on Apr 1, 2015
Good day, runaway pen readers! Today we have something really awesome to share with you all. *Drum roll* Thorn by Intisar Khanani is on sale for 99 cents. That's right only 99 cents and the proceeds will go toward covering the adoption costs for two children, Evan and Raymond. More info and the links for Thorn can be found below. :) 


Nab Amazon bestselling YA Fantasy novel Thorn by Intisar Khanani for 99 cents April 1- 7 and help bring these two young brothers home. Described as "unflinching and exquisite," Thorn is a story of choice and betrayal, justice and compassion. Recommended for fans of Robin McKinley and Mercedes Lackey.
About Thorn 
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For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she’s never had … until she’s betrayed. 
 Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and the court’s contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future. But powerful men have powerful enemies—and now, so does Alyrra. Betrayed during a magical attack, her identity is switched with another woman’s, giving Alyrra the first choice she’s ever had: to start a new life for herself or fight for a prince she’s never met. But Alyrra soon finds that Prince Kestrin is not at all what she expected. While walking away will cost Kestrin his life, returning to the court may cost Alyrra her own. As Alyrra is coming to realize, sometimes the hardest choice means learning to trust yourself.
About Evan & Raymond
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This sale is also about Intisar's good friend, Jamie, and the two little boys she and her husband are in the process of trying to adopt. Evan (age 7) and Raymond (age 9) are biological brothers, both born with Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome--a condition that results in brain damage if left untreated. They were each given up at birth, and were unable to receive treatment for their condition. These brothers have lived in an orphanage in Eastern Europe their whole lives. As boys who are older and struggle with developmental disabilities, it's almost impossible to find adoptive families for them. But Jamie has her heart set on bringing them home, and this sale is about helping that happen.
All of the proceeds from Thorn's 99 cent sale are going towards that adoption. Our goal is to raise $2,000 over the course of the week. International adoption is prohibitively expensive (often over $20,000), so every dollar makes a difference... You can find out more about the boys and Jamie, and link to their blog, here: http://reecesrainbow.org/83163/sponsorallison-3
And today, your help can make this goal a reality. Please share, tweet, and/or re-blog this post, and buy and give "Thorn" as a gift to friends and family! You can also invite your friends to the "Thorn Flash Sale" event on Facebook. Help us bring Evan and Raymond home.
Thorn is currently on sale for only 99 cents at all of these e-retailers:

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Genre(s): Young Adult / Historical / Science Fiction / Romance

Series: The Madman's Daughter Trilogy Book #2

Blurb: Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island—and the secrets she left behind. Now back in London, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau's horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn't forgotten her.

As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father's creations may have also made it off the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, thought it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again. 

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive. 




Review: At long last we return to the world of Juliet Moreau, and the experiments that survived and are now in the very heart of thriving society. The energy and tension are kicked up a notch in this captivating sequel. 

In the previous novel the characters were stranded on an island, cut off from the rest of the world as they were, it gave the atmosphere of the book a sort of otherworldy feel to it. In the sequel however we return to bustling London and a seemingly ordinary life for Juliet as she attends garden parties with her new guardian, the kindly old professor, and spends time visiting with her best friend Lucy to discuss Lucy's handsome gentleman callers. Yet at night things are not ordinary for Juliet. Her sickness is growing worse and she's running out of time. 

Just when you think you have the mystery figured out, Megan Shepherd pulls a rabbit from her hat and with excellent skill delivers a twist that you never saw coming. The characters have so many layers and unknown motives. Trust no one. Also, I really love the direction that the author took Edward in, very unexpected but totally right for him. Though the novel has its fare share of villians there are a few friendly and trustworthy faces between these pages. This series is young adult sci-fi romance at its best. A page turner with endless mystery. 

Oh, and these endings will be the death of me. Similar to the first book it's not quite a cliffhanger but still delicious suspense that leaves you begging for the next book.

I don't usually do this but seeing as how there is still so much we don't know and so many loose ends I've decided to make some predictions for the finale. They do contain spoilers for book two though so highlight if you dare.

1. Balthazar survives to the end of the series. I'm not sure why, I just feel that his character has grown in relevance so I think he'll make it.
2. Edward and Montgomery are stitched together, frankenstein's monster style to make one person who ends up with Juliet. This is mostly because many of the love triangles I have read lately had the MC end up with both guys somehow. 
3. I have a feeling that Juliet's father is alive, as well. 


