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R.J. Anderson

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R.J. (Rebecca) Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, went to school in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming (and writing) of other worlds entirely.

*** ABOUT MY BOOK RATINGS ***
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R.J. Anderson If there is, I'll be very surprised! I only ever planned for there to be two.
R.J. Anderson I believe there are more things in this universe than we can see with our eyes, or even with current technology. Whether that means aliens and/or…moreI believe there are more things in this universe than we can see with our eyes, or even with current technology. Whether that means aliens and/or faeries exist I couldn't say, but I think it would be fascinating if they did!(less)
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Knife (Faery Rebels, #1)
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Arrow (Faery Rebels, #3)
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 689 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Rebel (Faery Rebels, #2)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,280 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Swift (Swift, #1)
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 415 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Nomad (Swift, #2)
4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Untitled (Uncommon Magic, #2)
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — expected publication 2016
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For those keeping track of these things, I'm happy to announce that the book formerly known as Uncommon Magic has a new title. Since there are so many books out there already called [Something] Magic, and we wanted to highlight the mystery element of the book, my editor and I discussed various possibilities and finally came up with a title we're both happy with. So without further ado, I shall... Read more of this blog post »
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I was on a walking tour of Oxford colleges once with a group of bored and unimpressable tourists. They yawned at Balliol's quad, T.E. Lawrence's and Churchill's portraits, and the blackboard Einstein wrote his E=mc2 on. Then the tour guide said, 'And this is the Bridge of Sighs, where Lord Peter proposed (in Latin) to Harriet,' and everyone suddenly came to life and began snapping pictures. Such is the power of books.Connie Willis
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“But there were worse things than disappointment, and I'd lived through several of them already.”
R.J. Anderson, Ultraviolet

“I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.”
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“Dark chocolate, poured over velvet: that was how his voice tasted. I wanted him to follow me around and narrate the rest of my life.”
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message 23: by R.j.

R.j. Thanks, Brenda! I'm happy to hear it. :D


Brenda {Write From Your Heart ♥} I love your book "Knife"/"Spell Hunters"!!! It was seriously sooo awesome!! And I loooved how Paul and Knife fall in love!! I totally felt like they were in love!! :D I can't wait to read more of the series!!

Just wanted to let you know that you've got a fan here! :DD


message 21: by Dekotah

Dekotah Thompson Can't wait to read Nomad!


message 20: by Sandra

Sandra Thank you so much for friending me! :)


Elevetha R.j. wrote: "Elevetha wrote: "Me and My Awesome Older Sister(who introduced me to your books, by the way) got our brother to read "Knife". He really liked it. He said he was shipping Paul and Knife almost insta..."

You're welcome! It deserves more fangirls(and fanboys:) than it has.


message 18: by Hanna

Hanna Thank you for adding me! I had such fun meeting you at the young author's conference a couple years ago. My friend's lending me your books to read :)


message 17: by R.j.

R.j. Elevetha wrote: "Me and My Awesome Older Sister(who introduced me to your books, by the way) got our brother to read "Knife". He really liked it. He said he was shipping Paul and Knife almost instantly..."

This made me grin idiotically. Thanks for passing the story (and the book) on!


message 16: by Elevetha (last edited Dec 18, 2012 07:43PM)

Elevetha Hey, R.J!

Me and My Awesome Older Sister(who introduced me to your books, by the way) got our brother to read "Knife". He really liked it. He said he was shipping Paul and Knife almost instantly.

:)

"Didn't know how they were going to end up together, but I wanted them to."

Just thought you would like to know!


message 15: by R.j.

R.j. Elevetha wrote: "Thank you for accepting me! Cannot wait for Nomad and Quicksilver."

Appreciate you saying so! Thanks for friending!


Elevetha Thank you for accepting me! Cannot wait for Nomad and Quicksilver.


message 13: by R.j.

R.j. J.N. wrote: "Thanks for accepting. I just finished Ultraviolet and loved it. Anxiously awaiting Quicksilver."

Thank you so much! I'm working hard on it right now!


message 12: by J.N.

J.N. Thanks for accepting. I just finished Ultraviolet and loved it. Anxiously awaiting Quicksilver.


message 11: by R.j.

R.j. Wendy Darling wrote: "Congratulations on the Nebula nomination, RJ! So well deserved. :) Cannot wait for Quicksilver."

Thank you so much, Wendy!


Wendy Darling Congratulations on the Nebula nomination, RJ! So well deserved. :) Cannot wait for Quicksilver.


Jessica I just read Ultraviolet this week and I LOVED it! I cannot wait for the next book :D though I wish it weren't so far off!


message 8: by R.j.

R.j. Jessie wrote: "are you gonna make a 2nd to ultraviolet?? it was such a good book i read it in one night!"

Yes, I am! Thanks for reading!


Jessie are you gonna make a 2nd to ultraviolet?? it was such a good book i read it in one night!


message 6: by Katie

Katie R.j. wrote: "Katie wrote: "Hi R.J, thankyou so much for accepting my friend request, I loved Ultraviolet! :D"

Thank you, Katie! I'm so glad to hear it!"


It's okay, I can't wait to read your other novels! :)


message 5: by R.j.

R.j. Katie wrote: "Hi R.J, thankyou so much for accepting my friend request, I loved Ultraviolet! :D"

Thank you, Katie! I'm so glad to hear it!


message 4: by Katie

Katie Hi R.J, thankyou so much for accepting my friend request, I loved Ultraviolet! :D


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, R.J.! :D


message 2: by R.j.

R.j. Say wrote: "love the book....-)"

Thank you! I'm glad to hear it!


message 1: by Say

Say love the book....-)


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