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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 three...

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Published on February 21, 2012 20:45 • 117 views
Average rating: 3.97 · 136 ratings · 51 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Starfish Girl
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2010
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Clockwork Girl
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 40 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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“Just like any woman,...we weave our stories out of our bodies. Some of us through our children, or our art; some do it just by living. It's all the same.”
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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
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