Kiersten White was born and raised in Utah. She now lives near the ocean in San Diego, California with her husband and two children which spurs her to dream of faraway places and even further away times.
In a Nutshell: Ruthless anti-heroine * Epic alternate history * Loyalty and love Epic and intense, this rich reimagining of Vlad the Impaler as a young woman will have fans of dark history hooked from the outset. Think Game of Thrones transported to the Ottoman Empire. “Contrary and vicious” since birth, Lada has “a passionate, fierce glimmer that refused to hide or be dimmed”. Her younger brother, Radu, couldn't be more different. He's a delicate rose to her “spiky green weed”, a fury-filled fireball of a girl who, from youth, snarls that she's going to “kill infidels”. At the not-so-tender age of twelve, Lada experiences an exultant mountaintop epiphany that incites feverish devotion to Wallachia, her motherland. When their father, Prince Vlad Dracul, is forced to flee to the Ottoman sultan for help, the sultan takes Lada and Radu into his court, thus procuring Vlad’s loyalty. While Lada despites the empire that’s dragged down her beloved Wallachia, Radu feels at home here and converts to Islam. The siblings’ lives shift irrevocably, and are further complicated, when they meet Mehmed, the sultan’s son. While he becomes Lada’s ally, Mehmed is still heir to the empire she so furiously loathes and seeks to avenge… With a plot that twists like a tangle of thorns, this first book in The Conqueror's Trilogy is an ambitious extravaganza of politicohistorical intrigue and conflicted characters, underpinned by the author’s desire to explore how people reach the point at which they rationalise extreme acts in the name of justice. Legions of readers will surely be left longing to know what Lada does next. ~ Joanne Owen
When your world is paranormal, be glad that you're human! The breathtaking conclusion to the bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, which left Hush, Hush author Becca Fitzpatrick exclaiming, 'I'm in love!'
When your world is paranormal, be glad that you're human! Exciting new author brings a fresh sassy take on paranormal romance, loved by Becca Fitzpatrick, author of HUSH, HUSH. Sixteen-year-old Evie has always taken comfort in the fact that she is normal, even though her best friend is a mermaid and her ex-boyfriend is a lunatic -- and a faery. In a world where paranormals are monitored and controlled, Evie works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency because of her unique ability to see through glamours. But someone -- or something -- starts killing vampires, werewolves and other paranormals, and Evie must figure out what's happening before they all disappear. Then a shapeshifter named Lend breaks into the agency, and Evie is irresistibly drawn to him, even though he makes her aware that the IPCA is not as noble as she once thought. With everything Evie believes suddenly called into question, the IPCA is attacked and she must choose who she can really trust. And when Evie discovers she's part of a faerie prophecy of death and destruction! so much for normal.
Will get Buffy fans up in their feels. -Entertainment Weekly on Slayer Nina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers against enemies old and new in this second novel in the New York Times bestselling series from Kiersten White, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now that Nina has turned the Watcher's Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she's still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle-including her still-distant mother-Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they're not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher's Council member and Leo's mother. And while Nina is dealing with the darkness inside, there's also a new threat on the outside, portended by an odd triangle symbol that seems to be popping up everywhere, in connection with Sean's demon drug ring. Because one near-apocalypse just isn't enough, right? The darkness always finds you. And once again, it's coming for the Slayer.
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
'It's perfection . . . Read this!!!' - Laini Taylor From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she's just beginning to understand. Into every generation a Slayer is born... Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It's hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher's Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers - girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina's mother is a prominent member of the Watcher's Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic. Until the day Nina's life changes forever. Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina's father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One - she's the last Slayer, ever. As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there's plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina's dreams... But it's not until bodies start turning up that Nina's new powers will truly be tested - because someone she loves might be next. One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.
In this thrilling finale, Lada realises that it is only by destroying everything that came before - including her relationships - that she can truly build the country she wants. A lonely Mehmed knows that if Lada continues in her defiance, only death will prosper, and with Radu's return to the capital, the two must now stand together against the woman they both love, in a war against the girl prince. Who will live? Who will die? And who will rule triumphant?
Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost. The mind-blowing sequel to AND I DARKEN, described by Buzzfeed as 'A dark, gritty, and seriously badass epic' is a sweeping Ottoman-inspired historical adventure. Starring the inimitable anti-princess Lada, the dagger-wielding drama of her story is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard. Lada Dracul has no allies and no throne. After failing to seize the crown she believes is hers, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside terrorizing the land. But brute force isn't getting her what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed, the sultan she might have been in love with, brings little comfort to her thorny heart. She left him before he could leave her. Lada needs her brother Radu's subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople as his reluctant spy. Radu longs for his sister's fierce confidence but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself, but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?