In conclusion Her Dark Curiosity is a deliciously gothic romantic tale full of adventure and excitement and not to be missed.
on Mar 31, 2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Genre(s): Young Adult / Romance / Mythology

Series: The Goddess Test Series #3

Blurb: Love or Life. Henry or their child. The end of her family or the end of the world. 
Kate must choose. 

During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her-until Cronus offers a deal.

In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.

With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible; find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.

Even if it costs her eternity.




Review: We finally return to the Goddess Test novels to review the final installment, The Goddess Inheritance. For those who have read my reviews of the previous books you'll know that, for me at least, the series has gone down hill since book one. Nevertheless I was hopeful that this final book would redeem the last two. 

I was wrong.

Let's start with the better aspects of this story first. Aimee Carter should be commended for her concept (however far fetched it may be), her idea is sweet and appealing to younger teens. Many of her characters are faced with tough moral decisions and choose to put others before themselves and make noble sacrifices. I was very impressed by Kate's love and devotion for her child. She shows great motherly instinct and does whatever it takes to keep her child safe.  

Now for the less savory aspects: 

First off the writing is simple, plain, easy to read but ultimately boring, especially if you read mythology/fantasy often. It just pales in comparison to its peers.  

Kate, our main character, is incredibly inconsistent. One minute she's whining about her situation like a spoiled four-year-old, in the next minute she's talking about responsibility and lecturing other characters about their behavior. 

It was very strange how prevalent James was in this novel. I understand that in book one he was written as a "Jacob" to Kate's "Bella". But...uh...we're on book 3 and the fact that James is somehow still in love with his married best friend who is pregnant with the son of his Uncle is just weird, like Renesmee/Jacob levels of weird and creepy. 

The gods in this book are a complete joke. They rarely display any characteristics similar to the myths and when they do, its obvious and is followed by Kate being completely surprised and disgusted by their behaviors. I understand that the gods in Greek and Roman mythology are jerks but one would think that by book three Kate would be a little less shocked. Her naivety is no longer cute. Personally I despise this watered-down, badly renamed version of Greek mythology. The Gods, when thay actually do things are still somehow totally useless. And don't even get me started on the stupid names. Because they are really bad. 

I was left feeling very confused about the "boundaries" of this fantasy. We're told that immortality makes it so you can't feel pain (?) and yet when it was convenient to the plot certain immortal characters were in pain. Did I miss something? Also the logistics of that completely escape me. Why wouldn't you feel pain just because you could live forever. I understand you would probably heal more quickly but the no pain thing was just nonsense. 

This final point might just be a personal pet peeve but I'm going to add it anyway. It drives me mad when the driving force behind the plot of a novel is lack of communication. I understand that could be an issue at certain points of a story, however, when it is overused like this it just feels cheap and pointless. It removes the drama and the reader is left waiting for characters to just have a simple conversation about what's going on. 

I stayed with this series until the end but ultimately it lacks maturity, excitement, consistency and I won't be reading it again. 





A note from the reviewer: Hi everyone, Mab here! I hope you enjoyed my review, I will be posting several more reviews very soon. We have some fun things happening at The Runaway Pen this month. Keep checking back for more info. Thanks for reading! ;) 
on Mar 30, 2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Genre(s): Young Adult / Historical / Science Fiction / Romance

Series: The Madman's Daughter Trilogy Book #1


Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London —working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her fathers genius—and madness—in her own blood.





Review: The Madman's Daughter is a unique gothic adventure with breathtaking romance and a terrifying fight for survival on an island gone mad.  

Our heroine, Juliet is alone, possessing an inner strength that has sustained her through her familys fall from society and her mothers death. She is quiet, humble, yet confident and very brave when the situation calls for it. She is also odd, different from most other people, and harbors great fear of descending into the same madness as her father. 

The love triangle in this novel is perfectly executed and oh so romantic. Prepare for much swooning while reading this book. Just for the record I am Team Montgomery. 

Her childhood friend, Montgomery is a seemingly steadfast young man. An orphan who looks to Juliets father, the man who practiacally rasied him, as a parent and sorce of encouragement. Yet his motives remain very mysterious, which only adds to his appeal as a romantic interest. That and the fact that he is clearly in love with Juliet. However he does keep some very important and possibly dangerous secrets. 

