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R.J. Anderson

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C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, George MacDonald, Patricia A. McKillip

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R.J. (Rebecca) Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely. She is the author of ten traditionally published fantasy/SF books for children and teens, including the UK-bestselling faery romance KNIFE. Her new Flight and Fire Trilogy begins with SWIFT and NOMAD in Aug/Nov. 2020, ending with the brand-new novel TORCH in February 2021.

NOTE 06/2020 - I've decided to only write text reviews from now on, as I find star ratings too limiting and not nuanced enough. But for the books I've already rated, see below.

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R.J. Anderson I'm happy to say that there IS a third book in the series, and I'm doing my final edits of the manuscript right now! TORCH will be published by Enclav…moreI'm happy to say that there IS a third book in the series, and I'm doing my final edits of the manuscript right now! TORCH will be published by Enclave Escape as a limited edition hardcover and e-book starting in February 2021, with a paperback to follow a few months later. The series also has an exciting brand-new title -- The Flight and Flame Trilogy.(less)
R.J. Anderson If there is, I'll be very surprised! I only ever planned for there to be two.
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Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1)

3.76 avg rating — 9,109 ratings — published 2011 — 15 editions
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Knife (Faery Rebels, #1)

3.96 avg rating — 4,964 ratings — published 2009 — 25 editions
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Quicksilver (Ultraviolet, #2)

3.92 avg rating — 2,168 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Rebel (Faery Rebels, #2)

3.95 avg rating — 2,259 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Arrow (Faery Rebels, #3)

4.09 avg rating — 1,368 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Swift: Book One

4.11 avg rating — 888 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Nomad (Swift, #2)

4.38 avg rating — 384 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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"A soaring tale about the courage needed to question, to trust — and to fly." —Rosamund Hodge, New York Times best-selling author of Cruel Beauty
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“But there were worse things than disappointment, and I'd lived through several of them already.”
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“What would happen if you stopped fighting, and gave yourself permission to feel? Not just the good things, but everything?”
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“Every man's life is a fairy tale, written by God's fingers.”
Hans Christian Andersen

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
C.S. Lewis

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“If I am the pawn of the gods, it is because they know me so well, not because they make my mind up for me.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
C.S. Lewis




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message 21: by R.J.

R.J. Thanks, Brenda! I'm happy to hear it. :D


message 20: by Dekotah

Dekotah Thompson Can't wait to read Nomad!


message 19: by Sandra

Sandra Thank you so much for friending me! :)


Elevetha R.j. wrote: "Elevetha wrote: "Me and My Awesome Older Sister(who introduced me to your books, by the way) got our brother to read "Knife". He really liked it. He said he was shipping Paul and Knife almost insta..."

You're welcome! It deserves more fangirls(and fanboys:) than it has.


Hanna Richardson Thank you for adding me! I had such fun meeting you at the young author's conference a couple years ago. My friend's lending me your books to read :)


message 16: by R.J.

R.J. Elevetha wrote: "Me and My Awesome Older Sister(who introduced me to your books, by the way) got our brother to read "Knife". He really liked it. He said he was shipping Paul and Knife almost instantly..."

This made me grin idiotically. Thanks for passing the story (and the book) on!


message 15: by Elevetha (last edited Dec 18, 2012 07:43PM)

Elevetha Hey, R.J!

Me and My Awesome Older Sister(who introduced me to your books, by the way) got our brother to read "Knife". He really liked it. He said he was shipping Paul and Knife almost instantly.

:)

"Didn't know how they were going to end up together, but I wanted them to."

Just thought you would like to know!


message 14: by R.J.

R.J. Elevetha wrote: "Thank you for accepting me! Cannot wait for Nomad and Quicksilver."

Appreciate you saying so! Thanks for friending!


Elevetha Thank you for accepting me! Cannot wait for Nomad and Quicksilver.


message 12: by R.J.

R.J. J.N. wrote: "Thanks for accepting. I just finished Ultraviolet and loved it. Anxiously awaiting Quicksilver."

Thank you so much! I'm working hard on it right now!


message 11: by J.N.

J.N. Thanks for accepting. I just finished Ultraviolet and loved it. Anxiously awaiting Quicksilver.


message 10: by R.J.

R.J. Wendy Darling wrote: "Congratulations on the Nebula nomination, RJ! So well deserved. :) Cannot wait for Quicksilver."

Thank you so much, Wendy!


Wendy Darling Congratulations on the Nebula nomination, RJ! So well deserved. :) Cannot wait for Quicksilver.


message 8: by Jessa

Jessa I just read Ultraviolet this week and I LOVED it! I cannot wait for the next book :D though I wish it weren't so far off!


message 7: by R.J.

R.J. Jessie wrote: "are you gonna make a 2nd to ultraviolet?? it was such a good book i read it in one night!"

Yes, I am! Thanks for reading!


Jessie are you gonna make a 2nd to ultraviolet?? it was such a good book i read it in one night!


message 5: by Katie

Katie R.j. wrote: "Katie wrote: "Hi R.J, thankyou so much for accepting my friend request, I loved Ultraviolet! :D"

Thank you, Katie! I'm so glad to hear it!"


It's okay, I can't wait to read your other novels! :)


message 4: by R.J.

R.J. Katie wrote: "Hi R.J, thankyou so much for accepting my friend request, I loved Ultraviolet! :D"

Thank you, Katie! I'm so glad to hear it!


message 3: by Katie

Katie Hi R.J, thankyou so much for accepting my friend request, I loved Ultraviolet! :D


message 2: by R.J.

R.J. Say wrote: "love the book....-)"

Thank you! I'm glad to hear it!


message 1: by Say

Say love the book....-)


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