Kari Lynn West

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Kari Lynn West writes contemporary YA fantasy—normally while drinking far too much coffee—and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two daughters.

Books have long been her obsession. As a kid, she could spend an entire Saturday curled up on the couch with the latest Redwall novel. In college, she majored in English so no one could fault her for reading so much. One summer, she worked weekends at a tiny, mostly-forgotten used bookstore where they paid her in books. There is a kind of magic in well-written words that she’s been drawn to her whole life.

Writing novels was just a natural extension of this love. She likes to create character-driven stories that are set in the real world with a twist, weaving fantastical elements into everyday life.

Where to find Kari Lynn

The Secrets of Islayne

The Secrets of Islayne

A powerful island. A dangerous mystery. An impossible choice. For centuries, the island of Islayne has given certain residents the ability to revive other people’s memories. These gifted individuals are known as luminators, and sixteen-year-old Ronan Saunders desperately desires to join their illustrious ranks. More info →
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