The New York Times Bestseller!';Absolutely riveting.' Alexandra Bracken, #1New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Darkest MindsThis vividly rendered novel reads like HBO's Game of Thrones . . . if it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Ambitious in scope and intimate in execution, the story's atmospheric setting is rife with political intrigue, with a deftly plotted narrative driven by fiercely passionate characters and a fearsome heroine. Fans of Victoria Aveyard's THE RED QUEEN and Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES won't want to miss this visceral, immersive, and mesmerizing novel, the first in the And I Darken series.NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who's expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he's made a true friendand Lada wonders if she's finally found someone worthy of her passion.But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight againstand that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies will be impaled . . . and hearts will be broken.';A dark and twisty fantasy . . . think Game of Thrones, but with teens.'Seventeen ';Sinister, suspenseful, and unapologetically feminist.'Buzzfeed ';Will completely spin you into another time and place.'Bustle ';Takes no prisoners, offering up brutal, emotional historical fiction.'NPR.orgAn ALA Rainbow List Top Ten Selection
Dive into a world of enchantment and romance in this lush fantasy, which Stephanie Perkins, international bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, called an absolute delight-a magical, sparkling, dangerous world with witty repartee and a romance that will light your heart on fire. Fans of Libba Bray and Cassandra Clare will fall in love with this captivating stand-alone novel from Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy. Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets the gorgeous, enigmatic Finn, who introduces her to the secret world of Albion's nobility. It's a world that has everything Jessamin doesn't-power, money, status ...and magic. But Finn has secrets of his own, and the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess them. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits, can stop him.
Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy, is back with The Chaos of Stars, an enchanting novel set in Egypt and San Diego that captures the magic of first love and the eternally complicated truth about family. Blending Ally Carter's humor and the romance of Cynthia Hand's Unearthly, The Chaos of Stars takes readers on an unforgettable journey halfway across the world and back, and proves there's no place like home. Isadora's family is seriously screwed up-which comes with the territory when you're the human daughter of the Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. Isadora is tired of her immortal relatives and their ancient mythological drama, so when she gets the chance to move to California with her brother, she jumps on it. But her new life comes with plenty of its own dramatic-and dangerous-complications ...and Isadora quickly learns there's no such thing as a clean break from family.
Hi, ich bin Evie und eigentlich total normal. Dachte ich zumindest immer. Also, mit Ausnahme von meiner besten Freundin, die eine Meerjungfrau ist, und von meinem Exfreund - einer Fee. Und abgesehen davon, dass ich die einzige Person auf der Welt bin, die die Tarnung von paranormalen Wesen durchschauen kann. Deswegen arbeite ich fur die Internationale Behorde zur Kontrolle Paranormaler. So viel zum Thema normal. Und dann ist Lend auf der Bildflche erschienen. Lend ist supers kann gut zuhren und ist - ein Gestaltwandler. Und weil er in unsere Zentrale eingebrochen ist, steht nun meine ganze Welt auf dem Kopf und es ist die Rede von einer dunklen Prophezeiung, die leider bis ins Detail auf mich zutrifft. Nee, bse bin ich nicht, das muss eine Verwechslung sein. Ich muss dem Ganzen auf den Grund gehen, denn ich will endlich wissen, wer ich wirklich bin, und: Ich will Lend nicht verlieren!Rosa, gefhrlich und romantisch:Das Traumpaar Evie und Lend verwischt die Grenze zwischen Realitt und bersinnlichkeit!"e;Flames 'n' Roses"e; ist der erste Band einer Trilogie.
Sportstunden, Zickenkrieg auf der Madchentoilette und ein eigener Spind! Evie ist glucklich, endlich das Leben eines gewohnlichen Teenagers zu fuhren. Doch Normalsein kann auf die Dauer auch ziemlich ... langweilig sein.Als die Internationale Behorde zur Kontrolle Paranormaler Evies Hilfe braucht, zogert sie nicht lange - und schon uberschlagen sich die Ereignisse: Ihr Exfreund Reth konfrontiert sie mit niederschmetternden Enthullungen uber ihre Vergangenheit und im Feenreich bahnt sich ein Kampf an, bei dem es um niemand anders geht als - Evie selbst. "e;Dreams 'n' Whispers"e; ist der zweite Band einer Trilogie. Der Titel des ersten Bandes lautet "e;Flames 'n' Roses"e;.
Von wegen normal! Eigentlich ist Evie vollauf damit beschaftigt, Weihnachtsgeschenke zu besorgen und den groen Winterball zu planen. Doch wie soll sie sich auf die wirklich wichtigen Dinge im Leben konzentrieren, wenn sie auf einmal das Gerichtsverfahren gegen ihre Ersatz-Mum Raquel verhindern, ihren Freund Lend aus den Fangen der Dunklen Elfenkonigin befreien und sich entscheiden muss, ob sie nun dieses verpiepte Tor in eine andere Dimension offnen soll oder nicht.Dort hindurch will namlich die gesamte Mannschaft der Paranormalen. Doch was, wenn Lend ebenfalls mitgeht und die Erde verlasst?Pltzlich ist Evies Entscheidung noch viel schwieriger als gedacht. "e;Tears 'n' Kisses"e; ist der letzte Band einer Trilogie. Die beiden Vorgngertitel lauten "e;Flames 'n' Roses"e; und "e;Dreams 'n' Whispers"e;.
Vampires, werewolves and shape-shifters?Just an average day for Evie, the kick-ass heroine of New York Times bestselling PARANORMALCY trilogy.
Perfect for fans of We Were Liars, an edgy, heartstopping psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other no matter the cost, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken.Fia was born with flawless instinctsher first impulse is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blindexcept when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable waysor risking each others lives by refusing to obey.A sharp, heart-wrenching, lightning-fast, and fabulously fun read. Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke Bone and Strange the Dreamer