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Sarah Beth Durst

Biography

Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of 16 fantasy books for adults, teens and kids, including The Queens of Renthia series, DRINK SLAY LOVE and THE STONE GIRL'S STORY. She won an ALA Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she spent four years studying English, writing about dragons, and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children and her ill-mannered cat.

Books by Sarah Beth Durst

by Sarah Beth Durst - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern --- a human capable of turning into a dragon. With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society --- a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.

by Sarah Beth Durst - Fantasy, Fiction

Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow,” but the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. Queens are still  only human, so young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness.

by Sarah Beth Durst - Supernatural, Young Adult 12+

Sixteen-year-old Kayla was born with the ability to move things with her mind-things like credit cards and buttons on cash registers-and she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again . . . which would mean grave danger for them both.

by Sarah Beth Durst - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+
Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name --- but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access --- and there is nothing they won’t say --- or do --- to her to get her to remember. 
by Sarah Beth Durst - Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
After a brief detour, Lauren finds herself trapped in a town called Lost, filled with things abandoned, broken and thrown away. And when she tries to escape, something unexplainable leads her back again and again. Its residents tell her she's going to have to figure out what she's missing before she can leave. So now Lauren's on a new search for a purpose and a destiny. And maybe, just maybe, she'll be found...
by Sarah Beth Durst - Fiction

Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The goddess will inhabit Liyana’s body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But Liyana’s goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.