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Melissa Albert

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I write books slowly, and read books fast.

I try to reply to all messages and questions, so please reach out, or come find me on Twitter (@mimi_albert) or Instagram (@melissaalbertauthor)! (But please note: I don't accept GR friend requests anymore because of Amazon's related review policy.)
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Melissa Albert A duology plus a fairy tale collection releasing in 2021!
Melissa Albert Oh, I love this question. I'm going to narrow it down to three: for contemporary, Alice Pung's bsolutely brilliant tale of class and cliques, LUCY AND…moreOh, I love this question. I'm going to narrow it down to three: for contemporary, Alice Pung's bsolutely brilliant tale of class and cliques, LUCY AND LINH! For fantasy, the weird, wonderful, portal-tastic Bronte-inspired book WORLDS OF INK AND SHADOW, by Lena Coakley. And for a book that walks the line between fantasy and contemp, Krystal Sutherland's dark and singular A SEMI-DEFINITIVE LIST OF WORST NIGHTMARES.(less)
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“She talked like a woman who knew more books than people.”
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“Everyone is supposed to be a combination of nature and nurture, their true selves shaped by years of friends and fights and parents and dreams and things you did too young and things you overheard that you shouldn’t have and secrets you kept or couldn’t and regrets and victories and quiet prides, all the packed-together detritus that becomes what you call your life.”
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Thomas Thank you for your friend request, M! Glad we feel similar ways about We Are the Ants and I look forward to sharing thoughts on more books with you in the future.


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