Books by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Nina Kiriki Hoffman is the bestselling author of A Fistful of Sky, A Red Heart of Memories, A Stir of Bones, Past the Size of Dreaming, The Silent Strength of Stones, The Thread That Binds the Bones, and Time Travelers, Ghosts, and Other Visitors. She li


MEETING by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Lovely worldbuilding, an appealing heroine and detail that's refreshingly practical in its approach to the fantastic make this one stand out. (Science fantasy. 9-11)"
An everyday seventh grader has a secret alien best friend and a house full of magic-wielding mentors next-door. Read full book review >
THRESHOLDS by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2010

"Once the alien happenings commence, the novel quickly gains altitude, achieving orbit somewhere between fantasy and science fiction, well positioned to explore the opportunities each presents. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Maya, a budding artist, is still grieving her best friend's death when her family moves to Oregon. Read full book review >
SPIRITS THAT WALK IN SHADOW by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"There will be a substantial adult audience for this companion volume; but the combination of romance, mysterious vampirism and college students solving problems on their own will appeal even more strongly to teens. (Fantasy. 13+)"
Upon arriving at college, Jaimie meets her roommate Kim, a severely depressed, synesthetic woman. Read full book review >
A STIR OF BONES by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The best of the three. (Fiction. YA)"
Susan, 14, begins to find answers in this haunting ghost story, a prequel to A Red Heart of Memories (1999) and Past the Size of Dreaming (2001). Read full book review >
PAST THE SIZE OF DREAMING by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"She needs to work on her titles, though: that's two horrid clunkers back to back."
Arriving too late for a full review, this sequel to Hoffman's fine hardcover debut, A Red Heart of Memories (1999), again features the witches Matilda "Matt" Black and Edmund Reynolds, and centers on the mysterious house that was the focus of the previous volume. Read full book review >
A RED HEART OF MEMORIES by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Abused teenaged runaway Matilda "Matt" Black survived precariously on the streets until she came to terms with the magical abilities that allow her to talk to inanimate objects shaped by humans—and to open "dream eyes" to read people's hopes and desires. Read full book review >