Sara Shepard Books

Born on 8th April 1977, Sara Shepard is American and New York bestselling author. She is popularly known for The Lying Game & Pretty Little Liars book series. Her father, Bob was an American while her mother was a Canadian born in Toronto. Shepard was raised with her sister name Ali, and after graduating from Downingtown High School in Pennsylvania in 1995, she joined New York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1999.

Order of Pretty Little Liars Series

# Read Title Published
1 Pretty Little Liars 2006
2 Flawless 2007
3 Perfect 2007
4 Unbelievable 2008
5 Wicked 2008
6 Killer 2009
7 Wanted 2010
8 Heartless 2010
9 Twisted 2011
10 Ruthless 2011
11 Pretty Little Secrets 2012
12 Stunning 2012
13 Burned 2012
14 Ali's Pretty Little Lies 2013
15 Crushed 2013
16 Deadly 2013
17 Toxic 2014

Order of The Lying Game Series

Order of Heiresses Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Heiresses 2014

Order of The Perfectionists Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Perfectionists 2014
2 The Good Girls 2015

Order of The Amateurs Series

# Read Title Published
1 Follow Me 2017

Order of Sara Shepard Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 The Visibles 2009
2 All The Things We Didn't Say 2009
3 Everything We Ever Wanted 2010
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Shepard had passion in writing since childhood, and to sharpen her skills, she joined Brooklyn College and studied Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing where she graduated in 2004.

While working for Time Inc Custom Publishing, the author produced several lifestyle magazines for various corporate clients. Her career in writing began in 2002 when she worked as a ghostwriter freelance, and in 2005 she wrote her books. Sara Shepard currently lives in Pittsburgh, United States.

SARA SHEPARD AWARDS

Success does not go unnoticed, and Sara Shepard is a goddess in the publishing realm from the city of Pennsylvania. In 2013, The Lying Game was nominated for the Lowa High School Book Award for the young adult category. In 2012, Twisted & Pretty Little Liars Box Set novels were nominated for Buckeye Children’s Book Award & Colorado Blue Spruce Award respectively. The Amateur appeared in 2016 Publishers Weekly Starred Review.

SARA SHEPARD BOOKS INTO MOVIES

The Lying Game and Pretty Little Liars have been adapted for the big screen viewing by the ABC Family. Pretty Little Liars is based on her growing experiences in Philadelphia Main Line with season seven marking the series final season.

The series also featured a short-lived spin-off series, Ravenswood featuring famous actors such as Tyler Blackburn as Caleb Rivers.

The lying game made its debut on August 15th, 2011 airing on ABC Family. The channel took a considerably a long time to decide whether the series would air for a second season, unfortunately in July 2013, ABC finally confirmed the cancellation of the series.

BEST SARA SHEPARD BOOKS

These are the best two books from the American bestselling author Sara Shepard, Pretty Little Liars Box Set (2009).

Pretty Little Liars: Among the perfectly tended hedges of Rosewood deep down the mega mansion, every person had something to keep a secret- especially for the four little liars.

High school junior friends, Hanna, Emily, Spencer and Aria, have hidden secrets from the day their good friend Alison Dilaurentis vanished 36 months ago. However when the beautiful girls begin getting text notes from someone named “A” their secrets, the little one, big ones and the buried ones seem no longer safe. Who could be this person named “A”? Could it be their long lost best friend?

Pretty little liars box set is a fascinating one; the book captures your attention right from the first page. As a reader, you will love every character of the pretty little liars from the creative Aria, sweet Emily over Smart Spencer and to the “it girl” Hanna. Also, the novel is dramatic, and overall a real mystery.

Ali’s Pretty Little Lies: Before A came into existence, there was Alison DiLaurentis, a girl whom every boy wanted to date, a girl whom each girl wanted to be like her, and a girl whom somebody wanted dead.

Ali’s Pretty Little Lies is the prequel to the debut novel; the story begins by describing out how Courtney and Alison were best friends during childhood, until the day when Alison started to get extremely jealous. She would blame almost everything on Courtney; the DiLaurentis thought that Courtney was crazy and sent her off.

It is at the end of seventh grade, and Alison and her friends; she has had enough with her friends, Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer. However, she is hiding something, a dark secret that if she let it out, she would ruin her life and everything that she has desperately worked hard to build. However, in rosewood, dark secrets have their deadly consequences.

The novel is set several weeks before Alison is murdered, and the tale is told by the prettiest liar of all, Alison herself. Overall this book is entertaining and provides an insight detailing the background of the series and the characters.

Pretty Little Liars series is a fascinating one to read, the author Shepard ensures that the reader has every detail, even if it requires the use if flashbacks as illustrated in Ali’s Pretty Little Lies.

Sarah J Maas Books

Sarah J. Maas is American and New York bestselling author who writes fantasy novels born on March 5th, 1986. She attended Hamilton College in New York and majored in creative writing as well as religious studies where she graduated in 2008.

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The author began writing what would later become her first novel Throne of Glass while she was sixteen years old. After scripting several chapters of the book, she uploaded them on FictionPress.com, a move that saw her popularity rise tremendously. However, the book was later dropped from the site after she decided to publish it.

Then in 2008, the Sarah began sending the story to several agents, and her efforts saw her get one agent in 2009. Successfully, Throne of Glass was acquired by Bloomsbury in March 2010, and later the agency purchased other two books in the series.

SARAH J. MAAS AWARDS

The young writer Sarah has won and been nominated for various awards due to her incredible writing, and in 2016 Empire of Storms was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards for best young science fiction and adult fantasy novel.

The series Throne of Glass was nominated for 2016 Colorado Blue Spruce Award for the Young Adult category, subsequently the same year, it was also nominated for Nutmeg Book Award.

Queen of Shadows was the winner of 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fantasy category. In 2013, Crown of Midnight was a top pick by the RT Book Reviews.

SARAH J. MAAS BOOKS INTO MOVIES

The popular series Throne of Glass by American bestselling author Sarah J. Maas is headed for the big screen viewing. Hulu announced that it is developing Queen of Shadows into an epic fantasy television series.

