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Amanda Joy

Pen Name:

Connection to Illinois: Joy lives in Chicago.

Biography: Amanda Joy has an MFA from The New School.

  • ''A Queen of Gilded Horns'',
  • -- Starred Review - Kirkus and School Library Journal
  • ''A River of Royal Blood'',
  • -- Starred Review - Booklist

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers


Selected Titles

A Queen of Gilded Horns
ISBN: 0525518614 OCLC: 1159760501

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers 2021

After learning the truth of her heritage Eva is on the run with her sister Isa as her captive, but with the Queendom of Myre on the brink of revolution, Eva and Isa must make peace with each other to save their kingdom.

A River of Royal Blood
ISBN: 0525518584 OCLC: 1085149586

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers 2019

Seventeen-year-old Eva must harness the magick inside her to defeat her older sister, Isadore, as well as other forces, and win the crown in the Queendom of Myre--or die trying.