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Kayla Olson

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Kayla Olson lives in Texas, and can usually be found in near proximity to black coffee, the darkest chocolate, Scrivener, and an army of Sharpie highlighters.

Latest book news:
THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE was recently optioned for film by Paramount, with Leonardo DiCaprio/Appian Way producing.

Internationally, THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE is slated to hit shelves in Italy, France, Turkey, Spain, Denmark, Brazil, Serbia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, and Germany.

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Twitter: @olsonkayla
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Blog: olsonkayla.wordpress.com

Average rating: 3.56 · 1,930 ratings · 505 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Sandcastle Empire

3.54 avg rating — 1,890 ratings — published 2017 — 21 editions
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If all goes as planned, I’ll do a CURRENTLY post every other Tuesday—I heard of this through fellow 2017 debut author Katy Upperman, and you can find the origins of the idea here.


 


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There’s been a lot to love since my last post, but one thing that’s had me glowing for over a week is that I received my first official Goodreads review for THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE, thanks to Anna Priemaza, a...

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Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
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This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson
""I think most things begin to fracture without anyone realizing it’s even happening, a sort of splintered silence that gives way all at once under too much weight, and without warning."

Themes: survival, friendships, relationships, growing up toget..." Read more of this review »
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"Such a heartbreaking and beautiful book. I read this book in less than 24 hours and pretty much weeper the entire time, but it was exactly what I needed. Definitely my favourite book I’ve read so far this year, and one of my new favourite books of..." Read more of this review »
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I read an early version of this book before it sold, and it was so beautiful and powerful—can't *wait* to read the finished version!
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
"What a dizzying read! I was sent this yesterday and I devoured it in a day. It's ambitious, sinister and so luscious. In this follow up, Stephanie really delved into the mythology of Caraval. The worldbuilding is poignant and bewitching. The stake..." Read more of this review »
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I loved LEGENDARY every bit as much as I loved CARAVAL—I could not. put. it. down. SO MANY FEELINGS, AHHHHHH (!!!!!!)
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Couldn't put this one down. This book is dark and compelling and chilling, lingering yet compleeeeeeetely intense, with the most beautiful prose—if any/all of this sounds like your thing, please put this book on your TBR and/or preorder it! (Also, I ...more
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“Survival is fighting, every single day, to climb out of the ruins and into the unknown, come what may.
We are all as strong as we have to be.”
Kayla Olson, The Sandcastle Empire

“I imagine the Wolves are sandcastles, easily crushed and easily washed away. I imagine there will be a day when they are nothing but a memory.”
Kayla Olson, The Sandcastle Empire

“Your mind is stronger than your circumstances. Remember that.”
Kayla Olson, The Sandcastle Empire

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