Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan is the author of the critically acclaimed Unspoken. The first book of her Demon’s Lexicon series received three starred reviews and was an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Unspoken and Team Human, a novel cowritten with Justine Larbalestier, were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults picks and TAYSHAS picks. Visit her at SarahReesBrennan.com.

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Announcing Demon's Lexicon

A new gothic YA fantasy trilogy, set in England, about magicians and demons.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I may not agree with a word you say, but would defend to the death your right to say it was Voltaire's first, but it's a good one!

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. on a cruise ship around the Caribbean islands, with Jake Gyllenhall naturally by my side, bringing me an iced lemonade

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would meet Richard III, and I'd say 'Seriously though, did you kill the Princes in the Tower? This is for posterity, so be honest.'

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who say they don't like a particular genre of books - there are such excellent books in every genre, it's like someone saying they don't like pie!

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Mary Robinson, the first woman president of Ireland!

Author Voices

November 09, 2009

When people talk about being a writer, the first words that come to mind are glamour and artistic parties like Charles Dickens used to mix cocktails for. Whether you're starving in a garret or living in a castle like JK Rowling, I had this image of the author as a flawless, composed individual, serene in the knowledge they were creating art. Maybe with the occasional (very artistic, of course) fit of temperament. Then I became an author. The first word that sprang to mind was 'terror.' I got the idea for my book on a ghost tour through Exeter, when I was led down cellar steps by a fiend in the shape of a tour guide and presented unexpectedly with a... see more

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