Kira Snyder, the producer of The 100 television series, is set to write the adaptation while Anna Foerster of the Underworld: Blood Wars will direct the pilot episode.

Queen of Shadows follows a professional female assassin, Celaena Sardothien with a mysterious past who only wants her freedom. Apart from reclaiming her freedom back, she must guard against dark forces that want nothing but to destroy her world.

BEST SARAH J. MAAS BOOKS

These are best two books by Sarah J. Maas Queen of Shadows & Empire of Storms

Queen of Shadows: Having changed her Celaena identity Aelin; the queen of shadows returns to Adarlan to reclaim her lost crown. It is revealed that she left behind Rowan after Heir of Fire (2014), and now arrives back ready to fight and stop the Kings’ demons.

She also seeks to free her former master of the assassin days, a charismatic guy and also finds Chaol but the reunion is not a happy one. Above all, Aelin most important priority is to rescue her cousin Aedion, who is scheduled for execution during the Prince Dorian Birthday. Prince Dorian, he seems imprisoned in his body by the Valg demons controlling him. However, Chaol still hopes that the prince can be saved, but Aelin knows that could be next to the impossible truth.

Meanwhile, the head of the Adarlan dragon riding witch army, Wing Leader Manon finds a growing dispute over the commands she has given, and this leads to tough choices.

With her new identity, Aelin Galathynius, the Queen of Terrasen will have to fight before reclaiming her throne. She must fight for her cousin, a warrior ready to die for her; fight for her friend, a man confined in death prison; fight for her people, enslaved by the evil King and waiting for their Messiah, the long lost Queen.

Queen of Shadows, the 4th book in the New York bestselling series continues Calaena epic quest and creates an agonizing crescendo that could shatter her world forever.

Empire of Storms: In the second last book of the Throne of Glass series, our most adored character and the savior of the Terrasen encounters unexpected obstacles while her enemies make a move against her and her allies.

The long path to the throne has only just begun for our prince Aelin, as war looms far in the horizon. Friends have been lost, loyalties brought and broken, and those in possession of magic finds themselves at longer heads with those without.

Aelin dive in deep to protect those she loves, but with the horrors of her past and the dark forces aimed at claiming her world, salvation will only come from a death duel where the bravest and the strongest survive.

Art Taylor Interview

Art Taylor is an award winning author who exclusively writes short stories. You can see all of the stories Art has written in our book listing.

Art has won various prestigious awards such as an Anthony Award, Agatha Award and Macavity award. He also works at George Mason University as an English Professor.

Art has also been nominated for an Agatha Award for Parallel Play, part of the Chesapeake Crimes series of books.

If you have never read any of Art Taylors stories, we highly recommend On the Road with Del and Louise. It was nominated for Best First Novel for the Anthony Award and Macavity Award, and won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel.

In April 2017, Art was kind enough to sit down with us for an interview.

Q: You’ve won multiple awards such as An Anthony Award, Agatha Award and Macavity Award. While all the awards are prestigious – which one meant the most to you?


I’ve been beyond-belief fortunate in the attention that my work has received—and I’m continually astounded not just by the kind reception from readers and fellow writers but also by the company I’ve been alongside on awards listings. I’d be hard-pressed to say that one award has meant more than another since each represents so uniquely for me a series of relationships, between a community of readers (whether Malice Domestic or a specific Bouchercon, each new year different from the last) and me as a writer and then this thing I’ve created—which it always amazes me that anyone has read in the first place. Each honor has been a surprise and a source of amazement.

That said, two moments do stand out: first, my wife’s whoop of joy and then burst of tears when I won my first Agatha Award for “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants” (my tablemates all turned toward her first to make sure she was ok and only later congratulated me!), and second, the opportunity to give a shout-out to all the contributors to Murder Under the Oaks when the anthology won the Anthony Award at the New Orleans Bouchercon. I was the editor for that anthology, so it was really my accepting the award on behalf of those other writers—but it’s always always a purer joy to celebrate someone else’s writing than to celebrate your own.

Q: What is the general process for you in coming up with a story? From the idea/concept of it to planning out the story, and how it should end.


I wish I had a better process—then I might be more productive!

Stories have come from a variety of places—inspired by trips my wife and I have taken, coming to me in dreams, sparked by some “what if?” musing about small everyday things—and then I just try to find my way through an idea, usually sketching out things very fitfully, sometimes the start of a story first, sometimes some middle scene, sometimes an overall arc and then filling in bits and pieces as I figure it all out myself. I wish I could say that character dictated plot or that the plot and its twists predominated or whatever, but really it’s a slow, slow journey for me of discovering how all various pieces might work together and then figuring out the best structure for it all, since the architecture of a story is something I’m interested in: how all the pieces do fit together to make a whole. Fitful, that word I used earlier, is probably the key word here—and I wish the word were something else!

Q: Who are your favourite authors – those authors whose books you pre-order as soon as they’re announced, or who you have been inspired by.


Like most writers I know, I’m always buying books—far more than I have time to read, sadly, but it’s good to be optimistic, right? Favorite authors would probably include Ian McEwan (I’m always stunned by his work), Tana French (in contrast to my own short stories, I love dense, complex novels), and Stanley Ellin, a short story writer I always come back to as one of the best ever, the model to which I’d aspire. But in terms of pre-ordering… well, that would range even wider, and I’m regularly reaching out to my local bookstore to mark me down for one book or another, lately including Cynthia Kuhn’s The Art of Vanishing and a couple of titles from Akashic’s Noir series and the next two volumes of the Complete Margaret Millar and then Hard Case Crime’s debut of Donald Westlake’s Forever and a Death (his try at a Bond novel) and I just saw a couple other titles by Martin Edwards that I want to get, including the forthcoming anthology Foreign Bodies and…. well, the list could go on.

Q: Out of all of your works – for people who have never read them, what one would you recommend they read the most?


I generally think (hope!)that each new story is somehow stronger then the last, and the story that’s up for an Agatha and a Thriller Award right now—“Parallel Play” from the anthology Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning—is one I’m particularly proud of; I felt like I managed something well in terms of trying to give the characters some greater depth and in terms of managing the pacing and the tension and then the small twist at the end, more an emotional shift than a plot twist. (You can find a link to that story here.)

