Young Adult

Marie Lu Books in Order

Marie Lu Books in Order (Legend series, The Young Elites, Skyhunter, Warcross…)

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Who is Marie Lu?

Marie Lu (born Xiwei Lu) is an American author who is known for the New York Times bestselling series Legend and The Young Elites. Before becoming a full-time writer, she had a career in the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist.

Now, Lu specializes in Young Adult books beginning with the dystopian Legend novels, then with The Young Elites series, the Skyhunter series, the Warcross duology, and more recently with the historical fantasy book The Kingdom of Back.

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Jennifer A Nielsen Reading Order

Jennifer A. Nielsen Books in Order (The Ascendance, Traitor’s Game, Mark of the Thief)

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Who is Jennifer A. Nielsen?

Jennifer Anne Nielsen is an American author known primarily for young adult fiction published by Scholastic. Her professional writing career started in 2010 with the Underworld Chronicles, the story of young Elliot in a fantasy world.

After that trilogy, Nielsen started writing The Ascendance series, a YA fantasy series, then The Mark of the Thief series, the Traitor’s Game Series, and standalone historical novels for young readers.

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Cassandra Clare Books in Order

Cassandra Clare Books in Order (Shadowhunters, City Of Bones, Clockwork Angel, Chain of Iron)

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Who is Cassandra Clare?

Cassandra Clare is the pen name of Judith Lewis (née Rumelt), an American author of Young adult fantasy fiction. She is best known for her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments, which has been adapted into a movie in 2010 and into a television series, between 2016 and 2019.

Cassandra Clare is known to have first made a name as a fanfiction writer, mostly in the Harry Potter community with The Draco Trilogy. She published her first novel, The City of Bones, in 2007, which has been a Locus Award Nominee for Best First Novel 2008. This marks the beginning of The Shadowhunter Chronicles, now a media franchise still ongoing.

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John Connolly Books in Order

John Connolly Books in Order (Charlie Parker, Samuel Johnson)

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Who is John Connolly?

Ex-freelance journalist, John Connolly is now an Irish author who is known for writing supernatural crime thrillers, young adult fantasy, and science-fiction series. 

Connolly is mostly known for his series of novels starring the anti-hero private detective Charlie Parker, a former police officer hunting the killer of his wife and daughter. Since 2009, he also writes books for younger readers with the Samuel Johnson Vs. The Darkness series and The Chronicles of the Invaders trilogy.

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Maggie Stiefvater Reading Order

Maggie Stiefvater Books in Order (Shiver, Call Down the Hawk, The Dream Thieves)

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Who is Maggie Stiefvater?

Maggie Stiefvater is an American writer of Young Adult fiction. Born Heidi Hummel in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Maggie Stiefvater wanted to be a fighter pilot and race-car driver as a child. Though, it seems those plans didn’t stop her to pass a lot of time reading and writing, as she was already submitting manuscripts to publishers by age 16.

Stiefvater published her first novel, Lament, in 2008 and found success with Shiver, the first book in her Wolves of Mercy Falls fantasy series.

In parallel to writing, Maggie Stiefvater plays various musical instruments, make art and sometimes write about cars for magazine. She lives in Virginia with her husband, her two children, her five dogs, some cows, a cat and a horse.

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Colleen Hoover Books in Order

Colleen Hoover Books in Order (It Ends with Us, Ugly Love, Verity, All Your Perfects)

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Who is Colleen Hoover?

Born in 1979, Colleen Hoover is an American writer of New adult and young adult literature. She grew up in Texas where she graduated with a degree in social work. She worked various jobs in the social and teaching field before becoming a writer.

Hoover self-published her first two books, Slammed and Point of Retreat, both picked up by Atria Books who republished them. She became a New York Times Bestseller writer and also won the Goodreads Choice Awards in 2015 and 2016 in the romance category (for Confess and It Ends with Us).

Colleen Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and three sons.

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Marissa Meyer Books in Order

Marissa Meyer Books in Order (Lunar Chronicles, Renegades, Heartless…)

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Who is Marissa Meyer?

Born on February 19, 1984, in Tacoma, Washington, Marissa Meyer is an American writer of Young adult fantasy and science fiction romance.

She attended Pacific Lutheran University, where she received a degree in creative writing and worked as a book editor before beginning her career as a writer.

She wrote Sailor Moon fan fiction under the pen name of Alicia Blade and wrote her first futuristic retelling of a classic fairy tale during the 2008 National Novel Writing Month. It inspired her to writer Cinder, the first book in the Lunar Chronicle Series, published in 2012. It was a New York Times bestseller.

In addition to writing, Marissa hosts The Happy Writer podcast. She lives near Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and twin daughters.

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Joanne Fluke Books in Order (Hannah Swensen Mysteries Series and more)

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Who is Joanne Fluke?

Joanne Fluke is the most famous pen name of  Joanne Fischmann, born Gibson in 1943 in Swanvill, Minnesota. She comes from a long line of bakers, so it’s no surprise she has been baking since she was a child and has created a book series where food is important.

Fluke started writing young adult horror stories in the 1980s under the name Jo Gibson, but she found real success with her cozy mysteries series starring Hannah Swensen, an amateur sleuth and baker in the 2000s.

She has also written books with her husband under the pen name John Fischer, but also under the pseudonyms, R.J. Fischer, Chris Hunter, Gina Jackson and Kathryn Kirkwood.

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