"We love R.J. Anderson, who refuses to bend to fashion and
resolutely does her own thing to rather wonderful effect."
 - The Bookbag

Faery Books (in reading order)
  • KNIFE a.k.a. SPELL HUNTER (2009)
  • REBEL a.k.a. WAYFARER (2010)
  • ARROW (2011)
  • SWIFT (2012)
  • NOMAD (Jan 2014)
Ultraviolet Series (in reading order)
  • ULTRAVIOLET (2011)
  • QUICKSILVER (2013)
Forthcoming
  • UNCOMMON MAGIC (Fall 2015)
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KNIFE (UK) a.k.a. SPELL HUNTER (US)

Knife and Spell Hunter CoversThere are humans at the bottom of the garden, and a glimpse inside their forbidden House convinces the fierce young faery hunter known as Knife that they have knowledge that could help her dying people.

But if the human world has so much to offer, why is the faery Queen determined to keep her people away from it? Is there a connection between the House and the faeries' loss of magic? And why is Knife so drawn to the young Paul McCormick — that strangest of creatures, a human male?

"Pure pleasure... a particularly well drawn, charming romantic thriller." The Times (London)
"Gripping and involving." School Library Journal
"A satisfying story with engaging characters, human and fey." Strange Horizons
"The central character rocks.... Readers, particularly girls, are going to love it." The Bookbag

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REBEL (UK) a.k.a. WAYFARER (US)

Rebel and Wayfarer CoversThe faeries of the Oak are in danger of extinction, and their only hope for survival rests in fifteen-year-old Linden. Armed with the last of her people's magic, she travels bravely into the modern human world. Along the way she makes a reluctant ally—
a human boy named Timothy.

Soon Linden and Timothy discover a danger much worse than the Oakenfolk's loss of magic . . . a potent evil that threatens to enslave faeries and humans alike. In a fevered, desperate chase across the country, Tim and Linden must risk their lives to seek an ancient power before it's too late to save everyone they love.

"An exciting tale, told with verve and skill..." The Times (of London)
"Ready to grab your attention from the beginning to the very end." Waterstone's Quarterly
"A thrilling, addicting read." VOYA

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ARROW (UK & Canada, 2011)

Arrow CoverRhosmari trembled as the Empress walked over to her. ‘Oh, do not struggle. There is nowhere for you to escape,’ the Empress said, her voice silken and sweet. Then she unsheathed a small dagger from her waist. ‘This will only hurt a little...’

Rhosmari has lived her whole life in peace on a sheltered chain of faery islands. But when an evil Empress threatens to enslave her people, Rhosmari knows she must fight back...


"A wholly satisfying conclusion to everything set up in the first two books." Myths Like Moths
"My favorite book in this series so far." 
Heaven, Hell and Purgatory Reviews

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(US):
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SWIFT (UK, 2012)

Swift CoverIvy sensed the stone hurtling towards her and
rolled - too late. Heat scored across her back in
a blaze of dazzling pain. The ground spiralled
to meet her, and she knew it would only be seconds before she hit...


Ivy is a determined young Cornish piskey living in an abandoned tin mine with her clan. In a cruel twist of fate she was born without wings, and she longs to fly like the others. When she meets an enigmatic stranger, he seems to offer an answer. But there is more to him than meets the eye - and more secrets in Ivy's world than she ever realised...

"Recommended to all readers who love a well-written, traditional fairy story." The Bookbag
"A compelling read and beautifully crafted... keeps the reader hooked."
Birmingham Post
"An exciting, richly plotted novel."
Booktrust

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NOMAD (UK, 7 January 2014)

Nomad CoverThe falcon was on top of her, talons clamping around her body. Ivy screamed, as much with fury as terror, and struggled to escape. But the bird's grip only tightened, and pain stabbed through Ivy
as the cruel, hooked beak came down for the killing blow...


Exiled from her underground home by Betony, the jealous queen of the piskeys, Ivy sets out to make a new life for herself in the world above -- a quest that leads her to mystery, adventure, and a hoard of spriggan treasure. But a deadly poison still lingers in the Delve, and Ivy cannot bear to see her people suffering under Betony's rule. Yet Betony will not give up her kingdom without a fight... and when her evil threatens the friends and family Ivy holds most dear, it will take all Ivy's courage, daring and determination to save them.

"Powerful fantasy with excellent world-building and compelling characters." Peters Gazette
"A fully-realized world [with] a great balance of action and romance... a delightful read." The Bookbag

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ULTRAVIOLET (2011)

Ultraviolet CoverOnce upon a time there was a girl who was special.
This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison wakes up in a mental institution. As she pieces her memory back together, she realizes she’s confessed to murdering Tori Beaugrand, the most perfect girl at school. But the case is a mystery. Tori’s body has not been found, and Alison can't explain what happened. One minute she was fighting with Tori. The next moment Tori disintegrated. But that's impossible. Right? Alison must be losing her mind—like her mother always feared she would...

"Complex, deep and wonderfully written." Birmingham Post
[STARRED REVIEW] "Refreshingly free of cliche... a thoroughly enjoyable ride." Kirkus
"An intriguing story... keeps readers guessing throughout." Publishers Weekly
"A first-rate read." School Library Journal

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Classroom Discussion Guide (PDF)

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QUICKSILVER (2013)

Quicksilver CoverOnce I was a girl who was special.
Now I am extraordinary.
And they will never stop hunting me.

Pursued by a team of scientists and a ruthless ex-cop turned detective, Tori has one last shot at getting her enemies off her trail. But saving herself will take every ounce of her incredible electronics and engineering skills—and even then, she may need to sacrifice more than she could possibly imagine if she wants to be free.

"The smart female protagonist and puzzling plot twists engage to the very end." —Booklist
"A thriller with a complicated, twisting plot... Quicksilver won't let you down." The Bookbag
"Anderson's strong characters and rare knack for weaving contemporary realism and
emotional authenticity into hard science fiction should keep readers engaged."
Kirkus

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Classroom Discussion Guide (PDF)