But I don’t know that writers are always the most objective judges of their own work, and there is indeed one story that has gotten more attention from readers than anything else I’ve ever written: “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” originally published in PANK and now at Great Jones Street as well (full story linked in both places). People still stop me or email me or whatever to talk about it, and I’ve learned it’s been taught in creative writing workshops as well—a nice surprise indeed! So I’m going to trust that readers know best and recommend that one.

Q: Your works have mainly all been short stories. Have you considered writing longer novels at all or are you going to stay focused on writing the short stories?


I love short stories, of course—both as a reader and as a writer. The short story is a challenging form—the craftsmanship and focus and efficiency needed to fit a whole world into a short space—and there’s a particular excitement in seeing how different writers pull off that balancing act. I don’t ever feel like I pull it off as well as I’d like, but I do think the form is a good fit for me as a writer because when I’m working on a story, I’m able to keep the whole thing better in my mind at one time—working on it in my head whether I’m at the desk or not—and I haven’t been able to do that with the longer, more traditionally structured narratives I’ve tried, where I’ve struggled to keep track of all the moving parts. (Those are the failed books, the ones tucked under the bed or away in lonely files on my computer.) That’s part of the reason that my first novel had the architecture that it did—On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories, with each of those six tales contributing to the larger narrative arc, the novel-length story. What was interesting: The first section of that book was under 10,000 words, but the final section was pushing nearly twice that length—so maybe I’m leaning toward longer stories, toward a single novel-length story? I’ve got another something like that in the works now. We’ll see where it goes.

Q: A lot of books have been made into movies and television shows. Would you like any of your stories to be made into movies or TV, and if so which one?


A recent reader review of On the Road with Del & Louise mentioned that it would work well on the screen, and I’ve actually had a couple of filmmakers express interest in my work, which has been nice—both in terms of short films and feature films (though nothing produced yet, of course; I think that’s the case with most people, even those who’ve received options). I think it would be great to see how a screenwriter or director might adapt my work, and unlike some writers, I’d be as interested to see how they might take my characters and stories in fresh directions rather than just demanding absolute fidelity to the text. For example, one director talked with me for a while about reworking my story “The Odds Are Against Us” in an African American community, which would be really interesting. I’ve actually taught a course at George Mason called “Crime Fiction: From Page to Screen,” which looks at radically different film adaptations/reworkings of texts like Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye, Dorothy B. Hughes’ In a Lonely Place, Daphne du Maurier’s “The Birds” and “Don’t Look Now,” and others. I find all that fascinating.

Q: Do you google yourself to see what people are saying about and your works?


Ha! Such a good question, such an opportunity for revealing answers. I’ve only occasionally checked out reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, but I keep a Google Alert out for mentions on blogs and websites—though even that’s spotty at best. As a critic myself, I don’t worry too much about bad reviews; it comes with the territory, and you have to take it in stride. But it’s nice to see where my name might come up in unexpected places—as, for example, in a recent review of fellow short story writer Scott Loring Sanders’ work; a critic used me as a point of reference to provide context for Sanders’ work—as if readers might actually know my own work in the first place! That was a milestone for me, I gotta say, and Sanders is a fine writer, so I appreciate the comparison.

Q: Some authors like to plant little “easter eggs” in their books – winks at other authors, or to readers who have read that authors previous works. (An example would be in Stephen Kings Under the Dome – he references Jack Reacher as if he was a real person). Have you ever did that in any of your works?

Though I think it’s a great idea for writers at that level, I doubt I yet have a body of stories big enough for that to have much resonance. I did put my own son’s name in a list of potential names in On the Road with Del & Louise, as Del and Louise project forward toward the idea of a family. And I unintentionally made a nod toward Chandler’s Long Goodbye in “The Odds Are Against Us,” though I didn’t realize it until I looked at the story later—so that’s more an example of how your influences work on you even in ways you might not realize. But great question—and I think this means I need to up my own game!

Q: What’s your process when it comes to naming characters in your books? How much thought/work goes into that?


I do put a lot of thought into it generally. I have a baby name book that I use, looking at both the meaning of potential names, the connotations associated with them, their popularity (or lack of popularity) over time, and even the potential names of brothers and sisters! (It’s a great book: The Baby Name Wizard.) But while my wife, Tara Laskowski—also a writer—can’t push very far into one of her own stories without having characters’ names nailed down, I’m sometimes still working on names in the middle of a draft or even after the draft is done. Part of it is just feeling through a character, considering options, living with names for a while to see what fits. (I’ve heard of people doing this with cats too, of course—living with your pet for a while, letting their personality announce itself, finding a name that fits. I don’t mean to compare my characters to my pets, but….)

Q: With digital books becoming so big, we’re seeing more and more people each day releasing their own books. As a multiple time award winner what’s the best advice you can give to all these budding new authors?


Two bits of advice: Concentrate on your craft first, and then be patient. I think too many writers become so focused on getting a story accepted and published that they rush through the writing itself; I’ve done this myself at times, and it’s never proven productive. And then if writers don’t get published quickly, they often become demoralized, slow down too much, simply give up; and that’s not productive either in the long run, obviously. Write the best story, no matter how long it takes; get feedback from writing peers or trusted readers; revise, revise, revise. And then trust that if the story is good, it will eventually find a publisher and readers—even if there’s sometimes a bumpy path to get there.

All writers have been there: eagerness for acceptance, persistent self-doubt, and rejection after rejection. The ones who succeed at writing are the ones who work through all that, work harder at it.

Many, many thanks to Art for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more about Art in our Art Taylor Book Listing or visit his website at ArtTaylorWriter.com. Photo credit to Evan Michio.

Stephenie Meyer Books

Stephenie Meyer is the USA today and New York bestselling of young adult fiction and film producer. She is popularly known as the author of Twilight, a vampire romance series. Her novels have gained worldwide popularity, and over 100million copies of the series have been sold globally.

