Janea Schimmel

Janea Schimmel
Janea is an avid fantasy reader who after college inexplicably found herself working in a library. She was the only one surprised by this strange turn of events. When not surrounded by books, she enjoys working on her own fantastical fiction (thereby restoring order to her universe by having a book nearby), as well as making music (clarinet, vocals, renaissance recorder), cooking, and honing various skills made obsolete by the industrial revolution.

Nightshade (Nightshade #1) by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade is the first book in Andrea Cremer’s trilogy of the same name. Published in October 2010 by Philomel, Cremer’s debut work has found a solid audience among young adult readers and is now an international bestseller that’s been featured on the Young …

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The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

Anne Rice is unarguably one of the masters of modern horror. She rose to prominence with Interview with the Vampire in 1976, and is still best known for her Vampire Chronicles series. Her books have sold well internationally and been …

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall is Lauren Oliver’s standalone debut work. Published in 2010 by Harper Teen, it has garnered a long list of accolades, including being a New York Times Bestseller and named to the YALSA Top Teen Reads of 2011 …

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Heartless (Parasol Protectorate #4) by Gail Carriger

Heartless is the fourth book of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, alternatively known as the Alexia Terrabotti novels, following Soulless, Changeless, and Blameless. Published by Orbit in June of 2011, Heartless picks up a few months after the third book left off. Spoiler alert! Alexia, …

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