Lauren DeStefano - Author

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Lauren Destefano earned her BA in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut in 2007. Wither is her first novel.

 

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Sever

Sever

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

The third and final novel in Lauren DeStefano's breathtaking dystopian romance series, The Chemical Garden Trilogy Time is running out for Rhine. With less than three years left until the virus claims her life, Rhine is desperate for answers. Having escaped torment at Vaughn's mansion, she finds respite in the dilapidated home of her husband's uncle, an eccentric inventor who hates Vaughn almost as much as Rhine does. Rhine's determination to be reunited with her twin brother, Rowan, increases as each day brings terrifying revelations to light about his involvement in an underground resistance. She realizes must find him before he destroys the one thing they have left: hope. In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano's The Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future - and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

The Glass Spare

The Glass Spare

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2017

The first in a new fantasy duology, The Glass Spare is a gorgeously told tale of love, loss, and deadly power from Lauren DeStefano, the bestselling author of the Chemical Garden series. Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale and Renee Ahdieh. Wilhelmina Heidle, the fourth child and only daughter of the king of the world's wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father-whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war-Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance. Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified-but as she tests its limits, she's drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, though, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure. But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with Wil's power. With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that's turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

Hervadas

Hervadas

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Akarnad pontosan tudni, mikor fogsz meghalni? Egy balul sikerult tudomanyos kiserlet miatt a vilagot elo idozitett bombak nepesitik be: a ferfiak csak huszonot, a nok pedig csupan husz evig elnek. Genetikusok keresik az ellenszert, hogy az emberi faj ujra erore kapjon. Mindenkozben a vilagon eluralkodik a szegenyseg es a bunozes, gyerekek millioi maradnak arvan, serdulo lanyokat rabolnak es adnak el, hogy tobbneju hazassagban utodokat szuljenek. A tizenhat eves Rhine-nak mar csak negy eve van hatra, amikor o is erre a sorsa jut. Noha a kivaltsagosok jomodu vilagaba csoppen, es ferje, Linden oszinten szereti, egyre csak a szokes jar a fejeben. A varazslatos gazdagsag kozepette Rhine lassan raebred, hogy a csillogo latszat mogott a valosag ridegebb, mint hitte volna. Mikozben a genvirus miatt egyre fenyegetobben kozeledik Linden eveinek vege, Rhine bizalmas baratra talal, akinek segitsegevel talan eselye lehet a menekulesre. De vajon a kaoszba sullyedo vilagban csakugyan lehetseges a szabadsag? Az utobbi evek egyik legnepszerubb amerikai ifjusagi regenye. "e;A Lauren DeStefano altal fevazolt jovo nagyon is hiteles. Lenyugozott a regeny vilaga, a romantika, az irasmod - mar nagyon vartam, hogy ilyen jo konyv keruljon a kezembe."e; (Carrie Ryan, a Kezek es fogak erdeje szerzoje) "e;Remek valasztas ez a kotet Az ehezok viadala minden rajongojanak."e; (Kirkus Reviews) A Konyvjelzo magazin 2013. decemberi szamaban megjelent cikk: Megtort melankolikus tundermese

Broken Crowns

Broken Crowns

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2016

War rages everywhere and Morgan is caught in the middle in the haunting conclusion of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy. The city is falling out of the sky... Morgan always thought it was just a saying. A metaphor. The words of the dying. But as they look up at the floating island that was their home, Pen and Morgan make a horrible discovery - Internment is sinking. And it's all Morgan's fault. Corrupted from the inside by one terrible king and assailed from the outside for precious resources by another, Internment could be destroyed because Morgan couldn't keep a secret. As two wars become one, Morgan must find a way to bring her two worlds together to stop the kings that wage them... Or face the furthest fall yet.

Heir Apparent (A Novella)

Heir Apparent (A Novella)

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2015

Rise back up to the floating city of Internment in this original e-novella, a dark look at life in the royal family after the events of Perfect Ruin.When King Furlow begins to treat Prince Azure as the heir apparent that he is, he takes him to see the "e;re-education camps"e; for wrong-thinkers. But as he enters the camps, Azure discovers the dark underbelly of the kingdom - and the king himself. His view of his father can never be the same, but what about his view of himself?

Heir Apparent

Heir Apparent

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2015

Rise back up to the floating city of Internment in this original enovella, a dark look at life in the royal family after the events of Perfect Ruin.When King Furlow begins to treat Prince Azure as the heir apparent that he is, he takes him to see the re-education camps for wrong-thinkers. But as he enters the camps ,Azure discovers the dark underbelly of the kingdomand the king himself. His view of his father can never be the same, but what about his view of himself?

Burning Kingdoms

Burning Kingdoms

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Danger descends in the second book of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy. After escaping the city of Internment, Morgan and her fellow fugitives land on the ground to finally learn about the world beneath their floating island home. The ground is a strange place where water falls from the sky as snow, and people watch moving pictures and visit speakeasies. A place where families can have as many children as they want, bury their dead in vast gardens of bodies, and where Internment is the feature of an amusement park. It is also a land at war. Everyone who fled Internment had their own reasons to escape their corrupt haven, but now they're caught under the watchful eye of another ruler who wants to dominate his world. They may have made it to the ground, but have they dragged Internment with them?

