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Cherie Priest


Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest is one of the most popular and involved authors in the steampunk/urban fantasy community. Priest is a graduate of Southern Adventist University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where got an M.A. in Rhetorical Logic. She is the author of BONESHAKER, the first book in the ever-popular Clockwork Century series, as well as I AM PRINCESS X, her recent YA debut, and several other novels. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Cherie Priest

Books by Cherie Priest

Written by Cherie Priest with illustrations by Tara O'Connor - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Denise Farber and her family have returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, wagering the last of their family's money on converting an old, rundown house into a bed and breakfast. Nothing seems to work around the place, which doesn't seem too weird to Denise, neither do the unexplained noises. But when floors collapse, deadly objects rain down, and she hears creepy voices, it's clear to Denise that something more sinister is lurking. When Denise discovers an old comic book concealed in the attic --- the lost, final project of a famous artist who disappeared in the 1950s --- she thinks she might finally find some answers.

Written by Cherie Priest with Illustrations by Kali Ciesemier - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. However a few years later Libby was in a car accident and she passed away with her mom and Princess X died with her. Years later May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window. Princess X? When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon---her best friend, Libby, who lives.