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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.

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My Life in 8 Words

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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. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows, a book with that new-book smell I'm half-way through and really loving, and of course, Jake Gyllenhall asking me if I need any more marshmallows.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Colin Craven of Frances Hodgson Burnett's the Secret Garden. Blond, daddy issues, rules the world from his sickbed... my kind of guy. Tied with Darcy, because everyone loves Darcy.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. I really love Gaston from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. He has the best villain song ever! There's also Shakespeare's Richard III, who was terribly charming. (Villains often are...)

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

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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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