Alexa Donne

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Alexa Donne I came up for the idea of BRIGHTLY BURNING (aka: "Jane Eyre in space!") in the shower, of all places. I was wondering why there weren't many YA retell…moreI came up for the idea of BRIGHTLY BURNING (aka: "Jane Eyre in space!") in the shower, of all places. I was wondering why there weren't many YA retellings of Jane Eyre, one of my all-time favorite books, and I thought "how would I translate the Gothic elements of the novel in a modern YA retelling?" And suddenly I was like OMG YOU SET IT IN SPACE!!! :D(less)
Alexa Donne Yes, I do! I co-host Novel Tea Show with Kat O'Keeffe and Lainey Kress. New episodes coming soon :)…moreYes, I do! I co-host Novel Tea Show with Kat O'Keeffe and Lainey Kress. New episodes coming soon :)(less)
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Brightly Burning

3.72 avg rating — 3,780 ratings — published 2018 — 10 editions
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The Ivies

4.14 avg rating — 225 ratings — expected publication 2021 — 5 editions
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I am thrilled to now be on Goodreads as an author! Thank you to everyone who has already added BRIGHTLY BURNING to their to-read shelf. I've been overwhelmed by the positive reception!

I'll be blogging every so often here, mostly posting updates on the book/events/giveaways, etc. I'm already pretty active on other parts of the interwebs, specially when it comes to writing and publishing advice.

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Alexa answered a question about The Ivies:
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I am hopeful that I've done a good enough job in the book of explaining some of the stranger things about the system--things that are strange even to Americans! One reason I wrote the book is many people, especially older people, have no clue how cut See Full Answer
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" Jayme wrote: "Terrific review! 💕 Any animal harm in this one?"

Nope, no animal harm! There is a dog that goes missing, but the dog is fine (mild spoile
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Oh yes! My next one is called Murder, She Texted and is a small town secrets book with some bookish meta, with dead Homecoming Queens, copycat murders, and a love triangle. I have an idea for another YA thriller after that that my editor loves the so See Full Answer
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This one drew me in on concept--a teenage girl accuses a woman and her mother of having kidnapped her and held her captive for a month, but who can you believe? It's told primarily from the POV of Susannah, the woman accused, though you get the teen ...more
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This one is good for those who enjoy gritty true crime--gruesome serial killer type--and pokey British settings. It gave me European folksy detective horror vibes at points. I could easily see this adapted for TV. But it doesn't skim the grittier ele ...more
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"Full Disclosure: I received an ARC via the publisher. Also, Alexa and I are friends.

I don't read thrillers! But the moment I heard of THE IVIES, I knew I was going to want to read this. With the boarding school and competitive college admissions edg" Read more of this review »
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Huh. This was not what I was expecting... but it was really good? But really not what I was expecting. This was initially marketed as a thriller, and there are light mystery/suspense threads in the first half, but really this is a character driven YA ...more
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More of Alexa's books…
“Sometimes the loneliest you could be was surrounded by people who didn't understand you.”
Alexa Donne, Brightly Burning

“Don't you want to know why I don't love Bianca?"
"Because you met her?" I said into the rough fabric of his coat, sure he couldn't hear me. He could, and he laughed.
"That's why I love you Stella. You have a good hear, but also a sharp tongue. The perfect combination.”
Alexa Donne, Brightly Burning

“I couldn't help it. I laughed, "I'm sorry," I said, "but I thought that you said the Rochester was orbiting the moon. But that's crazy.”
Alexa Donne, Brightly Burning

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“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.”
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