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Sarah Rees Brennan

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Sarah Rees Brennan is Irish and currently lives in Dublin. For a short stint, she lived in New York and became involved with a wide circle of writers who encouraged and supported her, including Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. She has developed a wide audience through her popular blog,, where she writes movie parodies, book reviews and some stories.

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“Fear's useless. Either something bad happens or it doesn't: If it doesn't, you've wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you've wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon's Lexicon

“I am in full possession of the amazing power of being sarcastic.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon's Covenant

“Hark,” he said, his tone very dry. “What stone through yonder window breaks?”
Kami yelled up at him, “It is the east, and Juliet is a jerk!”
Jared abandoned Shakespeare and demanded, “What do you think you’re doing?”
“Throwing a pebble,” said Kami defensively. “Uh… and I’ll pay for the window.”
Jared vanished and Kami was ready to start shouting again, when he reemerged with the pebble clenched in his fist. “This isn’t a pebble! This is a rock.”
“It’s possible that your behaviour has inspired some negative feelings that caused me to pick a slightly overlarge pebble,” Kami admitted.”
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“I can smite you " Nick grumbled. "Anytime I like.”
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“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”
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“Lots of kids in books are only-child orphans, but I think it’s fun to have family as part of the adventure, to have familial love be as important as romantic love, and to show that love can go through fire and darkness - not unchanged, because experiences like that change everyone - but never faltering”
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message 14: by Judith (last edited May 20, 2014 11:47AM)

Judith Really looking forward to seeing you in Newcastle with Cassie Clare next month, Sarah. I just know it will be a brilliant event :) xxx

message 13: by Rita

Rita It's such an honour that you adding me back as a friend. Thank you so much!

message 12: by Judith

Judith Thank you for adding me as a friend, Sarah. I was very excited to get the notification from goodreads and will be reading the rest of my Demons Lexicon series asap. Then I intend to purloin your other books from my daughter,Becca, to continue the enjoyment!! Best regards Judith xx

Elevetha Happy Belated shush, we shan't talk about that Birthday, Sarah!!!

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Sarah,

Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
I look forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,

Daniela Hi :) thank you for accepting me. So, I loved Unspoken, it was such a great book, I can't wait to read Untold :):):). But, please, please, please, let Kami and Jared be a couple, pleaaaase, I love them together. <3

message 8: by Erick

Erick Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.

Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Sarah, looking forward to reading your book :)

message 6: by Dee

Dee Prathia Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Can't wait for my Unspoken! I already love Kami from 0.5!

message 5: by Sveta

Sveta Thanks for the friendship!
Now I'm reading "The Demon's Covenant" and I'm going to like Nick more and more)

Hasini (Ink On Paper) I just read 'The Demon's Lexicon' and loved it! Especially Nick ;)

message 3: by Trini

Trini Thanks for the friendship!

message 2: by Ruby

Ruby Emam Thanks for your friendship.

message 1: by Daniel (last edited Jan 12, 2008 08:22AM)

Daniel Been to Dublin. loved it and included it in two of my books, Sarah. Are they still giving FREE Guinness when you take the Guinness plant tour? I wrote that in a foggy night you could tell where you were in Dublin by sniffing how close you were to the aroma of the Guinness factory.

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