Edward is the strange and compelling castaway, I must admit I didn't care for him at first. During the readers initial encounter with him, he is boring and his back story seems achingly predictable. However near the middle of the novel as the truth of how he ended up adrift at sea is revealed my opinion of him shifted. Readers will find him engaging and an appealing enigma.

The other characters are no less intriguing. On this island of misfits Dr. Moreau's experiments worship him as a deity and the doctor relishes being in control of his own little world. He pushes the boundaries of morality and science in his quest to create a better, or even perfect ,being. 

Throughout the story the author teases the reader with the strange behavior and small revelations of some characters, heightening the mystery and excitement. The characters themselves are thoughtful and incredibly complex. No one is who they say they are, or even who they think they are. 

The best part of this novel has to be the many surprises and unexpected twists. Especially the big surprise, which I can't even mention because of obvious reasons. This particular twist is just absolute genius and comes completely out of the blue. And that ending! Arrggghhh! Not exactly a cliff hanger but still enough intrigue to have you running to the book store for the next installment.  

on Feb 10, 2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Genre(s): Steampunk / Dystopian / Fantasy

Series: The Great Iron War Book #1

Blurb: In the world of Atladas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.

Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.

When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.





Review: I wasn't sure what to expect when I began reading Hopebreaker. The premise was intruiging, a dystopian world where rebels fight to stop a demon drug. Add in some steampunk elements and you've got a readers attention. 

The beginning of the novel was a quite shaky, it starts off right in the middle of action which left  myself and probably other readers confused. Jacob then has several thoughts of exposition to pull the reader into the story. I wasn't a fan of this as the thoughts were seemingly random and other than explaining crucial points of the novel they served no real purpose to Jacob. Readers are aware of the need for exposition but it could have been integrated more seemlessly into the novel. 

As Jacobs adventure continues he comes into contact with the Resistance and decides to go with them. For some reason that at the time were not given. Later in the story there are several scenes pointing to Jacob's sympathy for the Resistance and he eventually stays with them out of mutual loathing for the Regime. However none of that is shown in the beginning and his going with a random group of strangers reads as odd as it would be in real life. 

The characters were interesting, but fairly stereotypical. 
  • Jacob, our main character, the rough bad boy smuggler turned resistance fighter, who discovers that friends are worth more than coils (money) 
  • Rommond, the stuffy, straight-laced millitary type who focuses on strategy and planning to win war
  • Taberah, the passionate rebel leader fighting side by side with her troops, who will risk her life any time the mission calls for it 
  • Whistler, the scruffy young teenager who knows nothing but war, yet retains a hint of childhood innocence
Sadly all these characters types are far too common, and there is very little that leads these particular characters to stand out. 

This book contained many repeated phrases, and a surprising abundance of similes, metaphors and comparisons. Sure these are common tools for writing, but this is the first book I've read to have one of the three on nearly every single page. Sentences such as, "...for the booming of its turret gun was like thunder form an angry god, and he thought that Rommond must have been very angry." These lead the story to a crashing halt and often didn't even make sense. 

Overall, despite an interesting concept, this book was a disappointment for me. Perhaps other readers will like it more than I did.


Interested in this book? Find it online! 



About the AuthorDean F. Wilson was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1987. He started writing at age 11, when he began his first (unpublished) novel, entitled The Power Source. He won a TAP Educational Award from Trinity College Dublin for an early draft of The Call of Agon (then called Protos Mythos) in 2001.

He has published a number of poems and short stories over the years, while working on and reworking some of his novels. The Call of Agon is his first published novel.

Dean also works as a journalist, primarily in the field of technology. He has written for TechEye, Thinq, V3, VR-Zone, ITProPortal, TechRadar Pro and The Inquirer.




on Nov 28, 2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Genre(s): Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Series: Stand Alone Novel

Publisher: Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group

Release Date: January 1st 2009



Review: Willow is a touching and unique tale of a young womans struggle with self-injury. 

From the very first page the reader is drawn into the world of Willow, it is a world filled with shame, suffering, guilt, and pain. Willow lives with an unfathomable weight on her shoulders, and her extreme answer to her heartache is to cut herself. My heart bleed for this incredibly authentic character. Her journey felt real, and served as a reminder that there are many who face this problem in reality. 

