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Lana Popovic

Biography

Lana Popovic

Lana's debut YA contemporary fantasy, WICKED LIKE FIRE, is forthcoming from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins in Summer 2017. Lana studied psychology and literature at Yale University, and law at Boston University. She is a graduate of the Emerson College Publishing and Writing program and works as a literary agent with Chalberg & Sussman, specializing in YA.

Lana lives in Boston, subsisting largely on cake, eyeliner, and aerial yoga. She'd happily spend all her waking hours hanging out in silks, and may very well be upside down right now. Just ask her about it (depending on your tolerance for high enthusiasm and hand-waving). Lana is represented by Taylor Haggerty at Waxman-Leavell.

Lana Popovic

Books by Lana Popovic

by Lana Popovic - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Iris and Malina thought they knew how to reverse the spell that destines them to use their gleams to entice and enchant Death himself. But both sisters thought wrong. Instead of ending the wicked bargain, Iris is taken to an uncanny realm between this world and the next. Left behind, Lina searches for a way to save Iris. But as Lina unearths the dark secrets that bind her family and Iris tries to outwit Death on his own terrain, a power resurfaces that even Mara, the original witch mother, fears. Now both sisters must learn to fully embrace their gleams --- or else they’ll truly lose each other forever.

by Lana Popovic - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town. Iris and Malina are not allowed to share their magic with anyone, and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love. But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them.