No Intention of Dying (Novella)

No Intention of Dying (Novella)

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2014

Before Morgan, there was Daphne, the girl who asked too many questions and changed everything... This original e-novella set in the world of The Internment Chronicles is a gripping prequel to Perfect Ruin.In this look back at Daphne, before her subversive paper led to her murder by order of the king, Daphne witnesses her seven-year-old sister Amy having a seizure-like event, a result of injuries sustained when she wandered too close to the Edge.Government doctors insist these seizures are punishment for Amy's bad behavior, but Daphne disagrees. Obsessed with finding out what lured her sister out there to the Edge to begin with, Daphne leads Judas, her betrothed, a young man with his own secrets, on an expedition near the Edge to reconstruct her sister's fateful event.But how close is too close?

No Intention of Dying

No Intention of Dying

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2014

Before Morgan, there was Daphne, the girl who asked too many questions and changed everything... This original enovella set in the world of The Internment Chronicles is a gripping prequel to Perfect Ruin.In this look back at Daphne, before her subversive paper led to her murder by order of the king, Daphne witnesses her seven-year-old sister Amy having a seizure-like event, a result of injuries sustained when she wandered too close to the Edge. Government doctors insist these seizures are punishment for Amys bad behavior, but Daphne disagrees. Obsessed with finding out what lured her sister out there to the Edge to begin with, Daphne leads Judas, her betrothed, a young man with his own secrets, on an expedition near the Edge to reconstruct her sisters fateful event. But how close is too close?

Chemical Garden Series Books 1-3

Chemical Garden Series Books 1-3

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2014

Lauren DeStefano's complete, breathtaking, dystopian romance series, The Chemical Garden Trilogy.This bundle includes Wither, Fever, and Sever.WITHER: What if you knew exactly when you would die?Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb - males only live to age twenty-five and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out...16-year-old Rhine Ellery is kidnapped and sold as a bride to Linden, a rich young man with a dying wife. Even though he is kind to her, Rhine is desperate to escape her gilded cage. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in what little time she has left.FEVER: Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.SEVER: Time is running out for Rhine.With less than three years left until the virus claims her life, Rhine is desperate for answers. Having escaped torment at Vaughn's mansion, she finds respite in the dilapidated home of her husband's uncle, an eccentric inventor who hates Vaughn almost as much as Rhine does.

Perfect Ruin

Perfect Ruin

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge. Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she's engaged to marry. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find - or whom she will lose.

Book Boyfriends Collection

Book Boyfriends Collection

Author: Lauren DeStefano, J. Lynn, J. A. Redmerski Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2013

Move over Brad Pitt. Take a hike George Clooney. On your way Prince Harry. Give us Mark Darcy, King Aragorn and Edward Cullen instead.Have you met your book boyfriend yet?In WITHER 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is kidnapped and sold as a bride to Linden, a rich young man with a dying wife. Even though he is kind to her, Rhine is desperate to escape her gilded cage. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in what little time she has left. The Handmaid's Tale for a new generationIn WAIT FOR YOU, a New York Times #1, Avery knows she should stay away from Cam Hamilton: he might be the hottest guy on campus but she really doesn't need that sort of drama right now. Love is best left in the past - along with her troubles. But sometimes, the last thing that you want is just the thing you need...In New York Times bestseller, THE EDGE OF NEVER, twenty-year-old Camryn has always known that she wants a life less ordinary. But when tragedy strikes, she boards the next bus leaving town, destination unknown. On a journey of self-discovery, she meets another lost soul: Andrew Parrish, who harbours his own dark secrets... Andrew shows Camryn what it's like to live by your own rules and how good it feels to give in to your deepest desires. But the dark shadow of Andrew's secret is looming. Will it push them together - or tear them apart forever?

Fever

Fever

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

For 17-year-old Rhine Ellery, a daring escape from a suffocating polygamous marriage is only the beginning... Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness. The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine's twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can't seem to elude Rhine's father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion...by any means necessary. In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano's harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.

Seeds of Wither

Seeds of Wither

Author: Lauren DeStefano Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2011

Step into the Chemical Garden with an all-new eBook sampler!Discover the world author Lauren DeStefano created in Wither, a riveting dystopian thriller. In the not-so-distant future, fallout from genetic engineering causes all females to die at age twenty, and all males to die at twenty-five. Kidnapped from her home and torn from her twin brother Rowan, sixteen-year-old Rhine is forced into a polygamous marriage and taken to live in her husbands mansion. She has everything she wantsexcept for freedom. But her plans to escape and return home are complicated by a devious father-in-law, as well as Rhines growing attraction to Gabriel, a servant who works on the estate. Read the first 100 pages of Wither and be captivated by Rhines journey.This eBook sampler includes an EXCLUSIVE, never-before-published short story by Lauren DeStefano! The First Bride reveals the events leading up to Wither, from the point of view of the bride that came before Rhine.Delve even deeper into Wither with a map of the wives floor, the Wither book trailer, and a video that takes you behind the scenes of the Fever cover shoot. You'll also get a sneak peak of Fever, the second book in the Chemical Garden trilogy, before it goes on sale 2/21/12!

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