The book is written in third person limited, a point of view I don't usually care for, but which greatly compliments the story and offers a moving look at Willows everyday pains. This choice of POV prevents the reader from feeling bored and gives a more objective look at Willow's life. 

Guy is a stand out young adult male lead. He is quiet, thoughtful, far from seeming perfect or popular. His quickly becomes a steady confidant and friend for Willow. He is there with her as she reveals the reasons behind her actions, and as she overcomes the lure of the razor blade and pulls herself up from the bottom. I greatly admired the progression of Guy and Willow's relationship. It was interesting to see them start as friends and slowly fall in love. As Willow falls in love with Guy she opens up to the many emotions that she has been blocking since her parents death, her difficulty is evident as she comes to grips with her changed reality, finally admitting that her parents are gone and her world will never be the same.  

Throughout the book Willow has a difficult relationship with her brother, David. This wasn't always the case, and only changed when their parents died. Ever since then they have been stuck in silence or on occasion stilted, awkward short conversations. The resolution between them was truly beautiful and revealed the pain that they both were feeling, other truths that went previously unspoken and how much they both really loved each other. 

Not since Thirteen Reasons Why have I read a book in which a teens emotional distress was so profoundly written. While I feel I could write more on this story, I'll save the spoilers for future readers to discover for themselves. 


About the Author: Julia Hoban is a woman of many talents; She writes, designs her own clothes and handbags, and attended graduate school for physics and philosophy. She lives with her husband in New York City, and is working on her next novel (and outfit). 



Interested in this book? Find it online! 


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A Message from the Reviewer: 
Hello, everyone. I greatly enjoyed Willow and I hope my review was enjoyed as well.
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on Nov 16, 2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Genre(s): Young Adult / Paranormal / Romance

Series: The White Rabbit Chronicles #1 

Blurb: She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. 

Her father was right. The monsters are real. 

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies. 


Review: First off, Gena Showalter gets major points for the sheer awesomeness of that title. Just had to put that out there. 

Alice is the type of MC you will love instantly. She is humble, truthful, resilient, and rises to overcome whatever obstacles are in her path. The author gives us wonderful insight into the emotions and mindset of Alice. The reader feels every occurance as Alice does, and will be rooting for her throughout the entire novel. Go, Alice, Go,

On a personal note I found it very refreshing to read a teen/young adult who respects their parents, grandparents, etc. I have no problem with teens being independent but the contempt for parents and elders that permeates Young Adult fiction is something very disappointing in my eyes. It's good to see Alice exhibiting behavior that is based on lessons her parents taught her. Even though she believes they are gone, she loves her parents and hopes to one day reunite with them. 

There is only one way to describe Alices best friend Kat, and that is - unforgettable. I was unsure about her at first, fearful that she would be nothing more than one of the "Alice Cullen" clones that have run rampant in Young Adult fiction since the rise of Twilight. But I soon found myself enjoying her confident I-just-don't-care attitude. She acts cool and collected, but never with malice. Her brash attitude greatly compliments Alices quiet, introspective personality. In many way she felt like the Mad Hatter. *wink* Add to all this the fact that she was hilarious! Also, I now ship Kat+Frosty. Forever.

Now on to Cole. Oh, handsome, infuriating bad boy Cole.  Actually what I really loved about Cole was that he wasn't a bad guy. He (and his friends) fight zombies without praise or reward. Because of this they end up appearing at school and such with scraps and bruises, leading others to think they are just crazy, rebellious teens in a gang. Whether from pride or humility they don't seem to bother with what teachers and students think about their injuries or strange behavior. Cole is arrogant, a player, but ultimately you'll love him because of how much he loves Alice. I love these two together and they make an excellent team. Team Cole represent! 

If you're like me and find yourself reticent to join in the recent wave of zombie literature. I reluctantly admit to having several sleepless nights after watching World War Z. I encourage you to not let that keep you from reading this book. Showalter presents a very fresh take on zombies, her take on the creatures reveals an infected spirit longing to feed and spread its disease, and a good-vs-evil battle that is far more heroic than a cheap zombie horror flick could ever hope to be. 

