Books by Ann Aguirre

THE THIRD MRS. DURST by Ann Aguirre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2019

"A mystery becomes a tale of revenge, though it may lose the reader along the way."
A beautiful girl from the wrong side of the tracks marries into wealth—but is her husband the dream that he seems? Read full book review >
HEARTWOOD BOX by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2019

"Aguirre (The Shadow Warrior, 2019, etc.) writes compelling and accessible characters who fumble through complicated supernatural situations with humor and grit. (Supernatural thriller. 13-18)"
A fast-paced paranormal romance blends teen life with thrilling covert exploits. Read full book review >
LIKE NEVER AND ALWAYS by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2018

"The book offers a compelling twist on the body-swap trope, but this still doesn't quite elevate an otherwise standard thriller. (Romantic thriller. 14-18)"
A teen swaps bodies with her best friend after a fatal car crash, but with a twist. Read full book review >
HONOR AMONG THIEVES by Rachel Caine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An ambitious premise that is amiable but not believable. (Science fiction. 14-adult)"
Zara Cole is on the run. Read full book review >
PUBLIC ENEMIES by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Nifty monsters, standard plot. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
This second book in the Immortal Game trilogy picks up right where Mortal Danger (2014) left off.Read full book review >
THE QUEEN OF BRIGHT AND SHINY THINGS by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"This one's strictly for fans of lightweight romance. (Fiction. 12­-16)"
Sage is known around school as Princess Post-it for her efforts to cheer others up by sticking anonymous compliments on their lockers. Read full book review >
MORTAL DANGER by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A standout trilogy opener. (Horror. 12-18)"
A girl makes a deal with the devil—or something awfully similar—in this Faustian suspense tale. Read full book review >
OUTPOST by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Overall, an engaging world and forward-moving plot with a resolution that promises new settings and challenges in Book 3. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
When this follow-up to Enclave (2011) begins, trained Huntress Deuce and fellow travelers Fade, Stalker and Tegan have lived two months amid the town of Salvation's affluence, strict gender roles and relative freedom from the putrid, slavering, mindless Freaks who plague their world. Read full book review >
ENCLAVE by Ann Aguirre
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

A standard post-apocalyptic dystopia with enough rich worldbuilding to appeal to most lovers of the genre. Deuce is a Huntress trainee in the tunnels beneath the long-fallen ruins of New York City. Like the rest of the Hunters, Deuce wants only to provide her city with meat and protect it from the subhuman, zombielike Freaks. So why, oh, why did they need to appoint that weirdo Fade her hunting partner? He's from outside the enclave and never learned how to fit in the way Deuce wants to. With Fade by her side, Deuce can't help seeing cracks in the elders' façade of benevolent protectiveness. Soon the two must embark on a new adventure, to the not-so-abandoned city Topside. Up here, they need a whole new set of survival skills to protect them against everything from sunlight to violent gangs of rapists and thugs—not to mention the ever-present and growing packs of Freaks. The well-developed tension is marred only by recurring inexplicable references to what readers seem to be expected to recognize as one of the more obscure stories of Victorian fantasist George MacDonald, but these are only mild stumbling blocks. All in all, this well-paced zombie-esque adventure in an urban wasteland will keep fans happy. (Science fiction. 13-15)Read full book review >