Kirsten Hubbard

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Kirsten Hubbard

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About this author

In search of transcendent backdrops for her novels, Kirsten Hubbard has hiked ancient ruins in Cambodia, dived with wild dolphins in Belize (one totally looked her in the eye), slept in a Slovenian jail cell, and navigated many desert apocalypses (usually in face paint and combat boots). But she always comes home to California.

Kirsten is the author of YA novels LIKE MANDARIN and WANDERLOVE, available now from Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books; CLOUDFOREST and RED ROCKS, coming from Egmont USA in 2016 & 2017; and MG novel WATCH THE SKY, coming from Disney-Hyperion in 2015.

Average rating: 3.87 · 8,430 ratings · 1,098 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 7,341 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Like Mandarin
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Watch the Sky
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 122 ratings3 editions
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Cloudforest (Cloudforest, #1)
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — expected publication 2016
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Red Rocks (Cloudforest #2)
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Since this blog has been on hiatus for... a while, I thought I'd list a few online places where I'm active or somewhat active.

me on twitter
(I am active in spurts)

me on tumblr
(yes I will tumble soon. SOON. #markmywords)

me on pinterest
(mostly book inspiration and apocalypse costumes)

me on facebook
(I also have a fan page I don't update much, for now)

me on ya highway
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" Jiselleg3 wrote: "Your book "Like Mandarin" was phenomenal. It spoke to me in so many different ways. It is now one of the most favorite books I have ...more "
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my dear friend & author crush stephanie kuehn isn't afraid to venture into the darkest, most psychologically twisted places -- and DELICATE MONSTERS goes farther than ever. three characters, each equally compelling. I am so excited for june.
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“What you love the most is what you have to fight the hardest to keep.”
Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove

“Envy is when you want what someone else has. Jealousy’s when you also don’t want them to have it.”
Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove

“You can't truly hate someone until you've cared about them. Until you've loved them.”
Kirsten Hubbard, Like Mandarin



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Nenia  ♥ The Armchair Librarian  ♥ Aww, that's so sweet, Kristen! Thanks. :)

message 16: by Brigita

Brigita Great to see you visited the Celica hostel in Ljubljana. That's where I'm from. :-) Also, thanks for friending my Bridie Hall GR profile, that's my YA pen name. Best wishes.

Oksana  *Bookaholic* Yeah, are you working on anything new?? So excited - I found a new favorite authoress! :)

message 14: by Julia

Julia Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! (Again actually! I used to be FREEBIRD but ended up creating a new profile. Momentary insanity. You know the drill ;)). I've been thinking... I just must know, are you working on anything new? Are you allowed to say? I m sure there are secrecy contracts and all those things, but I hope you are. You are a fantastic writer and I enjoyed both of your books immensely!

Lawrence Hey Kirsten...thanks for adding me as your friend.

Savannah Kristen, thank you for the friendship.

message 11: by Kirsten

Kirsten Hubbard FREEBIRD wrote: "Finished Wanderlove today...

Holy crap! I loveeeeeeeeeed it. It was so stinkin amazing! I think I'm going backpacking thru South America now. I'll type to you from a web cafe, lol.

But seriou..."

wow, thank you so much!
and DO IT!! *passes backpacker torch*

message 10: by Steph

Steph Sinclair Thank you for the friend request. The best part of this fiasco? Gaining even more awesome friends! :)

Kirsten Hubbard FREEBIRD wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend-vite :-) I am currently about halfway through "Wanderlove" on netgallery and have "Like Mandarin" on my Kindle. They are both amazing :-)"

thank you so much!! :)

Adriana B Thank you for accepting!

Brittany Wait, I'm friends with an author that gets on goodreads? That's pretty amazing(; I'll have to read some of your books.

message 6: by Genna

Genna Sarnak Thanks for the goregous postcard, Kristen! Looking forward to reading LIKE MANDARIN! :)

William O'Brien Hi Kirsten - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William

Rachel AHHH Rot and Ruin! Read it, if you get a chance. It's like Forest of Hands and Teeth, but a lovable protagonist.

Sierra Thanks for the request :)

Lea (YA Book Queen) Thanks for the friend request! I'm really looking forward to Like Mandarin! :)

message 1: by Keli

Keli You wrote a book? Congrats!

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