Finally, those of us wondering what happened to the moral center of many Young Adult novels in recent years, can be assured that this novel remains firmly on the side of good and never wavers. Alice and her companions continually do the right thing no matter how hard that is. Readers will be wishing to hop in this story and join the fight along side them. 

I started and finished this book all in one day, which is proof enough of just how amazing it is! I tip my invisible hat to Gena Showalters immense talent. 


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The Reviewer:


Hi, Runaway readers! Thank you so much for stopping by our website and checking out my review, I hope you enjoyed it. As some of you might have noticed I (Mab) have been absent on here for much of this year. That will change, unfortunately real life brought some unexpected challenges this year, but I'm excited to be back sharing my thoughts on books and occasionally just fangirling with you
 all. This is the first of three book reviews coming this week, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.  :) - M. A. Bronson
on Aug 10, 2014
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

"On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is...different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, "normal" is a bit of a stretch for Dina. And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night....Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything."

I absolutely loved Clean Sweep. It was the first book I've ever read by best selling authors Ilona Andrews (a husband and wife team), suggested to me greatly by my husband, who is a big fan of her Magic Bites series. Dina is a strong female character more than capable of protecting herself. Her Inn reminds me of Heterodyne Castle from the Girl Genius webcomic, just magic fantasy and not steampunk. I’ve never been a fan of books with werewolves and vampires, but the initial interactions between Dina and the werewolf Sean were highly amusing, especially when his “welcome is withdrawn.” Clean Sweep is an intriguing blend of fantasy magic and sci-fi tech. Clean Sweep was originally posted chapter by chapter online for free reading, but I quite enjoy having a physical copy in my hands. The next book of the Innkeeper Chronicles, Sweep in Peace, can also be read for free online here: demo.ilona-andrews.com I've read the first four chapters already and look forward to also owning a printed copy of that book once it is released.

Up next on my to read list:
The Nameless Dwarf by D.P. Prior
Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani
Thorn by Intisar Khanani
on Aug 5, 2014
Northeast Ohio fans, want to get your hands on signed print copies of The Chronicles of Midgard series or The Priestess Trilogy? You can enter to win these at Marc's in Medina (1041 N. Court St., Medina OH 44256)! Enter to win the the Customer Service counter between the dates of August 6th through August 16th, 2014. One win will be draw for each giveaway. Limit one entry per person. No purchase necessary. Winners will be notified via phone or email for in store pick-up. Questions? Call Marc's at 330-722-3399
 
Giveaway 1: Falls the Shadow and Melody of the Dark from the Chronicles of Midgard series
Giveaway 2: Defiance and Betrayal from The Priestess Trilogy

Also, Meet the Author at Marc's on Saturday, August 9th from 11 am till 1 pm! Free bookmarks and postcards will be on hand as well as copies available for purchase at the price of $8.00 each. So stop on by and say hi!


on May 30, 2014

Title: Otherborn
Series: Otherborn, #1
Author: Anna Silver

Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Release Date: April 4, 2013

Genre: YA dystopian / science fiction




Confined within Capital City’s concrete walls, London keeps an impossible secret: she dreams. And she’s not alone. Her friends are seeing themselves in “night pictures” too, as beings from another world. Together they uncover the story of their avatars, astral shamans they call Otherborn. 

When one Otherborn is murdered and another goes missing, London realizes someone is hunting them. Escaping along the Outroads, they brave the deserted Houselands with only their Otherborn to guide them. Can they find their friend before the assassin finds them?

"Anna Silver weaves a dark new world full of taut suspense and characters that leap off the page." –Sophie Jordan, NYT bestselling author of the Firelight trilogy

"Travel to a world where dreaming is a radical act that can save the world… Anna Silver’s post-apocalyptic vision is rich with imagery and metaphysical ideas, grounded by vivid, three-dimensional characters. A truly fresh take on dystopian." –Nina Berry, author of the OTHERKIN series


Read the first five chapters here: http://www.wattpad.com/story/12024518-otherborn




About the Author



Anna Silver is an author and artist living in the greater Houston area with her family, pets, and overactive imagination. Her art has been featured in the Houston gallery Las Manos Magicas. She studied English Writing & Rhetoric at St. Edward’s University. She's freelanced for private clients and small publications like the Hill Country Current. OTHERBORN, her first published novel, has been featured on 2 of Amazon's "Bestsellers" lists. ASTRAL TIDE is her second published novel.


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