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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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Last Cut

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A Wild and Precious Life is out now!

So, I wrote this book about werewolves in 2014. I updated it in 2018 but never did anything with it because werewolves felt a bit played out. But it’s fun and light-hearted, and I think we all need a little more of that in our lives right now! So what the heck, I decided to put it out. It’s a dollar! You should get a copy! (paperbacks will follow but sadly won’t be as cheap, because, you know, pap

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A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
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These books just keep getting better, and this one is no exception! I adored this culmination of the storyline from the first two books (is it a trilogy? I don't know), it was satisfying and epic and engaging. Everything i wanted it to be! ...more
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A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
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First read of 2023 was a knockout hit! I absolutely adored this twisty complex scifi.. thriller? Mystery? I don't know, but it was incredible. Political intrigue and great characters and a complex setting that lent itself to the kind of thought exper ...more
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First read of 2023 was a knockout hit! I absolutely adored this twisty complex scifi.. thriller? Mystery? I don't know, but it was incredible. Political intrigue and great characters and a complex setting that lent itself to the kind of thought exper ...more
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All Systems Red by Martha Wells
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What a fantastic novella. I can't wait to read more stories about the human/AI Murderbot. It was so uncomfortable with humans who just wanted to love it and give it autonomy, it was so much fun to read. I really got into the mystery and I can't wait ...more
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Pawns and Phantoms by Misha Handman
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I really loved this sequel, Todd is such an awesome main character and the tiger was fantastic. Really good mystery that absolutely drew me in from beginning to end!
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The Magician by Michael Scott
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I liked this one a lot better than the first one. Great action and fun characters. I especially liked Machiavelli.
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Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
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Another great addition. Loved the Mat sections and so happy to know my guess was right about a few things! Really humming along.
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Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
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This is a lovely simple story about magic, family, and love. It's sweet and heartfelt. ...more
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