Dhonielle Clayton is the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series. She grew up in the Washington, DC, suburbs on the Maryland side and spent most of her time under her grandmother's table with a stack of books. A former teacher and middle school librarian, Dhonielle is cofounder of CAKE Literary-a creative development company whipping up decidedly diverse books for a wide array of readers-and COO of the non-profit, We Need Diverse Books. She's got a serious travel bug and loves spending time outside of the USA but makes her home in New York City, where she can most likely be found hunting for the best slice of pizza. You can also find her online at www.dhonielleclayton.com or follow her @brownbookworm.
Clayton dances between the fine lines of glittering, glamorous and gruesome. . . A must-read * Roshani Chokshi, New York Times best-selling author of The Star Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes * Masterfully crafted. . . I flew through the pages and loved everything they had to offer: an intelligent and talented heroine, mysterious romance, and enduring friendships * Marie Rutkoski, New York Times best-selling author of The Winner's Trilogy * Get wrapped up and swept away in this wild and unpredictable new world of fashion, magic, and murder * Daniel Jose Older, New York Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna * Dhonielle Clayton is a whipsmart writer with grand, grand talents and the imaginative world she has created is memorable and intriguing * Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist * A lush, immersive tale about a world where nothing is as it seems. . . This is a book where you will savor every word * Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn, The Rose and the Dagger, and the forthcoming, The Flame in the Mist * Breathtakingly beautiful and deeply unsettling. . . This is a thought-provoking story that lingers. * Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites * A lush, immersive tale about a world where nothing is as it seems. Where beauty and the magic behind it are painted in sinisterly sexy tones. * Renee Ahdieh, author of The Flame in the Mist * A voluptuous, dazzling fairy tale of desire, ambition and unrelenting beauty. * Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author * A rich, gorgeous fantasy gem. * Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries * A beautiful book by the badass Dhonielle Clayton. * Adam Silvera, author of History is All You Left Me * A lush and intoxicating world where beauty equals power and darkness lurks in every glittering shadow. * Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Beautiful Creatures * I AM A FAN. Superfan, actually. Book two can't come fast enough * Karen M. McManus, author of One of Us is Lying * I couldn't put it down. * Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin * Pre-order this one, you will be so grateful you did. * Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of An Ember in the Ashes * Readers will be left with much to consider about morality, individuality, and the malleability and artificiality of beauty. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * With a refreshingly original concept, this substantial fantasy, the first in a duology, is an undeniable page-turner. * KIRKUS * Sumptuous and original worldbuilding, heart-pounding plot & gorgeous prose. * Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season * Clayton conjures a world both breathtakingly beautiful and deeply unsettling, populated by characters full of strengths and complexities. This is a thought-provoking story that lingers. * Marie Lu, New York Times Bestselling Author * A gripping and powerful read. * SFX * Rich and sultry fantasy. * BUZZFEED * Looking for the next big groundbreaking event in YA? This is it. * Rick Riordan *