Sarah Rees Brennan

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Sarah Rees Brennan

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Sarah Rees Brennan is Irish and currently lives in Dublin. For a short stint, she lived in New York and became involved with a wide circle of writers who encouraged and supported her, including Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. She has developed a wide audience through her popular blog,, where she writes movie parodies, book reviews and some stories.

Sarah at the Hugos

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Friends, soon I will be in San Jose, where In Other Lands is nominated for the new YA award. I am stunned and thrillighted by this honour, and of course given the shiny calibre of my fellow contestants I do not at all expect to win, but if I do, naturally I will write you guys a Luke/Elliot present.

If any of you fine people are attending Worldcon and wish to see...

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In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
"It was everything I wanted.
More comprehensive review to follow when it's not 7:30 am, I haven't slept, and I work in four hours.

Twelve hours and one work shift later and I'm back.

My reading this was entirely Cookie's fault. She sent me this po..." Read more of this review »
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
"Highly original by being completely self-aware and subversive with fantasy tropes. It was also hilarious, I was honestly laughing on the first page. Elliot was the best even if he was almost too prickly at times. But I adored him and his fascinati..." Read more of this review »
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“The most annoying thing, perhaps, was that the elven troop were obviously good people and were being kind to them, and yet Elliot felt subtly wrong-footed at every turn. He wondered if this was how Serene felt all the time, and he promised himself to bear it as well as she did.”
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“Violence was like that, Elliot had noticed. One move toward it and all at once everything was allowed: anyone could be hurt, out of a mix of pride and anger and stupid disregard for the fact that you could be hurt as easily as someone else.”
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"An absolute delight of a book! Sarah Rees Brennan has a very distinctive prose style that sometimes works against her narrators, but this -- a snarky limited third person POV -- is perfect for her, and perfectly executed as well. As I read I kept..." Read more of this review »
" Sherwood wrote: "LOVED this book. So. Much."

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All of Charles Dickens' parts were REALLY GOOD, but I'm not sure about that lady... I don't think people should trust her.
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“Fear's useless. Either something bad happens or it doesn't: If it doesn't, you've wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you've wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon's Lexicon

“I am in full possession of the amazing power of being sarcastic.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon's Covenant

“Hark,” he said, his tone very dry. “What stone through yonder window breaks?”
Kami yelled up at him, “It is the east, and Juliet is a jerk!”
Jared abandoned Shakespeare and demanded, “What do you think you’re doing?”
“Throwing a pebble,” said Kami defensively. “Uh… and I’ll pay for the window.”
Jared vanished and Kami was ready to start shouting again, when he reemerged with the pebble clenched in his fist. “This isn’t a pebble! This is a rock.”
“It’s possible that your behaviour has inspired some negative feelings that caused me to pick a slightly overlarge pebble,” Kami admitted.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, Unspoken



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“I don't have your way with words "Sin said. "So I'm just going to go with a quick response. Ha”
Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon's Surrender

“I can smite you " Nick grumbled. "Anytime I like.”
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“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”
Ursula K. LeGuin

“Lots of kids in books are only-child orphans, but I think it’s fun to have family as part of the adventure, to have familial love be as important as romantic love, and to show that love can go through fire and darkness - not unchanged, because experiences like that change everyone - but never faltering”
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message 13: by Judith (last edited May 20, 2014 11:47AM)

Judith Really looking forward to seeing you in Newcastle with Cassie Clare next month, Sarah. I just know it will be a brilliant event :) xxx

message 12: by Rita

Rita It's such an honour that you adding me back as a friend. Thank you so much!

message 11: by Judith

Judith Thank you for adding me as a friend, Sarah. I was very excited to get the notification from goodreads and will be reading the rest of my Demons Lexicon series asap. Then I intend to purloin your other books from my daughter,Becca, to continue the enjoyment!! Best regards Judith xx

Elevetha Happy Belated shush, we shan't talk about that Birthday, Sarah!!!

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Sarah,

Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
I look forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,

Daniela  (Lost in a Book Blog) Hi :) thank you for accepting me. So, I loved Unspoken, it was such a great book, I can't wait to read Untold :):):). But, please, please, please, let Kami and Jared be a couple, pleaaaase, I love them together. <3

Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Sarah, looking forward to reading your book :)

message 6: by Dee

Dee Prathia Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Can't wait for my Unspoken! I already love Kami from 0.5!

message 5: by Sveta

Sveta Thanks for the friendship!
Now I'm reading "The Demon's Covenant" and I'm going to like Nick more and more)

Hasini (Ink On Paper) I just read 'The Demon's Lexicon' and loved it! Especially Nick ;)

message 3: by Trini

Trini Thanks for the friendship!

message 2: by Ruby

Ruby Emam Thanks for your friendship.

message 1: by Daniel (last edited Jan 12, 2008 08:22AM)

Daniel Been to Dublin. loved it and included it in two of my books, Sarah. Are they still giving FREE Guinness when you take the Guinness plant tour? I wrote that in a foggy night you could tell where you were in Dublin by sniffing how close you were to the aroma of the Guinness factory.

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