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About this author

Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and when not writing she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter.

Erin is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger. She is the author of TAKEN, FROZEN, and FORGED (4/14/15) from HarperTeen. VENGEANCE ROAD is forthcoming from HMH in fall 2015.


PLEASE NOTE: I do not check goodreads mail. If you message me this way I will not only not see it, but I certainly won't answer it. For contact methods more likely to receive a response, check my website.

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TAKEN was a 2014 Bank Street ‘Best Children’s Book of the Year’ and is the first in a dystopian trilogy that New York Times best-selling author Marie L...

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Taken (Taken, #1)
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 6,660 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Frozen (Taken, #2)
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 949 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Stolen (Taken, #0.5)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 260 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Forged (Taken, #3)
4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 29 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 2 editions
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Vengeance Road
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — expected publication 2015
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Altered Perceptions
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014
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"Brittany wrote: "I love Blood Red Road and Taken, so honestly you writing one like Dust Lands means it's going to be AWESOMEEEEEE!!!"

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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
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The House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey
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Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
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Set mainly in a grocery store, this title is as clever as the format of the writing. Narration is split between fifteen-year-old Amelia and her older, unattainable co-worker, Chris (twenty-one). Equal parts YA and NA, this is a charming novel about c...more
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This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
This Song Will Save Your Life
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read in August, 2014
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Elise has never quite fit in. That is, until she stumbles upon a warehouse dance club and discovers the world of DJing. I heard so many good things about this contemporary, and I’m so glad I finally picked it up. Elise is blunt and melodramatic, but...more
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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Tiger Lily
by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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People have been telling me to read this reimagining of Peter Pan for ages. Well, folks, I’ve finally read TIGER LILY, and I didn’t just enjoy it, I loved it. This is easily among my all time favorites.

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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)
by Leigh Bardugo (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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I absolutely adored the final installment of Bardugo’s SHADOW AND BONE trilogy. RUIN AND RISING picks up right where book two leaves off: Alina and Co. are deep underground, recovering from the Darkling’s attack but well aware that they can’t stay th...more
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“Second chances are not the same as forgiveness.”
Erin Bowman, Taken

“No matter how obvious something may seem, there are two sides to every story.”
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“The human brain can only be stretched so far before it breaks.”
Erin Bowman, Taken


Which April New Release would you like to read in June?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In April 2013" list.

Bronze Gods (Apparatus Infernum, #1) by A.A. Aguirre
Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre
(Apparatus Infernum, #1)
  4 votes, 22.2%

Rising Darkness (Game of Shadows, #1) by Thea Harrison
Rising Darkness by Thea Harrison
(Game of Shadows, #1)
  3 votes, 16.7%

Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock, #6) by Faith Hunter
Blood Trade by Faith Hunter
(Jane Yellowrock, #6)
  3 votes, 16.7%

Chosen at Nightfall (Shadow Falls, #5) by C.C. Hunter
Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter
(Shadow Falls, #5)
  3 votes, 16.7%

Wicked Cravings  (The Phoenix Pack, #2) by Suzanne  Wright
Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright
(The Phoenix Pack #2)
  2 votes, 11.1%

  2 votes, 11.1%

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
(Blood of Eden, #2)
  1 vote, 5.6%

Rogue Descendant (Nikki Glass, #3) by Jenna Black
Rogue Descendant by Jenna Black
(Nikki Glass #3)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2) by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
(The Sweet Trilogy, #2)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Taken (Taken, #1) by Erin Bowman
Taken by Erin Bowman
(Taken, #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

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“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

“The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.”
Jandy Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

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message 13: by Blair

Blair Mirth I am in awe of your Talent Erin. I am addicted to Taken. I have to pace myself now with Stolen while my pre-order comes in and then after that I can see myself doing a series re-read until the third book comes out. AH- SO LOVING IT.

message 12: by Kim

Kim I just finished Taken and could not put the book down! Cannot wait to read Frozen!!!!! :)

message 11: by Ugbomeh

Ugbomeh Hello,thanks for the adds

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
Congratulations on the release of Taken and I can't wait to discover more of your work

message 9: by Karen

Karen Malena Good to meet you in here, Erin! Thank you!

Süheyla Thanks for accepting my invite:)

Felipe Gulyas thanks for accepting Erin, I am very excited for the book I really want to see Gray in this new world, and that girl on the cover gave me some theorys, I have a feeling that she will be his girlfriend

message 6: by Erin

Erin Bowman Phoebe wrote: "<3 <3 <3"

Back atcha, lady :)

Phoebe <3 <3 <3

message 4: by Emily

Emily Hi Erin, thanks for accepting :) I'm looking forward to reading Taken!

message 3: by Karen

Karen Payze thanks for accepting :)

message 2: by Erin

Erin Bowman Tvaleros, I am so excited to hear that you're anxious to read my book! 2013 seems far away right now, but I have a feeling it will sneak up on us. I hope you enjoy the novel when it finally hits shelves.

Tvaleros (SpadesHighReads) your up coming book is such a heartbreak tease. i am patient person, but at times i just cant wait, but you have us waiting till 2013! omygosh, i want to read it now. the excerpt already has lured me in!! count down now begins...=)

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