Order of Twilight Series

# Read Title Published
1 Twilight 2005
2 New Moon 2006
3 Eclipse 2007
4 Breaking Dawn 2008
5 The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 2009

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Order of Twilight Companion Series

Order of The Host Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Host 2008

Anthologies/Collaborations

# Read Title Published
1 Prom Nights from Hell 2007
2 Prom Nights from Hell 2007
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Meyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut to Stephen and Candy Morgan in a family of six children. She spent her childhood moments with her five siblings: Emily, Seth, Heidi, Jacob, and Paul. Later years she attended Chaparral High School in Arizona. After high school, she went to Brigham Young University in Utah where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Meyer first met her husband Christian when she was only four years old in Arizona and 1994; the couple married at the age of 21. The couple has three sons and her husband, Christian Meyer is a retired auditor.

Meyer attends The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has stated that she is strict on her beliefs and does not smoke or drink alcohol. Before writing Twilight series, the author had no any experience as a writer; she even considered going to study Law because she felt that she had no place in the world of writers.

STEPHENIE MEYER AWARDS

Stephenie Meyer novels have been nominated and won several awards. For instance, Eclipse won the 2008 Buckeye Children’s Book Award; subsequently, in 2009, the same novel won Colorado Blue Spruce Award for the young adult category.

The Host was nominated for 2009 Delaware Diamonds Award, and in 2011, it was also nominated for Colorado Blue Spruce Award for the young adult category. New Moon won the 2009 Young Reader’s Choice Award and the 2008 South Carolina Children’s, Junior and Adult Book Award for the young adult category.

Twilight series has been nominated and won a countless number of awards. Such awards include 2007 Black-Eyed Susan Award, 2007 Florida Teens Read, 2007 Nevada Young Reader’s Award, 2007 Rode Island Teen Book Award and many significant awards.

STEPHENIE MEYER BOOKS INTO MOVIES

Several of Stephenie Meyer books have been optioned for television films. In April 2007, Twilight was optioned for film by Summit Entertainment. The film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke while the screenplay was written by Melissa Rosenberg.

The film features famous stars such as Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. The movie premiered on 21st November 2008. After the success Twilight series, it was optioned a sequel Twilight Saga: New Moon directed by Chris Weitz and released on 20th November 2009.

In February 2009, Summit Entertainment confirmed the adaption of the third novel in the series Twilight Saga: Eclipse. David Slade directed the film, and it premiered on 30th June 2010.Twilight: Breaking Dawn was adapted into a movie which was released in parts; the first was published on 18th November 2011 while the second part on 16th November 2012.

The Host was adapted into a 2013 movie by the same name. Andrew Niccol directed the film and featured Saoirse Ronan as Melanie Stryder and Jake Abel as Ian O’Shea. The film premiered on March 29th, 2013.

BEST STEPHENIE MEYER BOOKS

These are two best books by American bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer, Twilight (2005) & The Host (2008).

Twilight: In the first book of Twilight Saga, we first encounter Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. Edward is a vampire who is fondly in love with Bella, a human. The pair must survive their forbidden relationship that develops in a small town with a mysterious group of vampires.

The author admits that the idea of writing Twilight was sparked by the dream she had on 2nd of June 2003. It was a dream about a young beautiful human girl and a handsome vampire who was deeply in love with her but also thirsted for her blood. Based on this dream she wrote what would later become chapter 13 of the novel.

The Host: Melanie Stryder refuses to give up; the earth has been invaded by alien species that take control over the minds of the humans while leaving the host body intact.

The invading “Soul” named Wanderer did not expect to find the previous tenant refusing to give up the possession of her mind. As Melanie begins to fill wanderer thoughts with several visions of Jared, a human on the run, Wander begins to yearn for a man whom she has never met. The two hesitant allies, Melanie and Wanderer, set off in search of a man they both love.

Tahereh Mafi Books

Tahereh Mafi is an Iranian-American author based in Santa Monica, California. She is USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. Mafi was born in 1988 in a small town in Connecticut. She is the youngest in her family and has four brothers. Her parents relocated to the USA from Iran, and at the age of twelve, her family moved to northern California and later at the age of 14 they relocated to Orange County.

Order of Shatter Me Series

# Read Title Published
1 Shatter Me 2011
2 Destroy Me 2012
3 Unravel Me 2013
4 Fracture Me 2013
5 Ignite Me 2014

Order of Tahereh Mafi Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 Furthermore 2016

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1 Quotes of Philosopher Aristotle 2017
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Mafi attended University High School located in Irvine, California and then joined the Soka University of America in California. The author has varying proficiency of eight languages, and while abroad in Barcelona, Spain she had a lifetime opportunity to get immersed in the Spanish Language thoroughly.

Before writing her first novel Shatter Me, Mafi had written five manuscripts so as to get a clear understanding of how to write a book. Shatter Me was her debut novel released on 15th November 2011. Since then; she has published other books such as Unravel Point (2013) and Ignite Me (2014).

Currently, the author lives in Santa Monica together with her husband, Ransom Riggs, author and a filmmaker.

TAHEREH MAFI AWARDS

Several of Tahereh Mafi books have been nominated for various awards while others have been a Top Picks. Unravel Me was nominated for 2014 Buckeye Children’s Book Award while Shatter Me was nominated for 2015 Colorado Blue Spruce Award for Young Adult Category.

Ignite Me was a top pick in 2014 by the RT Book Reviews while Furthermore received a starred review in 2016 from the Publishers Weekly.

TAHEREH MAFI BOOKS INTO MOVIES

After years of rumors and speculations, Shatter Me series by the bestselling author is finally get the big screen adaptation. The rights to the novel series were purchased by ABC Signature Studios, an off-shoot of the popular ABC Television that produces films to be sold to other cable platforms.

BEST TAHEREH MAFI BOOKS

These are two best books by Tahereh Mafi: Shatter Me (2011) & Unravel Me (2013)

Shatter Me: Juliette was separated from her home and thrown into a loony bin by The Reestablishment, a military regime that took control since an environmental disaster that left the society in complete ruins.

In her journal, we find her tortured thoughts an attempt to suppress her memories of the horrific act that saw her locked in a cell. Mysteriously, if Juliette touches someone, the person dies, and after months of being isolated her masters finally five her a cellmate named Adam.

