Wren Handman

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Wren Handman is a novelist and screenwriter living in soggy Vancouver, which gives her plenty of time to curl up in front of a computer.

She primarily writes young adult fiction and fantasy novels. In her screenwriting, her emphasis is on the real world with a touch of fantastical. She believes that what we see in media impacts how we see the world, and she hopes to make that view brighter.

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Wren Handman That's sort of like asking "Who is your favourite child?" or "Which of your parents do you like more?"

I'm a huge fan of books that aren't romance-spe…more
That's sort of like asking "Who is your favourite child?" or "Which of your parents do you like more?"

I'm a huge fan of books that aren't romance-specific but have strong romantic elements. I think it's because I enjoy books with intense emotions that give me a satisfying (if not always happy) ending, and that kind of emotional intensity is often a result of turbulent romances. I love stories where love develops slowly and realistically, where couples face adversity but ultimately come together, where love is challenged by the environment rather than the characters themselves.

Some favourite couples? The Soulless series comes to mind, because I have a huge soft spot for couples who get together in book one and STAY TOGETHER for the whole series. I absolutely detest "will they won't they," or breakups that feel forced and you know won't last. Another love of lovers mine is Cosette and Marius from Les Mis (the book, not the musical, though I think we can all agree that Portman knocked it out of the park). (less)
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Havoc & Happiness shits shelves October 26, 2020!









Michaela Peters didn’t let dying get her down.





After all, it was only for a few minutes, and the hospital paid her a huge settlement. Now she’s an emancipated minor with nine million dollars in the bank and her entire future ahead of her. Life could be a heck of a lot worse!





Michaela moves to Montana, determined to enjoy the dishes of queer high-schoo

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh so good, so satisfying, so wonderful. This book is very different than the ones that came before. I found it a lot more mature, and more complex. Knowing the end gave an interesting weight to scenes that had been sweet before, and were ...more
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This one is close to my heart. I hope you all enjoy reading Wire Wings as much as I enjoyed bringing Graciela's story to life. It's about grief, and the nature of identity in a world where everything is changeable.
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Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
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I read Terry Pratchett in high school and then sort of got distracted at some point and let it drop, and now I can't remember what I've read and what I haven't. But my fiance is reading them all for the first time, and he told him since I have a hist ...more
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A beautiful return to the style of Allende's older work. This portrait of a family fleeing Spain to Chile is heartwrenching but beautiful, and spans entire lives. Beautiful work.

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Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
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Another entry in the Mercy Thompson series. To be honest, these books have been going on for so long that I have no idea what she's talking about when she draws in earlier plotlines, so this one was a bit of a struggle. I couldn't remember who Frost ...more
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The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
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This sequel follows a new protagonist, caught up in the results of the events from the first book. I really liked seeing the events from a different point of view, and what life was like for the "normal" people of the world (though of course the prot ...more
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
" The second half is better than the first half but it was definitely a struggle for me to get there. SO disconnected. At least the awkward grammar is p ...more "
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HOW IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THE NON-STOP RUN-ON SENTENCES? Every page had at least a few. Some were sort of stylistic, but others were just...wrong. Grammatically and morally (kidding, kidding). But seriously, I found it really painful to read. I had ...more
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