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Jennifer Donnelly

Biography

Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly’s first novel, THE TEA ROSE, was a Book Sense pick and a Romantic Times Book Club top pick. Donnelly is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel THE WINTER ROSE, and of the award-winning young adult novels A NORTHERN LIGHT and REVOLUTION. She lives with her family in upstate New York.

Jennifer Donnelly

Books by Jennifer Donnelly

by Jennifer Donnelly - Fantasy, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

At the end of DARK TIDE, Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga, Astrid leaves her mermaid friends to confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force behind the rise of the monster Abbadon. Orfeo possesses one of the six talismans that the merls need in order to keep the monster locked up forever. But without the ability to songcast, how will Astrid be able to defeat the most powerful mage in history?

by Jennifer Donnelly - Fantasy, Young Adult 12+
Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: the mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled-powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring again, and only the mermaids can defeat it. To do so, they need to find magical talismans that belonged to the Six. As they hunt for their talismans, both Serafina and Neela find reserves of courage and cunning they didn't know they possessed. They face down danger and death, only to endure a game-changing betrayal, as shocking as a rogue wave.
by Jennifer Donnelly - Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Set in gilded age New York, THESE SHALLOW GRAVES follows the story of Josephine Montfort, an American aristocrat. When her father dies due to an accidental gunshot, the gilding on Jo’s world starts to tarnish. With the help of a handsome and brash reporter, and a young medical student who moonlights in the city morgue, Jo uncovers the truth behind her father’s death and learns that if you’re going to bury the past, you’d better bury it deep.

by Jennifer Donnelly - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Once a lost and confused princess, Serafina is now a confident leader of the Black Fin Resistance (BFR). While she works on sabotaging her enemy and enlisting allies for battle, her friends face challenges of their own. Ling is in the hold of Rafe Mfeme's giant trawler, on her way to a prison camp. Becca meets up with Astrid and learns why the Ondalinian mermaid is always so angry: she is hiding a shameful secret. Ava can't return home, because death riders await her arrival. And it is getting more and more difficult for Mahdi, Serafina's betrothed, to keep up the ruse that he is in love with Lucia Volerno. If Lucia's parents become suspicious, his life --- and all of Sera's hopes --- will be extinguished. Political intrigue, dangerous liaisons and spine-tingling suspense swirl like a maelstrom in this penultimate book in the WaterFire saga.

by Jennifer Donnelly - Children's, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Nature, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence.

by Jennifer Donnelly - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi Alpers finds Alexandrine Paradis's diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession.

by Jennifer Donnelly - Historical Fiction

Set in 1906 against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, Jennifer Donnelly's astonishing debut novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original.