It turns out that Adam is immune to her death warrant touch, but unfortunately, he is a soldier taking orders from 19-year old named Warner. Fortunately, he belongs to the resistance group, and thus he helps his cellmate, Juliette to escape to their base camp where she soon discovers that she is not the only one possessing the super abilities.

With the Reestablishment thinking of a way to use Juliette as a weapon while the resistance movement wants her to fight alongside as a warrior, Juliette tough choice lays ahead: to be a weapon or a fighter.

Unravel Me: Unravel Me is the second novel in Shatter me series and in this book again we encounter Juliette the girl with a deadly touch as she is struggling to fit in the resistance movement that she was introduced to by Adam in the debut novel of the series.

Juliette is training to participate in the raging war on the horizons against the Reestablishment, and now at Omega Point, she feels at home. Also, she is no longer a prisoner of the Reestablishment; she is surrounded by other people with supernatural gifts like her.

The compassionate Castle decides to help Juliette to tame and master her super abilities while Kenji helps her fit in the movement. Unfortunately, the destructive nature of Juliette abilities short lives her efforts. Also, Adam is acting strange, and this sparks challenges in their relationship.

While on patrol, some of Juliette friends are abducted by soldiers headed by Warner father; a man demanding a discussion meeting with the girl whose touch is deadly. The resistance manages to escape the session with a prisoner, Warner who continues his part in an already commenced love triangle.

Unravel Me is an enjoyable read that will retain the mind shattering effect of the debut novel. The series will be literary barrage your mind with its gripping actions, the extreme sensual romance and lots of power play.

Scott Westerfeld Books

Scott Westerfeld is American and New York bestselling writer of young adult fiction popularly known as the author of the Leviathan and Uglies series. The author was born in Dallas Texas on May 5th, 1963 and spent most of his childhood years in Connecticut where he worked for his father Lloyd job as a computer programmer.

Order of Uglies Series

# Read Title Published
1 Uglies 2005
2 Pretties 2005
3 Specials 2006
4 Extras 2006
5 Bogus to Bubbly 2008

Order of Uglies: Graphic Novel Series

# Read Title Published
1 Cutters 2012
2 Shay's Story 2012

Order of Peeps Series

# Read Title Published
1 Peeps 2005
2 The Last Days 2006

Order of Leviathan Series

# Read Title Published
1 Leviathan 2009
2 Behemoth 2010
3 Goliath 2011
4 The Manual of Aeronautics 2012

Order of Succession Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Risen Empire 2003
2 The Killing of Worlds 2003

Order of Midnighters Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Secret Hour 2004
2 Touching Darkness 2005
3 Blue Noon 2006

Order of The Spill Zone Series

# Read Title Published
1 Spill Zone 2017

Order of Horizon Series

# Read Title Published
1 Horizon 2017

Order of Afterworlds Series

# Read Title Published
1 Afterworlds 2014
2 Afterworlds 2014

Order of Zeroes Series

# Read Title Published
1 Zeroes 2015
2 Swarm 2016

Order of The Powerpuff Girls Plus You Club Series

# Read Title Published
1 Rainy Day Professor 2002
2 Diamonds Are for Princess 2002

Order of Scott Westerfeld Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 Polymorph 1997
2 Fine Prey 1998
3 Evolution's Darling 2000
4 So Yesterday 2004
5 The World of the Golden Compass 2007
6 Stupid Perfect World 2012

Order of Scott Westerfeld Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published
1 The Berlin Airlift 1989

Anthologies/Collaborations

# Read Title Published
1 Love Is Hell 2008
2 All Good Things Come to an End 2011
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Westerfeld attended Vassar College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1985. He started composing songs as a teenager, and currently, the author writes songs for modern dance. The year 2002 was the turning point in his life, as Westerfeld married the love of his life, Justine Larbalestier, an Australian author. He currently lives in Sydney and New York and has over 18 books written under his name, thirteen young adult novels, and five adult novels.

Scott Westerfeld is popularly known for the Uglies series, other books written by the same author include; The Killing of Worlds, the Risen Empire & Afterworlds. He began writing career mainly focused on adults novels but later switched to Young Adult with the Midnighters series. The author has written four books that take place in New York City which are The Last Days, Afterworlds, Peeps, and So Yesterday.

Westerfeld has also written a graphic book series called Shay Story. Other works include; Leviathan trilogy which consists of Behemoth, Leviathan, The Manual of Aeronautics, and Goliath.

SCOTT WESTERFELD AWARDS

The American and New York bestseller novels have won and been nominated for various awards. Uglies series won the Hal Clement Award in 2006 during Golden Duck Awards; subsequently, in 2005 The Secret Hour the debut book in Midnighters won Aurealis Award.

Leviathan won the 2010 Aurealis Award for the Best Young Adult novel category and in the same year won the Locus Award for the young adult novel category.

Behemoth made it to the finalist round during the 2011 Andre Norton Award, and in the same year, the same story was listed in the fourth position during the Locus Awards for YA book category.

SCOTT WESTERFELD BOOKS INTO MOVIES

Several of Scott Westerfeld books have been optioned for films. The Victorian Premier Award winning book, So Yesterday published in 2004 was optioned to be made into a movie by the producers of Bowling for Columbine & Fahrenheit 9/11 films. However, this possible adaptation slowly withered away as the author published on his blog that The Uglies was optioned by the Twentieth Century Fox in 2006 as a potential series.

BEST SCOTT WESTERFELD BOOKS

These are two best books by Scott Westerfeld Uglies (2005) & Leviathan (2009)

Uglies: The Uglies is the first book in Uglies series, the novel is about a young girl named Tally Youngblood, turning sixteen years and she wants to get pretty. In this context, pretty means that you have all your body taken, the skin resized, meaning the whole body is redone, it is a massive surgery. Tally is the youngest in her group and during her wait to turn sixteen so that she can have a go ahead to undergo the operation; she meets a girl named Shay. Shay does not want to undergo surgery, a decision that Tally cannot contemplate since right from childhood, she was told that she was ugly.

