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Joelle Charbonneau

Biography

Joelle Charbonneau

Joelle Charbonneau began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she finds her voice through writing. She lives near Chicago with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing, she works as an acting and vocal coach.

Joelle Charbonneau

Books by Joelle Charbonneau

by Joelle Charbonneau - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+
The Trials of Virtuous Succession have ended. Prince Andreus is king --- and Princess Carys is dead. But even as he’s haunted by what he did to win the throne, Andreus discovers that his dream of ruling only brings new problems. The people love his twin even more in death than they did when she was alive. The Elders treat him as a figurehead. And worst of all, the winds of Eden are faltering. But despite what everyone believes, Carys is alive. Exiled to the wilderness, Carys struggles to control the powers that have broken free inside her.
by Joelle Charbonneau - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option --- to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
by Joelle Charbonneau - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

A congressman's daughter who has to be perfect. A star quarterback with a secret. A guy who's tired of being ignored. A clarinet player who's done trying to fit in. An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. A guy who wants people to see him, not his religion. They couldn't be more different, but before the morning's over, they'll all be trapped in a school that's been rocked by a bombing. When they hear that someone inside is the bomber, they'll also be looking to one another for answers. 

by Joelle Charbonneau - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Teenagers at Wisconsin’s Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need…regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises. In this chilling thriller, the author of the bestselling Testing trilogy examines not only the dark side of social media, but the dark side of human nature.

by Joelle Charbonneau - Dystopian Fiction, Fiction

She wants to put an end to the Testing. In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor, Cia Vale, vows to fight. But she can't do it alone.

by Joelle Charbonneau - Fiction

It’s graduation day for 16-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about --- hope for --- is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization.

by Joelle Charbonneau - Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

In the second book of The Testing series, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City. Though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her --- and her loved ones --- in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her.