LAUREN OLIVER & KENDARE BLAKE - Replica & Three Dark Crowns












Wednesday, October 12 at 7PM

speaking & signing
Replica & Three Dark Crowns


The month of YA at BookPeople continues with the marvelous Kendare Blake and Lauren Oliver, both presenting spectacular YA sci-fi and fantasy novels. Three Dark Crowns follows three princesses in a ruthless winner-takes-all monarchy, fighting for survival as well as a crown. Replica is an innovative novel told in two halves, set in a speculative future in which cloning and robotics might be more accessible than previously believed. Don’t miss either of these amazing authors tonight!


From a distance, the Haven Institute, tucked on a private island off the coast of Florida, looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, it is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. 

But when a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects–Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72–manage to escape. As they make their way through a new and menacing environment, they meet a stranger named Gemma, who has embarked on a perilous quest of her own. 

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals her whole life. A sickly child, she has grown into a lonely adolescent whose life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April.

But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas, 24 and 72–and a completely new set of questions. 

While the stories of Lyra and Gemma mirror each other, each contains breathtaking revelations critically important to the other story. Their narratives can be read separately or in alternating chapters. In either case, the two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable experience for its two young heroines–and for the reader.


Becoming the Queen Crowned of Fennbirn isn’t just a matter of royal’s about strength, skill, and survival. In every generation, a set of triplets is born: three girls, separated at a young age, who must use their coveted magic in a battle that will cost two of them their lives, while the victor gets the crown. Mirabella is a fierce elemental whose power can be channeled through hungry flames or vicious storms. Katharine, a poisoner, has the deadliest of potions at her disposal and can consume them without any effect. And Arsinoe, a naturalist, has the ability to command any animal to do whatever she pleases. With powers that intense, this will surely be a fight to remember. 

The shameful truth, though, is that Katharine and Arsinoe have yet to manifest any magic. Once the sisters turn sixteen and meet again, it will be impossible to hide—from the people of Fennbirn and from each other. However, the Arrons and Milones, the families who raised Katharine and Arsinoe respectively, won’t give up their chance at the throne without a fight. Let the battle for Queen begin.


Lauren Oliver is the author of the teen novels Before I FallPanicVanishing Girls, and the Delirium trilogy:DeliriumPandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and areNew York Times and international bestselling novels. She is also the author of two stand-alone novels for middle grade readers, The Spindlers and Liesl & Po, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee, as well as the Curiosity House series, and a novel for adults, Rooms. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the cofounder of the boutique literary development company Paper Lantern Lit.


Kendare Blake holds an MA in creative writing from Middlesex University in northern London. She is the author of Anna Dressed in Blood, a Cybils Awards finalist; Girl of NightmaresAntigoddess; Mortal Gods; andUngodly. Her books have been translated into eighteen languages, have been featured on multiple best-of-year lists, and have received many regional and librarian awards. Kendare lives and writes in Kent, Washington.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Replica Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062394163
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Published: HarperCollins - October 4th, 2016

Three Dark Crowns Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062385437
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Published: HarperTeen - September 20th, 2016

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