In the end, Shay leaves and heads to Smoke, a place where runaway Uglies live. Even though Tally does not go with Shay, the City Specials (like modern day cops), blackmail Tally that unless she brings back Shay, then she will not have the operation. In the face of a dilemma, Tally’s choice will transform her world forever.

Leviathan: In the first installment of the Leviathan series, Prince Aleksander the possible successor to the Austro- Hungarian throne is running away from his people who have turned against him, his title is now worthless and what he has is a loyal crew of men and a battle-torn war machine.

Deryn Sharp is a girl disguised as a boy in the (BAF) British Air service. She is a brave airman; however, her secret is mostly in the risk of being discovered.

With World War I on the horizons, Deryn and Aleks paths cross in the least expected way, taking them on a fantasy journey around the world, providing them with an adventure that will forever change their lives.

Rick Riordan Books

Rick Riordan is probably the most famous and reputable American novelist. Rick was born on June 5th, 1964 and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He attended the Alamo Heights High School. After which, he joined a music program with ambitions of being a guitarist. Rick Riordan later joined the University of Texas where he studied and received teaching certification for English and History. After leaving the University, he sought some employment at the Presidio Hill School, San Francisco. In June 1985, Rick Riordan married Becky Riordan. Interestingly, the couple was born the same date, only 30 minutes’ time difference. Currently, they reside in Boston with their three sons having relocated in June 2013.

Order of Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Order of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels Series

Order of Kane Chronicles Series

Order of The Kane Chronicles: The Graphic Novels Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Red Pyramid 2012
2 The Throne of Fire 2015

Order of Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Son of Sobek 2013
2 The Staff of Serapis 2014
3 The Crown of Ptolemy 2015
4 Demigods & Magicians 2015

Order of The Heroes of Olympus Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Lost Hero 2010
2 The Son of Neptune 2011
3 The Mark of Athena 2012
4 The Demigod Diaries 2012
5 The House of Hades 2013
6 The Blood of Olympus 2014

Order of The 39 Clues Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Maze of Bones 2008
2 Vespers Rising 2011

Order of Tres Navarre Series

Order of Camp Half-Blood Chronicles Series

# Read Title Published
1 Demigods and Monsters 2008
2 The Sea of Monsters 2013

Order of The Trials of Apollo Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Hidden Oracle 2016
2 The Dark Prophecy 2017

Order of The Heroes of Olympus: The Graphic Novels Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Lost Hero 2014

Order of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Sword of Summer 2015
2 For Magnus Chase 2016
3 The Hammer of Thor 2016
4 The Ship of the Dead 2017

Order of Rick Riordan Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 Cold Springs 2003
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Rick Riordan claims that his elder son inspired his first write-up, The Percy Jackson series which was originally a bedtime story. He admits that he incepted the story behind this first series as a bedtime story about the ancient heroes of Greek. What thrusted him to this writing was his son. Haley’s sickness after being diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia. The first installment of this series, The Lighting Thief, was published in 2005. After that, other installments including The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse and The Battle of the Labyrinth followed suit. Other series authored by Rick Riordan include Tres Navarre series, The Heroes of Olympus, The 39 Clues series, and other stand-alone novels.

Rick Riordan Awards

Due to his undebatable writing skills, Rick Riordan has won several awards. Among them include the Shamus award in 1998, the Edgar award in 1999, Mark Twain award for the lightning thief in 2008 and 2009 same award for the Sea of Monsters, Rebbecca Caudill award in 2009, school library journal best book in 2010, children choice awards twice in 2011, Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award in 2011, Milner award for the Percy Jackson and Olympians series in 2011, Indian Paintbrush Award in 2012 and 2013’s Best fiction book for Children in Bulgaria for the bool The Mark of Athena.

Rick Riordan Books into Movies

Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series has been adopted by the Twentieth Century Fox as part of a feature film.

Rick Riordan Best Books

Rick Riordan has remarkable books that have made it as New York’s bestselling books.

The Lightning Thief: This is the first installment of Rick Riordan’s series, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians which as released on 1st July 2005. It is a perfect teenage mythical fiction book narrated by sheer experience. As indicated before, the book was inspired by his elder sons’ ailing condition. Due to this, Rick Riordan wrote the book based on the Dyslexic condition of the protagonist. The creative concept of this book revolves around Percy Jackson, a 12-year son of a Greek god in the current times. Percy is dyslexic as he is supposed to read the ancient Greek. However, he does not know his abilities which are later brought up due to tight conditions estranging his life.

Percy returns home from his school for summer holidays. Her mother, Sally Jackson, decides to take him to Montauk to spend some time. However, as they were on their way, their trip was cut short by sequential incidents including a major attack by a minotaur. This finds Percy entrapped in a training camp half-blood. He later realizes residents of the camp are demigods, just like him. Additionally, he discovers that he is a son of a demigod of Poseidon. Poseidon was a Greek god believed to have control over the sea, earthquakes, and father of all horses. Percy also gets to know that his best friend, Grover, is a satyr. The Greek gods are accusing him as the one who stole Zeus’ lightning bolt. This was the most powerful weapon at that times.

Percy believes Hades are the real thieves who stole the bolt. Therefore, to free themselves, they must retrieve this weapon. The escapade definitely won’t be a walkthrough. Accompanied by Grover and Annabeth, the daughter of Athena, they set out for the search. Fast-forward, they underwent a lot of challenges in their search that culminated in finding the real thief, Luke Castellan. With that said, other books in this series cover the lengthy mythical empire rebuild featuring Percy and his friends. The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, the Battle of the Labyrinth and the Last Olympian being the sequential books in this series. Its feature film, filmed by Thor Freudenthal together with 20th Century Fox was released on August 7th, 2013.

Pierce Brown Books

Pierce Brown adds to the list of the bestselling American science fiction writers. Born on 28th January 1988 in Denver, Colorado, Pierce Brown majors in screenwriting and novel write-ups. Brown’s early life was quite interesting. So to say, he grew up in seven different states in the US. This is partly due to his parents’ occupations and lines of work. His mother, Colleen Brown, was the president and the CEO of Fishers communication as well as the chairperson of American apparel’s board of directors while his father was a local banker. Brown graduated from the University of Pepperdine with a degree in political science and economics. Soon after graduating, Pierce Brown sought employment in political and tech related companies. He then landed at the NBC page program in Burbank, California before venturing into his writing career.

