Jennifer Donnelly
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Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of eleven novels - Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book, These Shallow Graves, Sea Spell, Dark Tide, Rogue Wave, Deep Blue, Revolution, A Northern Light, The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose and The Wild Rose - and Humble Pie, a picture book for children. She is a co-author of the Fatal Throne (out in May 2018), which explores the lives of King Henry VIII's six wives, for which she wrote the part of Anna of Cleves, Henry's fourth wife.

Jennifer grew up in New York State, in Lewis and Westchester counties, and attended the University of Rochester where she majored in English Literature and European History.

Jennifer's first novel, The Tea Rose, an epic historical novel set in London and New York in the late 19th century, was called "exquisite" by Booklist, "so much fun" by the Washington Post, a "guilty pleasure" by People and was named a Top Pick by the Romantic Times. The Rose trilogy continued with The Winter Rose and The Wild Rose.

Her second novel, A Northern Light, set in the Adirondacks of 1906, against the backdrop of an infamous murder, won the Carnegie Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Borders Original Voices Award, and was named a Printz Honor book. Described as "rich and true" by The New York Times, the book was named to the Best Book lists of The Times (London), The Irish Times, The Financial Times, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and the School Library Journal. In 2015, TIME Magazine named it one of the 100 best young adult books of all time.

Revolution was named a Best Book by Amazon, Kirkus, School Library Journal, and the Chicago Public Library, and was nominated for a Carnegie Medal. The audio edition was awarded an Odyssey Honor for Excellence.

In 2014, Jennifer teamed up with Disney to launch the bestselling Waterfire Saga, an epic series about six mermaids on a quest to rid the world of an ancient evil. The first book in the series, Deep Blue, was released in May, 2014; the second, Rogue Wave, launched in January 2015; the third, Dark Tide, came out in October 2015; and the fourth, Sea Spell, was released in June 2016.

In November 2015, Jennifer released the historical novel These Shallow Graves, which received starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly and Shelf Awareness, and was named a Junior Library Guild Selection.

Jennifer worked with Disney again in 2017, when she released the NY Times bestselling "Lost in a Book," an original novel set in the world of the blockbuster film, "Beauty and the Beast."

Jennifer lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs.

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Best Sellers

    • The Tea Rose

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051

    East London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow. Wow wow wow!

    • By I like to shop on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $48.99

    • A Northern Light

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    Mattie Gokey has a word for everything. She collects words, stores them up as a way of fending off the hard truths of her life, the truths that she can't write down in stories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written fiction for adults and adolescents

    • By Mark Grannis on 10-27-05

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Deep Blue - Waterfire Saga, Book One: Deep Blue

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Bea Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, full of fantasy and details

    • By Guadalupe Ramirez on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $32.20

    • The Winter Rose

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 34 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706

    It has been 12 years since a dark, murderous figure stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Winter Rose

    • By Booker D on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Jenna Augen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    Hidden in the Beast's library is a very mysterious book. Belle is about to discover it and visit a glittering new world. But is everything in that world what it seems? Find out....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Naive Belle

    • By De-Anna on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Wild Rose

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 24 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529

    With myriad twists and turns, thrilling cliffhangers, and fabulous period detail and atmosphere, The Wild Rose provides a highly satisfying conclusion to an unforgettable trilogy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So sad that this third in the series is the last.

    • By I like to shop on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Sea Spell

    • Waterfire Saga Series, Book 4
    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Orfeo possesses one of the six talismans that the merls need in order to keep the monster locked up forever. Find out if Astrid can defeat the most powerful mage in history without the ability to songcast....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Revolution

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card, Emma Bering
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 499
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 327

    Andi Alpers is on the edge. Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary and is moved to the point of obsession....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for any age

    • By DPM on 10-25-10

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Rogue Wave

    • Waterfire Saga, Book Two
    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good

    • By MetalWingedWolf on 02-09-15

    Regular price: $32.20

    • These Shallow Graves

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Kim Bubbs
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon - like all the girls in her class - she'll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book

    • By Tabitha on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $38.50

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