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Jennifer Brooks was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. After high school she matriculated at Dartmouth College to become a research scientist, but by the end of her sophomore year she felt a calling to the teaching profession. After graduation and fourteen years of teaching high school English, she answered a second calling to write full time while raising her new son. Her journey began with two theses for an MA and later an MFA in writing popular fiction at Seton Hill University.

A competitive hurdler and jumper in high school and college, she coached thirty-one seasons of cross-country and track and field, which is why runners show up so frequently in her stories. Jen has also had a lifelong relationship with books–as
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In a World Just Right

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A Criminal Magic
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This novel is perfectly magic in every way. Lee Kelly has served up an elixir that is part spectacular special effects, part gut-wrenching plot turns, part unforgettable characters. In a world where loyalty and motivations are difficult to discern an ...more
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"Loved this book. It has been a while since I've read a proper story filled with enough twists and turns to keep me on my toes. Can't wait for the next one."
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"One review/recommendation of this book said if you like Jack Campbell then you might like this. I scoffed at that since Jack Campbell is, in my opinion, of the finest hard SF authors. But I was intrigued, so I requested the book from the library...." Read more of this review »
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"Always a pleasant surprise when a book exceeds your expectations. I feared this one would be a cheap Hunger Games knock-off, but that couldn’t have been farther from the truth. It’s way more interesting and the world is far more fleshed out than t..." Read more of this review »
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This space opera has it all: It’s gut-wrenching. It’s thoughtful. It has strong science fiction elements, and it’s full of seriously kick-ass fighting scenes.

Kayla Reinumon is an exiled Wyrd princess forced to hide her identity and fight in the Blood
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Fast pace. Slick special effects. Edgy narrator. This novel is a perfect SF techno-thriller for YAs. The voice of the main character is still in my head, he’s that fun to read.
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