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Quinnell has been an avid reader her entire life, indulging in the fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and young adult genres. Some of her favorites include stories on assassins, faeries, queens, witches, and dragons. She loves reading and recommending books that transport you to a different world.
She also loves lighthearted books, and stories with real history tied in.
Though these are her favorite genres, she recommends books for all genres and ages.
Former assassin Celeana Sardothien, after years imprisoned in the salt mines, is released by the prince to compete in a tournament to become the royal assassin. If Celeana wins and serves the king, she will earn her freedom after 6 years. What she doesn't know is that the kingdom holds many secrets, and she must set out to unravel them, or doom the kingdom forever.
In the land of Tourin, twin heirs Izaveta and Asya are separated young when fate decides their life roles. Izaveta must stay in the kingdom to rule, while Asya must learn to be the firebird, an ancient creature that ensures the balance of magic in the world. When an assassin leaves their mother, the queen, dead, both girls must quickly learn the rules of their roles, or doom the kingdom and its inhabitants. For those looking for an intriguing fantasy novel, follow this story of two sisters learning to trust, love, and grow into who they were meant to be.
Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, A Court of Thorns and Roses takes you through a world full of fae, monsters, and magic. Feyre's survival rest on her hunting abilities. When she kills a wolf to feed her family, a creature arrives to demand payback. Taken to a magical world, away from her family, she must find a way to stop the curse that blankets the magical land. That, or doom them forever.
Read the rest of the series: A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin, and A Court of Frost and Starlight. Coming soon: A Court of Silver Flames on February 16th, open for pre-order.
After 15 year old Liz dies, she arrives at a place called Elsewhere. Similar to earth, but much more, Elsewhere is home to sprawling seas, tall mountains, and warm homes. You can't get sick, or older.
In fact, in Elsewhere, you age backwards until you are born again.
In this book about loss and grief, watch Liz deal with the hardships of aging back to her younger self, alongside her grandmother she has never met. Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is better than one lived forward?
Imprisoned at a young age, Juliette hurts, and even kills, everyone she touches. Is it a super power? A curse? A disease? No one knows, and no one dares to touch her. Until she meets someone who does...and lives to tell the tale.