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Lauren DeStefano

Biography

Lauren DeStefano

Lauren DeStefano earned her BA in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut in 2007. WITHER was her first novel, and FEVER is the sequel.

Lauren DeStefano

Books by Lauren DeStefano

by Lauren DeStefano - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+
The city is falling out of the sky…Morgan always thought it was just a saying. A metaphor. The words of the dying. But as they look up at the floating island that was their home, Pen and Morgan make a horrible discovery --- Internment is sinking. And it’s all Morgan’s fault. Corrupted from the inside by one terrible king and assailed from the outside for precious resources by another, Internment could be destroyed because Morgan couldn’t keep a secret. As two wars become one, Morgan must find a way to bring her two worlds together to stop the kings that wage them…
 
by Lauren DeStefano - Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction
After escaping Internment, Morgan and her fellow fugitives land on the ground to finally learn about the world beneath their floating island home.
 
The ground is a strange place where water falls from the sky as snow, and people watch moving pictures and visit speakeasies. A place where families can have as many children as they want, their dead are buried in vast gardens of bodies, and Internment is the feature of an amusement park.
 
It is also a land at war.
 
Everyone who fled Internment had their own reasons to escape their corrupt haven, but now they’re caught under the watchful eye of another king who wants to dominate his world. They may have made it to the ground, but have they dragged Internment with them?
by Lauren DeStefano - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction
Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Then a murder rocks the city. Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets the boy blamed for the murder. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find --- or lose.
by Lauren DeStefano - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine takes refuge with her brother, an inventor named Reed. Meanwhile, Rowan’s involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers has alarming implications for her future --- and past.

by Lauren DeStefano - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Rhine and Gabriel may have escaped the beautiful prison of Wither’s mansion, but they are far from escaping danger. Though Rhine remains determined to get to her brother in Manhattan, the road they are left is long and perilous.

by Lauren DeStefano - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males born with a lifespan of 25 years, and females a lifespan of 20 years. Sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is unwillingly sold as a bride, but her new husband may be the very key to her escape.