Rae Carson

in The United States
August 17, 1973




Rae Carson was born in 1973 in California and now lives in Arizona. She developed an enthusiasm for storytelling in her earliest childhood. She studied social sciences and worked in various industries after graduating from university before she realized her dream and became a writer. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is her debut novel.

In her own words, she "write[s] books about teens who must do brave things. [Her] books tend to contain lots of adventure, a little magic and romance, and smart girls who make (mostly) smart choices. [She] especially love[s] to write about questions [she doesn't] know the answers to."

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WalkOnEarth-finalOulá! Here are my fall tour stops for Walk On Earth A Stranger.

I’m especially excited because I get to bring some friends with me, so each stop features an author or two whose books I think you might like.

Am I coming to your city?

September 22 – 7 PM
Menlo Park, CA (near San Francisco)
Kepler’s Books
*Featuring Stacey Lee, author of Under a Painted Sky (Penguin Random House)

September 23 – 7 PM

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Published on August 10, 2015 10:26
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The Girl of Fire and Thorns...

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The Crown of Embers (Fire a...

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The Bitter Kingdom (Fire an...

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Like a River Glorious (The ...

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The Shadow Cats (Fire and T...

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Into the Bright Unknown (Th...

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The King's Guard (Fire and ...

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The Shattered Mountain (Fir...

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The Rise of Skywalker

3.93 avg rating — 2,598 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
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More books by Rae Carson…
The Girl of Fire and Thorns The Crown of Embers The Bitter Kingdom The Empire of Dreams
(4 books)
4.00 avg rating — 164,684 ratings

Walk on Earth a Stranger Like a River Glorious Into the Bright Unknown
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“I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
Rae Carson, The Crown of Embers

“I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it is the most painful kind of hope there is.”
Rae Carson, The Bitter Kingdom

“Honor from death,” I snap, “is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.”
Rae Carson, The Girl of Fire and Thorns


What should we read for October?
Titles must be pubbed as Young Adult between January 2011 - October 2011.
Please check the list before writing in titles! Thanks!

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
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  4 votes 20.0%

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  4 votes 20.0%

  3 votes 15.0%

  2 votes 10.0%

You Against Me by Jenny Downham
  2 votes 10.0%

I Am J by Chris Beam
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Lie by Caroline Bock
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Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
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Island's End by Padma Venkatraman
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