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Wilette Youkey

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Wilette Youkey is a daydreamer who was born in the Philippines, raised in Australia, and now calls the United States home. At the age of ten she penned a short story inspired by a Judy Blume novel and has been unable to stop writing since.

She has lived on four different continents and most recently inhabited a 240-year-old castle in rural Germany owned by a Graf. She now resides in California with her husband, two daughters, and a mini schnauzer.

Her stories are drawn from dreams, fantasies, music, and trips through airports. Apart from her lifelong affair with words, she also loves graphic design, singing in the shower, Dunkin Donuts, and working out.

If she were a comic book character, she would be called Shorty Smalls and would have the u

Reading is personal. Every single one of us will have a different reaction to the same book, which makes for a nervous-wreck of a writer right here! I just never know what people will like when I'm writing.

Take for example, in Taking Heart, when Eric does something in the middle of the story that might very well mean the end of his ro... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.77 · 315 ratings · 52 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Taking Heart
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 239 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Origin (The Origin #1)
3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Forsaken (The Origin, #2)
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Description: The prologue of my upcoming novel, The Origin.
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Wilette Youkey voted for Easy as Best Young Adult Fiction in the Semifinal Round of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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This would have been a solid 4 stars except for the fact that I could not vibe with the heroine, Candace. I grew up sheltered as well so I *should* have been able to sympathize with her, but I just couldn't.

But Brian... now he was HOT. The story was
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“Alex moved away, clearly crestfallen. Some other day, maybe as soon as tomorrow, she would feel regret, but not tonight. Right now, she couldn’t summon the energy to care about the feelings of a wannabe knight in tinfoil armor.”
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“For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest."
His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me.
Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.”
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“I spent so much time telling myself that this wasn't home that I started to believe it,” she said carefully. “Belonging has always been tough for me.”

“I can be your home,” he said quietly. “Belong to me.”
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“Alex moved away, clearly crestfallen. Some other day, maybe as soon as tomorrow, she would feel regret, but not tonight. Right now, she couldn’t summon the energy to care about the feelings of a wannabe knight in tinfoil armor.”
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“People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in the ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.”
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