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Athena Villaverde

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Athena Villaverde writes sexy and weird bizarro fantasy tales, often set in wastelands populated by colorful and magical characters. Part cyber-punk, part urban fantasy. Cute and disturbing.

Her interests include Tarot, knitting, fetish fashion, kawaii noir, chaos magick, hair dye, drawing and painting, dancing, Japanese anime, cult films, genetic mutations, parasites, survivalism, cosplay, steampunk, gothic lolita, mythology, burlesque, body modification, new wave, ska, punk rock.



Urban fairy tales for the weird girl in all of us.


Athena Villaverde is a brave new voice in the world of offbeat young adult fiction. Like a combination of Francesca Lia Block, Charles de Lint, Kathe Koja, Tim Burton, and Hayao Miyazaki, her stories are cute, kinky, edgy, magical, provocative, and strange, full of poetic imagery and vicious sexuality. Clockwork Girl is a collection of thr...

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Average rating: 3.92 · 154 ratings · 55 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Starfish Girl

3.89 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2010
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Clockwork Girl

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2011
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“She whipped her tentacles away from his fingers decapitating the dead lobster-dog and its body fell from the ceiling fan.”
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