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Laini Taylor


USA flag (b.1971)

Laini Taylor is the author of the Dreamdark books: BLACKBRINGER, which Kirkus said "belongs at the top of everyone's fantasy must-read list," and its sequel, SILKSINGER. She is also the creator of the Laini's Ladies line of gifts and stationery. You can learn more about her art, writing, animal claw collection, and love of bizarre creatures and phenomena on her website.She lives with her husband, Jim Di Bartolo, in a yellow cottage in Portland, Oregon.
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2012) : Daughter of Smoke and Bone


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Wherever You Go (2011)
Heather Davis
"Eerie and sweet, haunting and real - a ghost story of love in its many forms: the kind that binds, and the kind that frees."
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The Missing (2014)
(Lost , book 2)
Sarah Beth Durst
"It's a thriller, a fairy tale nightmare, and a romance all in one, unlike anything else and impossible to predict."
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The Blind Wish (2015)
(Jinni Wars, book 2)
Amber Lough
"A fantastically compelling and romantic read from a shinning new voice in YA."
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Invictus (2017)
Ryan Graudin
"I've loved all of Ryan Graudin's books, but I love this one the most. Time-traveling thieves skipping through history! Mind-bending in the best way."
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Furyborn (2018)
(Empirium Trilogy, book 1)
Claire Legrand
"Beautiful, brutal, heart-stopping, and epic, Furyborn is a world to lose yourself in-just bring weapons. It's dangerous there."
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The Boneless Mercies (2018)
April Genevieve Tucholke
"Fierce and glorious, this story of outcast girls defying fate utterly bewitched me. Tucholke is a gorgeous writer."

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