Jessica Cluess is a writer, a graduate of Northwestern University, and an unapologetic nerd. After college, she moved to Los Angeles, where she served coffee to the rich and famous while working on her first novel, A Shadow Bright and Burning. When she's not writing books, she's an instructor at Writopia Lab, helping kids and teens tell their own stories. Visit her at jessicacluess.com and follow her on Twitter at @JessCluess.
"Every story needs a good protagonist. And Henrietta is a great one." --Culturess
"Middle books are notoriously tricky, but Cluess executes every
beat with panache. Anyone who enjoyed the first title will adore
this sequel and be on tenterhooks for the next." --Kirkus
"Often, fantasy trilogies struggle with that middle volume, feeling like they're marking time, drawn out and slow. That absolutely does not happen here." --A Reader of Fictions (blog) "Cluess keeps the action moving in the right direction. Fans will anxiously wait for the conclusion to this romantic and magical fantasy series." --SLJ
"The pages turn quickly. . . . The ending is perfect, too." --Huffington Post * "Cluess gamely turns the chosen-one trope upside down in this smashing dark fantasy." --Publishers Weekly, Starred "A fun, inventive fantasy. I totally have a book crush on Rook." --SARAH REES BRENNAN, New York Times bestselling author "Pure enchantment. I love how Cluess turned the 'chosen one' archetype on its head. With the emotional intensity of my favorite fantasy books, this is the kind of story that makes you forget yourself." --ROSHANI CHOKSHI, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen "A glorious, fast-paced romp of an adventure. Jessica Cluess has built her story out of my favorite ingredients: sorcery, demons, romance, and danger." --KELLY LINK, Pulitzer Prize nominated author of Get in Trouble