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Kiersten White

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A stay-at-home mom to two rather adorable young children, Kiersten has a lot of time to daydream between running errands, writing freelance articles, and supervising playground acrobatics. Needing a new hobby, she decided to put her BA in English to use and type out some of the stories constantly playing in her mind. Much to her surprise and delight, writing books was even more entertaining than reading them - and took longer, too.

When not chained to her computer in a fit of creativity, Kiersten maintains a humorous blog, reads anything she can get her hands on, and occasionally cleans her apartment. Emphasis on occasionally.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror

Mind Games
   0.5. Annie and Fia (2013)
   1. Mind Games (2013)
     aka Sister Assassin
   2. Perfect Lies (2014)
   1. Slayer (2019)
   2. Chosen (2020)
Sinister Summer
   1. Wretched Waterpark (2022)
   2. Vampiric Vacation (2022)
   3. Camp Creepy (2023)
   4. Menacing Manor (2023)
Kiersten White recommends
Across the Universe (2011)
(Across the Universe, book 1)
Beth Revis
"A horrifying and deliciously claustrophobic masterpiece that's part sci-fi, part dystopian, and entirely brilliant."
The Selection (2012)
(Selection, book 1)
Kiera Cass
"Reality TV meets dystopian fairy tale in Kiera Cass’s delightful debut. Charming, captivating, and filled with just the right amount of swoon!"
Pivot Point (2013)
(Pivot Point, book 1)
Kasie West
"An expertly plotted, deliciously clever story."
Let the Sky Fall (2013)
(Sky Fall, book 1)
Shannon Messenger
"Funny, fast-paced, and slyly romantic, Shannon Messenger's YA debut dazzles."
Dangerous (2014)
(Maisie Danger, book 1)
Shannon Hale
"Master storyteller Hale takes readers to dizzying new heights. Layered with gritty action and heartfelt characters, 'Dangerous' is a can't-miss adventure."
I Become Shadow (2014)
Joe Shine
"A fast, funny, sharp debut."
Caraval (2017)
(Caraval, book 1)
Stephanie Garber
"In a book where nothing is at it appears, one thing is certain: CARAVAL is the darkly enchanting adventure you've been looking for!"
Little & Lion (2017)
Brandy Colbert
"Brandy Colbert further establishes herself as one of contemporary YA's biggest talents in this thoughtful and thought-provoking examination of identity, loyalty, and what it means to live with integrity. Little & Lion is a stunningly good novel."
Mask of Shadows (2017)
(Mask of Shadows, book 1)
Linsey Miller
"An intriguing world and a fantastically compelling main character make for a can't-miss debut. Miller's Mask of Shadows will make you glad you're not an assassin - and even gladder Sal is."
A Line in the Dark (2017)
Malinda Lo
"Malinda Lo's A Line in the Dark is soaked in menace. Each page in this brilliant thriller is deliciously unsettling - like Gone Girl meets Pretty Little Liars."
Life L1K3 (2018)
(LIFEL1K3, book 1)
Jay Kristoff
"Make LIFEL1K3 your next favorite book. Trust me."
Seafire (2018)
(Seafire Trilogy, book 1)
Natalie C Parker
"As smart, ferocious, and uncompromising as its crew, Seafire is the adventure you’re looking for. I have such a crush on this book!"
Girls of Paper and Fire (2018)
(Girls of Paper and Fire, book 1)
Natasha Ngan
"Girls of Paper and Fire is as lush - and brutal - as the Demon King's own court. Ngan is a stunning new talent."
The Monster of Elendhaven (2019)
Jennifer Giesbrecht
""I read The Monster of Elendhaven in a single vicious, delightful bite. What a dark gem of a book."
There Will Come a Darkness (2019)
(Age of Darkness , book 1)
Katy Rose Pool
"There Will Come a Darkness is a can't-miss debut from an exciting new talent. I defy you not to lose yourself in this vast, luscious fantasy."
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (2020)
(Song of Wraiths and Ruin, book 1)
Roseanne A Brown
"A refreshing, immersive debut that should be on every fantasy lover’s shelf, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin introduces a dazzling new talent in Roseanne A. Brown."
Harrow the Ninth (2020)
(Locked Tomb, book 2)
Tamsyn Muir
"Maddeningly brilliant."
A Deadly Education (2020)
(Scholomance, book 1)
Naomi Novik
"Eyeball-meltingly brilliant. Novik is, quite simply, a genius."
Legendborn (2020)
(Legendborn, book 1)
Tracy Deonn
"Legendborn is an enthralling, standout modern fantasy about history and power, and Deonn is an author to watch."
The Gilded Ones (2021)
(Deathless , book 1)
Namina Forna
"The Gilded Ones is a fierce, unflinching fantasy that marks Forna as a debut to watch."
Aetherbound (2021)
E K Johnston
"E. K. Johnston writes books that are simultaneously gentle and devastating, and I'm not sure how she does it but I'm so glad she does."
Good Rich People (2022)
Eliza Jane Brazier
"Wickedly sharp, deviously hilarious, and flawlessly executed."
Malice House (2022)
Megan Shepherd
"Shepherd's deft adult debut is a propulsively charming nightmare, pooling like spilled ink across your imagination. Count me a happy resident of Malice House amidst all its monsters."

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