Order of Red Rising Series

# Read Title Published
1 Red Rising 2014
2 Golden Son 2015
3 Morning Star 2016
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Pierce Brown’s writing career faced a stormy start. His initial writeups, six to be specific, faced up to 120 agent rejections. Without despair, he wrote the Red Rising which was the hallmark of his writing venture. Interestingly, he wrote this book within two months in his parent’s garage in Seattle, Washington. The Red Rising received majority positive reviews ending up among the top 20 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Currently, Pierce Brown lives in Los Angeles scribbling tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls among other bizarre things.

Pierce Brown Awards

Pierce Brown received the Goodreads 2014 best new novelist award and the 2015 Goodreads best science fiction novel award.

Pierce Brown Books into Movies

Universal Pictures acquired the rights to feature film the novel Red Rising in February 2014. Whereas Pierce Brown wrote the screenplay, Marc Forster directed the film.

Pierce Brown Best Books

Red Rising: Pierce Brown’s Red Rising marked the hallmark of his writing career. Debuting in January 2014, this was the first installment of his trilogy, The Red Rising series. The first installment, the Red Rising, introduces you to Darrow, aged 16 years old, who is in deep mines of Mars, into the future. According to Darrow, humanity is distinctly spread and has been organized to a strict caste system of colors. The strata contain gold at the top and red below. According to him, he is red. However, Darrow strives hard in the mines to change the positions in his life, rising to the gold. Darrow has a young, loving wife who complements his hardworking efforts. The Reds are also proud of their social status being the bottom of the clan.

Besides this, the Reds hold on to the idea that they are sacrificing for humanity at large. They are also drawn to the narrative that by working hard in the mines extracting helium-3, they are helping their pioneers in making the planet Mars habitable. Hopefully, they long to join their pioneers in the habitable planet Mars. Darrow’s life starts getting on a rough path after the arrest of his wife. His wife was arrested having trespassed a restricted garden belonging to bronze administrators. He finds himself alienated, bereft and identified for execution. However, a resistance group referred to as Sons of Ares, pluck him from the jaws of execution. However, the group shatters his dreams of Mars by telling him that the planet Mars is already inhabited.

The Sons of Ares plan to use Darrow due to his critique, swift mindedness, dexterity, and constitution. Their plan is to manipulate Darrow into a gold status and use him to infiltrate into the top leaders training academy. He is tasked with rising as high as he can in the gold ranks and help the Sons of Ares in their revolution. However, the problem is that he has to adapt and survive undetectably within the Institute. Fast forward, Darrow goes against all the odds to achieve his long-targeted life mission. However, his escapade was not that simple. He had to take risks as well as depend on allies and enemies all along. This and much more makes the whole Red Rising story interesting. Certainly, this is a novel to keep you on toes from the first page to the last.

Having said this, other installments within the Red Rising series include the Golden Son and the Morning Star released 2014, 2015 and 2016 consecutively. Besides this, Pierce Brown announced the oncoming sequel trilogy, Iron Gold that is set to begin in August 2017 and published in 2018. Additionally, Sons of Ares is also set to make its debut in May 2017.

Melissa Marr Books

Melissa Marr, author of urban fantasy and young adult novels, was born on 25 July 1972. Before she became an author, Marr served as an English teacher. She currently resides in Virginia. Marr’s very first novel was published in the year 2007 and instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Currently, there are five books in that series. Marr has also penned down Graveminder, an adult novel. Melissa Marr is also a frequent contributor to several anthologies. Together with Kelly Armstrong, she has edited an anthology.

Order of Wicked Lovely Series

# Read Title Published
1 Wicked Lovely 2007
2 Ink Exchange 2008
3 Fragile Eternity 2009
4 Stopping Time 2010
5 Radiant Shadows 2010
6 Darkest Mercy 2011
7 Old Habits 2011
8 Faery Tales & Nightmares 2012
9 Desert Tales 2013

Order of Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales Series

# Read Title Published
1 Sanctuary 2009
2 Challenge 2010
3 Resolve 2011

Order of Graveminder Series

# Read Title Published
1 Graveminder 2011
2 Guns for the Dead 2014

Order of Seven Black Diamonds Series

# Read Title Published
1 Seven Black Diamonds 2016
2 One Blood Ruby 2017

Order of Knights in Black Leather Series

# Read Title Published
1 Undaunted 2015
2 Unruly 2016

Order of Untamed City Series

# Read Title Published
1 Carnival of Souls 2012
2 Carnival of Lies 2014

Order of The Blackwell Pages Series

# Read Title Published
1 Loki's Wolves 2013
2 Odin's Ravens 2014
3 Thor's Serpents 2015

Order of Melissa Marr Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 Love Struck 2011
2 Two Lines 2011
3 The Arrivals 2013
4 Made for You 2014
5 The Maiden Thief 2016

Order of Melissa Marr Picture Books

# Read Title Published
1 Bunny Roo, I Love You 2015

Anthologies/Collaborations

# Read Title Published
1 Love Is Hell 2008
2 Unbound 2009
3 Enthralled 2011
4 Rags & Bones 2013
5 Shards and Ashes 2013
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Melissa Mar Awards

Melissa Mar has not yet received any major literary award.

Melissa Marr Books into Movies

None of the books by Melissa Marr have been adapted for screenplay.

Best Melissa Marr Books

Wicked Lovely: This is the first installment in the Wicked Lovely book series by Melissa Marr. In this book, the author introduces the reader to one, Aislinn. Aislinn has always been keen on following the rules. Ever since she was young, Asian grandmother has constantly drilled them into her. She knows that it is not only wrong to stare at the invisible faeries but to also speak to them as well. She also knows that it is wrong to attract the attention of the faeries. Faeries come in different sizes and shapes, and she has seen all of them. Aislinn has seen them in their disguise that they normally use to appear as human beings. She even can pick a faerie in the crowd without even struggling. Irrespective of what they do, Aislinn has never been surprised. However, when they start breaking the rules, Aislinn becomes worried.

