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Kristen Simmons


Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons is the author of the Article 5 series (ARTICLE 5, BREAKING POINT, and THREE), THE GLASS ARROW, METALTOWN, PACIFICA (coming March 2018 from Tor Teen), and THE PRICE OF ADMISSION (coming Fall 2018 from Tor Teen). She has a master’s degree in social work and loves red velvet cupcakes. She lives with her family in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Books by Kristen Simmons

by Kristen Simmons - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

For too long our people have suffered, plagued by overcrowding, disease and lack of work. Now we must take the next step and thrive. Pacifica. An island paradise like the ones that existed before the Melt. A lucky five hundred lottery winners will be the first to go, the first to leave their dilapidated homes behind and start a new life. The only problem? Marin spent her childhood on those seas and knows there’s no island paradise out there. She’s a pirate like her father and his father before him, and she knows a con when she sees one. So where are the First Five Hundred really going?

by Kristen Simmons - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Welcome to Vale Hall, the school for aspiring con artists. When Brynn is recruited to Vale, it seems like her chance to start over, but she soon learns that Vale chooses students not so much for their scholastic talent as for their extracurricular activities, such as her time spent conning rich North Shore kids out of their extravagant allowances. At first, Brynn jumps at the chance to help the school in its mission to rid the city of corrupt officials, but that’s before she meets her mark, a senator’s son, and before she discovers the school’s headmaster has secrets he’ll stop at nothing to protect.

by Kristen Simmons - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down and watch your back. Ty has been surviving alone on the factory line for as long as she can remember, but now she has Colin and it’s the two of them against the world. Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes until a chance encounter with Colin exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions. In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder, but Colin sees something more. 

by Kristen Simmons - Fantasy, Young Adult 13+

Once there was a time when men and women lived as equals, when girl babies were valued, and women could belong only to themselves. But that was ten generations ago. Now women are property, to be sold and owned and bred, while a strict census keeps their numbers manageable and under control. The best any girl can hope for is to end up as some man’s forever wife, but most are simply sold and resold until they’re all used up.

by Kristen Simmons - Dystopian, Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding, they have finally arrived at the safe house. And all that’s left is smoking ruins. Devastated by the demolition of their last hope, they search for a settlement rumored to house the nebulous organization known as Three. And they may offer Ember her only chance at telling the world her story. At fighting back.
by Kristen Simmons - Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Kristen Simmons’s debut novel is the first in a thrilling new YA dystopian series set in a world where religious zealotry governs but true love still prevails.