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R.J. Anderson

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C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, George MacDonald, Patricia A. McKillip

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About this author

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 ***
5 stars: I loved this book so much that I expect to read it again and again -- I reserve this for beloved classics and others that knocked my socks off.

4 stars: I really enjoyed the book and/or thought it was excellently done -- there is a good possibility that I'll re-read it some time.

3 stars: I enjoyed the book and thought it was very well done. Should not be taken as a slur on the book or its author -- it really does mean "I liked it".

2 stars: I didn't connect to this book as much as I'd hoped. This category includes books by authors whose
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R.J. Anderson The tough realities of publishing have decreed that there will be no third book at this time, at least not from my original publisher. It seems I'm…moreThe tough realities of publishing have decreed that there will be no third book at this time, at least not from my original publisher. It seems I'm going to have to self-publish the conclusion to the series -- and since I have other contracted books to deliver first, it may be a while before I can get to it. I'm sorry about that! I wish I had better news.(less)
R.J. Anderson If there is, I'll be very surprised! I only ever planned for there to be two.
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For some time now my debut novel KNIFE and its sequel REBEL have been difficult to find in the US, and the third book ARROW was only available as an import. Happily, that's about to change with beautiful new paperback and e-book editions of the Faery Rebels trilogy, starting this July. Check out the details and see the new cover of KNIFE here! http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c... Read more of this blog post »
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I've had this book sitting on my shelf for years now, as I'd picked it up from a giveaway box somewhere... but only this week did I get around to actually reading it. A collection of 21 sermons originally given at Westminster Chapel in the 1960's, th ...more
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Re-read for galleys of the new US paperback and e-book edition, coming July 21st from Enclave Publishing. Happily, I still love this story and enjoyed reading it -- sure, there are a few changes I might make to the prose on a line level, but not in a ...more
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A re-read, since I'd seen the book in manuscript (read: emailed Sarah and said PLEASE IS IT WRITTEN YET I LOVED THE OTHER TWO BOOKS SO MUCH AND YOU LEFT ME ON THE WORLD'S WORST CLIFFHANGER, GIVE IT TO ME NOW), but it was even better the second time a ...more
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Just finished reading the ARC aloud to my youngest son, to whom the book is dedicated. I dearly wish I'd recorded his reaction when we got to a certain part of the story, but it was classic -- "YOU PLOT-TWISTER! HOW CAN YOU -- WHY DID YOU -- HOW DID ...more
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A three and a half star book rather than four by my personal reckoning, but I'm rounding up because it seems to deserve better than a bland "I liked it". I find the prose in these books somewhat flat and simplistic, which decreases my enjoyment a lit ...more
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“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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“I might not be ready to pour out my feelings to the world, but I’d had enough of trying to ignore them.”
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“Every man's life is a fairy tale, written by God's fingers.”
Hans Christian Andersen

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
C.S. Lewis

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“If I am the pawn of the gods, it is because they know me so well, not because they make my mind up for me.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
C.S. Lewis

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message 22: by R.J.

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


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


Sangr1a 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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