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.
"Is it clear that Cluess adores the Harry Potter series and Jane
Eyre? Yes. So do you. So does everyone. What matters is that
her voice is her own. . . . A Shadow Bright and Burning
delivers on the promise of its title. This is a novel that gives
off light and heat."
--The New York Times
* "Cluess gamely turns the chosen-one trope upside down in this
smashing dark fantasy."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred "The pages turn quickly and this first installment in the story is over before the reader will want it to be. The ending is perfect, too."
--Huffington Post "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 "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
"Every story needs a good protagonist. And Henrietta is a great one."
"The pages turn quickly. . . . The ending is perfect, too."