Books by Kelly Barnhill

DREADFUL YOUNG LADIES AND OTHER STORIES by Kelly  Barnhill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Whether Barnhill's settings are contemporary, historical, or dystopian, she mixes the feeling of fairy tales with the psychological preoccupations of literary fiction; her longer stories tend to be her better ones, allowing her room to develop her characters from symbols to people."
Lyrical stories about love, sex, and death from Barnhill (The Girl Who Drank the Moon, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Guaranteed to enchant, enthrall, and enmagick. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An elderly witch, a magical girl, a brave carpenter, a wise monster, a tiny dragon, paper birds, and a madwoman converge to thwart a magician who feeds on sorrow. Read full book review >
THE WITCH'S BOY by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"The classic fantasy elements are all there, richly reimagined, with a vivid setting, a page-turning adventure of a plot, and compelling, timeless themes. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Nine enormous boulders are awakened from their long sleep by the actions of a seemingly powerless boy and the daughter of the Bandit King. Read full book review >
IRON HEARTED VIOLET by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Though infinitely readable from the first page onward, this is one tale that never quite finds its footing. Art not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Although she uses the standard set of ingredients (spunky princess, stable boy, two-dimensional villain, dragon, small helpful magical creatures, etc.), Barnhill's latest never quite lives up to its potential. Read full book review >
THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"An enticing read that is certain to keep both the hero and audience guessing at every carefully plotted reveal. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A truly splendid amalgamation of mystery, magic and creeping horror will spellbind the middle-grade set. Read full book review >