Books by Leah Cypess

Leah Cypess' haunting debut, Mistwood, was named one of Kirkus’ best books of the year for teens in 2010. Her follow-up, Nightspell, earned an enthusiastic starred review this year. She wrote her first novel in the fourth grade, but it wasn't until after college, law school, a legal career and starting a family that she sold Mistwood. She lives with her family in Brookline, Mass.Photo credit: Tova Suslovich


DEATH MARKED by Leah Cypess
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 3, 2015

"Somber and disquieting but alight with flickers of hope. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A sorceress without magic navigates lies, treachery and despair in this thoughtful conclusion to the fantasy duology that began with Death Sworn (2014).Read full book review >
DEATH SWORN by Leah Cypess
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 4, 2014

"A thoughtful exploration of identity and responsibility wrapped in a twisty, suspenseful mystery and set in a gorgeously realized fantasy world. (Fantasy/mystery. 12 & up)"
A teenage sorceress without magic attempts to solve a murder in a cave full of killers. What could possibly go wrong? Read full book review >
NIGHTSPELL by Leah Cypess
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2011

"Morbid and moving, transcendent and triumphant. (Horror. 14 & up)"
The distinctions between life and death are dissolved with sinister consequences in this dark companion to Mistwood (2010). Read full book review >
MISTWOOD by Leah Cypess
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"Astonishing and inspiring. (Fantasy. YA)"
The greatest magic is the power of choice in this lush, romantic debut fantasy. Read full book review >