One of the things that Faeries do not like is steel. Steel not only makes causes them pain, but it also makes them the extremely week. Due to this fact, Aislinn’s safe harbor has always been Seth’s house. Seth is Aislinn’s longtime friend who resides in a converted train car. Aislinn has always believed that if she was going to make it in Seth’s converted house, then she was always going to have peace because the faeries would not be able to follow her there. However, Aislinn notices that something has changed. The faeries are not only creeping closer, but they are also paying more attention to her. Furthermore, they have been gathering in front of Seth’s house. Aislinn becomes really worried when two of the faeries, Donia and Keenan, get close to her and even speak to her directly.

After the two faeries, speak to her, Aislinn senses danger and decides to get away. From time to time, she overhears the fairies asking whether she is the one. Aislinn is more than determined to find out what exactly the faeries want. Since she is all grown up, she will have to break the rules. Apart from Aislinn, Melissa Marr introduces the reader to Keenan. Keenan is referred to as the Summer King while his mother is referred to as the Winter Queen. Keenan’s mother has restricted his powers. Everything begins to get cold and soon the entire kingdom is going to be covered with ice. However, the only individual who can save the kingdom is Keenan. He must be able to find a suitable spouse as soon as possible. Keenan’s spouse will be referred to as the summer queen. Keenan and his spouse are going to have the power of overcoming the effects of the Winter Queen, Kenan’s mother.

However, Keenan faces one challenge; Aislinn does not want to become the summer queen at all. The Winter Queen does all she can to ensure that her son does not attain enough powers to overthrow her. Because Aislinn’s friendship is more than just friendship, becoming the Summer Queen would mean that she would have to give up on their friendship and live an eternity with Keenan. With that said, Melissa Marr has penned down an exceedingly interesting and inventive story, which incorporates the actual quotes from the original faeries books written during the 1800’s. The writer’s ability to keep an exceedingly complicated story with numerous important characters crystal clear to the readers is quite phenomenal. The relationship that Marr creates between Seth and Aislinn is heartwarming, thus making the reader fall in love with these characters from the word go.

Whether you a fan of the faerie stories or not, you may want to try this series. The blending of the faerie world and the real world has been masterfully done. You may end up believing that fairies are all around us.

Ally Carter Books

Ally Carter is an American author born in 1974. The name is actually a pseudonym for Sarah Leigh Fogleman who chose it because she wanted her books to accompany those of adult fiction novelist Jenny Cruise on a library shelf.

Order of Cheating at Solitaire Series

# Read Title Published
1 Cheating at Solitaire 2005
2 Learning to Play Gin 2006

Order of Embassy Row Series

# Read Title Published
1 All Fall Down 2015
2 See How They Run 2015
3 Take the Key and Lock Her Up 2016

Order of Gallagher Girls Series

Order of Heist Society Series

# Read Title Published
1 Heist Society 2010
2 Uncommon Criminals 2011
3 Double Crossed 2013
4 Perfect Scoundrels 2013
5 The Grift of the Magi 2016
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Graduating from Oklahoma State University, Carter is best known for her work as a young Adult novelist. While her first works as an author were adult novels, specifically Cheating at Solitaire, it wasn’t until Carter tried her hand at the Young Adult genre that she began to attract success.

Kicking things off with I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Ally Carter has made a name for herself writing novels about young girls with special skills and interesting love lives. Best known for books like the Gallagher Girls and the Heist Society series, Carter’s books have made an appearance on New York Times Bestseller lists.

The author knows her audience. And while her books are clearly not for everyone, she has continued to churn out material for those young adult readers that love her stories, many of which transport them to the sorts of childhoods they might have dreamed about having.

Ally Carter Awards

Ally Carter’s efforts as a Young Adult novelist haven’t been in vain. Besides earning the adoration of fans from all over the world, Carter has also been fortunate enough to receive a few accolades, this including a Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award in 2010.

She was also nominated for a Florida Teens Read Award in 2011, this along with being a finalist for the RITA Award for Young Adult Romance in 2010.

Ally Carter Books into Movies

Ally Carter has been in talks to transform her Gallagher Girls series into a movie since 2013. There were a lot of rumors swirling about Brownstone Productions bringing the popular Young Adult series to life.

However, nothing has ever really materialized from these rumors, though fans are still hopeful that something will eventually happen.

Best Ally Carter Books

Even with the glut of young adult novels inundating the market today Ally Carter’s work tends to stand out, with some of the best books she has ever produced including the following:

Perfect Scoundrels: Katrina Bishop comes from a family of loveable criminal masterminds. W.W. Hale the fifth was born into a perfect family dynasty. The two couldn’t be more different, except for the fact that they both have a penchant for stealing whatever they want and they tend to do so under the radar.

Their lives begin to change when Hale inherits a billion dollar corporation. Hale can no longer afford to humor their old heists. Of course, Kat won’t be cast aside so easily. In fact, she is determined to come through for Hale when she learns that a plan is afoot to still his company’s fortune.

Kat and her crew throw everything on the line in a fight for one of their own. Kat has something in mind, a plan far more ambitious than anything her crew has ever fathomed, but which the Bishop family will attempt regardless.

Perfect Scoundrels is the third book in the Heist Society series. The book stands apart from its predecessors because there isn’t much in the way of a big heist this time. Instead, Ally Carter endeavors to explore some of her supporting characters in greater depth, Hale in particular.

To most Ally Carter fans, he was always just the love interest. This book elevates him to something more interesting and that adds depth to the series as a whole.

United We Spy: Cammie Morgan has been in the sights of the Circle of Cavan for a while, and now she knows why. With her father and her memory gone, Cammie and her friends, and Zach turn the tables by hunting down the members of the circle, determined to stop their master plan from taking shape.

This is the sixth and final book in the Gallagher Girls series. Ally Carter comes full circle and tries to close every thread left hanging from previous books. The series has been getting darker with each book, and this final installment is no different.

The author takes things to a more serious depth, putting many of her fans’ favorite characters in real danger and raising the stakes in the process. Cammie’s growth over the last several books is really manifested here, not to mention the growth of her relationships to those around her.