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

Books by this Author

Through Blood, Through Fire
Cast Long Shadows
Son of the Dawn
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
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Author Revealed

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. 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

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Sneakiness. Then I could creep about like a ninja: I could steal Philip Pullman's ideas for books, and he wouldn't even notice...

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Grainne the Pirate Queen. Once she locked her husband out of his castle, and declared that it was hers now. We've all had days like that!

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Loyalty, humour and dedication

Author Voices

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