Neve is the youngest daughter of the King and with the help of her unlikely “partner in crime”, Ronan, she must take her rightful spot on the throne even though she yearns for freedom from the crown. Neve and Ronan making a living selling stolen spells, but when a power struggle occurs Neve knows what she must do, and so starts the action-packed adventure. This story is a wonderful retelling of Irish fairytales and legends, filled with magic, banshees, darkness, action, and a strong female lead! If you are a fan of discovering new folklore but are tired of hearing the same old tales, this is definitely for you!
-Zach— From Zach's Recs
January/February 2023 Kids Indie Next List
“Queen Among the Dead is bright, authentic and spellbinding. The story takes place in a kingdom where magic is outlawed and druids hoard and misuse magic. When Eire is threatened, an outlaw and a princess team up to secure a safer future.”
— Kahill Perkins, Raven Book Store, Lawrence, KS
Paste magazine's Best New Fantasy Books of January
Indie Next Pick
About the Author
Lesley Livingston is the award-winning author of the Wondrous Strange trilogy and the Valiant trilogy. She holds a master's degree in English from the University of Toronto and was a principal performer in a Shakespearean theater company, specializing in performances for teen audiences, for more than a decade. She resides in Ontario, Canada. Visit her at www.lesleylivingston.com and follow her on Twitter @LesLivingston.