Books by Kiersten White

CHOSEN by Kiersten White
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 7, 2020

"Another solid entry for Buffy fans. (Paranormal adventure. 14-adult)"
Are we in the post-spoiler era? Read full book review >
THE GUINEVERE DECEPTION by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 5, 2019

"A promising series opener. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
An acclaimed master of the female-centric retelling turns her hand to Arthuriana. Read full book review >
SLAYER by Kiersten White
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"Even die-hard fans may lose patience with the story, but the surprises at the end more than adequately reward those who did their homework. (Paranormal adventure. 14-adult)"
Being a geek can be hard work. Read full book review >
THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"An all-around win for readers who enjoy (not too scary) horror, thrilling tales, and contemplating the deeper meaning of life. (Fiction. 15-18)"
White's (Bright We Burn, 2018, etc.) timely retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is told from the point of view of 17-year-old Elizabeth Lavenza, ward of the Frankensteins and caretaker of Victor Frankenstein. Read full book review >
BRIGHT WE BURN by Kiersten White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2018

"An intense, engrossing read that never loses sight of its passionate characters' humanity, especially when they're at their worst. (map, dramatis personae, glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 15-adult)"
In 1454, conflict between the once-inseparable Lada, Radu, and Mehmed comes to its inevitable bloody fruition. Read full book review >
BEANSTALKER AND OTHER HILARIOUS SCARYTALES by Kiersten White
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Disturbingly delightful. (Fractured fairy tales. 8-12)"
Zombies and vampires and Grimm, oh my! Read full book review >
NOW I RISE by Kiersten White
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 27, 2017

"Absolutely devastating in the best way. (dramatis personae, glossary, author's note, acknowledgments) (Historical fiction. 15-adult)"
The Dracul siblings experience power's price in this middle volume of a trilogy that imagines a female Vlad the Impaler. Read full book review >
AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Addictive intrigue that will send readers to history books as a balm while waiting for the sequel. (dramatis personae, glossary, author's note; not seen) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A historical reimagining that asks: what if Vlad the Impaler had been a woman? Read full book review >
ILLUSIONS OF FATE by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Not really enough substance to make a satisfying read even for paranormal addicts. (Paranormal romance. 12-17) "
Jessamin Olea has been sent away from her native island of Melei to attend school in the dull and sinister Albion, a country that bears a vague resemblance to Victorian England. Read full book review >
IN THE SHADOWS by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"Ambitious but a failure both as a whole and in its parts. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 12-14)"
Teens square off against sinister immortals in an overstuffed muddle presented, Hugo Cabret-style, through an alternating mix of prose and wordless visuals. Read full book review >
PERFECT LIES by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"If the narrative (it's less a sequel than Mind Games' second half) doesn't explore new territory, there's plenty in its template to hold readers fast. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Fia's freed her sister, Annie, from the sinister Keane organization but at a high price: severing contact between them to maintain the fiction that Annie's dead (Mind Games, 2013). Read full book review >
THE CHAOS OF STARS by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"This novel won't gain the Egyptian gods many new worshippers. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The relationship between a teen and her parents is complicated—especially if that family is full of Egyptian gods. Despite the promising premise, this latest from White achieves only demigod status at best. Read full book review >
MIND GAMES by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"An effective paranormal thriller, even in this crowded market. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
In this series opener from the author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, two strong-willed sisters struggle to free themselves from a sinister organization that grooms girls with paranormal abilities to serve twisted, illegal ends. Read full book review >
ENDLESSLY by Kiersten White
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"Modestly inventive but a bit of a letdown. (Paranormal romance. 10 & up)"
Fashion-conscious Evie continues her fight for paranormal creatures' freedom and rights (Paranormalcy, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
SUPERNATURALLY by Kiersten White
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

Having escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency in Paranormalcy (2010), Evie finds that her unusual powers, history and, in particular, a shape-shifter boyfriend make being a normal girl utterly impossible. Read full book review >
PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

Evie wants a normal teenage life, but at the IPCA Center (International Paranormal Containment Agency) life is decidedly not normal. Evie's unique ability to see past the glamours of all paranormals to their essence is a valued asset in the efforts to contain werewolves, vampires, hags and the like. Trained to handle their capture, Evie becomes attracted to her most recent catch, Lend, a unique paranormal who can change his look to match anyone around him. It's not his hot teen looks that pull her in, but the magically smooth and fluid way he seems underneath. Add in a faerie who is determined to pull her into real evil and a truly murderous unknown paranormal being attacking the Center for extra zing. Most of the fun of this novel is in the play between this imagined world and Evie's desire for such normal teen amusements as dates, shopping and prom. Her first-person narration is light, but she's appealingly determined to do the right thing when all else is upside down. Good, romantic—and a little weird—entertainment. (Paranormal romance. 10 & up)Read full book review >