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Lesley Livingston

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Some of you might have been wondering why I’ve been so very quiet (er… very quieter? heh) on the internets of late… Well, I’ve been a little busy with a thing. A new, awesome, super-secret thing. Well, now the cat’s out of the bag! And the cat has a sword! And a brand new book deal! And isn’t really a cat!

Last night, Publishers Weekly announced my new book deal with Razorbill in the US!

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Wondrous Strange (Wondrous ...

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Starling (Starling, #1)

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Descendant (Starling, #2)

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Once Every Never (Never, #1)

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“You killed a tree?"
"It tried to kill me first."
"Perhaps you should tell me exactly what happened to you, Princess.”
Lesley Livingston, Darklight

“Sonny pulled Lucky up short and swung around to face Fennrys. "I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to die surprised. And I swear to all the gods, if the last thought that goes through my mind is 'What the hell was that?' I will hunt you down in the afterlife and punch you in the face throughout eternity.”
Lesley Livingston, Darklight

“What did the Faerie that attacked you look like?"
"Super creepy. Ripped jeans, weird tattoos, bad hair. And, come to think of it, really nice boots..."
"On his feet."
Sonny winced and rubbed his temples. "Where were you attacked, Kelley?"
"Okay, see...that was a joke.”
Lesley Livingston, Darklight


Please help us vote for the November Young Adult Book of the Month. We had so many nominations in our first poll, we decided to do a second including only the top four books from the first. Hopefully, this will ensure the book the majority of our members wish to read is chosen.

Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) by Rachel Hartman
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina's tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they've turned the final page.
  23 votes 46.9%

Shine by Lauren Myracle
Shine by
Lauren Myracle

When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength ofwill it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.

Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a belovef author.
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Starling (Starling, #1) by Lesley Livingston
Starling by Lesley Livingston

Mason Starling is a champion fencer on the Gosforth Academy team, but she's never had to fight for her life. Not until the night a ferocious, otherworldly storm rips through Manhattan, trapping Mason and her teammates inside the school. Mason is besieged by nightmarish creatures more terrifying than the thunder and lightning as the raging tempest also brings a dangerous stranger into her life: a young man who remembers nothing but his name--the Fennrys Wolf. His arrival tears Mason's world apart, even as she feels an undeniable connection to him. Together, they seek to unravel the secrets of Fenn's identity as strange and supernatural forces gather around them. When they discover Mason's family--with its dark allegiance to ancient Norse gods--is at the heart of the mystery, Fennrys and Mason are suddenly faced with a terrifying future.

Set against the gritty, shadowed back-drop of New York City, this first novel in award-winning author Lesley Livingston's epic Starling Saga is an intoxicating blend of sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action.
  10 votes 20.4%

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor


Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living – one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel – a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness.

This was not that world.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.
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Carmen Thank you adding me. :)

Lesley Carmen wrote: "Thank you adding me. :)"

You're welcome! Thank you for friending me! :-D


message 3: by Megan

Megan Thanks for adding me as a friend. I look forward to reading your Wondrous Strange series! At least once I'm done having to read nothing but textbooks, that is. =P

Stephanie Tang Thanks so much for adding me! I'm a huge fan of your books (:

message 5: by Jess

Jess thanks for adding me!
i should be mad at you though...
i know i should learn for school but i just started darklight and i simply can´t put it out of my hands. totally your fault.

Amelia, the pragmatic idealist Hi Lesley,
so excited to see the cover for TEMPESTUOUS! It looks beautiful. Can't wait till January

Leanne Bell Hi, thanks for the add. I loved Wondrous Strange and my younger sister has now started reading it (she was up til past one in the morning she got so hooked!) I can't wait until i get darklight, i am loving Sonny and Kelley (and the kelpie, he was so adorable)

Leanne xxx

Pamela Hey Lesley...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

William O'Brien Hi Lesley - Thank you for your friendship.

Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date late Jan.

Best wishes, William

 Kendall [Kenny] Thank-you for accepting my friend request, Lesley!
It's really cool to 'meet' authors that live close to home.


message 11: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship!!

Mahsaa Thank-you for accepting my friend request

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