Tessa Elwood

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April 2009


Tessa Elwood is a Midwestern web-designer obsessed with stories, coffee, and running shoes. She writes YA sci-fi and is particularly fascinated by messy lives and complicated loyalties.

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Tessa Elwood so Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi blew my mind. the stream of consciousness was amazing, and i swear there was one scene that was the hottest thing ever—a…moreso Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi blew my mind. the stream of consciousness was amazing, and i swear there was one scene that was the hottest thing ever—and they didn't even kiss. reading that was like getting a permissions slip to explore emotion on that level in my genre. as for specific images...that's just in the writing. what the character would say, or driven by the tone of the scene or a specific emotion. so i guess it's inspired by the characters themselves? book #2 is with my editor now, and should come out around this time next year! it's different, but i like it. or love it, ya know. a lot of interesting parallels and contrasts.(less)
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Inherit the Stars (Inherit ...

3.40 avg rating — 1,041 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Split the Sun (Inherit the ...

3.39 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Inherit the Stars Split the Sun
(2 books)
3.39 avg rating — 1,201 ratings

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“Yes. You survived! You get to eat breakfast with your family every day and dinner with them every night. When people look at you, they should see courage - literally - in your skin, and face the idea that you didn't give up when they probably would have. You're awake and standing and if they don't realize how amazing that is, the you can just blame me.”
Tessa Elwood, Inherit the Stars
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Which December New Release would you like to read in February?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In December" list.

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Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark, #16) by Kresley Cole
Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole
(Immortals After Dark, #16)
  3 votes, 30.0%

Shadow's End (Elder Races, #9) by Thea Harrison
Shadow's End by Thea Harrison
(Elder Races, #9)
  3 votes, 30.0%

Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy, #1) by J.R. Ward
Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward
(Black Dagger Legacy, #1)
  2 votes, 20.0%

Magic Stars (Kate Daniels, #8.5, Grey Wolf, #1) by Ilona Andrews
Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews
(Grey Wolf, #1)
  2 votes, 20.0%

Inherit the Stars (Inherit the Stars #1) by Tessa Elwood
Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood
(Inherit the Stars #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Dead Eye (Tiger's Eye Mystery, #1) by Alyssa Day
Dead Eye by Alyssa Day
(Tiger's Eye Mystery, #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Nexis (Tricksters, #1) by A.L. Davroe
Nexis by A.L. Davroe
(Tricksters, #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Nevermore (Cal Leandros, #10) by Rob Thurman
Nevermore by Rob Thurman
(Cal Leandros, #10)
  0 votes, 0.0%

  0 votes, 0.0%

Alien in Chief (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #12) by Gini Koch
Alien in Chief by Gini Koch
(Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #12)
  0 votes, 0.0%


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