and modern magic, Breach is a perfectly unique spy thriller, with an exceptional cast and a killer setting that's colder than the Cold War ever dreamed of being. It's one hell of a mystery, yes. But it's also a whole lot of fun."
Miranda in Milan (2019)
Katharine Duckett
"Miranda in Milan is somehow both utterly charming and perfectly sinister, and altogether delightful. A pleasure for any lover of romance, myth, and magic -- whether or not they're fans of the Bard."
The Twisted Ones (2019)
T Kingfisher
"A weird, shimmering story told with sharpness and grace - somehow both wild fairy tale and quiet, personal horror in equal measure. It's a strange and lovely balance, expertly crafted for daytime laughter or nighttime trembles."
Mine (2021)
Delilah S Dawson
"Spooky and twisty, with a killer setting and a determined heroine who won't take ghostly threats lying down."
Number One Fan (2022)
Meg Elison
"A tense, creepy, and deeply spooky thriller that locks you down and wrings you out in the best way possible. I had other things to do today, but I couldn't put this down--so those things didn't get done. All Meg's fault. I hope she's happy, drat her."
The Iron Princess (2023)
Barbara Hambly
"Rich and complex, The Iron Princess is an absolute treat for fantasy fans. With thrilling characters and lush, nuanced world-building, this one will burn a hole through the nightstand and leave readers with wild dreams of family secrets, dynastic intrigue, and unexpected heroes who are so much more than they appear."

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