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Sara B. Larson

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Sara B. Larson is the author of the acclaimed YA fantasy DEFY, and the sequels IGNITE and ENDURE. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband and their three children. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day (while mourning the demise of naptime) and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.

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Can you believe there's only 2 months left until BRIGHT BURNS THE NIGHT comes out??? I know I can't!

So it's that time again!

For all of you WONDERFUL readers who pre-order books (something that really helps authors), I am doing another giveaway!

ALL pre-orders will receive signed bookmarks of both DARK BREAKS THE DAWN and BRIGHT BURNS THE NIGHT! **If you order a hardcover, you will also recei... Read more of this blog post »
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"It has been a long time since a book made me want to cry. omg, there was so much emotion going on in this book. and that ending scene...*internal sobs*

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I knew it. I have to admit, I wasn't the biggest fan of the first book, but this one completely changed my mind. Evelayn was kind of annoying in the last book, but she's pretty cool in this one. Also, I adore Lorcan. Love the guy. Also, this b..." Read more of this review »
Bright Burns the Night by Sara B. Larson
"This continuation of Dark Breaks the Dawn was everything i hoped for and more! The author still had a few tricks up her sleeve I didn't see coming. I am so sad there isn't a third book in this series- it was so so so good! one of my all time favor..." Read more of this review »
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I got the finished hardcover of this book and HOLY SMOKES it is GORGEOUS. Scholastic really outdid themselves! I can't wait for you all to get your copies in less than two weeks when it comes out!! (may 29th!!!)

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I loved learning more about these characters and this world! Erin has done it again with another fantastic book!! I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
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Another fantastic novel by Erin Summerill! I've been so lucky to have read many of her works over the years, and to have the privilege of seeing her talent and skill as a storyteller shine through more and more as she's grown as a writer. EVER THE BR ...more
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“True beauty is what lies inside of us, not what the world sees. A beautiful shell that houses a vile soul becomes sullied over time. But an outer shell, imperfect as it may be, that houses a beautiful, shines with that beauty, radiating it for all who have eyes to see.”
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“Sometimes it seemed like those with the most rotten interiors were blessed with the most exquisite exteriors.”
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“Have you ever heard of the theory that it is better for one man to die than an entire nation to suffer? Do you believe that to be true? Is it ever okay to take a life in hopes of saving others?”
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Emma OH MY GOD YOU PUT UP THE GIVEAWAY FOR ENDURE I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!! I JUST REALIZED HOW CLOSE IT IS UNTIL THE RELEASE DATE (sort of at least...) AND I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT I HAVE BEEN WAITING SO LONGGG!!! I just remember around a year ago I stumbled upon your book and I was so excited to read it. I was traveling in Tanzania on Lake Tanganyika when I actually read the first book and I couldn't put it down, it was the only thing I would do. I know its terrible that i was spending so much time reading it instead of doing other things (I mean, we were in Tanzania, there was plenty of amazing things to do) but I was so caught up in it and I couldn't stop. I would read it early in the morning, late at night, at dinner, on this little fishing boat they had, pretty much any spare time I could find. I remember once I finished it, (which didn't take long) it was really late at night and I ran up a path that went through the rain forest for a little bit to get to the only place that had wifi in the area. which was a little lodge. As I sat in the little lodge, I was able to very slowly download Ignite onto my kindle (It had luckily just came out). Once it was on there, I ran back to the little wooden room we were staying in and continued to read all night again. I guess this is just a really long way of saying that I love your books so so much that I literally ran through the rainforest to be able to read it. I wish I could do it again if that meant I could have Endure right now. Thank you so much for writing these books, they really mean a lot to me and I can't wait to read Endure, I'm sure it will be amazing and a great (but sad and unwanted) way to end the trilogy. Most books have either a good plot or good writing, but yours was both. It made me feel so many different things that I didn't think I could feel when reading, and I read a LOT. The way you wrote it made me laugh, cry, smile, and feel like I was right there with Alexa the whole time. It really is an amazing book and I can't wait to read the last. Thank you for everything again, I love you and your books so much and I always will.

~Emma, 13

Oh and I am working on a drawing right now of Alexa, I will try and finish it soon and find some way to show it to you / send it to you :))

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