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Megan Shepherd

Biography

Megan Shepherd

Megan Shepherd grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where her family has owned and operated an independent bookstore for over 35 years. Shepherd attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in international studies and went on to live and work in Costa Rica, Senegal, Scotland, Spain, and many other countries. Now, Shepherd has returned to Western North Carolina and is a full-time writer of young adult novels.

Megan Shepherd

Books by Megan Shepherd

by Megan Shepherd - Fairy Tale, Family, Fantasy, Friendship, Magic, Young Adult 13+

17-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves and have the freedom to fall in love. Enchanted from animal to human girl, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who spelled her into existence. That is, until one day she finds her mistress murdered and Anouk is accused of the crime. Pursued through Paris by the underground magical society known as the Haute, Anouk and her fellow Beasties only have three days to find the real killer before the spell keeping them human fades away.

by Megan Shepherd - Family, Fiction, Science Fiction, Social Issues

Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong --- a supposed safe haven on a small moon --- where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff,  it is a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. The former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds. With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet.

by Megan Shepherd - Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

The former inhabitants of the Cage are threatened on all fronts --- and maybe worst of all, one of the Hunt’s Kindred safari guests begins to play a twisted game of cat and mouse with Cora. Separated and constantly under watch, she and the others must struggle to stay alive, never mind find a way back to each other. When Cassian secretly offers to train Cora to develop her psychic abilities --- to prove the worthiness of humanity in a series of tests called the Gauntlet --- she’ll have to decide fast if she dares to trust the Kindred who betrayed her, or if she can forge her own way to freedom.

by Megan Shepherd - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there, but she isn’t alone. Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora’s past. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership and they start to trust each other, when their jailer appears. Soon, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: their captors aren’t from Earth. They have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo where the exhibits are humans.

by Megan Shepherd - Gothic, Horror, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone --- or something --- hasn't forgotten her, as people close to Juliet start falling victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes. Has one of her father's creations also escaped the island?

by Megan Shepherd - Gothic, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London --- working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.