Books by Sara B. Larson

SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT by Sara B. Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 5, 2019

"An enjoyable, if flawed, tale. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
Isolated from the world by a magical barrier, two sisters navigate dangerous changes when a stranger crosses over. Read full book review >
BRIGHT BURNS THE NIGHT by Sara B. Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"A dark and exciting sequel that radiates girl power. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
This fantasy adaptation of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet "Swan Lake" opens with Queen Evelayn trapped in the form of a swan by her nemesis, King Lorcan of the Dark Kingdom, who 10 years earlier robbed her of her conduit stone. Read full book review >
DARK BREAKS THE DAWN by Sara B. Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"An appealing if imperfect girl-power fantasy that ably sets the stage for its sequel. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
The tragedy of Swan Lake gets a fantasy reimagining in this fast-paced book for teens. Read full book review >
ENDURE by Sara B. Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Aspires to paint-by-numbers quest fantasy but falls short even of that. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This trilogy conclusion sends a girl warrior all over fantasyland, a trail of bodies behind her. Read full book review >
IGNITE by Sara B. Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Adequate heroic fantasy only for those who must have every girl-with-a-sword. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A girl fighter fights evil in a midseries time filler. Read full book review >
DEFY by Sara B. Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"It takes more than good guys and bad guys to create an epic adventure; more than heated smooches to portray a resonant romance; and more than acting badass with a sword to be a strong female protagonist. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Disguises, love triangles and magical battles are classic tropes in fantasy for teens, but this debut fails to lift them beyond the tiresome. Read full book review >