Books by Claire Legrand

KINGSBANE by Claire Legrand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2019

"A very full mixed bag. (map, list of elements) (Fantasy. 17-adult)"
In the sequel to Furyborn (2018), Rielle and Eliana struggle across time with their powers and prophesied destinies. Read full book review >
SAWKILL GIRLS by Claire Legrand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"If you are looking for something to scare you awake at night, this is the book for you. (Horror. 14-adult)"
For generations girls have gone missing on Sawkill Island, their bodies never found…. Read full book review >
FURYBORN by Claire Legrand
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 22, 2018

"High stakes, epic scope, intense action, and sweeping mythologies. (element guide) (Fantasy. 15-adult)"
Two girls separated by a thousand years are connected by a prophecy. Read full book review >
FOXHEART by Claire Legrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Tedious and derivative. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A 12-year-old white girl discovers she is a witch and sets off to fight forces of evil with her magical animal companion. Read full book review >
SOME KIND OF HAPPINESS by Claire Legrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A layered, thoughtful exploration. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sometimes stories are a means of survival. Read full book review >
WINTERSPELL by Claire Legrand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"An overbusy mishmash. (Fantasy. 15-17)"
A Nutcracker retelling includes a Victorian mob princess/warrior heroine, an alternate New York City, steampunk faeries and an epic multigenerational battle.Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A hefty sheaf of chillers—all short enough to share aloud and expertly cast to entice unwary middle graders a step or two into the shadows. (index, not seen) (Horror/short stories. 10-13)"
Styling themselves "curators," four of horror fantasy's newer stars share tales and correspondence related to an imaginary museum of creepy creatures and artifacts. Read full book review >
THE YEAR OF SHADOWS by Claire Legrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Ultimately a feel-good story, though readers will wade through tides of bad, angry, heartbroken and horror-struck feelings to get there. (Horror/fantasy. 11-13)"
Already saddled with a major father issue, young Olivia Stellatella acquires ghost problems too after she's forced to live in the backstage rooms of a decrepit concert hall. Read full book review >
THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Claire Legrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A thoroughgoing ickfest, elevated by vulnerable but resilient young characters and capped by a righteously ominous closing twist. (Horror fantasy. 11-13)"
A heartwarming friendship tale—played out amid carpets of chittering insects, torture both corporal and psychological, the odd bit of cannibalism and like ghoulish delights. Read full book review >